Mike Weiss – President of Hockey Operations
Mike has been involved in youth hockey for the past 10 years with a level 5 USAH CEP. He is currently the Executive Director of Team Maryland, Tier-1 Youth Program and EHL Junior Team. Previously, Mike spent 5 seasons as Head Coach at Team Maryland with several teams finishing at the top of the AYHL.
In 2016, Weiss partnered with Black Bear Sports Group in operating ice rinks in Maryland and New Jersey. Mike’s responsibilities include oversight of the entire rink operations as well as developing hockey programming at the grassroots level. In 2018, Weiss and Black Bear Sports Group partnered on the acquisition of the Maryland Black Bears in the NAHL.
Mike was elected to the board of the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association in 2017. Mike is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
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 Chief Executive Officer of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc., the Black Bears’ majority ownership group. Gunty is also CEO and founder of Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC and Blackstreet Capital Management. Gunty graduated from Harvard College, where he received an A.B. in Economics, and Harvard Business School, where he received an M.B.A.
A lifelong hockey fan, 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. He has coached and managed his sons’ AA and AAA hockey teams from Mite through Bantam and is passionate about growing the game. His vision for Black Bear was to combine his turnaround experience with his passion for the sport to bring professional management to the rink industry, turning around poorly run facilities and investing badly-needed capital in 20-30 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.