Directors, Staff & Coordinators
The Boulder Hockey Club Executive Director is Neil Runbeck. His primary focus surrounds the overall health of the club, finances, direct supervision of all paid staff, and growing the game of hockey.
Go to Neil for these types of issues:
- Policy / Rule violations related to SafeSport, CAHA, USA Hockey, etc.
- Financial Questions / Payment Questions
- Concerns / Issues with other Organizations in Colorado
- Issues unresolved through the Director of Coaching / Player Development
- Try-Out Process, Issues, Concerns
Neil's Office Hours
- Mon 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
- Wed 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
- Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Additionally Neil is on the ice for practice at various times in the evenings and throughout the weekend
A native of New Brighton Minnesota, Neil played his youth and high school hockey in the Irondale hockey program. After high school, Neil played four years of collegiate hockey and soccer at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Information Systems in 2002. He earned his MBA in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Colorado State University in 2015.
Neil has coached at all youth levels in Colorado for Boulder, Aspen, and the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders Tier 1 program. He also spent four years as the Director of Hockey Operations for the Spokane Americans Youth Hockey Organization before returning to Boulder Hockey in 2020, where he had previously served as Assistant Director of Hockey Operations from 2012-2015.
In the 2022-2023 season, Neil coached the RoughRiders 14U AAA team to a Colorado State Championship.
Director of Coach & Player Development
The Director of Coaching and Player Development is Chris Lockrem. His primary focus is the development of our coaches and players on and off the ice.
Go to Chris for these types of issues:
- Coaching Concerns / Issues
- Concerns with Skill Development
- Try-Out Process, Issues, Concerns
- Other player-related issues
Chris’ Office Hours
- Tue 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Wed 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Thu 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Additionally Chris is on the ice for practice at various times in the evenings and throughout the weekend
Chris is an accomplished hockey player and coach with a passion for developing young athletes. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he discovered his love for the sport early on and played in the highly competitive Little Caesars Hockey League as a member of the Cleveland Americans.
Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Colorado State University. During his time at CSU, he showcased his leadership skills as the captain of their ACHA Division I Men's Hockey Team.
Following graduation, Chris embarked on a journey to contribute to the growth of the sport and the development of players. He played an instrumental role in the establishment of Boulder Valley Ice at Superior, where he not only managed the rink but also coached the PeeWee AA team for BHC (Boulder Hockey Club). His dedication to mentoring young athletes and managing the rink showcased his commitment to the sport at various levels.
From 2003 to 2011, Chris served as the Hockey Director for the Aspen Junior Leafs, where he made significant contributions to player development across all age groups.
Returning to Boulder in 2012, Chris rejoined BHC as the Hockey Director, assuming responsibility for the overall growth and success of the club. Under his leadership, the club experienced remarkable achievements, including winning the PeeWee AA Quebec Qualifier in 2014 and capturing the State Championship with the Bantam AAs in 2016, earning them the opportunity to compete at Nationals. The 2015-2016 season witnessed BHC clubs dominating at all levels, with a staggering 18 championships.
Currently, Chris also serves as the Lady RoughRider Director, overseeing one of the most successful girls' hockey programs in the country. The program's accomplishments are remarkable, with the Lady RoughRider 16U team clinching the prestigious USA Hockey National Championship title in 2021, marking a historic moment as the first girls' team from Colorado to achieve this feat. In 2022, the 16U team continued their success by winning Bronze at the National Championships, adding to their impressive track record of multiple State Championships, WGHL Championships, and Rocky Mountain District Championships.
In addition to his role with the Lady RoughRiders, Chris is also a dedicated coach for Team Colorado, a Tier I Girls AAA program at the 16U level. His coaching philosophy places a strong emphasis on the development of young players, with a primary focus on skating skills, recognizing its significance in overall skill development.
Chris's commitment to the sport, unwavering dedication to player development, and a proven track record of success make him an invaluable asset to the Boulder hockey community.
Hockey Operations Manager
The Hockey Operations Manager is Renee Alegranti. Her primary focus is on the day-to-day administrative aspects of the club. She works closely with the Off-Ice Division Directors, Managers, and Neil & Chris. Non-financial issues should typically be routed through your Team Manager and Division Director initially.
Go to Renee for these types of issues:
- Payment Questions / Issues
- Apparel Store
- Jerseys / Socks
Renee’s Office Hours
- Mon 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Tue 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Wed 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Thu 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Additionally Renee is in the office at various times in the evenings and throughout the weekend depending on schedule
Renee is a marketing and advertising professional who is also a hockey mom. Renee has served as a volunteer for Boulder Hockey Club as our Scheduler and Registrar. In 2022, Renee transitioned to Hockey Operations Manager and handles all aspects of our registrations, communications, scheduling, tournaments, and much more.