Hockey Operations

Moe Mantha – Head Coach & General Manager

Mantha comes to the Blizzard with a wealth of experience both playing and coaching throughout many levels of pro and amateur hockey. Mantha enjoyed a 12 year career in the NHL playing for the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, and the Minnesota North Stars. Mantha was also a member of Team USA at the 1992 Olympics. He began his coaching career in 1994 with the Columbus Chill in the ECHL. From there he went on to coach the Cincinnati Might Ducks, affiliate of Anaheim in the AHL. After his time in pro minor league hockey, Mantha coached for 4 years in the NAHL with stints for the USNTDP in Ann Arbor and most recently with the Michigan Warriors. Mantha also coached in Canadian major junior hockey with the Windsor Spitfires, and the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. Born outside of Cleveland in Lakewood, Ohio Mantha resides in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario with Kathy his wife of 35 years, and three children Ashley, Devin, and Brody.
E: moe@gobrookingsblizzard.com
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Casey Mignone – Associate Head Coach 

 

Mignone comes to St. Cloud with experience in junior hockey, serving as the Head Coach of the Rochester Grizzlies (NA3HL) during the 2018-2019 season. Born in Ramsey, NJ, the east coast native spent his playing days climbing the ranks of both College and Pro hockey. Graduating from Westfield State College in 2010, Mignone then continued his playing career in the FHL and the SPHL before making the switch to coaching. Since 2015, Mignone has been climbing the ranks of coaching through both college and junior hockey and looks to continue this growth for years to come. Mignone will join Head Coach/ GM, Mantha as the Blizzard look for success in their first season in St. Cloud.

 

 

E: Casey@stcloudblizzard.com

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Michael Earhart – Assistant GM

Michael Earhart comes to the Blizzard with 18 years of junior hockey experience. He has worn many hats from coaching in the NAHL for 8 years, Head Scout for the Everett Silvertips of the WHL, 3 years assistant and director of player personnel of the Iron Range Yellow Jackets of the MJHL where he helped the team to back to back National Championship runner-ups. He also has been part of the USHL as a scout and director of player personnel for the Chicago Steel where he delivered there first Eastern Division Championship. Also was part of the Bismarck Bobcats as Director of Player Personnel where helped them to a Robertson Cup Championship. He currently is the GM of Flexx hockey academy where he works as a skills coach and power skating coach. He resides in Grand Rapids, MN with his wife Alyssa and three children Samantha, Greyson and Emmerson.
E: mike@stcloudblizzard.com
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Bryce Gustafson –  Scout (Minnesota) 

E: Brycegustafson.stcloudblizzard@gmail.com

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Bedri Kulla –  Scout 

E:blizzardscout@yandex.com

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Jamie (JR) Aller –  Scout (Minnesota) 

E:JR@stcloudblizzard.com