Brian Knaeble grew up playing hockey outdoors on the frozen ponds of Minnesota. He was captain of his hockey team at Eden Prairie High School, and went on to become a twenty goal scorer for the Waterloo Blackhawks of the United States Hockey League. He earned a full ride scholarship to play division 1 hockey at Niagara University, and later moved to Utah around the time of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. He sees great potential for hockey in Utah! He has a wealth of hockey knowledge to share with youth hockey players as they develop their skills.