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NTDP Tabs Ryan Bourque as Assistant Coach

By USA Hockey's NTDP, 07/06/23, 12:15PM EDT


Bourque began coaching career with ECHL's Stingrays

Photo from South Carolina Stingrays

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - USA Hockey announced today that Ryan Bourque (Topsfield, Mass.) has been named an assistant coach assistant coach at the organization's National Team Development Program. Bourque will join head coach Nick Fohr (Grand Forks, N.D.) and assistant coach Matt Gilroy (North Bellmore, N.Y.) on the 2023-24 U.S. National Under-18 Team coaching staff and his duties will begin immediately. 

Photo from South Carolina Stingrays

Bourque starts his tenure with USA Hockey after beginning his coaching career as an assistant coach with the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays for the past two seasons, where he helped lead the team to a South Division championship in 2022-23. 

Prior to going behind the bench, Bourque played nine seasons of professional hockey from 2011-2020. The Topsfield, Mass., native skated in 585 American Hockey League games with the Connecticut Whale, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hershey Bears and Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Bourque reached the game's top level in the 2014-15 season with the New York Rangers. 

Bourque is a National Team Development Program alum as he suited up for Team USA from 2007-09. In his two seasons in Ann Arbor, Mich., Bourque collected 61 points (22g-39a) in 77 games played. He added 12 points (3g-9a) in 14 games across two IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championships, helping the U.S. take home gold (2009) and silver (2008) medals. Ryan went on to represent the United States on two occasions at the IIHF World Junior Championship, helping the team to both a gold (2010) and bronze (2011) medal. 

Season, group and flex tickets, along with the 2023-24 Kroger College Series 6-pack, are available now! Please visit the links or call the USA Hockey Arena box office at 734-453-6400 to purchase or with any questions. 

ABOUT THE NTDP: USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program completed its 26th season of competition and is based at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The goal of the full-time development program is to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on U.S. National Teams and success in their future hockey careers. Its efforts focus not only on high-caliber participation on the ice but creating well-rounded individuals off the ice.

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