Director - Eric Penn

Coach Penn has been involved in hockey for more than 30 years as a player and coach. He is currently the Executive Director for the Glacier Ice Rink in Missoula, Montana. He has been the Hockey Director for the Las Vegas Outlaws, an Assistant Coach at the University of Illinois, and spent six years as the Coaching Director for the Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association. He has instructed camps in Montana, Boston, Illinois, Aspen, and Las Vegas. Eric has taught high school football and hockey and brings years of experience to Bear Paw, which he began in Montana.


Aspen Camp Director - Jon Thompson

Jon has coached Mites to Midgets in the Roaring Fork Valley for 15 years. He was the defensive specialist coach for the University of Illinois for three years. Jon was a standout defenseman for the Illini before becoming an assistant coach at his Alma Mater. His skills gave him the opportunity to become an instructor at various hockey camps throughout the United States. Jon enjoys developing young hockey talent.


Takashi Yoshino

Power skating specialist and stickhandling guru, former Illini Hockey forward, Kinesiology graduate with emphasis on posture control therapy.


Paul Reidy

Former European professional in the Dutch Elite League, former Illini Hockey Forward. In his 10th year of Bear Paw Hockey, he currently coaches high school hockey for the Latin School of Chicago.


Peter Scott

Coach for Aspen Junior Hockey, former University of Arizona Icecat forward, and current President of Blue Tent Marketing.


Jon Younger

Eddie Mio protege, former Illini and Bloomfield Jets Jr. Goalie, Two-time State Champion with Cranbrook School, Detriot, MI.


Tina Schairer

Former Providence College forward.


Tom Thompson

Former University of Arizona Icecat forward.