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. 
 
Scott Meyer - Head Coach/Owner
 
Scott Meyer brings years of coaching experience that spans both the United States Hockey League (USHL) and the North American Hockey League (NAHL) to the Magicians bench. 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 - Tier 1 Program Director/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.

Joe Pankratz - Owner