ICE BEARS D1 COACHING STAFF
Interm Head Coach
Ryan Armstrong is a former Ice Bears' defenseman who played on the Division 2 team from 2008-2013. The St. Louis, Missouri native played youth hockey at Chesterfield and Affton winning Affton's first national championship with the 18U team. He played for the St. Louis Junior Blues winning a juniors national championship then Christian Brothers College High School wining three state championships. Ryan works for Crown Packaging in Springfield. When away from the rink, Ryan can be found on the golf course or at one of the Ozarks' beautiful lakes.
Assistant Coach / Goalies Coach
Jeff Crenshaw joined the Ice Bears in January 2010 as the assistant coach in charge of MSU goaltenders and Director of Scouting. From 2008 untill the spring of 2010, Jeff worked as the goaltending consultant for the St. Louis Bandits of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). During this time, the Bandits won their third consecutive Robertson Cup National Championship in 2009. That off-season, Jeff was hired by the Chesterfield Hockey Association as the goaltending coach for the Chesterfield Falcons Central States Midget U-16 team. Like coach Armstrong, Jeff graduated from CBC High School in St. Louis and played hockey for the Cadets. Jeff brings 19 years of goaltending experience to the Ice Bears. Since 2008, Jeff has been the lead instructor for the Racine Goalie Academy. RGA is an elite goalie school instructing top prospects all across North America.
Jeff has helped lead the Bears to 3 ACHA Central Regional Tournaments, 2 ACHA National Tournaments, and 2 MACHA Conference Championships. Jeff has also influenced his goaltenders to be named MACHA Goalie of the Year as well as roster spots on the MACHA 1st and 2nd Teams and Central Region select team. For two seasons, Jeff brings 24 years of goaltending experience to the Missouri State. The St. Louis, Missouri native is also a certified Level 4 coach. Coach Crenshaw works for Total Goalie specializing in e-commerce, marketing, and customer service.