2022-2023 10U COACHING STAFF
Coach Eagle has been coaching hockey in Riverton since 2017 at the mini-mite, mite, squirt and peewee levels, inspired by his two son’s interest in the sport. Having graduated from Glenrock High School he never played the sport growing up, but is now fully hooked. In addition to coaching ice hockey for the River Rats, he is an active football and baseball coach in Lander.
Roland is a Physical Therapist working for Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton. Originally from Oregon, Roland has lived in Wyoming for the last 15 years. He and his wife, Sarah, have an 8 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. Roland's son started playing hockey at the age of 3 and at that time he was introduced to the sport. He's have been involved in Riverton's local program and coaching ever since. When they are not traveling for sports (which is most of the time) Roland enjoys camping, fishing, and occasionally scuba diving when given the opportunity. They love to travel and usually try and get a couple of road trips in each year to visit their favorite spots including the Oregon coast and anywhere with warm weather!
2022-2023 12U COACHING STAFF
Born and raised in the Chicago area and current Wyoming resident for 18 years.
Began coaching youth hockey in 2010 and has coached mites to bantams between Casper, Douglas and Wyoming Cutthroats. Current Level 4 with USA hockey.
Outside the ice rink works in railroading and I enjoy hobbies like reading, hiking and outdoors, learning guitar, weights and exercise as well as traveling and seeing new places.
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2022-2023 14U COACHING STAFF
Coach Jeremy Hughes has been involved in playing, officiating, or coaching hockey for 36 years. He grew up playing for the Casper Oilers through high school before moving on to play at the collegiate level for a competitive squad at the University of Wyoming, winning a National Championship in 2001 and runner-up finish in 2002. Hughes has spent most of his adult coaching career working with the Riverton River Rats where he has also taken on core administrative roles on their board while also serving core functions for the Wyoming Amateur Hockey League (WAHL)
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2022-2023 16U COACHING STAFF
Coach Gruver started playing hockey nearly 25 years ago as an adult and, despite never quite reaching Mario Lemiuex’s level, he remains as passionate about the sport as ever. Now in his 7th year of coaching youth hockey, he has served in both assistant and head coach roles at the 10U, 12U and 14U levels, and holds his Level 4 coaching certification. In addition to coaching, Gruver served as a Laramie Hockey Association Board Member from 2018-2021 and Board President from 2019-2020.
Coach Mike grew up playing hockey, in the midwest/east coast area. He has coached from Mini-Mites to High School with the Douglas Ice Cats Organization. He loves coaching and is extremely proud to be able to coach his two sons. He has been in the role of assistant coach and was co-head coach last year for Douglas/Riverton WAHL team. He looks forward to the upcoming season with the Cutthroats and can’t wait to see how the team progresses. Mike holds his level 4 coaching certification. He loves coaching because he wants to be able to leave a good example and teach athletes to become better adults.