Head Coach Chris Crutcher
Chris Crutcher became the 5th head coach in North Star franchise history on September 1st 2019
Coach Crutcher has been coaching hockey for 17 years, he served the last 3 years with the North Dakota State University Bison men’s hockey team. His team last year finished 2nd in the WCCHA Hockey tournament in a 3-2 double overtime loss. NDSU finished with a 21-4-1 record. Prior to coaching, he played 4 years of college hockey where he served as a captain for two of those years. After college he played 5 years of pro hockey in the MAHL, FHL, and the LNAH. When he finally decided to hang up the skates he knew right away that he wanted to coach. “It was kind of in the back of my mind as I got closer to the end of my career.” He played his last game for the Hudson Valley Bears in the FHL and went straight into coaching. “It all happens so fast in hockey, one minute you are in New York playing and the next you are behind the bench in Pennsylvania coaching,”
Chris is a level 4 USA hockey coach and also has been involved in youth hockey for the past 12 years. He also runs the CRU7CHER hockey camps where emphasis is on small area battle drills, and teaching the proper way of body contact.