Scouting Staff

Brad Stepan- Minnesota Head Scout


 Brad brings years of scouting to the Chippewa Steel. Most recently, he served as a scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brad will also head coach our 18U AAA team based out of the Twin Cities. Brad will be responsible for identifying players in Minnesota for the Chippewa Steel.


Matt Janda- Wisconsin Scout


Matthew spent his youth and high school years between the pipes before a left knee injury ended his playing career. He is a graduate of St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI, holding his degree in history. He currently lives in Green Bay with his wife. Matthew will be responsible for identifying players in Northeast Wisconsin and across the Upper Midwest for the Chippewa Steel.


Mickey Rhodes- East Coast Scout


 Mickey has been coaching and scouting at all levels for the last 10 years for San Jose Jr. Sharks and Golden State Elite programs in Northern California. He grew up in San Jose California where he captained San Jose State University for 3 seasons, after that he played overseas in Australia and New Zealand. He currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina where he is a part of the Jr. Canes program. Mickey will be responsible for identifying players on the east coast for the Chippewa Steel.


Cameron Burt- Michigan Scout

Cameron currently works for TPH in Detroit, MI. Prior to joining TPH, Burt spent a year in the USHL with the Green Bay Gamblers, 4 years at RIT, amassing 138 points in 147 games. Following his college career, Burt played 175 games in the ECHL, and 4 seasons overseas. Burt will be responsible for identifying Michigan players to join the Chippewa Steel.


Luke Fulghum- West Coast Scout


 Luke currently serves as the 18AAA coach for the Colorado Rampage. He also works in player development. Prior to joining the Rampage, Luke played 3 years in the USHL and 4 years at the University of Denver. Luke collected 105 points in 161 games at DU. Following DU, Luke played 10 years of professional hockey, bouncing between the ECHL and the AHL. He also spent 4 years playing in England. Luke will be responsible for identifying players in Colorado and in the Tier 1 Elite League.

Shane Madolora- New York Scout


Shane currently owns and operates Madolora Consulting and Development based out of Rochester New York. He works directly with individual players, teams, and organizations in the Western New York region at the youth-collegiate levels. MCD hockey mainly focuses on, on and off ice development, video breakdown, guidance, and mentorship for players and families through the hockey landscape. Shane also was previously a head coach in the NCDC and an assistant coach at the NCAA Division One level. Shane played junior hockey in the NAHL and USHL prior to playing collegiate hockey at RIT. After graduating from RIT he went on to play professionally in the US and Europe for four years. Shane will be responsible for identifying players in the New York region for the Chippewa Steel.