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Pete Talafous - General Manager

Prior to coming to xHockeyProducts Training Facility, Pete served as the Director of Hockey Operations and Site Director for 10 years at the Hudson, Wisconsin Total Hockey/Exceed training facility.

Pete's playing career includes playing for the Hudson Raiders where he holds the all-time record for points in Hudson HS history.  He played Junior A Hockey in the USHL for the Twin Cities Vulcans and was a member of the 2000 National Championship team. Pete played NCAA Division 1 hockey in the WCHA for the University of Alaska-Anchorage and University of Wisconsin.  At UAA, he was awarded the Team Rookie of the Year honors.

Pete brings a significant background in coaching and training hockey players to xHockey.

Ryan Kulenkamp - Assistant General Manager / 3v3 Director

Ryan has been coaching hockey for 16 years at all levels - girls and boys.  Ryan started coaching at age 16 as an instructor for four years at PDP Hockey School in Woodbury, MN. He was a lead coach / instructor for the Total Training Summer Hockey Camp at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, MN.  Ryan's experience includes coaching the Spring Lake Park Boys High School JV team and was the Spring Lake Park Girls High School Varsity Assistant Coach.

Ryan is passionate about coaching and teaching at all levels of the game and is excited to be a part of Total Hockey Minnesota.

Brendan Rose- On Ice Director

Brendan Rose has been with xHPTF/Total Hockey MN for the past 6 years. He brings energy and passion to the game of hockey.  

  • USA Hockey Level 5 Certified
  • Prior Lake Bantam Coach (3 years)
  • Prior Lake Squirt Coach
  • 2 years HS coach- Red/Black League

Bryce Salvador - Hockey Advisor

Bryce has played over 750 games in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils, and served as captain of the Devils for his final 3 seasons before retirement.  Bryce provides his professional experience and his dedication to helping hockey players excel on an ongoing basis.  He is involved in various training programs offered at Total Hockey Minnesota during the off-season.

RENAR BENSON - Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach

Brett Mory - Fusion AAA Coach

Coach Mory has spent the past 5 years developing hockey players at Total Hockey Minnesota/ xHockeyProducts training facility. 

A native of Belleville, Illinois.  Coach Brett Mory is also entering his 2nd year as assistant coach for the Steele County Blades, in the USPHL (Junior A- Tier 3 level).
Coach Mory played his youth hockey in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2013, he made the transition into junior hockey with the Cincinnati Swords of the NA3HL. He played in Cincinnati for two years before making the transition to college hockey. Coach Mory furthered his playing career at Lindenwood University- Belleville for two additional seasons.

Coach Brett currently resides in Lakeville, MN.

Robert Wroblewski- Development Coach

Robert has been a great addition to the xHockey coaching staff. He Started in 2018 and continues to inject his enthusiasm and passion to every kid that walks through the doors.

Previously Robert was the head coach for the Bloomington Peewee B1 and Peewee C teams.

Robert is a large proponent of the philosophy that a strong work ethic leads to individual and team improvement, which in turn leads to having fun, better players, and a life long passion for the game.”

Tori Esser- Instructor

Coach Tori has been with xHockey for the past 3 years. 

She played 4 years for the Marshfield High Schools Girls Varsity team. Tori was awarded the Most Improved Player in 2010. She currently holds the record in Marshfield for most points scored in a single game with a total of 6 points. Along with her HS career, Tori played for the Western Wisconsin Blue Devil's AAA program for 2 summers.  

Tori is also currently employed at CBRE as a Senior Real Estate Accountant.