Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Blazers Sign Big Gun

Nemeth Signs pic

The Oklahoma City Blazers announced they have added some serious firepower to the 2015-16 lineup by signing former Long Beach Bomber forward, Tomas Nemeth. No player has had more points in the last two seasons combined than Nemeth who has racked up 205 points (72 goals, 133 assists) in 87 regular season games.
“I had a very good conversation with Bombers head coach Chris White about Tomas. They are going with a younger team and this is his last year of junior eligibility, they were willing to move him,” said head coach Tyler Fleck. “We lost a lot of offense up front from last years team in Petr Kobes, Dominik Vlk and Matthew Audette who all aged out.”
With the aforementioned trio in the lineup, the Blazers were no slouch last year in the goal scoring department, averaged 4.87 goals for per game are excited about what Nemeth can add to the hockey club.
“We have some offensives holes to fill and and bringing in Nemeth will help us with that immediately. He’s a player that can make teams pay for their mistakes and will make players around him better. He has an absolute cannon of a shot, the kid can score from anywhere on the ice. If teams take away his time and space he can distribute the puck better than anyone. The numbers don’t lie.”
The 6’1”, 200 pound native of Slovakia is looking forward to his move to Oklahoma City in August.
“I am very excited to become part of the OKC Blazers organization this season. I heard only good things about OKC organization from players that played there last year and my buddy Jakub Krejci said everything from practices off ice and on ice people are awesome,” explained Nemeth. “ The coaches used to play pro on a high level so that says it all. Hopefully everything is going to work out well for the team and myself as well.”
The signing of the gifted goal scorer could prove to be imperative to the teams success as top returning forward Kirill Romanov may advance to major junior in Canada and be gone for the year.
“Romanov was arguably our best player last year and our best offensive player hands down eligible to return this year. There is a very real possibility Kirill will play major junior in Canada this season, which is great for him. He’s big and talented. So getting Nemeth in a Blazer jersey gives us some security on the offensive side of the puck,”said Fleck
On the flip side, if Romanov does return and with Nemeth on board, it could be a nightmare for the opposing WSHL teams facing the Blazers.
No matter the lineup come October, Nemeth and the rest of his new team have one thing in mind.
“I played the last 2 years in Long Beach and had 100 and 105 points. I want do it here in OKC and help the team win a Thorne Cup!”
The Blazers open up at home on October 16th and have several more announcements in the coming weeks about the team.
For more information visit www.okcblazershockey.com

Let’s Go Blazers!!!