Coach Lloyd Ayers
Growing up in Central Washington, Lloyd was highly competitive in many sports. He began his hockey coaching career in 1999, teaching the basics of hockey fundamentals to young players in youth hockey. From the beginning, he instilled his philosophy of developing both the character and the skills of each player on and off the ice. Using the American Development Model (ADM), Lloyd’s coaching career progressed rapidly. After a few years of coaching in Idaho Falls, Lloyd moved to Boise with his wife and two sons, bringing his coaching success with him.
During a beginning stint coaching Boise’s Timberline High School Junior Varsity, his coaching skills were recognized, and he quickly moved on to coaching Timberline Varsity as well. While helping coach both teams, Lloyd continued to ascend through the ranks of the USA Hockey Coaching Program, eventually reaching a Level 5, the highest possible level within USA Hockey.
Lloyd became the Head Coach of Boise’s Timberline High School Varsity Program in 2009 and has remained with the team since. While at the helm of Timberline’s JV and Varsity teams, he led both teams to multiple championships, including a Junior Varsity City Championship in 2012, two Varsity District Championships in 2015 and 2016, and a Varsity State Championship in 2014. During his tenure as Head Coach of Timberline High School’s two programs, Lloyd also coached Youth Travel Hockey in Boise. He led the Treasure Valley Hawks Bantam, 16U, and 18U to State Championship Titles in 2012, 2014, and 2016, respectively. The Level 5 Coach took two of these teams to National Tournaments finishing 3rd in the 2015 Tier II 18U championships in Michigan.
Kory grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, where he played minor hockey. At the age of 16, he played his first year of Junior Hockey In the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL). After one season in the MJHL, he was recruited to play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, where he played for the Melfort Mustangs for the following 3 seasons. From there Kory received a Division I scholarship to Lake Superior State University in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) where he played 4 full years before turning professional at the end of his senior year.
Kory was recruited by the Idaho Steelheads and joined the hockey club for their playoff run at the end of the 2005/2006 season. The following season, he attended the Iowa Stars tryout camp before returning back to Idaho to play his first professional season, where he was part of the 2006/2007 Kelly Cup Championship team.
Kory played for the Steelheads for two more seasons, and in 2009/2010 he left to play a year in Europe for the Tilburg Trappers In The Netherlands. In 2010/2011, he returned back to North America to play for the Wichita Thunder in the Central Hockey League (CHL); then returned back to Idaho to play for the Steelheads for the 2011/2012 season.
Kory retired to take the Youth Hockey Director position at Idaho IceWorld in Boise, where he continues to coach and lead. Kory is a Level 4 USA Hockey Coach and a USA Hockey CEP Certified Coach Trainer.
Todd is a USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach and brings in many years of coaching experience, having been involved with House, High School and Travel Hockey at all age levels since 1999. He’s began coaching at the House Level in Boise in 2000, coaching many teams at all levels. In 2008, he became an Assistant Coach for the Meridian High School Junior Varsity Team, and continued coaching high school hockey until 2016. He began coaching with the Treasure Valley Amateur Hockey Association in 2009 and continued through 2016. During his TVAHA coaching tenure, he led the Treasure Valley Hawks to four State Championships: 2010 Pee Wee, 2012 Bantam A, 2014 U18 Midget B and 2016 U18 Midget A. The U18 Midget teams went on to the National Tournament in 2015 and 2016, taking 3rd place in 2015.
Todd’s coaching experience will add new dimensions to the oversight of Boise State Hockey. During his years of coaching hockey, he coordinated with staff coaches to determine needs for individual and team improvement, and coordinated video breakdown for in-game analysis. Todd has worked with all facets of the game; offense, defense, power play and penalty kills. His coaching philosophy is simple, “Always work on basic hockey skills, have respect for all aspects of the game, be loyal to your team, work as a single unit and have fun.” With his knowledge and passion for the game, along with his commitment to develop player skills, Todd looks to effectively assist in leading and motivating the Boise State Men’s Hockey Team, both on and off the ice.
Marty was selected by the Dallas Stars in the 7th round (228th overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Idaho Steelheads from 2004 to 2012, for a total of 464 games and 441 regular-season points. Marty made the ECHL First All-Star Team during the 2006-07 season.
The Idaho Steelheads have reached the zenith of ECHL Hockey twice by winning it’s highest honor, the Kelly Cup, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. Marty was a member of both teams winning the Kelly. Flichel retired in 2012 as Idaho’s all-time leader in games, goals, assists and points. The Steelheads retired his number 16 jersey in January 2015.
Marty brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to Boise State Men’s Hockey, and the team, along with Boise State Hockey fans, are certainly looking forward to having Flick on board!
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