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Hockey Operations

Craig Larson- Governor/General Manager


Email: craig@breezypointnorthstars.com
Phone: 320-241-3471
 

Craig begins his fourth season with the North Stars with over 20 years of junior hockey coaching, high school coaching and scouting experience. Most recently, Craig was a head junior hockey coach in the NA3HL and MNJHL junior hockey leagues. The 2010-2013 seasons were spent as head coach of the Minnesota Flying Aces. During that time his teams advanced over twenty players to the college level and higher level junior ranks.

Craig served as head coach for the St. Cloud Apollo High School boy’s hockey team from 2000-2007. He has also served as a coach/evaluator for the USA Hockey Advanced program for Minnesota from 2000-2009 and the Northern Plains district in 2011-2016.

During the 2009-2010 season Craig served as a Minnesota scout for the Alexandria Blizzard (NAHL).  From 2008-2010, Larson also worked as a U.S. regional amateur scout working for the International Scouting Service. As a regional scout for ISS, Craig scouted, evaluated and filed reports on players eligible for the  2008, 2009 and 2010 NHL Drafts.

During the 2008-2009 season Craig was the associate head coach and director of scouting for the Granite City Lumberjacks of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. While there, he scouted, recruited, and helped form the expansion team now playing out of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. His role with the Lumberjacks helped bring the expansion team to a third place finish at the 2009 USA Hockey Junior A Tier III National Championships in Marlboro, Massachusetts.

Craig is entering his fourth season as the Head High School  Boys Hockey coach of the Northern Lakes  Lightning.  He also spends his summers golfing, scouting and working as a coach at the prestigious Minnesota Hockey Camp in Nisswa, Minnesota. With a real passion for the game, he helps to develop elite players from bantam to college age in on/off ice training. Craig lives in Nisswa, MN,  is married,  has one son and Golden Retriever, named Mulligan. 

Jon Jonasson- Head Coach

 
Email: jon@breezypointnorthstars.com
Phone: (952) 457-0525                      
 
Jon Jonasson comes to the Breezy Point North Stars as the Head Coach with 10+ years of coaching experience at all levels. Jon is from Bloomington, MN where he played 3 years of Varsity hockey for Bloomington Kennedy. Following high school hockey Jon played 3 years of Junior Hockey in the MNJHL for the Twin Cities Northern Lights and the Minnesota Owls. After his junior career he had a short stint at the Minor Professional level with Evansville Icemen of the AAHL in 2009 before he decided to continue his coaching career.  
 
Jon spent 2010-2011 as an Associate Coach of the Phoenix Polar Bears Junior A team of the WSHL where his contributions led them to a trip to the Western Division Championship. In 2011-2012 Jon was the director of recruiting for the Cheyenne Stampede for their inaugural season, having a helping hand in the team having a successful first season.  While recruiting for the Stampede, Jon also coached a Bantam AA team in Minnesota’s strongest district leading the Chaska/Chanhassen team to a .700 record and reaching the VFW championship.
 
Most recently he was the Head Coach/GM with the Helena Bighorns Junior A team in the NA3HL out of Helena, MT. While with the Bighorns he held a solid winning record in a strong division in the last 2 seasons. In his first year with Helena, Jon led the team to the Frontier Division championship coming just short of 1 point in being in the Silver Cup. Currently in the offseason Jon is also a scout the Janesville Jets in the NAHL.  Since entering the Junior coaching ranks he has moved over 30+ players on to the next level including NAHL, SIJHL, NOJHL, NCAA Div 3, ACHA D1, ACHA d2.
 
During the offseason Jon will be living in Austin, MN with his wife Kellie and his daughters Skylar(3) and Charley(1) along with spending a lot of time in Breezy Point during the summer.

Tony Fulton- Assistant Coach

 
220959_smallEmail- tjfulton16@yahoo.com
Phone- 218-232-4494
 
Tony grew up on the Iron Range playing hockey for the Ely Timberwolves.  He spent 4 years on the varsity hockey team before graduating. After Tony graduated from Ely he went on to play for the Minnesota Ice Hawks in the MJHL.  Following Tony’s playing career, he chose to try his hand in coaching and realized his true passion in helping develop and coach players from the youth and high school level to the Junior level.  Tony has spent the last 12 years coaching youth hockey and High School hockey in Northern and Central Minnesota, with most recently having a 2 year stint with the Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Bantam A team.  Tony has also worked for Breezy Point Hockey Camps as an instructor in the summer.  Tony lives in Deerwood, Minnesota and between him and his Fiancée they have 4 boys in hockey and love every minute of it. In the offseason, Tony keeps busy with his job in golf course management.