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Hockey Operations

Coaches

 Keenan Kelly - Assistant Coach

keenan@austinbruins.com

AC Kelly

  Keenan joined the Bruins staff along with Kyle in 2015 after spending the prior four seasons working for Northern Michigan University (NCAA-DI WCHA).  While at NMU, he served as the Student-Assistant Coach, Assistant Director of Hockey Operations, and Video Coordinator.  Before his time at NMU, Keenan, a native of Boise, Idaho, was an assistant coach for the Idaho Junior Steelheads in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) for two seasons (2009-11), winning the Thorne Cup in 2011.
  Prior to starting his coaching career, Keenan played Bantam AAA and Midget AAA from 2005-07 while attending Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.  During the 2007-08 season, Keenan was the first out of state captain in program history for the Pikes Peak Miners U16 AAA in Colorado Springs, Colo. and then suffered a career ending hip injury in the summer 2008.

Brad Clayton - Assistant GM/ Coach

brad@austinbruins.com

  Brad begins his second season as an Assistant Coach and will also have the title of Assistant GM this season.  In addition to working for the Bruins, Brad works for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL and the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL.  Brad joined theFighting Saints in November 2009 with the responsibility of scouting future USHL talent as well as their Director of Bantam Prospects. Brad served as Director of Scouting for the Janesville Jets in the NAHL from 2012-2015 and is Director of Western Scouting for the Granite City Lumberjacks in the NA3HL. He coached five seasons of youth hockey in Grand Rapids, MN at the Pee Wee level, and he remains GM/Coach of the Northern Prospects AAA Hockey Program at the U16 and U18 levels.
    Brad also coached the Rangers in the inaugural Bantam Elite League and is also a coach in the Minnesota High Performance program.
Brad, his wife Amber and their son Dylan reside in Northern Minnesota.

 

Scouts

Howie Borden - Director of Scouting

Chuck Linkenheld - Chicago

Gene Zyla - Detroit

Brandon Alcorn - Denver