Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Blazers Sign Affilitaion with Rochester Rebels for 16-17 Season

Blazers Sign Affiliation Rochester pic

The Oklahoma City Blazers announced today that they have signed an affiliation with the Rochester Rebels of the NCPHL (National College Prospects Hockey League). The NCPHL is an 8 team Tier 3 league based in the upper Northeast USA comprised of Buffalo Hornets, House O’Hockey Mallers, Lake Erie Warriors, Niagra Red Cats, Pittsburgh Royal Travelers, Torontos Stealth and the Blazers new farm team, the Rochester Rebels.

” We are excited for the opportunity to affiliate with the Rochester Rebels for the upcoming season,” said Blazers President and Head Coach Tyler Fleck. “The Rebels will make our organization stronger as a whole. We now have the ability to move players back and forth and if we run into injuries during the season we’ll have the ability call someone up. It also allows us to place our future prospects from around the world  in Rochester to let them mature. We pride ourselves on operating at the highest level possible and the Rebels plan on doing the same, first class through and through. It’s a nice fit.”

The Rebels are hosting their spring camp this upcoming weekend at Bill Gray’s Regional Ice Plex. The Blazers staff will be on hand  and it will be the first opportunity for the Blazers view any of the potential future prospects for the upcoming seasons.

“The Rochester Rebels are very excited for the opportunity to form an affiliation with the Oklahoma City Blazers,” said Owner Bruce Miller. “They are a top notch organization and one of the top 3 teams in the Western States Hockey League. We are looking forward to working Tyler Fleck and his staff on creating a relationship that will enhance both our hockey programs and be tremendously beneficial to all players involved.”

Miller is the former owner of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club.

The Rebels announced their first signing in franchise history, signing big Swedish forward Oliver Johnsson.

Fleck and his reigning, defending Midwest Division Champion Blazers have a busy summer ahead filling the holes from a large graduating crop of players. The Blazers went 42-8-2 on their way to the divison title.

“We have already begun putting the pieces in place to follow up last years season. We are excited with what we have going on and this is the first of several big announcements on the horizon.”

The Blazers will begin their third season in the WSHL this September. Season tickets are on sale now.

Click the link below to check out the Blazers new farm team, the Rochester Rebels of the NCPHL

http://www.ncphl.com/ncphl-teams/rochester-rebels/team/news/item/159-welcome-to-the-home-of-the-rochester-rebels

“Let’s Go Blazer’s!”