Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Blazers Help Restore OKC Property

The Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey Club took some time away from the ice last week to help restore a run down property in southeast Oklahoma City.

Ten players in total were able to help Tia Long keep her property from getting turned over to the city. Tia, who is the mother in law of Blazers head coach Tyler Fleck, had her husband pass away last February and since then some locals had turned the half acre lot into a personal landfill. Over run by several truck loads of garbage, tall grass and other debris, the city was threatening to send the property to contractors and that is when the Blazers stepped in. Kole Hudson, Matthew Audette, Hunter Smith, Dylan Lamontagne, Colton Nelson, Petr Kobes, Dominik Vlk, Jakub Krecji, and Taner Byrd put in a hard days work to restore the property and haul off the trash.

“Getting out in the community was something no organization did better than the Blazers in the past. Our hockey club will pick up right where the Pro team left off 5 years ago when the team folded.” said Fleck. “This was a job that was way too large for one person to take on. It was really sad to see what others had done to the property over the past 6 months. It was a great opportunity for the guys to get and and have an immediate impact in the community.”

“These guys were troopers,” said Long, “They really got after it. For a group of young guys, and some of them from different countries, to come out here and put their heart and sole into cleaning this up meant the world to me. What a great bunch of boys.”

“The Blazers were always in the community as I remember,” explained veteran forward Kole Hudson, “It was good to get out and give back to the community I grew up in.”

The Blazers hit the ice this Saturday, Oct 4th at the Cox Convention Center. An exhibition tilt versus the Springfield Express. Game time is 7PM.

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