Nick Bruneteau – Head Coach
LOGAN MURPHY – Assistant Coach
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.
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.