Growing up in Buffalo Minnesota, Buzz Tryggeseth was a three-sport athlete and captain for the Buffalo Bison. After high school, he was drafted in the first-round of the 2010 NAHL Draft by the Alaska Avalanche. Buzz went on to play college hockey for Cory Laylin at Hamline University. There, he won a MIAC Championship with the Pipers and graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business with a focus in Sports & Recreation Management.
After graduation, Buzz moved to Colorado where he was an Account Executive for the Colorado Avalanche for two seasons. From there, he was fortunate to join the Boulder Hockey Club as a Coach and Tier II Director of the Lady RoughRiders. Buzz is currently a Level 4 USA Hockey Certified Coach and will be obtaining his Level 5 in the near future.
Buzz brings over 25 years of experience to EuroAmerican Hockey. His passion for EuroAmerican Hockey stems from his time as a youth player and eventually a member of the coaching staff throughout high school and college.
Building on the success of previous years, Buzz looks forward to working with youth players on the details of the game, skill development & making sure every player is having FUN on & off the ice!
At EuroAmerican Hockey, "We Develop Hockey Players."
Cory Laylin was the Head Men's Hockey Coach at Hamline University since 2015 and currently coaches for the University of St. Thomas. He also spent time as an assistant at HU from 2008-2010, and then was the Head Coach of a professional team in Caldaro, Italy for one season. After returning to the U.S., Cory was hired as the general manager and Head Coach of the Brookings Blizzard in the North American Hockey League for two seasons before heading to Hamline.
Cory served as an Assistant coach for the U.S. U17 National Team in 2015 and then as the Head Coach in 2016 when the team won the Gold Medal in the Five Nations Cup. He was also an Assistant for the 2017 U.S. U18 Team and Head Coach in 2018 where the team participated in the Hlinka Tournament and Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Laylin played his high school hockey at St. Cloud Apollo. A Pittsburgh Penguins draftee, Cory earned a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, where he scored 58 goals in four seasons there.
After college Cory played 16 seasons professionally, most of it overseas in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Slovenia, and Italy.
When he retired from playing, Cory started EuroAmerican Hockey to be able to work with kids and teach them the skills he has learned over decades of playing. He has done in-season skill sessions for different hockey associations for the past several years and often speaks at USA Hockey coaches seminars sharing his expertise.