Hockey Operations

Chris Ratzloff – Head Coach/General

Chris Ratzloff begins his fourth season as Head Coach of the Rochester Grizzlies. Ratzloff became the second Head Coach in the Grizzlies team history on July 23, 2019. Since then, Ratzloff has led the Grizzlies to three straight Central Division Titles, two straight Fraser Cup Finals, and a Fraser Cup Championship during the 2021-22 Season. Ratzloff has also been honored as the NA3HL Coach of the Year during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 Seasons. A Rochester, MN native, and a John Marshall alum, Ratzloff also played two seasons in the USHL. From there, Ratzloff played four years of DIII hockey at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Following his playing career, Ratzloff went on to coach for seven seasons as an assistant at John Marshall HS before heading across town to Rochester Lourdes where he spent two seasons as an assistant coach for Rochester Lourdes Girl’s Hockey team.

Tyler Veen – Assistant Coach

Tyler Veen enters his second season as an Assistant Coach for the Grizzlies, as he had been previously serving as a scout for the team, as well as for the Austin Bruins of the North American Hockey League and the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League. Veen attended and graduated from the University of North Dakota majoring in Business Management and obtaining a Minor in Coaching. The Harwood, ND, native played the sport of hockey from a young age through high school. From there, Veen transitioned from a player to a coach as the last 4 seasons he coached in the East Grand Forks Youth Program and helped high school during fall camps.





Tait Carlson – Goaltending Coach