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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.


Brent Tollar- Rocky Mountain Regional Scout

 Being a Rochester, MN native, Brent grew up playing hockey and was trained both on and off the ice by some of the best instructors in North America. Through high school, juniors, and a brief stint in college, Brent had always hoped his path would take him back to coaching and training the sport that he loves.
 A level 4 Coach and Instructor for USA Hockey, Brent has spent the last 10 years coaching, leading coaching clinics specializing in Dryland training, and high altitude training camps in the mountains of Steamboat Springs, CO. He's worked with players from youth ages, high school, USHL, AHL, ECHL, all the way up to players in the NHL and European leagues.
 Recently, Brent made the move from Steamboat Springs to the Denver area. Prior to the move to the front range, Brent was the Director of Youth Hockey and the Head High School hockey coach in Steamboat Springs. Since the move, Brent has started coaching and running dryland for The University of Colorado, Cherry Creek High School, and does training for hockey players at Sportxcel. 


Anthony Schooley- Great Lakes Regional Scout

Anthony Schooley is in his 2nd full year working as a scout with the austin bruins. He is currently in his 4th year coaching the Riverview High School Hockey team in Michigan. Prior to Coaching he played in the USHL and the NAHL and then went on to play his college hockey at Michigan Tech. While playing in the USHL and Michigan Tech he had the honor to be coached by Chris Tok. He will have a major in bachelor science at years end. 


Dan Shrader- Midwest Scout

A long time Twin Cities native, Dan is honored to be part of the AUstin Bruins organization and extremely excited to be in the rinks identifying the talent that will ensure that Austin's winning tradition will continue and make many more tripr to the Robertson Cup. Dan currently works with Medicine Hat of the Western Hocley League, Redline Report Scouting Services.