Hockey Operations

Head Coach

Ben Weiand

Ben Weiand is currently the Intermin Head Coach for the Minnesota Magicians. 

Ben spent two seasons as Assistant Coach of the Minnesota Magicians from 2015-2017.

The Rosemount, MN native is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Stout with a degree in Business Administration and Coaching. Prior to his time with the Magicians he has spent the previous 10 years coaching Juniors, Association, Camps, Clinics, Private Lessons and Select teams in Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Strength and Conditioning Coach

Nick Klaren

Nick Klaren serves as the Magicians full-time Strength and Conditioning Coach and is entering his 10th year as a skill development coach.  Nick's passion lies with developing athletes and making them more proficient each and every day.  Nick approaches his training with accountability and action and makes sure all athletes are working accurately when it comes to the exercises given within the program. He has trained youth, High School, Tier 1, collegiate, and professional athletes to be their most efficient selfs before going back to their respective sport.
Nick is a former hockey player who played HS hockey in Minnesota at Roseville High School.  Nick went on to play 3 years of junior hockey in the NAHL and USHL along with playing collegiately at the University of Wisconsin Stout.  Nick finished his hockey career playing three seasons of professional hockey before turning to his passion of training athletes. Nick has also coached high school hockey and Tier 1 U16/U18 teams. 
Nick resides in St. Paul, MN and also serves as a regional scout for the Magicians.



TRIA is proud to partner with the Minnesota Magicians. As part of this partnership, TRIA provides Athletic Trainers and Doctors to all of the Magicians games at Richfield Ice Arena.
Sports medicine doctors from The Tria Orthopaedic Center have served as team physicians to Minnesota professional sports teams and athletic programs, including the Minnesota Magicians, for over 25 years. This experience translates into improved management of sports-related injuries for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Players have access to these reputable sports-medicine physicians who are also committed to patient care and investing in education and research. Future sports medicine professionals are trained through TRIA’s accredited sports medicine fellowship program in affiliation with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota.
TRIA was built on the strengths of each of its partners for the benefit of our patients and the community while advancing the science of orthopedic medicine. March 15, 2005, TRIA opened at 494 & France Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota, offering comprehensive orthopedic care – from diagnosis to treatment to surgery – at one convenient location.