U17 AAA FLYERS Head Coach
The St. Albert Raiders is excited to welcome Ryan Campbell, Head Coach of the U17 AAA Flyers. Ryan is an accomplished hockey coach with an extensive playing career; he will bring a unique blend of expertise and leadership to the U17 AAA Flyers. Having enjoyed a successful playing career across various leagues and countries, Ryan brings firsthand knowledge of the game at both the professional and NCAA level. As a player, he honed his skills with teams such as the Columbia Inferno (ECHL), Memphis River Kings (CHL), and the Wichita Thunder (CHL). His international experience includes playing for the Sterzing Vipiteno Broncos in Vipiteno, Italy, the Braehead Clan in Braehead, Scotland, and the GKS Katowice in Poland.
Ryan played Division 1 NCAA hockey and represented the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, as a student-athlete. Here he excelled both on the ice and in his studies, earning a degree in Bachelor of Arts and Science with a major in Elementary Education.
In 2013 Ryan transitioned from the ice to coaching. He coached with Southside Athletic Club from 2013 to 2019. During his tenure, he coached U15 AAA for three seasons. Most recently, Ryan was Head Coach at the Leduc Athletic Club, U15 AAA teams from 2019 to 2022 and the U17 AAA team in the 2022-2023 season. Beyond his on-ice achievements, Ryan understands that being a coach means not only teaching the game but also being a mentor and role model for young athletes. His ability to combine his extensive playing experience, coaching expertise, and academic background sets him apart as a well-rounded coach. Welcome Ryan!