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SYH Hires New Director of Operations

By JR Engelbert, 04/08/20, 7:00AM MDT


Summit Youth Hockey Families,


My name is JR Engelbert and I'd like to introduce myself as the new Director of Operations for Summit Youth Hockey. Along with overseeing operations, I will also be serving as the Director of the Mountain Militia program and the goaltending coach for both programs. It is a great honor to join the Summit Youth Hockey family and I look forward to the opportunity to be a key contributor to the growth and development of not just the program but also all the players involved. I would also like to take the time to thank Wren for his many years of service to SYH and all that he has helped build! Wren did a tremendous job over the last 9 years with the association with his hard work and dedication to the game. 


Personally, I have enjoyed playing hockey for over 20 years as goaltender. From Squirt house leagues in Ann Arbor, MI to junior hockey for the Toledo (OH) Cherokee i've always had a passion for putting on the pads and competing in practice and games. Currently I still play for the Breckenridge Vipers Sr A hockey team and serve as the general manager as well. Along with playing hockey, I have spent time coaching over the years including learn-to-play programs, high school, private lessons, and the Militia program at the U16 and Bantam level. I like to think i am a student of the game by constantly reading, watching, and staying up to date on the newest developments in hockey. I hope to take these experiences and knowledge and bring them to the office and the ice. 


As we look forward to the current COVID-19 situation subsiding I can't help but be excited to get on the ice with Summit Youth players to work on their development and get in the office with Chris to work on planning and coming up with exciting new ideas for next season. Our goal is to not only continue to grow and develop as an association but also grow and develop our youth players for success on and off the ice. 


If you have any questions, concerns, or want to talk about getting players on the ice when the time is right, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. 


Thank you,

JR Engelbert

Director of Operations

Summit Youth Hockey

SYH Director Chris Miller and new Director of Operations JR Engelbert chat about a play during a recent Vipers game.