Coaching Staff

Todd Kreibich – Head Coach/GM

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Kreibich comes to the MN Iron Rangers after a season of assistant coaching with the Rangers under his belt. Todd’s experience includes a year of college hockey with Gustavus Adolphus, and 3 years with Bemidji State University, resulting in a DIIA National Championship. Todd has Junior hockey experience in Dubuque, Iowa, and 4 years of Amateur hockey with the Warroad Lakers, winning 3 Allan Cup titles from 94-96.

Kreibich brings over 20 years of coaching experience to our staff, including 7 years as coach at the Bemidji International Hockey School, 4 years as Head Coach with the Eveleth-Gilbert/Mesabi East high school program, and 5 years as Assistant Coach with the Virginia/MIB high school program. Todd owned and operated a goaltending camp in Bemidji for 4 years, and was the head coach for Project Prep in Northern MN for 3 years.

 

Garrett Hendrickson – Assistant Coach

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Garrett Hendrickson joins the team after graduating from Concordia College in Moorhead in May. Garrett had 71 points in 100 career games with the Cobbers and was team Captain for the 2016-17 season. His Jr hockey career includes time playing for the Penticton VEES in the BCHL, the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the BCHL and the Coulee Region Chill of the NAHL.

Before playing Jr hockey, Garrett played high school hockey in Virginia for the Blue Devils. Garrett is currently the 16th all-time leading point scorer in Minnesota High School Hockey history and was a member of 2 state high school hockey teams.

According to Head Coach Chris Howe of the Concordia Cobbers, “Garrett is one of the smartest hockey players I have ever coached.” Coach Howe believes Garrett will do a great job in his new role with the Iron Rangers and will be able to relate very well with the players.

Garrett will focus on working with forwards on skill development and breaking down video with the players to help them learn the game.

Bob Nielsen – MN Scout

 

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Owned and managed the Minnesota Owls Tier III for approximately four years.
Acted at General Manager of  Team Universal Players.  Competed in a world junior tournament in Tampere, Finland with teams from Russia, Finland, Sweden and Canada.   Thirteen NHL draft picks participated in the tournament.
1999-2013  Scouted for various teams, including:  the Bowmansville Eagles of the OPJHL, the Central Texas Blackhawks of the AWHL  and NAHL, the Santa Fe Roadrunners of the NAHL, Springfield Junior Blues of the NAHL, the Owatonna Express of the NAHL, and the Fresno Monsters of the NAHL.