Scouting Staff

Assistant General Manager - Chris Lonke

Chris Lonke has been a member of the Minotauros scouting staff since 2012 and became Assistant General Manager this summer.

has been coaching Minnesota high school hockey since 1997 and has also served as the assistant coach at Hamline 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 and back to back in 2014 (Finished 3rd) and 2015 (Won the Consolation Championship) with the New Prague Trojans.  Lonke was an assistant coach at Hamline 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.

Director of Player Personnel - Brad Clayton

Brad joins the Minot Minotauros as the Director of Player Personnel.  Brad spent the last 9 seasons with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL as Head Scout and Director of Bantam Prospects. He also served as Director of Player Personnel/Assistant Coach for the Austin Bruins in the NAHL for the last 3 seasons.  Brad is currently Director of Scouting for the Granite City Lumberjacks in the NA3HL.  Brad served as Director of Scouting for the Janesville Jets in the NAHL from 2012-2015.  He was Director of Scouting and Guidance for FHIT Hockey based out of Blaine, MN from 2015-2017.

Brad coached team Rangers to a Championship in the inaugural Bantam Elite League season, he currently coaches District 12 in the Minnesota 15’s High Performance program and also coaches the Minnesota Blue Ox U16 team in the Minnesota Tier 1 League.

Brad, his wife Amber and their son Dylan reside in Northern Minnesota.

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.