Coaching Staff

Karen Rickard - Director of Hockey, 19U Tier I Head Coach

A native of Bowmanville, ON Canada, Karen Rickard is a former University of Wisconsin standout (2004). While at Wisconsin, Rickard received the prestigious Jeff Sauer Award,  WCHA Player of the Week (twice), WCHA All-Second Team, Big Ten scholar-athlete, and WCHA All Academic team. She began her coaching career in Dallas, TX with the Dallas Stars Elite; in 2015 she moved to Denver, CO serving as the Assistant Director and 19U Tier I Head Coach for the Colorado Select. Rickard joined Team Colorado in 2017 serving as the Head Coach for the 16U Tier I team and the 14U AAA tournament team.   A USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach, she has worked at multiple USA Hockey Player Development camps. Along with her degree from Wisconsin, Rickard earned a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University. After serving as the Head Coach of the 14U Tier I team for the past four seasons, Rickard will be back at the helm of the 19U Tier I team in addition to her duties as Director of Hockey for Team Colorado. (

Chris Lockrem, 16U Tier I Head Coach, Skills Coach

A native of Cleveland, OH Chris Lockrem is entering his 3rd season as the 16U Tier I Head Coach. USA Hockey Level 5 certified, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program. Making history in 2021 as the head coach of the 16U Tier II Boulder Lady Roughriders, his team became the first Colorado girls team to capture a National Championship title.  A Colorado State University graduate, in 2003 Lockrem moved to the mountains to serve as the Hockey Director for Aspen Junior Hockey. In 2012 he was hired as the Hockey Director for the Boulder Hockey Club, and was responsible for putting the Lady Roughriders program on the map. Along with his proven on-ice success, Lockrem has been instrumental helping shape the Team Colorado vision, serving on the Team Colorado Advisory Board at the programs inception in 2017-2018. Chris can be reached at

Ava Reynolds - 14U Tier I Head Coach

A native of Aurora, CO, Ava Reynolds grew up playing Tier I hockey in Colorado and Dallas, TX. During her youth playing career, she attended the USA Hockey National Tournament SEVEN times. She went on to play NCAA Division I hockey at Union College (Schenectady, NY) where she had an outstanding career. While at Union, Reynolds was named an ACHA All-American Scholar, and was a two-time recipient of the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team. After finishing her collegiate career at Union in 2020 with a BS degree in Psychology, Reynolds coached her first season with Team Colorado's 14U Tier I team during 2020-2021 and went on to play professional hockey in Germany for the Eisbären Berlin from 2021-2022. She has since returned to Team Colorado's 14U Tier I coaching staff for two additional seasons and is a Level 4 USA Hockey Certified Coach.

Tatum Gietl - 19U Tier I Assistant Coach

Native of Littleton, CO, Tatum grew up playing Tier I hockey in Colorado before moving to Lake Placid to attended Northwood School. She went on to play NCAA Division III hockey at University of New England (Biddeford, ME) where she had an outstanding career. While at UNE, Tatum was a Deans List student, member of the CHC All-Academic Team, and inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National Collegiate Honor Society. Tatum received accolades including CHC Player of the Week, D3 Hockey Team of the Week, and NEHC Rookie of the Week. After finishing her collegiate career at UNE in 2020, Tatum went on to coach her first season at the Colorado 14ers as a U12 assistant coach. She then went on to coach Team Colorado U14AA to a 2nd place finish at USAH Nationals as well as coached the 14ers U14AA team to a state championship. 

Molli Mott - 16U Tier I Assistant Coach

Molly Mott, a Colorado native and former St. Cloud State standout serves as the TC 16AAA Assistant Coach Mott played for the Colorado Select from 2005-2010. Receiving a full ride scholarship to NCAA DI St. Cloud State, she played for the Huskies from 2010-2014.  While at St. Cloud, she was voted the team MVP after the 2011-12 season, and served as an assistant captain her senior year.  Mott started her coaching career in Minnesota with Sartell/Sauk Rapids High School. In 2021-21 she began her tenure as the Tier-2 Lady Roughriders Director and head coach of the 16AA team where they won State and placed third at USA Hockey Nationals. 

Greg Sodbinow - 16U Tier I Assistant Coach

Roger Bradley - 14U Tier I Assistant Coach

Roger Bradley grew up playing in Long Island, NY and Denver, CO before earning the opportunity to play Junior hockey in the USHL and BCHL (Canada). From 2018-2020 Roger served as the Head Coach for the Colorado Select's 14U Tier II team before coming on board with Team Colorado in the 2020-2021 as an assistant coach with our 14U Tier I team. He served in that role for two years before joining the 16U Tier I staff working under Chris Lockrem. Roger took the 2023-2024 season off and we are excited to have him back for the 2024-2025 season as an assistant with our 14U Tier I team! Roger's focus is to develop athletes by helping then thrive outside their comfort zone to achieve short and long term goals. A USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach, Roger resides in Castle Rock, CO where he and his wife, Misha, have raised their three daughters.

Taylor Hoy - 14U Tier I Assistant Coach

A native of Kingston, ON, Canada, Taylor Hoy grew up playing AAA hockey in Kingston and the Greater Toronto Area. Hoy discovered a passion for coaching after volunteering with first-time skaters while attending the University of Toronto. Following the completion of his law degree in 2018, Hoy moved to Colorado and began coaching with Littleton Hockey Association's Central States Tier II program at both the bantam and midget levels. His tenure includes a U16 AA State Championship in 2022, 5th place at USA Hockey Tier II 3A Nationals in 2022, and U14 AA Colorado Cup Championship in 2023. Hoy is entering his first season with Team Colorado and is a Level 4 USA Hockey certified coach.

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