– Director of Operations/Assistant General Manager
Chorske, a Minneapolis, MN graduated from Southwest H.S in 1985, following the 85′ season Chorske was awarded Minnesota’s first every “Mr. Hockey Award, given to the state’s most outstanding player. Later that summer Chorske was drafted 16th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1985 NHL draft. Chorske went on to play two seasons at the University of Minnesota and then 11 season in the NHL. During Chorske’s career in the NHL he played for seven teams and won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 1995.
Chorske retired from hockey in 2002 and returned to University of Minnesota to complete his undergraduate degree. He was later hired as a senior account executive in the St. Paul, MN, office of Merrill Corp and was hired as an analyst for Fox Sports North for Minnesota Gopher Hockey in October 2010.
Chorske will oversee the team’s business operations as General Manager.
– Play-By-Play Voice/Media Manager/Account Executive
Shelley, a Landisburg, PA native, began his career in broadcasting with the Altamonte Springs Boom of the Florida Collegiate Summer League before broadening his broadcasting portfolio as the Play-By-Play voice of the Mansfield Mountaineers. While working with the Mountaineers, Shelley entered the sport of hockey as the lead broadcaster for Cornell University’s Women’s Hockey program. A mixture of Cornell sports broadcasting roles including hockey, wrestling, and sprint football laid the framework for Shelley’s transition to the NAHL.
In his first season in the NAHL, Shelley occupied the role of Director of Broadcasting/Communications for the Amarillo Bulls and was selected as one of the two broadcasters for the league’s 2020 Top Prospects Tournament.
Shelley and co-hosts at ESPN Ithaca were selected as the recipients of the 2018 New York State Broadcasters Association award for Best Radio Show for their roles in “Between The Lines.”
– Equipment Manager
Rosvold, a Blaine, MN native, is currently in his second year with the Norsemen and serves as both the Director of Gameday Operations and Equipment Manager. Rosvold attended the University of Minnesota Duluth and graduated with a degree in Journalism with a minor in communication back in 2018. Before coming to the Norsemen, he spent three years in Summer collegiate baseball working for the Duluth Huskies (Northwoods League), the Pierre Trappers (Expedition League), and the Hastings Sodbusters (Expedition League).
– Business Development / Scout
Mark Harstad comes to the Norsemen with many years of professional sales experience and a true passion for the game of hockey. Mark has extensive experience in the food service, food brokerage, and food distribution industries. During his career, Mark worked throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Mark loves to talk hockey and is a student of the game. He’s also a proud “sports Dad” as two of his sons played junior and college hockey while the third played college football.
Mark graduated from St Cloud State University where he majored in Physical Education and earned a minor in Vocational Education. After college, before embarking on his sales career, he taught business & life skills and coached at Sartell High School for three years.
Mark has a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion that will help the Norsemen tremendously in the Central Minnesota market both on and off the ice.