Front Office

Minnesota Magicians

Scott Krueger - President/Owner
Ron Beran - General Manager/Owner
Ron Beran joins the Magicians front office this year as General Manager/Owner. Ron had a successful 20-year career in the retail industry. 
Ron played 4 years of college hockey at Babson College in Wellesley, MA  and was captain his senior year, made four straight ECAC and NCAA appearances and ended his career as the 5th All-Time leading scorer and was inducted into the Babson College Hall of Fame. 1988-1989 - All American, 1988-1989 - First Team ECAC, Senior Athlete of the Year 1988-89, Assistant Coach at D3, Colby College in 1989-1990. Ron has coached and operated numerous camps and clinics of all age groups during his career. 
Email: Phone: 612-460-5126
Scott Meyer - Owner
Scott Meyer brings years of experience in both the United States Hockey League (USHL) and the North American Hockey League (NAHL). His resume also includes an impressive playing background.
Following a high school career at the Academy of Holy Angels and White Bear Lake, he spent a year with the Danville Wings of the NAHL and the Fargo-Moorhead Bears of the USHL before becoming an All-American goaltender at St. Cloud State University. After his collegiate career, Meyer played professional hockey in the New York Rangers organization.
Kevin Ingvalson - Vice President of Operations
Kevin is in his fifth season as the Magicians Vice-President and oversees all day-to-day business-related activities of the organization.

Kevin is a native of Forest Lake, MN where he grew up and played hockey for the Rangers.  Kevin continued his education and playing career attending Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN where he played four years of collegiate hockey for the Gusties while obtaining a degree in Organizational Management.  Kevin continued to stay involved with hockey as a coach and trainer following college before coming to the Magicians for the inaugural season in 2013.
Kevin currently resides in Prior Lake, MN along with his wife Ann, and their two sons while also serving as an Assistant Coach for the Prior Lake Boys Varsity High School Hockey team.
A.J. Bucchino - Director of Hockey Operations/Owner
AJ Bucchino joins the Magicians front office this year as an Owner and the Tier 1 Program Director.

AJ is also the President of the Minnesota IceMen and Ice Cougars AAA Program, Head Coach of Lakeville High School H.S. and specialty coach for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the NCAA. AJ trains, educates and promotes players for all levels: youth hockey, high school, Midget AAA, junior, college and professional hockey opportunities. AJ leverages the relationships he has forged throughout his journey in order to give athletes the best options to further their careers. 

AJ was born in White Plains, New York, where he began playing youth hockey.  He played at Tilton Prep School, Avon Old Farms Prep School and finished high school playing junior A in the USHL with the Des Moines Buccaneers. After a season at the University of New Hampshire, AJ transferred to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he won several awards, including two-time NCAA All-American. 

As a professional player, AJ played in the East Coast Hockey League, Central Hockey League, and Southern Professional Hockey League. After four years at the professional level, AJ decided to share his experience and knowledge with other willing and growing hockey players. 

AJ graduated with a B.S. in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He currently resides in Woodbury, MN, with his wife, Danielle.

Gaven Bickford - Director of Marketing and Communications 
Gaven is in his first year as the Magicians’ Director of Marketing and Communications.

Gaven is from Crosslake, Minnesota where he played his youth and High School hockey for the Northern Lakes Lightning. After High School, Gaven attended Siena College in Albany, New York, where he majored in Marketing and was a member of the Club Hockey Team (ACHA).

Throughout the years, Gaven has developed a passion for all levels of hockey and gives back through coaching. He has directed and counseled hockey camps such as Breezy Point Hockey Camp and Exceed Hockey Camps. Gaven has also, worked for the North American Hockey League during the Robertson Cup and NAHL Showcase helping out with game day operations.

Gaven currently resides in Uptown, Minneapolis.


Joe Pankratz - Owner