Ryan Armstrong better known to me and others as "Coach Armstrong", joined the Ice Bears coaching staff in August 2013 as Assistant Coach with the Division II team. Growing up, the Chesterfield, Missouri native, played youth hockey with the Chesterfield Falcons and the Affton Americans. In 2006 Armstrong won the Midget U-18 National Championship with the CSDHL Affton Americans (under Coach Bob Bucher). Along with Coach Bucher and Coach Crenshaw, Ryan played his high school hockey at Christian Brothers College (CBC).
While wearing purple and gold, Armstrong won 3 state championships in 2004, 2005, and 2007. Ryan also played for the St. Louis Jr. Blues in the CSDHL (currently the NA3HL) Jr. A hockey league, from 2006-2008 winning a National Championship in 2007. After his junior career, Ryan committed to Missouri State University where he was a staple on the blueline from 2008-2013. During his time as a student athlete with MSU, Armstrong was voted team President two years in a row as we