Twin Ports Pro Development Camp Staff

Brett Olson

Brett Olson

Head Instructor/Founder

Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Playing Experience:
Currently in his 10th year of professional hockey
Over 575 professional games played
Dusseldorfer EG (DEL) 2021- Present
KEV Krefled (DEL) 2020-2021
ERC Ingolstadt (DEL) 2017-2020
EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 2016-17
Portland Pirates AHL 2015-16 (NHL Affiliate – Florida Panthers)
San Antonio Rampage AHL 2014-15 (NHL Affiliate – Florida Panthers)
Abbotsford Heat AHL 2012-14 (NHL Affiliate – Calgary Flames)
Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 2005-08 (NCAA Division I)
Waterloo Blackhawks USHL 2005-08 (Tier I Junior A)
Superior Spartans WIAA 2002-05 (H.S. Varsity)

Coaching Experience:
Part-time instructor & evaluator – Waterloo Black Hawks USHL
On-ice instructor – Michigan Tech Hockey Development Center
On-ice instructor – Acceleration North, Arden Hills MN

Education:
BS in Kinesiology & Physiology, double minor in Coaching & Psychology, Michigan Technological University, 2012

Accolades:
Signed first professional AHL contract October 2012
Signed first professional NHL contract July 2014
ERC Ingolstadt Assistant Captain 2019-20
Portland Pirates Assistant Captain 2015-16
Michigan Tech Captain 2010-11 & 2011-12, Assistant Captain 2009-10
Michigan Tech Merv Young Award MVP 2009-10
Michigan Tech Gary Crosby Leading Scorer Award 2009-10 & 2011-12
Michigan Tech Robert Matovich Outstanding Freshmen Award 2008-09
2x WCHA All-Academic Team 2010-11 & 2011-12
Waterloo Black Hawks Captain 2007-08
USHL All-Star 2007-08
USHL Anderson Cup Champion 2006-07
2x WIAA State Champion 2002-03 & 2004-05

Brenden Kotyk

Brenden Kotyk

Head Coach

Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan

Playing Experience:
Currently the Assistant Coach for the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
Retired from playing after 3 pro seasons with over 180 games played
Toledo Walleye ECHL 2018-2020
Hartford Wolfpack AHL 2017-18 (New York Rangers Affiliate)
Greenville Swamprabbits 2017-18 (Rangers affiliate)
Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs 2013-17 (NCAA Division 1)
College of St. Scholatica 2012-13 (NCAA Division 3)
Dauphin Kings 2010-12 (MJHL Junior A)
Humboldt Broncos 2009-11 (SJHL Junior A)

Education:
Bachelor of Applied Human Sciences, Public Health Education & Promotion, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2017

Accolades:
Signed first professional AHL contract, June 2017
Assistant Captain Minnesota Duluth 2016-17
UMD Goldie Wolfe Award (Most inspirational player) 2016-17
UMD Shjon Podein Community Service Award 2016-17
Derek Hines Unsug Hero award Finalist 2016-17
NCHC Champions 2016-17
All Rookie team with St.Scholatica 2012-13
Captain Dauphin Kings 2011-12
MJHL Defenseman of the Year 2011-12

Gabbie Hughes

Gabbie Hughes

Instructor

Hometown: Lino Lakes, Minnesota

Playing Experience:
UMD Bulldogs Women’s Hockey 2018-present
U23 Women’s National Team Festival – 2021
USA U22 hockey team – 2019
USA Under-18 hockey team (gold medal) – 2017
Centennial Cougars HS-Varsity 2013-2018

Education:
BS in Education Studies, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2022
Masters of Education, University of Minnesota Duluth, In Progress

Accolades:
Assistant Captain UMD 2021-2022
Captain UMD 2022-2023 season
Top 3 Patty Kaz Finalist 2021-2022
Hockey Humanitarian Award finalist 2021-2022
MVP University of Minnesota Duluth (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2021-2022)
First team All-American 2021-2022
All-WCHA first team 2021-2022
All-WCHA second team 2019-2020, 2020-2021
All-WCHA third team 2018-2019
All-WCHA All Rookie team 2018 – 2019
USCHO All Rookie team 2018 – 2019
WCHA All-Academic team 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022
NCAA Tournament – frozen four in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022
NCAA Tournament – championship 2021 – 2022

Andy Welinski

Andy Welinski

Instructor

Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota

Playing Experience:
Currently in his 6th year of professional hockey
Over 300 professional games played – 46 in the NHL
Stockton Heat (AHL) 2022-Current
Lehigh Vally Phantoms (AHL) 2020-21 (NHL Affiliate Philadelphia Flyers)
Anaheim Ducks NHL 2017-19, 2020-21
San Diego Gulls AHL 2016-19, 2020-21 (NHL Affiliate – Anaheim Ducks)
University of Minnesota-Duluth 2012-16 (NCAA Division I)
Green Bay Gamblers USHL 2010-12 (Tier I Junior A)
Duluth East Greyhounds MSHSL 2008-10 (H.S. Varsity)

Education:
Bachelor Degree in Communication, University of Minnesota-Duluth 2016

Accolades:
Signed first professional NHL contract in June 2016 (Anaheim Ducks)
First NHL game played on December 11, 2017
University of Minnesota-Duluth Team Captain 2015-16
All-NCHC Second Team 2014-2015 & 2015-16
WCHA All-Rookie Team 2012-13
USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year 2011-12
USHL Defensemen of the Year 2011-12
Clark Cup/Anderson Cup Champion 2011-12 (Green Bay Gamblers, USHL)
Drafted 3rd round (83rd overall) by the Anaheim Ducks 2011

Addie Young

Addie Young

Instructor

Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Playing Experience:
Playing Experience:
UWEC Blugolds 2018-2022 (NCAA Division III)
Superior Spartans WIA 2014-2018 (H.S. Varsity)

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, 2021

Accolades:
ALL-WIAC Honorable Mention 2021-2022
ALL- WIAC Sportsmanship Team 2021-2022
Assistant Team Captain UWEC 2021-2022
4x ALL-WIAC Academic Team
4x AHCA All American Scholar Athlete
GWHCA Ms. Hockey Award Finalist (Superior Spartans) 2018

Koby Bender

Koby Bender

Instructor

Hometown: Cloquet, Minnesota

Playing Experience:
University of Minnesota Duluth 2017-2022 (NCAA Division I)
Muskegon Lumberjacks 2016-2017 (USHL)
Minnesota Wilderness 2015-2016
 (NAHL)
Cloquet Lumberjacks 2012-2015 (MSHSL)

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance

Accolades:
Mike Sertich Award most improved player 2020-2021
5x NCAA Scholar-Athlete 2017-2022
NCHC Conference Champions 2021-22
NCAA National Champions 2018-19
NCHC Conference Champions 2018-19
NCAA National Champions 2017-18

Paul Bittner

Paul Bittner

Instructor

Hometown: Crookston, Minnesota
Playing Experience:
Currently going into 7th pro year
Over 240 professional games played
2016-2020 Cleveland Monsters (AHL)
2020-21 Väsby IK (Allsvenskan, Sweden)
2021 MoraIK (Allsvenskan)
2021-2022 Düsseldorf EG (DEL)
2013-2016 Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
2011-2012 Crookston HS (MSHSL)

Experience:
Extensive coaching experience over the past 6 years with all ages and in many different settings across northern Minnesota.

Accolades:
Drafted 2nd round 38th overall by Columbus Blue Jackets in 2015
2013 WHL champion
2013 Memorial Cup Runner-up

Benjamin Patt

Benjamin Patt

Goalie Instructor

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Playing Experience:
University of Minnesota Duluth 2017-2022 (NCAA Division 1)
Notre Dame Hounds 2016-17 (SJHL Junior A)
Woodstock Slammers 2015-16 (MHL Junior A)
Notre Dame Hounds 2014-15 (SJHL Junior A)
Premier Elite Athletics Collegiate 2013-14 (U18 AAA)

Education:
Masters of Business Administration in General Management, University of Minnesota Duluth 2022

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Supply Chain Management 2021

Accolades:
USA Hockey Humanitarian Award Nominee 2021-22
UMD Shjon Podein Community Service Award 2021-22

5x NCAA Scholar-Athlete 2017-2022
NCHC Conference Champions 2021-22
NCAA National Champions 2018-19
NCHC Conference Champions 2018-19
NCAA National Champions 2017-18
MVP Notre Dame Hounds 2016-17
Assistant Captian Notre Dame Hounds 2016-17
MHL Goaltender of the Year (Highest SV% and GAA) 2015-16

Past & Present Instructors

Hunter Miska
Adam Krause
Adam Krause
Mike Sislo
Adam Krause
Adam Krause
Adam Krause
Hunter Miska
Hunter Miska

Camp Counselors are all current area NCAA Division I/III or JR Level players.

Camp Sponsors

Hockey Camp Sponsorship

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