Josh serves as a consultant to the Ice Hawks. His junior coaching history includes a stint with the Rochester Mustangs as an assistant and three seasons as the head coach of the Ice Hawks (earning ‘Coach of the Year’ honors in ’98-99 and ‘99-00) and the one year with the now defunct South Suburban Steers during the ‘00-01. After playing junior hockey for two years, Josh attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN where he participated in hockey and baseball. An injury early in his career caused him to retire and he began his coaching career with the Gusties JV’s. Josh graduated from Gustavus in 1997 and completed his Masters degree at Minnesota State, Mankato with an emphasis in Sports Psychology. Josh is employed at Gemini Sports, Eden Prairie, MN where he designs Junior, College and Professional teams' hockey jerseys.
Jim Martin / Consultant
Jim brings over thirty years of hockey experience to his role as the Twin Cities area scout. He served as General Manager of the MJHL’s South Suburban Steers until the summer of 2002. He also coached the Steers at various times in his tenure there. Jim is well known in the Twin Cities hockey community and currently serves on the Hobey Baker Award Committee. He lives in Mendota Heights with his wife Diane.
Duncan Louie / Scout
Duncan serves as a talent consultant to the Ice Hawks. The Chicago native is a 1997 graduate of Homewood Flossmoor High School where he was a three year varsity starter, helping his team to 3 three conference titles. He joined the Ice Hawks in 1997 after a brief stint in the Midwestern Ontario Junior Hockey League. After two seasons of junior hockey, Duncan continued his hockey career with the club program at Minnesota State University, Mankato and graduated in 2005 with a degree in management. Outside of hockey, he is in medical device sales and resides in Florida.
Jan Baker / Photography Consultant
Jan is a native of Rochester, MN and the Ice Hawks team photographer. Prior to the Ice Hawks, she was the photographer for the USHL’s Mustangs. Jan attended the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver, where she majored in photography. Jan’s first love is sports photography and specializes in hockey. She is currently active as a free-lance photographer.
Ben Brovold / Scout
Ben joins the Ice Hawks as Regional Scout and
Recruiter for Northern/Central Minnesota. Ben has
coached at the youth level since 1996 and was the
head coach of upstart Walker-Hackensack-Akeley
Boys High School for the past 3 years before joining
the Ice Hawks.
Ben currently lives in Walker, MN with his wife Jill,
and sons Cooper and Easton.
Bob Montrose / Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob is in his fourth season with Ice Hawks. For three years has been an assistant coach. He is a graduate of UW-River Falls with a degree in Business Administration. He has a wealth of hockey experience. Bob played on the 1989 defending National Champion UW-River Falls hockey team, coached and player professionally in Australia, was a HS coach in Minnesota for 8 years, coached in the MJHL, and has owned and operated the Peak Performance Hockey Camps for the past 18 years. In addition, he serves as a scout for the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL. Bob has a Masters Coaching Certification with USA Hockey as a Level 5 coach. Bob is married to Lisa and has three children (Sarah, Katie, Nicholas). They live in Rochester, MN where he also serves as the manager at the Graham Arena Complex..
Darren Grangruth Team Photographer Consultant
Darren is a third year Hawks fan and although not a professional photographer, he has been taking pictures since he was 13. Hope and Darren live in Waseca and have two grown children; Nicole who lives in Chicago, IL and is a Professor of Photography for the Art Institute, and Shelby who will be attending college in Mankato for Digital Web and Animation Design. Darren has been a Police Officer for almost 25 years, 22 years currently with the City of Albert Lea. Darren had never watched a complete hockey game until starting to watch the Hawks and have been hooked ever since. Darren looks forward to sharing his pictures with the fans!