The AK Grizzlies coaching and support staff is the lifeblood of the organization and has a demonstrated history of attracting high character and knowledgeable personnel to assist, train, and launch our athletes. The Grizzlies pride themselves on our proven coaching education certification process administered through USA Hockey and its affiliates that allow our coaches to be among some of the brightest young minds in the game. This year's group of coaches consist of former players from Tier 1, Junior, and Division 1 hockey programs. We know that in order to be the best, you must be trained by the best - that means off the ice too. Our support staff including team managers, treasurers and off ice training specialists are carefully selected based on knowledge and expertise. We do all this in order to ensure your athlete has the best chance of growing in the game of hockey and beyond this year.

Meet Our Coaches

Check back here for information on our coaches!


14U A

Kerry Hafele - Head Coach


10U AA Minor

Dirk Menard - Head Coach


12U AA Minor

Jarred Bounds - Head Coach

The Alaska Grizzlies 12UAA Minor team is led by Head Coach Jared Bounds (LVL2 #479924). Coach Bounds is a level 2 certified coach through USA Hockey. We are excited to welcome Coach Bounds to the Alaska Grizzlies family so he can share his knowledge of the game with our young athletes. The 12UAA Minor team will practice three times per week with games throughout the season in both Fairbanks and the state via tournaments. Additionally, Coach Bounds plans to take the team to a tournament out of state during the season. This season's plan will have a focus on player development to assist players in reaching their next goals in hockey. Coach Bounds will announce his assistant coaches and specific details of the season during the parent meeting after team selection.


12U A

Ben Wolfe - Head Coach


10U A

TBA - Head Coach