Hockey Operations

TODD SANDEN – Head Coach / General Manager

Cell Phone: (763) 258-9349
E-Mail: TSanden33@msn.com

Todd Sanden, Head Coach and General Manager of the North Iowa Bulls is excited to return for his 12th season behind the bench for the Bulls.  Claiming the NAHL’s Robertson Cup is a season goal and would be a great accomplishment for our team this season.  The North Iowa Bulls played in five Fraser Cup Finals during their 10 years in the NA3HL, raising the Cup in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2021.  Playing in three straight USA Hockey National Championship games (2013-15) and capturing two USA Hockey national championships (2013, 2015) is also a great source of pride for our team and community.  Our team accomplishments are a testament to the caliber of player we have attracted to the North Iowa Bulls.  Those were also community achievements and the Bulls are very fortunate to be part of such a supporting environment.  

Entering his 12th season with the Bulls, Coach Sanden has amassed over 1,200 games as a coach at the junior level and well over 1,450 in his career as a hockey coach. This is a season that we can expect to be very competitive with the top teams in the NAHL. We have a veteran laden group but also a young and promising group of first year players that understand the tradition laid before them. With nine returning players, we will look to those veterans to lead this year’s team. The expectation for our returning players is to set an outstanding example of compete, drive, and determination which will lead our group to success.

Coach Sanden has spent time as an assistant with the Coulee Region Chill and the North Iowa Outlaws of the North American Hockey League (NAHL).  Sanden also has been a head coach in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Dubuque Fighting Saints.  Coach Sanden is a tireless recruiter who strives to attain the finest talent available to him.  The most treasured accomplishments of Coach Sanden’s career are the players who have advanced their careers as a result of playing under him.  Sanden’s seven USA Hockey National Championship titles and seven USA Hockey Sportsmanship Awards show a commitment to excellence and sportsmanship in his programs.  Coach Sanden also has international coaching experience, participating in exhibition games in Austria, Finland, Germany, and Switzerland.

Todd Sanden is married to wife Teresa with two adult children, Nick and Emily.

 

 

 

LOGAN MURPHY – Assistant Coach

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Logan begins his first season as an assistant coach for the North Iowa Bulls and third as an assistant in the North American Hockey League, serving on the Chippewa Steel staff from 2020 to 2022. 22 players made NCAA commitments during Murphy’s time on the Chippewa bench, including 11 who committed to NCAA Division I programs.

He returns to the place where he first made his mark in junior hockey, playing for North Iowa from 2012 to 2015 after an all-state prep hockey career at Chippewa Falls High School in Wisconsin. Murphy posted 55 points in 63 games, including a 42-point season in 2013-14, and won two Silver (now Fraser) Cup titles and two USA Hockey national championships. He served as a captain on the 2014-15 Bulls roster, finishing his Bulls career as a de facto assistant coach after suffering a career-ending midseason shoulder injury.

Following his playing career, Murphy served on the coaching staffs at Chippewa Falls High School and Eau Claire North High School while earning a business management degree at nearby Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

 

 

 

REDMOND BROW – Assistant Coach

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Redmond enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Bulls after a two-year stint with the Windy City Storm program in suburban Chicago, serving as the program’s Director of Goaltending and U15 and U14 assistant coach.

The Newport, Rhode Island native brings three years of NCAA coaching experience to North Iowa, spending the 2019-20 season as a volunteer assistant at Division I Bemidji State University, and two years as a goaltender coach at Division III Salve Regina University. As a player, he was one of Rhode Island’s top high school goaltenders, earning all-state honors three times and leading his Rogers High School club to the state finals in 2010. He returned to Rogers to serve as an assistant coach from 2012 to 2015, and spent two years on the staff at the Noble and Greenough prep school in Dedham, Massachusetts.

 

 

 

 

 

TSUKASA ARINAMI – Western Canada Scout

Born in Japan, Tsukasa has enjoyed playing youth and junior hockey in Canada and Finland. While playing junior hockey in Finland, Arinami enrolled in the top European Hockey Coaching Program at the Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences located within the Finnish Olympic Training Centre (Vierumaki).

Upon graduating with Bachelors Degree in Sports Management and top European Hockey Qualification from Vierumaki in 2011, Arinami went on to coach from youth to top female and collegiate programs in Japan and throughout Asia. His additional career highlights include working with female Olympic players from multiple countries, being part of the staff member for the University Men’s Japanese National Team Program and other National projects. He continued his international experience as a coach at the IIHF Development camp in 2008. Arinami has also worked for 2017 NHL Hockey School China, where he travelled to different Chinese cities and ran skills camps as part of NHL’s plan to promote hockey in China. Tsukasa brings a wealth of international experience to the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton, British Columbia as an assistant coach, and will also help open doors to recruiting opportunities in the Asian market.

 

 

MICHAEL MOROZ – Alberta/Southwest U.S. Scout

Michael is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and has been involved in hockey as both a coach and scout during his time in Canada. Michael has three years of coaching experience, spending one season as an assistant coach at the Bantam “AA” level, and two seasons as an assistant coach at the Midget “AAA” level. During his time as a coach, Michael has seen many of his players graduate on to junior and major junior hockey, including the WHL, AJHL, and SJHL. Michael also comes to the Bulls with a season-and-a-half of scouting experience, most recently with the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL. Michael enjoys golfing and fishing, and will be moving from Canada to Arizona to attend Arizona State University in the fall, where he will be majoring in Psychology. Michael will be covering the Western USA states of California, Arizona, and Colorado as a scout for the Bulls.