Brian returns for his fifith year (2022-23) as the Americans head scout. Brian has over 30 years of experience in hockey ranging from youth to juniors. Along with working for the Americans, Brian is a Building and Grounds Administrator, and Municipal Judge for the village of Webster. He currently resides in Webster, Wisconsin.
Jeff returns for his fifth year (2022-23) as the Americans Minnesota scout. Jeff is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and attended Eau Claire North High School. Jeff attended St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Currently, he is the Assistant Hockey Coach for th Shakopee High School in Shakopee, Minnesota and he resides in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
John Van Cleave
John Van Cleave returns for this fifth year (2022-23) as a Scout for the Americans. John has over 35 years of hockey experience and he played NCAA Division III hockey from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and has spent many years as a coach at the High School level. John is from Aurora, Minnesota, but currently resides in West Salem, Wisconsin.
Emily Bauer is in her second year (2022-23) as a scout for the Great Falls Americans. She is from Wausau, Wisconsin and currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Emily played four years of NCAA DIII hockey for UW-Eau Claire (UWEC). She is currently working in the Sports Information Department for both UWEC men’s and women’s programs and is also a public relations intern for the Chippewa Steel of the NAHL.
Southwest Minnesota Scout
Matt joins the Americans for his third season (2022-23) as a Scout. Matt is from Morehead, Minnesota and is currently a teacher and an Assistant Hockey Coach for Hutchison High School in southern Minnesota.
Matt is in his fifth season (2022-23) as the Americans Midwest Scout. He has over10 years of experience as a Scout. Matt grew up in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and currently resides in Hartford, Wisconsin with his wife and two children.