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Scouting Staff

Director of Player Personnel Chris Lonke

Chris Lonke has been coaching Minnesota high school hockey since 1997 and has also served as the assistant coach at Hamlin University.  Currently Lonke is the head coach at New Prague High School.  Lonke has led three different teams to the Minnesota Class A State Tourney- The 2003 Simley Spartans( Lost to TJ Oshie and Warroad Warriors in the Champioship) and back to back in 2014 (Finished 3rd) and 2015 (Won the Consolation Championship) with the New Prague Trojans where he just finished his 8th year as Head Coach.  Lonke was an assistant coach at Hamlin University for the 2007-08 season when the Pipers won the MIAC Championship.  Lonke has been been named Section Head Coach of the year 4 different times: 2003, 2011, 2014 and 2015 and was named the Minnesota High School State Class A Head Coach of the year in 2003.

Lonke graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1997. He received his master's in activities and athletic administration from the University of St. Thomas in 2007.  Lonke has two children with his wife Tonya, Taylor and Jack.

Head Scout Cory Lonke

A native of Proctor, Minnesota, Lonke played high school hockey for both the Proctor Rails and the Cloquet Lumberjacks.  He went on to tend goal for two seasons of NCAA DIII college hockey at St. Scholastica, in Duluth, Minnesota from 2001-2003.  Lonke spent the last four seasons working with the Minotauros as the goaltending coach moving five goaltenders on to NCAA DI programs. After returning to Minnesota for work Lonke transitioned into a scouting role for the Tauros.

Lonke's parents Dennis and Carol still live in Proctor.  He has two siblings, a sister Katie and a brother, Chris, who is the Minotauros Minnesota head scout. 

Regional Scout Todd Collins

Todd is a Minnesota native who is now an elite hockey coach in the state of Arizona. Todd has now instructed and coached for over 25 years, with his expertise being in Power Skating and Stick handling. Todd has also coached 30 plus players that have now moved on to Division 1, Major Junior or the NHL. Since coaching in Arizona he has coached at all levels varying from Mite Novice AAA to Midget AAA and Tier 2 Juniors in the WSHL. In addition, Todd carries his Level 4 Advanced Coaching Certification and from 1999-2006 Todd was a USA Hockey Arizona State Camp Evaluator. Todd has always had an extreme passion and knowledge for the game of hockey. Playing since he was a child, he then introduced the game to both of his sons. Currently, Todd is the Executive Director/GM of Team Northwest AAA hockey in addition to being a scout for the Prince George Cougars in the (WHL). Todd is currently coaching for the DYHA Midget AAA  hockey team in Tempe, Arizona.

Regional Scout Reed Larson

Reed joins the Tauros staff for his first season with 9 years of Junior Hockey scouting experience. He has scouted for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 organizations across the Midwest.
Reed played his high school hockey at Grand Rapids High School in Minnesota, graduating in 97'. He played his junior hockey with the Bismarck Bobcats in 98'-99' and played Division III with the University of Wisconsin-Superior from 00'-03' where he was a member of the 2002 NCAA D-III National Championship team. Currently he is the Head Coach at Virginia High School . He has been coaching High School Hockey for 11 years and He resides in Virginia, Mn with his wife Wendy.