Professional Coaches

2024 - 2025 Season Professional Coaching Staff

Duncan McIntosh

16AA Head Coach



Coach Duncan brings a wealth of experience and passion to the rink. He spent last season as a coach for the Tier I AAA Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 16U and 15U teams. He has spent the last four seasons coaching with both the Rocky Mountain Roughriders (13U - 18U) and BHC (10U - 12U). Duncan holds a Level 4 USA Hockey Coach certification. 

Duncan played for the RoughRider's old Junior team at BV Ice and their Eastern Hockey League affiliate, the Connecticut Roughriders. His playing career continued at Worcester State University, where he competed in NCAA Division III ice hockey before transferring to the University of Colorado, Boulder. At CU Boulder, Duncan contributed his skills to the ACHA Division I team. 

Beyond developing hockey skills, Duncan is driven to make a lasting impact on the lives of his players as they navigate the challenges of young adulthood.

Roger Gill

14U On-Ice Age Group Director / 14AA Head Coach


Roger grew up playing youth hockey in Massachusetts followed by college hockey for Kent State University. Entering his 16th season coaching youth hockey, Gill has been coaching with BHC since 2018-19 and has been a Division Director/AA Head Coach each season. He has held a USA Hockey level 5 Coaching certification since 2009. Roger believes in "challenging myself and my staff to improve on what and how we do things every season by studying today's modern game. Player and team development begins with practicing with a purpose." 

Neil Runbeck

12AA Head Coach


Neil moves to the 12U AA team this year after coaching the 10AA last season. In the previous three seasons, Neil was a head coach in the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders Tier I program. His teams advanced to the USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District Championships for all three seasons. Neil coached the 14U AAA RoughRiders to a state championship in the 2022-23 season.


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Steve Strunk

8U Lead Instructor / BHC Skills Coach

8U Lead Instructor / BHC Skills Coach

Coach Strunk grew up in North Central Wisconsin, playing youth and high school hockey. After high school, Strunk played 2 years in the USHL (Junior A) and captained the Madison Capitols. Strunk's continued development earned him a scholarship to play D-I at Colorado College, serving as captain during his senior season. After 4 years of collegiate hockey, he continued his hockey journey playing 5 years of professional hockey in the ECHL, IHL, and AHL. Strunk is also a product of USA hockey, competing in 2 Olympic Festivals and the World University Games.

Coach Strunk has 20+ years of experience instructing and coaching hockey all over the world. He has a passion for sharing his knowledge and love for the game. Strunk has also worked with the German Ice Hockey Federation and coached 18U HS Team to a National Championship. 

Rocky Mountain RoughRiders AAA (Tier I) Coaches

These Tier I coaches from the RoughRiders will work in collaboration with BHC high-performance AA coaches and players at skill development throughout the season.

Doug Smail

18U Head Coach

Doug Smail returns for his 16th season with the RoughRiders and will remain as the 18U Head Coach. The 18U team has won the CAHA State Championship for the last 4 years.  The team lost in the Rocky Mountain District championship game for the 2022-23 season.

Steve Quailer

16U AAA Head Coach

Steve Quailer returns for his 5th season with the RoughRiders and will remain the head coach for the 16U AAA team. The 16U team won the State Championship and was the Rocky Mountain District Championship runner-up for the 2022-23 season.

Paul DePuydt

15U AAA Head Coach

Paul DePuydt returns for his 7th season coaching the RoughRiders and will stay at the 15O AAA level. The 15O team won the State Championship during the 2022-23 season. DePuydt is also the Hockey Operations Director for the RoughRiders Tier I Program.  

Tim Murphy

14U AAA Head Coach

This will be Tim's 3rd season with the RoughRiders as he moves from 13O to 14U. He was an assistant coach for the 15U and 16U teams during the 2022-23 season and was an integral part of those teams winning State Championships. Tim came to the RoughRiders after working for the prestigious 200 x 85 hockey group.

Greg Vanover

13O AAA Head Coach

Greg Vanover returns for his 9th season with the RoughRiders as the 13O AAA Head Coach. Greg takes over the 13O team after coaching our 2009 group the past two seasons at 13U and 14U. Greg has extensive high level coaching experience and we are excited for him to lead the 13O team this season.

Goaltending Coaches

Timm Lorenz

Director of Goaltending

Timm Lorenz began coaching as a student mentor while attending the University of Denver. After graduating with a BSBA in Sports Management he started coaching full-time along with continuing to work on the Colorado Avalanche communications staff. As a former goalie himself, he specialized his efforts on developing goaltenders. After working with the Goaltender Development Institute (GDI) under the Vancouver Canucks Goaltending Coach, Ian Clark, Lorenz co-founded In The Crease Goaltending, running camps and clinics.

He is currently in his 7th season as the director of goaltending for the Boulder Hockey Club and his 15th year as the goaltending director for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders. Prior to this, he gained experience as the goaltending director for Arvada Hockey Association for 9 years and many other coaching experiences including USA Hockey National Festivals and many other Junior and Midget AAA teams around the country.

 Lorenz has over 18 years of playing experience, which includes youth hockey at Arvada Hockey Association, high school hockey at Bloomington Jefferson in Minnesota, Junior hockey in the Eastern Junior Hockey League, and college hockey at St. John’s University.

Mark Sample

Goaltending Coach

Mark Sample is currently a goaltending coach and consultant in Denver, Colorado where he works with more than 250 goaltenders and several Midget AAA, Junior A, and professional teams.

He is currently in his 5th season as a goaltending coach with Boulder Hockey.

Throughout his 30+ years of goaltender development, Mark has collaborated with some of today's leading goaltending instructors, including Ian Clark, Vladislav Tretiak, and Ron Grahame. His success as an instructor and developer has made him one of the most popular coaches in the Rocky Mountain area.

Mark holds a Master Level 5 coaching credential through USA hockey.

Professional Coaches

The Professional coaches for the 2024 - 2025 season for our A, B, and Rec teams will be announced soon.


14A Head Coach


14B Head Coach


12A Head Coach


12B Head Coach


10B Head Coach


10Rec Head Coach

Lady RoughRider Coaches

The Professional coaches for the 2024 - 2025 season for our Lady RoughRider teams will be announced soon.

Brian Sutton

LRR 16/19AA Head Coach

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