Director - Ryan Dingle
Ryan Dingle is a native of Colorado and played his youth hockey in Littleton and Steamboat Springs. Hockey was the driving force that mapped out his path over the next 20 years. Ryan played junior hockey in the USHL for the Des Moines Buccaneers and the Tri-City Storm where he captained a regular season title winning team. From there, he played hockey for the University of Denver where he won an NCAA National Championship. In 2007, Ryan signed with the Anaheim Ducks and played with their AHL team for two seasons before being traded alongside Chris Pronger to the Philadelphia Flyers.
After four seasons in the AHL and ECHL, Ryan craved something different on the ice. He and his wife Sophie moved across the Atlantic to try professional hockey in Europe; first stop Cortina, Italy which became their home for four seasons. The Italian league (Serie A) revamped his love of the game, but this was not the last stop in the European adventure. After accomplishing everything on and off the ice in Italy, Ryan signed with the Elite Ice Hockey League of Great Britain where he played for three seasons in both Scotland and England.
In addition to his playing career, Ryan returned to Steamboat every summer to run and direct Elite Hockey Training, a summer hockey camp that he founded in 2011. It has become a staple in the summer programs offered annually in Steamboat and is widely enjoyed by boys and girls ages 5-18.
Operations Assistant - Jake Werner
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Jake first fell in love with hockey as a child going to watch Penguins games with his dad and playing ball hockey in his basement. He began playing organized hockey as a Squirt B player. He finished his youth career playing Midget AAA for the Pittsburgh Jr Penguins, as well as being a 3 year letterman and captain at Fox Chapel High School. During those years, he first became involved in coaching by working at hockey camps in the summers, and also helping as an assistant coach with his High School team his Senior year while he was recovering from a long-term injury. After high school, he took some time off from playing ice hockey, instead playing club inline hockey for the University of Pittsburgh. He also played elite Men’s inline for the Pittsburgh Phantoms and the Scottdale Inferno. After moving to Steamboat, He found his way into coaching again, first as an assistant with the Steamboat Wranglers, and then the following year as an assistant with the Steamboat High School program. He has also served as a Bantam AA Head Coach with the Mountain Select program for the past three seasons.
Scheduler - Cathy Glynn
After moving to Steamboat in 2001 Cathy and her family jumped right into SSYHA. Her youngest child participated through the 19U level for the Girl’s team, and her older son played from mites through High School graduating in 2014. Cathy currently serves as the Scheduler for SSYHA, a position she has held since 2006. Her previous roles in the association include managing and coaching stints as well as serving as the Treasurer of SSYHA from 2003-2006, and working as the Director of Hockey Administration from 2010-2013. Cathy is also an avid player captaining the Bobcat’s women’s squad and an active participant in the adult rec league. Since 2011, Cathy has also served as the Treasurer of the CDYHL.