Mikko Aho


file_000-4Mikko is entering his first season as the European Scout with the New Ulm Steel. Mikko is responsible for scouting and recruiting players in Europe. Before scouting at the junior level, Mikko was a forward for Assat, KalPa, Jukurit and HC Satakunta in Finland. He played for the Steel during the 2014-15 season in White Bear Lake. He was a coach at the junior level for Porin Assat for the 2015-16 season. He currently resides in Pori, Finland.



Cory Hunt 


Cory Hunt is in 4th season as a Scout with the New Ulm Steel.  The Cottage Grove, Minnesota native will be responsible for scouting prospective players in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin for the Steel.  He also currently serves as the Director of Midwest Scouting for the Northeast Generals in the NAHL.  Cory has also spent parts of the last three seasons scouting for the Michigan Warriors and the Springfield Jr. Blues in the NAHL.  When he is not scouting, Cory is coaching youth and AAA hockey and spending time with his fiancee Katie and sons Carsen and Brody.

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Alex Nowak


unnamedAlex is in his 5th year with the team and covers the Wisconsin territory for the Steel. He also scouts for the Aston Rebels in the NAHL. Alex played his junior hockey for the Wisconsin Mustangs of the now defunct Minnesota Junior Hockey League. He also played 7 years for the Mosinee Papermakers, winning a championship in 2011 and part of two goalie of the year awards during his tenure. Alex has also coached his high school team and numerous hockey schools in Wisconsin. Alex lives in Wausau, WI with his girlfriend.