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Brett Strot


Contact:    Mobile (904) 424-5616

Brett, a native of Minnesota, is the Founder & President of Hockey International.  Hockey International is a leader in speed-training for hockey while utilizing specialized sensory-development techniques to help players of all ages develop in these areas.   Additionally, the on-ice and off-ice “testing” program provide an objective view of player development as it relates to in-season and off-season programs.   Visit for more information.

USA Hockey:   Brett has also been part of the USAH Women's National program since 2014, working with the development camps.  Brett also was the Associate Head Coach of the 2018 Gold Medal USA Women's Olympic Team. 

Coach Strot  played 10 years professionally in the ECHL, UHL, ACHL, IHL & WHA2 and was a three-year letter winner at the University of Minnesota. After retiring from the game in 1997, Strot became the general manager/coach of the Jacksonville Hammerheads (Southern Elite Hockey League) to start his coaching career.  Subsequently, Strot teamed up with families from the southeast to form an independent U14 AAA team that reached the USA National Tournament in 2006-07.

Prior to moving into junior hockey, Brett was an assistant coach for the Jacksonville Barracudas of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) working with former NHLer Ron Duguay (head coach). During the 2003-2004 season the Cudas won the regular season title and the President's Cup playoff championship.

After another strong season with this AAA program this team jumped into the juniors as the Jacksonville Ice Dogs in the 2008-2009 season finishing runner-up in the tough MJHL and heading to the USAH Junior national tournament. Four of those players are now playing NCAA Div-I hockey with one local Jacksonville FL player, Brian Ferlin, signing an NHL contract with the Boston Bruins in 2014 with others moving on to NCAA Div-III and ACHA clubs.    

The move of the junior organization to the Tampa area in the 2010-11 season took the family to Bradenton florida where Brett and his wife, Tammy, have two children, Maverick Bretson & Aspen Rae.

Garrett Strot

 Head Coach

Garrett Strot is a native of Minnesota and has been with the Tampa Bay Juniors since 2013.

Prior to coming to Tampa Garrett coached 5 years in the NAHL as Head Coach of the North Iowa Outlaws and Coulee Region Chill and an assistant with the Aberdeen Wings.    While in the NAHL, 26 of his players went on to play NCAA Divison-1 hockey.

Prior to the NAHL Garrett spent 14 years as Head Coach of Osseo (MN) High School.   While there, another 14 players went on to NCAA Division-1 and 6 went on to play professionally.  Overall Garrett has 30 years of coaching experience.

Garrett has a B.A. in Physical Education from Bethel College (MN) where he played 4 years and held NCAA Div-III record for most games played in a careers.    Garrett has a son Jesse who lives in California.


Kevin Wolter

General Manager

Also a native of Minnesota, has been coaching and coordinating player
development programs in both MN and in his current resident state of FL. He has worked with numerous USAH Select programs, Select Teams and is the
USAH Associate Coach-in-Chief in the Southeast District/FL.

Rett Vossler

Assistant Coach Rett Vossler

Assistant Coach

"Rett Vossler, a native of Houston, Texas. owns and operates “Sporatun Sports Management”, a hockey agency, helping players further their careers at the professional level. From an early age, he fell in love with the game of hockey, and has dedicated his life to being involved in many facets of the game.

Prior to coaching, Rett spent 18 years on the ice as a player, including 5 seasons at the professional level in Europe. Today, Rett offers a wide range of knowledge as a coach in skills training, structured systems, team leadership, and player advancement.  Contact    (832) 922 8393

Filip Kuba

Associate Coach

Filip Kuba is a native of Czech Republic.  Drafted by the Florida Panthers at the 1995 NHL Draft, Kuba played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1998-2013 with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers. In 2004, he was selected as an NHL All-Star as a member of the Wild.  

Kuba appeared in 836 games, recording 70 goals and 333 points.   He was also a part of Team Czech Republic for the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. 


Filip currently resides in Tampa Bay with his wife Iveta and son Filip Jr.  His eldest son, Ed, also resides in Tampa.



Goalie Coach

Mathieu Garon is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey Goaltender who played for Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League. Garon has played for the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning. Garon was a member of the 2009 Pittsburgh Stanley Cup championship squad. Garon was drafted 44th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.


Skating Instructor

Tasha is a native of Moscow, Russia. She specializes in Figure Skating, Power Skating, and Off-Ice Training.

Tasha skated professionally for seven years as a Principal Performer with the Russian Ice Theater, Russian Starts on Ice, and Disney on Ice. During this time, she also coaches figure skating in various locations as she travelled around the world. After moving to the United States, she began to coach ice hockey, also.


USA Hockey – CEP Level 4 Ice Hockey Coach and Certified Ice Hockey Director

Certified “Master of Sport” (Moscow)

Christian Adams

Director of Broadcast and
Media Relations

Christian, a Tampa native is a Student at Full Sail University studying sports broadcasting. He has a hockey background, playing in his youth and later for the University of South Florida development program. He was the Public Address voice of TBJ last season. Christian also covers the Lightning for the Scrum Sports, a local media outlet that follows the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champions. He loves supporting hockey in his hometown. His goal is to eventually become a broadcaster at the highest levels of hockey. "I am so excited to be starting my broadcasting career in Tampa Bay. Seeing the game grow here has been amazing. I'm so happy to be calling games at this level, and to do it for my hometown team makes it even more special."


Michael Merren - Team Athletic Trainer

Michael currently works for Florida Hospital of Wesley Chapel Center Ice as the Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach.

He specializes in injury assessment, injury prevention, along with athlete education, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and functional/sport specific training to help return athletes back to play.


Certifications & Licensures:

  • B.O.C. Certified Athletic Trainer: #2000015502
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer with the State of Florida: #AL3817
  • Board Certified Massage Therapist (NCBTMB): #603853-11
  • Licensed Massage Therapist with the State of New York: #025540-1
  • Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT): #E2063155
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS): #7248034608
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA): #7236381011
  • TRX Certified Group Suspension Trainer
  • CranioSacral Therapy: Level 1 (CS1)
  • Certified in Total Motion Release: Spinal Manipulation
  • BLS Instructor: American Heart Association: #01150296073
  • CPR/AED& First Aid Certified: American Heart Association