Hockey Office


Keith Primeau – Vice President of Hockey Operations

Keith is a former NHL player who spent 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers.  Drafted 3rd overall in 1990, Keith played in two NHL All-Star games and finished his career as captain of the Philadelphia Flyers.  Mr. Primeau is also the President of Hockey Operations for the Black Bears’ USHL affiliate, the Youngstown Phantoms.

Murry Gunty – Chief Executive Officer of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc.

Murry is the founder and CEO of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc., the Black Bears’ majority ownership group.

Mr. Gunty grew up in Portland, Maine, where he spent countless hours playing hockey and watching the former Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League. A lifelong hockey fan, Gunty has coached and managed his sons’ AA and AAA hockey teams from Mite through Bantam and is passionate about growing the game.

Leveraging over thirty years of turnaround experience, Gunty’s passion for the sport of hockey has brought professional management to the rink industry, turning around poorly run facilities and investing sorely needed capital in twenty to thirty year old rinks, thereby saving them for their respective communities.

Ryan Scott – Vice President of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc.

Ryan Scott is Vice President of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc., the Black Bears’ majority ownership group, focused on acquisitions, team management and facility operations. Prior to joining Black Bear Sports Group, Mr. Scott was an Associate at Blackstreet Capital Management.

Mr. Scott graduated from Williams College with a Bachelors of Liberal Arts Degree in Political Science and Leadership Studies and captained the Varsity hockey team as a defenseman. Prior to college, Mr. Scott played in the USHL for the Indiana Ice from 2005-2007 and won a Clark Cup Championship with the Omaha Lancers in 2008.