Professional Coaches

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Bernie John

Head Instructor

Bernie John understands what it takes to forge a hockey player from a young athlete. He knows because he's lived it. John, Ice Barn Indianapolis head instructor, learned to play hockey on the outdoor rinks and frozen ponds of Sudbury, Ontario. From there, he would go on to play major junior hockey, in the OHL for his hometown Sudbury Wolves. John enjoyed a 13-year professional hockey career, playing in various leagues and cities, amassing nearly 900 points in 855 games. Prior to heading Ice Barn's on-ice instruction and curriculum, John spent three seasons as head coach and general manager of the ECHL's Indy Fuel.      

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Nick Johnsen

Head Goaltending Instructor

Indy Ice Barn Lead Goalie Instructor Nick Johnsen has learned from the best. For the past three summers, Johnsen, a native of St. Charles, Missouri, has studied under one of the best and most highly-respected goaltending coaches in the world, Mitch Korn. Korn, currently director of goaltending for the New York Islanders, has helped mold some of the best to ever play the game, including Pekka Rinne, Dominik Hasek, Braden Holtby, and Robin Lehner. As a goalie-coaching disciple of Korn's, it is Johnsen's aim to turn Ice Barn into a hotbed for netminders, a place where they can work harder than they ever have before to develop into the elite goalie they've always dreamt about.       

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Mike Bozoian

Instructor

Coach Mike Bozoian grew up a Detroit kid, lacing up his youth hockey blades for area powerhouses Little Caesars and Compuware. At age 16, Bozoian was hired as a skating instructor at Suburban Hockey School in Novi, Michigan. Suburban had been founded by a pair of former professional and collegiate players, Tom Anastos and Lyle Phair. Bozoian worked there for eight years, learning to teach young players proper skating technique, including lengthening their stride, improving posture, and using edges properly. Bozoain eventually became one of Suburban Hockey’s head instructors, in charge of running his own camp and training other instructors.

In addition to his coaching background, Bozoian enjoyed a stellar career as a player. After youth hockey, he played two years in the North American Hockey League. During his second NAHL campaign, while being selected to the league All-Star team, Bozoian won the “fastest skater competition.”

Bozoian went on to play Division I college hockey at Niagara University (NY). He turned pro at the conclusion of his junior year, playing professionally in Germany. Bozoian’s professional career would also take him to Indianapolis (CHL), Cincinnati (ECHL), and Dayton (ECHL).  

After retiring from pro hockey, Bozoian moved to Indianapolis, where he attended the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, graduating in 2010.