Hockey Operations

Head Coach: Colten St. Clair

The Minnesota Wilderness announce 30-year-old Colten St. Clair as the 6th head coach in the franchise’s history. Before joining the Wilderness, Colten spent the last season as associate head coach of the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers. In his first season with Sioux City, he helped guide the team to a Clark Cup championship.  Before the start of the 2022-23 campaign, the role of assistant general manager was added to his duties. Prior to joining the Musketeers staff, St. Clair spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL, one season as a volunteer assistant with the University of Maine. As a player, St. Clair played 4 years at the University of North Dakota capped off by winning the National Championship in 2016. He played his junior hockey for the Fargo Force in the USHL for 3 seasons.



Director of Scouting Midwest & West Coast: Sean Fish

Sean Fish is back for his 8th season with the Minnesota Wilderness as the team’s Head Scout. Sean has been coaching and scouting for the past 11 seasons following his collegiate career at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Sean is currently the head coach for Orono High School and continues to be a staple of the Minnesota Wilderness organization in finding future Wilderness players. 





Director of Player Personnel: Kevin Smalley

Kevin is back for his 5th season with the Minnesota Wilderness as Director of Player Personnel. Kevin’s contributions to the organization span wide as he is involved in coaching our U16 and U18 Fall development teams as well as being a scout for the organization. Kevin has been a huge part in finding some of the top talent in Northern Minnesota and bringing them into the Wilderness family. Kevin played his college hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.




Director of Scouting East Coast: Ray Hyde


Scout: Brett Heigel


Scout: Joe Allen


Scout: Jay Ekman


Scout: Tanner Grina


Scout: Jonah Williams


ATC: Jarret Byrnes