Mountain Made provides young athletes the opportunity to become great players through in and out-of-season training.

Using our professional experience and extensive knowledge of the game, we teach young athletes what is necessary for success at elite levels.

"Great moments are born from great opportunity." -Herb Brooks

EST. 2018

Denver, CO




head coach and co-founder

Ben is a retired Professional Hockey Player from Fargo, ND. He moved to Edina, MN at the age of seven where he grew up skating under the Minnesota Made Hockey program run by Bernie McBain. While playing for the Edina Hornets High School team his team won the state tournament in 2010. As a Senior, Ben moved to Victoria as a high school senior to join the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League. After three seasons in the (WHL) Ben was named Fan Favorite and received the Unsung Hero Award. Ben then signed a contract with the Winnipeg Jet's (AHL) affiliate the St. John's IceCaps. He re-located with the team to Winnipeg which became the Manitoba Moose, while also spending time with the Tulsa Oilers of the (ECHL). He then made a move to the Czech Republic where he signed with CEZ Motor Ceske Budejovice, before completing his career in Germany with EHC Freiburg.

In the off-seasons, Ben worked as an on ice coach with Minnesota Made Hockey in Edina, MN and a skills and fitness trainer at First Athlete in Edina, MN.

Ben moved to CO in 2018, determined to teach young athletes his gained knowledge of the game. His goal is to provide young athletes on-ice training in skating, shooting, puck handling, and game awareness. He wants to use his experience to also provide athletes the crucial off-ice training needed to reach elite levels and play in junior, NCAA, and professional leagues.

                                 TIM KNOX


head coach and co-founder

Tim started his coaching career in Fargo, ND. After many years of gaining knowledge in how to successfully train his players, he relocated to Omaha where he built a strong organization before making his way to Colorado to develop the successful programs: the Renegades and Evolution.

After many years in hockey Coach Knox has switched his focus to creating a successful program for young athletes to learn the game, develop strong skills, and most importantly have fun at the rink.

Tim’s mixed military experience and coaching techniques creates discipline in athletes, as well as a mutual respect between him and the players. Tim also knows that players need ice time to improve. Repetition is the name of the game, and Tim ensures that all players see the ice they need, with a fast pace, high repetition practice model that will lead players to success.

Tim is currently the Head Coach of the U12 Roughriders AAA.