– Head Coach, General Manager of Hockey Operations
Millen, born and raised in Cloquet, MN, played at the University of Minnesota and is the Golden Gophers 3rd All-Time leading scorer. The forward recorded 241 points (119 goals, 122 assists) in 149 career games and served as team captain during the 1986-87 season. Following his four years at the University of Minnesota, Millen played 14 seasons in the NHL including NHL stints with the New York Rangers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames. Millen is also a two time Olympian, competing during the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo and the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. Millen has worked at the collegiate level and coached in the USHL, and won the North American Hockey League championship in 2015 with the NAHL’s Minnesota Wilderness.
Schlie is in his first season in St. Cloud after serving as an assistant coach at Valor Christian High School in Colorado over the last five seasons. Schlie spent the 2018-19 hockey season as an assistant coach with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) helping lead the Bucs to the 2nd round of the USHL Playoffs.
The Littleton, Colorado native grew up playing Tier II hockey for Front Range Amateur Hockey Association, before advancing to play at the Tier I hockey for the Colorado Thunderbirds. Following his youth hockey career, Eric attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving his B.A. in Psychology, while playing for the University of Colorado ACHA Div. I team.
Kuster, a 2020 St. Cloud State University graduate, recently completed his pro career winning a Southern Professional Hockey League championship with Pensacola, and enters the coaching ranks with the Norsemen to start the 2021-22 campaign.
Kuster was a five-year defensemen and captain at SCSU and earned high academic honors from both the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and College of Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA). Kuster was a five-time NCHC All-Academic Team honoree and earned First Team All-District and Third Team Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA. Prior to the 2019-20 season, Kuster was a member of St. Cloud State’s conference championship teams in 2015-16, 2017-18 and 2019-20. The St. Louis, Missouri native played junior hockey for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League (USHL) from 2012-15, racking up 62 points in 162 games.