Head Coach – Josh Dubinsky
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.
Assistant Coach – Taylor Shaw
Shaw, a native of Sartell, MN joins the Kenai River Brown Bears staff after spending the past three seasons with the Gillette Wild in the NA3HL. During his time in Gillette, Shaw held various positions including most recently serving as the Associate Head Coach. In addition to his roles with the Wild, he has served as both the Gillette Youth Hockey Association Skill Director and Goalie Clinic Coordinator. During the summer months, Shaw also currently serves as a Head Coach for Team Northwest AAA Hockey.
Prior to his time in Gillette, Shaw spent three seasons as an Assistant Coach of the Proctor Boys High School Hockey team in Proctor, MN. In 2014, he started his coaching career as a Bantam Coach for the Duluth East Youth Hockey Association in Duluth, MN.
Since graduating from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2016, he has been an Economics Teacher at Minnesota Connections Academy. Shaw resides in Gillette with his wife Brittany, and their two kids.
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.