Tyler was born in Ottawa, IL and moved to the southern Illinois area when he was 3 years old. He was raised in Troy and Edwardsville, IL. He grew up playing for the Granite City Steelers, Twin Bridges Lightning and the St.Louis AAA Junior Blues before heading off for his junior hockey career. His junior hockey career took him from his hometown of St. Louis to Alaska, Omaha and then back to finish his career. After three years of the junior hockey Tyler was fortunate enough to land a Division 1 scholarship to the University of Minnesota State Mankato. He earned a degree in Business Marketing and a minor in Business Administration while maintaining a 3.5GPA.
After college, he began his pro career in Boise, Idaho in the East Coast Hockey League. He is now in his 5th year of pro hockey playing with the Kansas City Mavericks, an affiliate of the Calgary Flames . He plans to continue to play the game he loves until his body doesn't allow him to. He has been coaching and teaching for the past 10+ years and will continue to do so for a long time.
Shawn was born in Richland, Washington and grew up playing his youth hockey in the State for various organizations. He started his junior career in Seattle and finished it off with the Wenatchee Wild (then NAHL) program before committing to the University of Connecticut and finishing his four-year career for the Hockey East school. Shawn graduated with a Bachelor's in Accounting and is still enrolled in classes today earning his Master's of Accounting online through UConn.
After a successful career scoring over 20 points each season in college as well as serving as an Alternate Captain his senior year, he signed on with the Kansas City Mavericks of the ECHL and has played there the last two seasons. Shawn is passionate about coaching lessons and clinics both on and off the ice and loves to help players better themselves to earn the opportunity to follow their dreams.
Thomas (Tommy) Inkrott has been the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Minnesota State University, Mankato since 2009. During his tenure he has trained 181 NCAA All Americans, 45 NSIC Conference Championships, 25 Tournament Championships, 2 team National Championship, 9 individual National Champions, and 2 team National top-four finishes, and helped develop over 15 student-athletes play professionally. Notable Mavericks that Inkrott has helped continue into the professional level include Adam Thielen (NFL), Chris Reed (NFL), Casey Nelson (NHL), Eriah Hayes (NHL) and Danial Brickley (NHL). Prior to Inkrott’s current position with MSU he was a graduate assistant from 2007-2009 and earned a master’s degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Recognized early in his stint at MSU as an up-and-comer, Inkrott oversaw men’s and women’s track and field, wrestling, softball, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s swim and dive teams. In January 2009 he assumed the role of Director of Strength and Conditioning at MSU and responsibility of all 20 men’s and women’s sports. The Glandorf, Ohio native earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Bowling Green State University in December of 2006. Among his numerous certifications are CSCS, ATC, ATR, USAW-level 1, and USATF-level 1.
Tyler was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He grew up playing youth hockey for the Affton Americans AA and A-1 programs all the way through Midget Major. He started his junior hockey career with the Illinois Frontenacs before moving on to the NAHL in which he played for the Springfield Junior Blues and the Minot Minotauros. From Minot Tyler earned a NCAA D-1 scholarship to St. Lawrence University in which he played two years in the ECAC before transferring to Adrian College for one year. After his year at Adrian which was his junior year, he signed in the East Coast Hockey League with the Missouri Mavericks. Tyler just finished his second year professionally, in which he split time between the Southern Professional Hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League, which is essentially single A and AA minor league hockey. The teams he split time with are the Florida Everblades, Reading Royals, Tulsa Oilers, Missouri Mavericks, Elmira Jackals, and the Peoria Rivermen.