Hockey Operations

Head Coach – Keenan Kelly

Kelly is a native of Boise, Idaho and joins the Kenai River Brown Bears staff after spending the 2020-21 season with the expansion Wichita Falls Warriors as Associate Head Coach/ Assistant GM and helping lead the Warriors to the South Division Finals and the South Division’s Organizational of the Year.  

Prior to his time in Wichita Falls, Kelly took on another expansion team in the New Mexico Ice Wolves, also as Associate Head Coach/Assistant GM.  Kelly helped build New Mexico into the South Division and NAHL Organization of the Year in their inaugural season.   Before New Mexico, Kelly spent four seasons with the NAHL’s Austin Bruins serving as Assistant Coach and Director of Player Personnel .  During his tenure in Austin, the Bruins made the playoffs in all but one season and advanced to the Division Finals on two occasions.  Kelly took part in advancing more than 60 players onto NCAA hockey programs over his six seasons in the NAHL .

Prior to his time in the NAHL, Keenan spent four seasons working for Northern Michigan University (NCAA-DI WCHA).  While at NMU he served as the Student-Assistant Coach, Assistant Director of Hockey Operations, and Video Coordinator. 

 

Josh Dubinsky, Associate Head 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.