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Head Coach and General Manager
Chris Tok is entering his fourth season as head coach for the Austin Bruins. During the Bruins inaugural season, Tok lead the team to a 23-31-4 overall record. Prior to Austin, Chris was an assistant coach for the Michigan Tech Huskies in the WCHA. Chris got his start in Junior Hockey in the USHL as an assistant coach for the Waterloo Blackhawks. 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 is a Des Moines Iowa native, where he grew up playing youth and high school hockey. After playing junior hockey Huffman got his coaching start in Des Moines as well. Jamie has called Minnesota home for the last five seasons, where he coached with the Orono youth programs, Edina Lakers and Owatonna Express. Last year he was the head coach of the U16 Blades, while scouting and coaching with the Bruins. Jamie is entering his second season with the Bruins and is excited to reside in such a supportive hockey community.
Hailing from Devils Lake ND, Keaton graduated from Grand Forks Central High School. Post gradation he played Junior Hockey in Canada. Wolf’s coaching career began as an Assistant for Grand Forks Central HS, which he has been doing for the last five years. Of those five years, four were spent scouting for Portage La Prairie, MB in the MJHL. During his stint in Portage La Prairie, they won 3 Providence championships along with one trip to the Royal Bank Cup. Keaton was also a district coordinator for the North Dakota selects for 3 years, and has run 2 AAA teams out of ND/MN. Keaton will continue to study at University of North Dakota, in their undergraduate marketing program.
Elliott is entering his third season as the Goalie Coach for the Austin Bruins. He has been working with goalies for 8 years with GDI and now Premier Goaltending Developement. Elliott is based out of White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
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.
Chris is a St. Louis Park, Minnesota native who played his high school hockey at Benilde-St. Margarets. After high school Chris played his collegiate hockey at St. Mary's University. He started his coaching career 6 years ago in Minnesota. Since then he has coached a number of AAA teams. Chris currently resides in Chicago where he serves as the Head Coach for the Chicago Young Americans Midget Major team. Chris is proud to be a part of the Bruins organization.