I grew up in Vancouver, Washington, learning to play hockey at Mountain View Ice Arena. I played for 23 years and embarked on a career that eventually allowed me to earn a college scholarship and to play professional hockey.
With my playing days done, my goal now is to train the next generation of hockey players in my hometown through my immersive training program, Austin Coldwell Premier Hockey. I integrate on-ice training techniques with innovative off-ice workouts, including the only indoor synthetic ice surface in the Portland metro area, which allows me to work closely with players year-round.
My on-ice training sessions take place at Mountain View Ice Arena in Vancouver, bringing me full circle to where I began. At 15 and 16 I played defense with the then-Fort Vancouver Pioneers. I left home at age 17 to pursue a junior career in the North American Hockey League with the Bismarck Bobcats and Springfield Junior Blues, and then the United States Hockey League with the Des Moines Buccaneers, where I was named to the All-Star team two years in a row.
My success at the junior level earned me a scholarship to the University of Alaska- Anchorage, where I spent four years playing at the highest level of college hockey. I helped lead my team to the 2014 Final Five semifinals, and I was selected to the WCHA All-Tournament team. During my career at university I was named to the conference All-Academic team three times while I pursued my degree in business with a minor in psychology.
After graduating, I embarked on a professional career where I played a season and a half with the East Coast Hockey League’s Quad City Mallards, and made an appearance first in the preseason with the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves and then later in the year with the Iowa Wild.
I’m now using my expertise to train players of all ages. Novice to elite hockey players can train year around to improve your game. Sign-up today and let’s get started.