The Bloomington hockey family and community suddenly lost one of their own this weekend. Mike Ryan suddenly passed away at the age of 48 on Sunday, April 18. Mike was the head coach of the Jefferson High School Girls Hockey team, a former coach in the boys’ and girls’ youth programs, and a member of the 1989 Jaguars State Championship Team. Mike went on to play college hockey at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Mike also volunteered countless hours to Ramalynn Academy’s students and staff in Bloomington where his children attended preschool and grade school. Mike’s wife, Julie, currently heads the Elementary I department at Ramalynn.

Through Mike’s time as a player, friend and coach, he touched many in the Bloomington community and beyond. He cared greatly for the young athletes he coached, and his impact on them went well beyond the rink.

Mike was devoted to his family and friends. He adored his two girls and wife, his sister and Mom and Dad. Both of his daughters have followed in Mike’s footsteps sharing his passion for family, friends, and sports.

Mike was a beloved husband, father, coach, teammate, and friend. He will be dearly missed.

Our company have witnessed the generosity of the broader community at times such as this and are hopeful that this site provides a convenient way for family and friends to support Mike’s young family during this difficult time. Thank you.
harold entwist