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Executive Director: Shaun Hathaway

A native of Colorado Springs, Shaun Hathaway most recently served as the Executive Director of Aspen Junior Hockey for seven seasons (2013-2020).  Prior to his time in Aspen, he worked as a Director for the Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association, Head Coach for the the Pikes Peak Miners (Midget AAA), Assistant Coach for the Sioux Fall Stampede (USHL), and Graduate Assistant Coach for the Miami RedHawks (NCAA).  For fifteen consecutive years (2000-2015), Hathaway served as a regional USA Hockey coach and evaluator at numerous player development camps.  He is a co-founder of the Team Colorado Girls Tier program, Colorado Girls Hockey League and Western Colorado Hockey League, founder and President of the former Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League, and the first in North America to establish a local program partnership with the Finnish Ice Hockey Association.  A 1995 graduate of Knox College (IL), Hathaway holds two graduate degrees: M.S. in Sports Studies from Miami (OH) University (2000); M.A. in Teaching from Colorado College (2009).  He is a Level 4 USA Hockey certified coach since 2002, and has been certified by the USA Hockey Coaching Educators program and the USA Hockey Directors training program. In May, 2020, the CAHA Executive Board appointed Hathaway to the serve as the American Development Model Coordinator for Colorado.  (shaunhathaway@comcast.net)


19U "AAA" Head Coach: Brent Bohn

A native of Minnesota, Brent Bohn enters his third season with Team Colorado.  He is a 2002 graduate of North Central University (MN) after playing competitive hockey throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Northern Michigan.  In the past five seasons, Bohn has worked with legendary coach George Gwozdecky at Valor Christian High School.  In 2019, he guided the Valor Christian JV team to a State Championship.  Prior to joining Team Colorado, he served as an Assistant Coach at Columbine High School (2008-2015) and as the Head Coach for the University of Colorado-Denver (2011-2012).  He has also assisted with coaching four international elite teams, winning tournament titles in Switzerland in 2013 and 2014.  A USA Hockey Level-4 certified coach, last year Coach Bohn was awarded USA Hockey's prestigious Terry Stasica Award for outstanding leadership.(brent.bohn.usahockey@gmail.com)


16U "AAA" Head Coach Joe Delich

A native of Eveleth, MN and former NCAA standout hockey player for the United States Air Force Academy, Joe Delich brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Team Colorado.  Since 2016, Delich has served as the Tier-2 Bantam and Peewee Head Coach for the Colorado Springs Tigers.  He has also worked as an Assistant Coach for Colorado College (NCAA), and an Assistant Coach for the Air Force Academy (NCAA).  Delich has also served as the Chief Operating Officer of STAR (Serving The American Rinks), Assistant Commissioner of College Hockey America,  and a National Scout for the Sioux Fall Stampede (USHL).  Following his graduation at the USAFA (1989), Delich earned a Master of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. in Sports Management from the University of Northern Colorado. (delich7@me.com)


14U "AAA" Head Coach: Karen Rickard

A native of Bowmanville, ON Canada, Karen Rickard played competitive youth hockey with the Toronto Aeros before accepting a full scholarship to the University of Wisconsin (2004).  While at Wisconsin, Rickard received the prestigious Jeff Sauer Award,  WCHA Player of the Week (twice), WCHA All-Second Team, Big Ten scholar-athlete, and WCHA All Academic team.  She began her coaching career in Dallas, TX with the Dallas Stars Elite while working full time with the Dallas Mavericks (NBA).  In 2015 she moved to Denver serving as the Assistant Director and 19U Head Coach for the Colorado Select.  Rickard joined Team Colorado in 2017 serving as the  Head Coach for the 16U AAA team and  the 14U AAA tournament team.   A USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach, she has worked at multiple USA Hockey Player Development camps.  Along with her degree from Wisconsin, Rickard earned a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University. (kerickard18@gmail.com)


Mental Performance Specialist: Lauren Spatenka

A native of Owatonna, MN, Lauren Spatenka played at the high school and AAA levels in Minnesota. She graduated from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN (2017) and received her MA in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver in 2019, serving as the Vice President of Operations for the Center for Performance Excellence, working with athletes in hockey, gymnastics, basketball, soccer, and ballet. Upon graduating, Spatenka started Aspen Mental Performance and specializes in working with hockey and figure skating athletes to help them reach their full potential in sport and life. She is entering her third year working with the Varsity and JV teams at Cherry Creek Hockey and her first year working with Team Colorado AAA.  (aspenmentalperformance@gmail.com)


TC Goalie Coach & 14U Assistant Coach: Julie Neuburger

A native of Fayetteville, NY, Julie Neuburger graduated from the North American Hockey Academy and advanced to NCAA Division III hockey at Middlebury College, where she was given the opportunity to continue growing as a player under the guidance and instruction of former NHL goalie coach Cap Raeder.  At Middleburry, Neuburger backstopped her team to three consecutive NESCAC championships, finishing with an impressive 1.39 goals against average and an all-time program record setting 0.935 save percentage  After completing her collegiate career at  Middlebury in 2018 with a double major in Computer Science and Film, Neuburger moved to Colorado, serving as an Assistant Coach for the 19/20 Team Colorado 16U AAA team.  This season she will lead Team Colorado as the Goalie Coach, and will serve as an assistant coach with the 14U team.  (juliehockey30@gmail.com)


19U "AAA" Associate Head Coach: Ian Glupker

A native of Richmond, VA, Ian Glupker begins his second full season as an assistant coach with Team Colorado.  After attending the University of Colorado, he began his coaching career assisting with Cherry Creek High School.   After one season with the Bruins, Glupker served as the Head Coach for the Chatfield High School varsity team.   For the past four seasons, he has worked under legendary coach George Gwozdecky at Valor Christian High School.  While at Valor, for one season Glupker served as an assistant coach for the CU Buffalos ACHA men's team.  This season he will focus his attention on helping Coach Bohn lead a talented 19U team (glupker@yahoo.com)


19U "AAA" Assistant & Strength/Conditioning Coach: Kyle Meehan

A native of El Paso, Texas Kyle Meehan played Tier-1 hockey for the Rocky Mountain Roughriders before suffering a career ending head injury.  Meehan graduated from Colorado State University in 2017 with a Bachelor's in Health and Exercise Science.  He was one of three performance coaches at Valor Christian High School for three seasons, working with a multitude of elite athletes.  In 2017-18 Meehan assisted the Colorado Avalanche with pre-season performance testing.   In 2019 as an assistant coach, he helped guide the Valor Christian JV team to a State Championship.  He enters his second season with Team Colorado.  Meehan will work with TC teams helping to develop off ice programming, and serve as an assistant coach with the 19U team (kmeehan1929@yahoo.com).


16U "AAA" Assistant Coach: Jesse Cwik

A native of Chicago, IL, Jesse Cwik, played youth elite hockey for Chicago Young Americans and high school hockey for Fenwick High School from 2009-13.  She played collegiate ice hockey for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, where she earned MIAC Academic All-Conference honors three of four years, and led the team in points her junior and senior seasons.  Cwick graduated in 2018 with a double major in Psychology and Biology.  She began her coaching career in Chicago, IL with both CYA and Fenwick HS, while working as a clinical researcher at a local children’s hospital.  In 2019, she completed a leadership and coaching internship with USA Hockey at the U15 girl’s development camp.  A new resident of Denver, Cwik currently works as a clinical researcher at the University of Colorado.  With the TC 16U team this season, she will specialize in power skating, skills development, and off-ice training.


16U "AAA" Assistant Coach: Maggie Conroy

A native of Batavia, IL, Conroy played four seasons at Fenwick High School, achieving two IHSA all-star recognitions, and AAA hockey for the Chicago Young Americans from 2011 to 2015. After graduation, she attended NCAA D-III powerhouse  Norwich University in Vermont.   Playing all four years as a top defenseman, her team collected three NEHC conference championships.  In 2018 Conroy helped lead her team to an NCAA National Championship.  Graduating from Norwich with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, she moved to Denver and currently works as a Registered Nurse at Swedish Medical Center.  Conroy began her coaching career during college, coaching at Elite Hockey Camp, where she assisted in skill development, fundamentals, and on-ice play.  In 2019 she served an assistant coach with the TC 19U team.  This season with the 16U team, she will specialize in teaching defensive skills, PP/PK, and off-ice training.