Jarkko and his family recently moved to Cleveland from Finland. Jarkko has over 24 years of coaching experience in Finland and Germany. Coach Julkunen has coached at the youth level, professional level and most recently was the Chief of Coaches for the Mad Dogs Mannheim in Germany. During his time coaching he worked with and developed several players that moved on to have professional careers in Finland and in the NHL. He is excited to join the Barons Program and can’t wait to start working with the 2008s next season.
Native of Parma Ohio and Western Michigan University alum. Justin played Parma youth, Team Ohio AAA and Normandy H.S. Hockey from 1999-2003. Captain of H.S. team Junior & Senior year before moving to up-state New York to play Junior A in the EJHL for the Capital District Selects. Recently moved back from Boston, MA after 15 years away. He is looking forward to his second season as a Barons coach.