2020-21 12U COACHING STAFF
Growing up in Alberta, Canada Coach Mandel played minor hockey at all levels from house league to AAA. Moving to Wyoming he played on the University of Wyoming Men’s Club collegiate team and continues to participate in the Cheyenne Men's ice hockey league. Also on ice annually as an official, Mandel has earned USA Hockey, Collegiate and Junior level certifications. He joined the Cheyenne Capitals as a youth hockey coach in 2014 and is currently a Level 3 coach and Head Coach of the Capitals 12U Peewee team. He loves the game of hockey and the opportunity to help kids love it too.
Growing up Coach Palazzari played youth hockey for the Moose Lake Area Hockey Association in Moose Lake, MN. He has worked as a youth coach for the Gillette Hockey Association (GHA) since 2014, working predominately as a head coach and has also been an assistant coach on regional travel teams. This is his fifth season as an on-ice official and he currently serves as Secretary for the GHA Board. Professionally, he has worked in television production for both the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldog Men's Hockey program and the Minnesota State University-Mankato Men's and Women's Hockey teams.
Coach Jeremy Hughes has been involved in playing, officiating, or coaching hockey for 34 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). This is his second season as a Cutthroat coach.
2020-2021 14U COACHING STAFF
Coach Saliga is originally from the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area where he played youth hockey as a teen. He relocated to Wyoming in 2006 and began coaching through the Casper Amateur Hockey Club (CAHC) in 2010, serving in both assistant and head coaching roles. Having earned his Level 4 coaching certification, he joined the Wyoming Cutthroat program as a coach in 2020.
Coach Gruver started playing hockey over 20 years ago as an adult and, despite never quite reaching Mario Lemiuex’s level, he remains as passionate about the game as ever. Now in his 5th year of coaching youth hockey in Laramie, he has served in both assistant and head coach roles at the 10U and 12U levels, and holds his Level 4 coaching certification. In addition to coaching, Gruver has served as Laramie Hockey’s Board President and 12U Coordinator, and currently serves on the Board as Past President and as Laramie’s Representative to the Wyoming Amateur Hockey Association (WAHL).
Chad Forsman has been involved in Wyoming hockey for over a decade through both the Park County and Douglas WAHL clubs. Chad has served on the Park County Board, on the WAHL Board as an Age Director and has continued to coach and officiate throughout the state. In 2014 he started working with the Team Wyoming programs managing and coaching at the Peewee and Bantam level for B through AA teams. In 2017 Forsman, Roark and Lane joined together to coach and help reignite the Douglas 12U/14U programs. They won multiple banners with the Cutthroats at the 12U and 14U levels, including the Rocky Mountain Regional Silver Stick (twice), which earned them entry to International Silver Stick Tournaments. Over the past three seasons their teamwork has lead the Douglas Ice Cats to the Wyoming 12U-A and 14U-A WAHL state championships, including an undefeated WAHL season at the Bantam A-level.
2020-21 16U COACHING STAFF
2020-21 18U COACHING STAFF
Coaches Scheuber and Miller have been coaching together since 2015 leading the Team Wyoming American PeeWee and Bantam programs. In 2017 Scheuber and Miller along with Forsman together established the Wyoming Cutthroat hockey program. Coach Myers officially joined the coaching team in 2018. Their age levels have progressed to numerous championship games and taken home several banners. In 2016 their 14U team earned an invitation to the Ontario International Silver Stick Tournament. As coaches they value team camaraderie and player development and try to put their players in positions to succeed and have fun. Collectively Scheuber, Myers and Miller have coached their local club hockey teams in the Wyoming Amateur Hockey League for over 30 years at the mite to midget levels.
Coach Miller played youth prep and travel hockey in the northeastern US before playing on the club team at Brown University. He plays adult hockey in Laramie and has stayed active in the game for 45 years. He has coached every hockey age level from mini-mite to midget for the Laramie Outlaws over the past 13 years. Coach Miller is a Level 4 coach and is currently the Outlaws 18U High School Head Coach. For the past 4 years Coach Miller has coached with the Cutthroats, working with 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U teams, and was a Team Wyoming coach before that. He is the Laramie Coaches' Representative after serving as club President and is a recipient of the Outlaws Dale Wade Award in recognition of contributions to the club.
Coach Myers officially joined the Cutthroat coaching team in 2018. Having been a coach for over 30 years, he served most recently in Casper and Douglas where for over a decade he worked in both assistant and head coaching roles. Myers earned his Level 4 coaching certification and has served in administrative roles on the Casper Hockey Board.
Coach Scheuber has been playing or coaching hockey since he grew up playing youth, travel, and junior hockey in the San Jose area of California. He still plays adult league hockey in Sheridan, and has over 50 years experience as a player and coach. Scheuber has been a Wyoming Cutthroat coach since its inaugural season 4 years ago and has won banners with every age group in the club (12U, 14U, 16U, 18U). Prior to coming to the Cutthroats, he coached Team Wyoming PeeWee teams and was a long-term coach for the Sheridan Hawks program. As a Level 4 coach, he has worked with age groups from squirt through high school.