Jason MacPherson, Executive Director of Ice Operations
Jason MacPherson comes to the Y from the Colorado Avalanche, where he served as the program manager for amateur hockey development and spent the past six years creating and executing initiatives to grow the sport of hockey in Colorado. He will also assume the position of President for Lafayette Locomotive Hockey Club. In his new position at the Y, Jason will manage the daily operations of the ice department, including developing and implementing YMCA programs and services. He also comes with experience in sales, marketing, communications and program development.
Olivia Coker, Learn to Skate Program Director
Olivia grew up in YMCA ice programs and has worked as a skating coach with the Y since 2014. As the Learn to Skate Program Director, she will utilize her experience and skating expertise to oversee the operations of the Learn to Skate programs for the Y. Her professional experience also includes working with the Colorado Avalanche and participating on the University of Denver Figure Skating Competitive Team.
Peter Sejna, Senior Director of Youth Hockey
Serving as a volunteer in our ice programs since 2015, Peter will bring leadership, institutional knowledge and experience to the department. As the new Youth Hockey Director, he will oversee the coaching, development and operations of YMCA Youth Hockey. Peter brings with him an impressive collegiate and professional hockey career. While at Colorado College, Peter was a Western Collegiate Hockey Association Champion, WCHA Offensive Player of the Year, Hobey Baker Award Winner and WCHA and NCAA points leader. He is 2003 IIHF World Hockey Championship Bronze Medalist (Slovakia) and played for the St. Louis Blues (NHL) from 2003 to 2007.
Chris Eagles, Associate Director of Youth Hockey
Chris is the son of former NHL player Mike Eagles. He holds an undergraduate degree from Acadia University and a master’s degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Chris grew up playing hockey for the Fredericton Canadiens and played Junior A hockey for the Moncton Beavers of the MJHL. Before joining the YMCA Chris served as the head coach for Centaurus High School JV team and was the assistant coach for the varsity team. Chris currently oversees the 18U and rec hockey programs at the YMCA.
Chance Ubel, Adult Hockey Coordinator
Chance oversees the coaching, development, and operations of all Adult Hockey programs for the Y. Prior to being at the Y, Chance worked for the Colorado Avalanche organization. He played for Centaurus High School before going on to play two years of junior hockey for the Lake Erie Eagles in the CPJHL. He then went on to play ACHA D1 for SUNY Cortland. He also serves as the head coach for our Lafayette Locomotive 10UA team.