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Front Office

Ken Oda - Director of Operations

Ken moved to Minot from Chicago to join the Tauros' staff in August of 2012.  Prior to that Ken was the media director for the Chicago Hitmen in both the NAHL and NA3HL.  Prior to working for the Hitmen Ken was the broadcast voice of the Chicago Blaze of the All American Hockey League. During the week Ken will be working hard wearing many hats for the Tauros, but on game nights he will be doing the play-by-play for the Minotauros media outlets.

Charlsie Benson-Burud - Assistant Director of Operations/Billet Coordinator

A native from Minot, Charlsie Burud officially joined the Tauro staff late in the 2012/13 season after working with the team on a volunteer basis.  Now in her fifth season on staff with the team Charlsie is heavily involved in the gameday operations of the team as serving as the Housing Coordinator for players and billet families.  Charlsie grew up watching her younger brother play hockey and has a deep love for the sport.  Charlsie and her husband Brad have three children, Jagger, Kenadee, and Laykin.

Rikard Lundin - Operations Support Staff

Rikard is a native of Stockholm, Sweden and is 25 years old, and joins the Tauros staff this season. Lundin finished his undergraduate studies at Minot State University in May of 2015 with a double major in International Business and Marketing, and a minor in Management. In July of 2016 he earned his Master’s degree in Management from Minot State University. He is currently working on another Master’s degree, in Sports Management, at Minot State University. 

Nick Hulberg - Game Operations Manager

A native of Minot, Nick grew up playing in the Minot Hockey Boosters Program as a goaltender. After high school, Nick joined the staff of the Bismarck Bobcats as the Director of Broadcasting and Game Operations. Nick was named the NAHL All-Star Series and National Tournament Broadcaster in 2008. Nick then went on to the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals an acted as the team’s broadcaster. With 15 years of experience behind the mic, Nick has been the “Voice” of many different events and arenas. Hulberg is the currently “Voice” of Nodak Speedway, Beavers Hockey, Magician Hockey, Magic City Baseball and Prostyle Production. You will hear Nick at Tauros Home games as the Public Address Announcer.