Hedlund Named Brown Bears GM: Kiel Hands-Off Management Position

Author: Coach Dan Gensel |

The Kenai River Brown Bears named Associate General Manager Chris Hedlund to the General Manager position effective as the Brown Bears close-out their current home stand on Friday and Saturday against the Minnesota Magicians on Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.


Hedlund joined the Brown Bears as Director of Hockey Operations in 2017 and has served as Associate General Manager since 2018.  Nate Kiel, general manager for the Brown Bears since Kenai River’s second season in 2008, will reportedly continue with the Bears as president of the Kenai Peninsula Youth Foundation.


Hedlund’s resume’ includes:

Chris Hedlund, who served as a regional scout last season, has been named Director of Hockey Operations. A native of Anoka, MN, Hedlund has coached AAA youth hockey and served as a scout for NA3HL power house Granite City Lumber Jacks. His experience with Versatex Building Products as Regional Sales manager for Western US and Canada adds valuable business experience to our hockey operations.



Author: Coach Dan Gensel

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