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Pete Talafous - General Manager / Lead Coach

Prior to coming to Total Hockey Minnesota, Pete served as the Director of Hockey Operations and Site Director for the past 8 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 Total Hockey Minnesota.

Bryce Salvador - Hockey Advisor

Bryce has played over 850 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.

Ryan Kulenkamp - Lead On-Ice Coach / 3v3 Coordinator

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.

Kenton Manhart - Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Kenton began his career in the strength and conditioning field in 2009 under General Manager, Pete Talafous at the Total Hockey Training facility in Hudson, Wisconsin. During his time at Total Hockey -Hudson, Coach Manhart trained athletes of all age and ability levels through skills and strength training.

Kenton’s playing career started in Billings, Montana for 15 years where he held the high school record for points in his senior year of high school. He then moved to Hudson, Wisconsin to play for the Hudson Crusaders in the MNJHL at the Junior A level. He played two seasons in Hudson and served as assistant captain before playing briefly for Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Kenton found his passion for strength and conditioning through Total Hockey Hudson, and pursued a degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition and Dietetics from Concordia College. Since then, he has been running strength programs for the last 5 years at the YMCA in Fargo, North Dakota.  

Brendan Rose- Lead Coach

Brendan Rose has been with xHPTF/Total Hockey MN for the past 3 years. He brings energy and passion to the game of hockey.  

  • USA Hockey Level 4 Certfied
  • Prior Lake Bantam Coach (3 years)
  • Prior Lake Squirt Coach
  • 2 years HS coach- Red/Black League

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.

Derek Porter- Development Coach

Derek Porter comes to xHockey with a lot of experience in coaching and development. He is originally from Bozeman, MT and moved to Minnesota 2 years ago. He has an undergraduate degree in Sports Psychology.

Coach Porter’s playing experience includes AAA, Junior A, NCAAA Division 3 and Professional.

Coaching Experience:

-Level 4 USA Hockey Certified
-15 years -experience coaching camps and teams of all ages
- Head Coach, Montana State University ACHA D2 (2010-2012)
- Head Coach, Bozeman High School Varsity (2014-2016) State Championship in 2016, and National Tournament Appearance
- Assistant Coach, West Coast Renegades AAA U16 & U18
- Player movement to AAA, Prep, Junior, and Collegiate level programs
- Current Bantam A Head Coach in Eagan 

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.”

Taylor Freiermuth- Development Coach and Fusion AAA Coach

Coach Taylor grew up in Northfield, Minnesota and was a 3 sport athlete. Hockey has always been a passion for him, and he has taken that passion in his coaching career.

Taylor played in the NAHL in Brookings, then decided to pursue education at the University of Minnesota. He graduated in 2017 with a B.S in Kinesiology. He currently works in special education and has a passion working with kids in sport and education. 


- 2nd year coach for xHockeyProducts Training Facility 

- 2nd year Peewee AA head coach in Northfield 

- Coaching Coordinator in Northfield Hockey Association

- Experience coaching all ages and ability levels

Logan Carlson- Coach/Instructor

Coach Carlson is beginning his second summer training and developing hockey players at /xHockeyProducts Training Facility. 

Logan began his coaching career at age 16 while also playing varsity hockey. After graduating high school he went on to get his bachelors of applied science in athletic training from UMD, then went on to his masters of arts in sport management from MSU. During his first year at MSU, Logan was the lead coach for the Squirt C Development Program. 

Coach Carlson has worked with all age and skill levels, and is passionate about developing hockey players and young people.

Logan is also currently the head athletic trainer at Forest Lake High School working with all high school sports. 

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.