Hockey Operations

Head Coach

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Scott Meyer is entering his 4th season as the Minnesota Magicians Head Coach. Meyer is a native of Rugby, ND and 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. Meyer graduated from SCSU with a degree in Business Management. After his collegiate career, Meyer played professional hockey in the New York Rangers organization.

Assistant Coach

Ben Weiand

Ben will begin his 2nd season as Assistant Coach of the Minnesota Magicians in 2017-2018.

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.

Assistant Coach

Todd Kennedy

Todd Kennedy is in his 3rd year as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Magicians. Prior to coaching for the Magicians, Todd was a head coach at Bloomington Kennedy High School for 14 years and an assistant coach at Prior Lake High School for six years. Before beginning his high school teaching and coaching career, Todd was a Graduate Assistant Coach at Mankato State University from 1993-1995. In addition to coaching the Magicians, Todd is a Physical Education teacher at Bloomington Kennedy High school.

Coach Kennedy received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1993 from St. Cloud State University, his Master’s Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 1999 and his Specialist Degree in Education-Principal Licensure, from Mankato in 2015. He was a four-year letter winner at St. Cloud State, earning All-WCHA Academic Honors in 1991 and 1992. Originally from Canada, Todd was a 1st Team All-Star Defenseman for the Winkler Flyers in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

Over the years, Todd has been actively involved with Minnesota Hockey and USA Hockey. He was a Head Coach at the Minnesota Advanced 15 festival in St. Cloud for over 10 years, and he was on the coaching staff of the Minnesota Advanced 17 Team for five years. Coach Kennedy has also been an Assistant Coach in the USA Hockey Select 17 National Festival and a Head Coach in the USA Hockey Select 14 National Festival.

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.

Trainers

Tria

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.
 

Scout

Duvie Westcott

Westcott was a collegiate standout at St. Cloud State University (WCHA) before starting a professional career that included several seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Following his time with the Blue Jackets organization Westcott continued his professional career in Europe, making stops in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Swiss-A League, and the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).