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Coaching Staff

Head Coach and General Manager

Chris Tok

Chris Tok is entering his fifth season as head coach for the Austin Bruins. Tok led the Bruins to their first Central Division Playoff Championship and the Robertson Cup Finals last year. The team also won their second regular season Division Championship.  Prior to Austin, Chris was an assistant coach for the Michigan Tech Huskies in the WCHA.   Chris got his start in Junior Hockey as an assistant coach for the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL.  While in Waterloo, Tok helped coach the team to its first ever National Championship.  Tok's playing career began at Greenway of Coleraine(MN), where he was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.  Collegiate hockey was played at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1991-1995, where Chris wore the A on his sweater for his senior year.   After graduating from Wisconsin, Tok played professionally in the AHL, IHL, Europe, and the UHL. Chris and his family are proud to call Austin home.


Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Jamie Huffman
Jamie returns to the Bruins for a fourth season as assistant coach / recruiting coordinator. In his three prior years here he has led the scouting and recruiting effort that's helped the Bruins claim a berth in the Robertson Cup Finals, Central Division Playoff Championship, back to back Regular Season Division Championship, over 20 Bruins players to D1 college commitments and 10 players advancing to the USHL. Prior to working with the Bruins Jamie worked with the Owatonna Express and Edina Lakers at the junior hockey level, and the U16 Minnesota Blades at AAA midget level. Jamie grew up playing in Des Moines (IA). Jamie looks forward to another year with the Bruins and the Austin community.

Goalie Coach

Elliott Hogue

Elliott enters his fifth season as the goaltending coach of the Austin Bruins, a title he has held since the inaugural season in 2010-2011. During that time Elliott has been instrumental in the development of the Bruins goaltenders. His knowledge, understanding and passion for the position provide and excellent resource for the goaltenders and aid in their on and off ice improvement. Elliott is proud of the success and advancement that has been achieved in Austin to date, and he looks forward to helping the current Bruins prepare for another rewarding season.


Jake Fleming 

Jake joins the Austin Bruins as a scout after serving as the assistant and head coach of Coulee Region last year. Prior to that he spent 6 seasons as a head coach at the Bantam A level in Minnesota. As a player, Jake won 2 National Championships with the University of Minnesota and was a captain his senior season. He is a graduate of the National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, MI and also won the 2001 USHL Clark Cup with the Omaha Lancers. Jake resides in the Twin Cities and is excited to contribute to the continued success of the Bruins organization.