Christopher Rurak was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where his love of hockey began as a member of the local minor hockey program. At the age of 12, Chris and his family moved to Australia where he continued his youth hockey career. He moved back to the United States when he was 17 and played Junior A hockey for the Massena Americans in the CJHL based out of Ottawa, Ontario, and the Niagara Scenics in Buffalo, NY for the NAJHL based in Michigan. Chris attended SUNY Cortland where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business while playing varsity hockey for 4 years. He served as a team captain and was a selected to represent SUNY Cortland as member of the All-SUNYAC team. While Chris was an undergraduate student, he represented Australia in the IIHF World Championships and played hockey in South Korea, Lithuania, South Africa, Andorra, Barcelona, Spain, Bendigo, Australia and Cardiff Wales. Chris went on to earn an MBA from Medaille College in Buffalo, New York and he started his logistics management firm, Breakaway Transport, LLC nine years ago. Over the past nine years Chris has found a new passion for hockey in his role as a coach. Chris coaches youth hockey at the Greenwich Skating Club and serves as the Head Coach for the Greenwich High School Varsity team. When Chris is not working or on the ice, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer and their sons, Christopher and Matthew.