Todd Samson

– Michigan Regional Scout

Todd covers Michigan and its surrounding states and has achieved a high level of success by strategically identifying and recruiting, elite, passionate, hard working, high character, impact players with consistent results. Todd has established a tremendous hockey network at the grassroots level and promotes the St Cloud Blizzard in an honest, positive and professional manner.

Todd has played and coached at all levels of hockey for decades in the Detroit area and was a valuable asset as the USA Scout for the Canadian Jr A “Powerhouse” Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) in Toronto, with multiple league, and regional Championships, including trips to Canadian Junior A National Championships. 

Todd is currently a Captain with the Livonia Fire Department in Metro Detroit, and is married with two children.  He served honorably in the US Navy as a Gunner during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. 

Todd’s academic profile includes a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration and a Masters Degree is Occupational Safety and Environmental Management.  



Brandon Ferns

– Minnesota Regional Scout

Brandon is a Minnesota regional scout that identifies players with a high compete, high hockey IQ, and players that are consistent. Brandon has established an immense hockey network and promotes the St. Cloud Norsemen in a positive, honest, and professional manner.

Brandon has been coaching and scouting at all levels across Northern America for the last 5 years. During this time he was with the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and helped them receive a top 10 CJHL ranking. He most recently came from the OCN Blizzard in the MJHL where he helped as a regional scout.
Brandon is currently an Account Executive with SPS Commerce in Minneapolis and coaches the Lakeville South Bantam AA team. If you see Brandon around the rink please come up and introduce yourself, as he loves to talk hockey.