Ryan – I was born and raised in Portage La Prairie, my parents Roy and Colleen are still there and I enjoy going back as much as I can to see old friends and see how much the town has changed and grown. I was also involved in competitive sports, especially hockey. When I was 16 years old, I moved to Kindersley Saskatchewan to play junior hockey for the Klippers in the SJHL. Being in Kindersley was a great eye opening experience for me, being away from my parents and on my own allowed me grow up and mature in a hurry. I loved my two years in Kindersley, made great relationships and lifelong friends.
After two seasons playing in Kindersley I was fortunate enough to receive a full 4 year athletic scholarship to RPI in Troy, NY. Playing Division 1 hockey in the NCAA was an unbelievable life changing experience. While attending RPI which has been ranked as one of the top 20 management school in the USA, I was able to attain a major in Management with a duel concentration in marketing and sports psychology. The life of a student/athlete is second to none, go to school during the day and play hockey in the evening, what more could a guy want. Playing hockey in New York took me all over the country and really made me appreciate what a great life we have living in a smaller city here in Brandon. You can get anywhere in Brandon in less than 10 minutes where as living in a huge city it could take hours to get anywhere.
When my hockey playing days were over, I moved back to Manitoba and met my Wife Jennifer, we moved to Calgary for 3 years to grow together and get on our feet. We decided it was time to move home in 2007 and our first son Brady was born on March 14, 2008. We were blessed again on Nov 24 2009 to welcome our second boy, and finally in March 29, 2011 we added Maddox to complete our family.
Jenn and I look enjoy our winters in the rink following our boys and I love coaching each of them as the grow and develop as hockey players and into young men. During the summer we all love to hit the links and spend time at our family cabin up in Clear Lake.
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Fax: (204) 726-1378