Twin Ports Pro Development Camp Staff

Brett Olson

Brett Olson

Head Instructor/Founder

Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Playing Experience:
Currently in his 9th year of professional hockey
Over 500 professional games played
KEV Krefled (DEL) 2020-Present
ERC Ingolstadt (DEL) 2017-2020
EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 2016-17
Portland Pirates AHL 2015-16 (Florida Panthers Affiliate)
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

Andy Welinski

Andy Welinski

Instructor

Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota

Playing Experience:
Currently in his 5th year of professional hockey
Over 265 professional games played – 46 in the NHL
Lehigh Vally Phantoms (AHL) 2019 – Present (NHL Affiliate Philadelphia Flyers)
Anaheim Ducks NHL 2017-19
San Diego Gulls AHL 2016-19 (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 June 2016 (Anaheim Ducks)
First NHL game played 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

Brenden Kotyk

Brenden Kotyk

Instructor

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

Jack Connolly

Jack Connolly

Instructor

Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota

Playing Experience:
Currently in his 10th year of professional hockey
Over 407 professional games played in the Swedish Hockey League
Luleå Hockey Club 2018 – Present (Swedish Hockey League)
Rögle BK 2014-18 (Swedish Hockey League)
Färjestad BK 2012-14 (Swedish Hockey League)
University of Minnesota-Duluth 2008-12 (NCAA Division I)
Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 2007-08 (Tier I Junior A)
Duluth Marshall High School MSHSL 2004-07 (H.S. Varsity)

Education:
Bachelor Degree in Communication, University of Minnesota-Duluth 2012

Accolades:
Signed first professional Swedish Hockey contract April 2012 (Färjestad BK)
NCAA University of Minnesota-Duluth Men’s Hockey National Champion 2011
WCHA Final Five Champion (Broadmoor Trophy) 2008-09
NCAA Hobey Baker Memorial Award Winner 2012
NCAA (WCHA) All-Academic Team 2009-12
NCAA (WCHA) First All-Star Team 2009-12
NCAA (WCHA) Player of the Year 2011-12
NCAA (WCHA) Scoring Champion (43) 2011-12
NCAA (West) First All-American Team 2010-12
NCAA (West) Second All-American Team 2009-10
USA Hockey College Player of the Year 2012
Lowe’s Senior Class Award Winner 2012
University of Minnesota-Duluth Team Captain 2011-12
USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year 2007-08
USHL Rookie of the Year 2007-08
USHL First All-Star Team 2007-08

Goalie Coach

Goalie Coach

Instructor

Twin Ports Pro Development Camp provides a highly-qualified goalie coach each year to tend to your goalie’s specific developmental needs. Our goalie coach will have had playing experience from one or more of the highest levels in the sport of hockey (NHL, AHL, ECHL, European Professional leagues, and/or NCAA D-I/III).

Elite goaltending instruction is something that many camps lack, but here at Twin Ports PDC we understand the importance of providing an elite goalie coach to work with your goalie 1-on-1 and in small group training sessions each day. Past goalie coaches have included Troy Grosenick, Hunter Miska, and Rob Anderson.

Bronwynn Pichetti

Bronwynn Pichetti

Power Skating Coach

Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota

Credentials:
20+ Years of Coaching Experience
Rated Master Coach by the Professional Skaters Association (PSA)
Accredited Hockey l and Hockey ll in Power Skating by PSA
Guest Presenter for USA Hockey
United States Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Figures Professional Figure Skater

Clients/Camps:
Mites, Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, High School, JR, Collegiate, Olympians and NHL players

Skating Instructor for:
2012 USA Hockey National Development Camp
University of MN-Duluth Men – 2011 NCAA Division l National Champions
University of MN-Duluth Women
College of St. Scholastica NCAA Division lll

Hockey Camp Sponsorship

If you would like to be a sponsor of the Twin Ports Pro Development Camp, please go to our Camp Details page for more information and inquire through our Contact Us page.

Camp Sponsors