Front Office

Minnesota Magicians

 Ron Beran - President/Owner
Ron Beran joins the Magicians front office this year as President/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
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.

Most recently, A.J. was the Head Coach at Lakeville South High School in Lakeville, MN for the past three seasons. At Lakeville South, he had a record of 48-34-4 and lead the team to the Minnesota State High School Tournament in 2017.  A.J. is also involved in the Minnesota IceMen and Ice Cougars AAA Hockey Program.

Before A.J. began his coaching career, he played four seasons of professional hockey in the East Coast Hockey League, Central Hockey League, and Southern Professional Hockey League.

Born in White Plains, New York, he began his playing career attending Tilton and Avon Old Farms Prep School.  A.J. then finished high school in the USHL with the Des Moines Buccaneers.  After a season at the University of New Hampshire, A.J. transferred to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he was a two-time NCAA All-American helping his team win two WIAC Championships (2006 and 2007) and one NCHA Championship (2007).

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 earned a degree 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.


Scott Krueger - Owner
Joe Pankratz - Owner