Hockey Operations

Kevin Murdock, Head Coach

 

Originally from Bradenton, Florida, Murdock attended and played hockey for four years at Shattuck St. Mary’s. He went on from there to play for the Lincoln Stars in the USHL. In his second season, he was named a 2nd team USHL All-Star and led the league in save percentage (save %) and goals-against average (GAA), as well as participating in the league’s All-star game. Kevin went on to play for NCAA Division 1 Lake Superior State University, where at the time of graduation, he was tied for second all-time single-season save % and third all-time career save %. In 2014-2015 he played professionally in the SPHL for the Fayetteville Fireantz with a couple of short stints in the ECHL with the Tulsa Oilers and Fort Wayne Komets. He was named to the SPHL All-Rookie team.

After retiring from playing Kevin spent one season serving as both the Goalie Coach for the entire boys and girls hockey program as well as an Assistant Coach with the Boys Prep team at Gilmour Academy. His responsibilities included recruiting, video breakdown, player skill development and being a proctor in the school’s residence life program.

The past three seasons Kevin has been a part of the North Iowa Bulls franchise of the NA3HL where he was involved in every aspect of day to day hockey operations serving as both Assistant Coach and Associate Head Coach.  During his time with the Bulls, he helped lead the team to a record of 119-31-7-3, which included two regular-season division championships, two playoff division championships and two trips to the Frasier Cup Championship.  In addition, he has helped promote more than 40 players onto the NAHL and College including 5 who are currently playing NCAA D1.

 Kevin graduated from Lake Superior State with a Bachelor of Science in Parks and Recreation and also an Associate degree in Natural Resource Technology.

kmurdock@krbbears.com

Josh Dubinsky, Assistant Coach

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Josh grew up in Chicago, Illinois and played his AAA hockey in the Chicago/Milwaukee area. After stopping playing, he immediately started coaching spring and summer teams for organizations like Midwest Hockey Development, Selects Hockey and DHI Hockey. In addition, he served as an on-ice instructor for Glacier Hockey and Impact Elite Training.

In the fall of 2016, Josh moved to St. Catharines, Ontario to earn his degree and continue his coaching career. While obtaining his Bachelor of Sport Management from Brock University, he spent the past four years as an Assistant Coach with the Boys Prep team at Ridley College. His responsibilities included video breakdown, analytic tracking and hockey operations. During his time at Ridley, he helped lead the team to three Midwest Prep Hockey League Championships, and moved dozens of players on to the OHL and the NCAA.

jdubinsky@krbbears.com

Anders Franke, Goaltending Coach

Anders is a 2012 graduate of Elk River High School where he played 4 years of varsity hockey for the Elks. As a freshman, Franke was named to the USA Warren Strelow National Goalie Development Camp for his birth year. He was a four-time All-Conference winner and All-Metro goalie of the year his senior season while playing for Elk River. Franke also holds the record for most career starts and all-time wins for Elk River High School. After his 4 years of high school hockey, Anders decided to take on the junior hockey route.

Anders played 2 years of junior hockey in Flint, Michigan following his High School career. During his two seasons with the Flint Jr. Generals of the NA3HL, Franke received honors for Goalie of the Year and 1st Team All-NA3HL in his 2013-2014 campaign with the Generals. That same year, Anders brought the Generals to a Tier 3 National Championship played in Hartford, Connecticut. After 2 seasons in Flint, Franke committed to play college hockey at Saint John’s University (NCAA – D3).

Anders is a graduate of Saint John’s University where he gained a degree in Global Business. Following his years at St. John’s University, Anders has also joined on board as the goalie coach for the Saint Cloud State Women’s Program (NCAA – D1), Saint John’s University Men’s Hockey Program (NCAA -D3), and the Granite City Lumberjacks (NA3HL). He also works as the Northwest Goalie Director for MEGA Goaltending based in Blaine, MN.