Welcome Aeros new Head Coach!

Ryan Gruszka

Please welcome Ryan Gruszka to the Aeros organization!

Ryan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration as well as a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis on Sports Leadership. He is an experienced hockey coach with a strong background in coaching in NCAA and Junior A hockey.
Most recently, Ryan held the position of Head Coach of the ACHA Division Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan as well as the Assistant Coach of the NCAA program. 

In his positions at Finlandia, Gruszka oversaw all recruitment activities, traveling to various showcases, video analysis, and breakdowns as well as planning all on-ice activities. 

Ryan has also held the position of the U18 Head Coach in New Zealand with the Dunedin Thunder Youth Hockey Association. He also holds his Level 2 USA Hockey Coaching Certification. 

A two time ACHA Hockey All American and a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame from East Texas Baptiste University in Marshall, Texas, Gruszka has also played at the Junior hockey level in Ontario, Canada and the United States.

Ryan and his wife Cheyenne will be making the move to Cold Lake in the latter half of July. At this time Ryan will be leading the recruitment process with AGM Peter Axmann. He can be reached at ryan.gruszka@aeroshockey.ca. 

Welcome to the Aeros, Ryan and Cheyenne! We know you're going to love it here!!