Former Bemidji State defenseman Kyle Brodie joins Minnesota Wilderness staff

A former Bemidji State men’s hockey player is heading to the North American Hockey League as a coach.

North Dakota's Matt Frattin, left, pressures Bemidji State defenseman Kyle Brodie during the first period of a February 2011 game at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D.
Pioneer file photo

CLOQUET – A former Bemidji State men’s hockey player is heading to the North American Hockey League as a coach.

Former Beaver Kyle Brodie has agreed to join the coaching staff of the Minnesota Wilderness, the team announced on Monday.

Brodie, a native of Northglenn, Colo., travels to Cloquet after working with AAA programs in Wenatchee, Wash., for the last six seasons. He served as the head coach of the Wenatchee Wilderness 16U AAA team in 2021-22 as well as an assistant coach for the Wenatchee Wolves 18U AAA team.

“It’s an awesome opportunity to further my career and seems to be the right stepping stone,” Brodie said in a release. “I’m excited to get the season going.”

During his collegiate career, Brodie played with BSU from 2010-13, where he earned all-WCHA academic honors in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He transferred to UW-Stevens Point for his final two seasons in the NCAA.


Brodie completed his playing career in 2015-16, competing as a defenseman in 51 games with the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Before that, he skated in four games with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL.

Brodie played junior hockey in the NAHL with the Wenatchee Wild during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

Our newsroom sometimes reports stories under the byline "Pioneer Staff Report." This byline is used when reporters rewrite basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as an email or press release that requires little or no reporting.

Other times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

For questions about a staff report, call (218) 333-9796 or email
What to read next
The 6-foot-3 power forward announced his commitment on Aug. 1, the first day that rising juniors were able to give verbal commitments.
Vikings will also work with the company on their first jerseys
Winter, a St. Cloud native, has served on the Beavers’ bench for eight seasons as an assistant coach.
Over a dozen Beavers hockey players have been recognized for their achievements in the classroom.