Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Desjardins Accepts Tier 3 Coaching Position

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The Oklahoma City Blazers announced today that Assistant Coach and Director of Player Personnel Zac Desjardins has accepted the head coaching postion for the Breckenridge Bears of the Rocky Mountain Jr Hockey League.

” I was offered the job a few days ago. Breckenridge is a new team in the league and I am very familiar with that area. It has always been a goal of mine to be a head coach at the highest level possible so this is good place to start,” said Desjardins. “My family still lives in Colorado and I felt like this was an opportunity for me to be a head coach as well as be close to home.”

The Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League is a 7 team USA Hockey sanctioned Tier 3 League, a level below the WSHL, with all teams from Colorado.

“This is great opportunity for Zac to become a head coach and progress his career. I know he had aspirations to be a head coach and we are very happy for him,” said Blazers President and Head Coach Tyler Fleck. “Zac was the best assistant anyone could ask for. He was great with the guys, knew the game and took care of alot of behind the scenes stuff that made us a better organization. Myself and Blazers organization will be forever greatful to Zac for helping build this team to where it is today.”

Desjardins was Fleck’s right hand man for the past two seasons that saw the Blazers amass an astounding 76-20-2 reecord in their first two season of existence including a Midwest Divison Championship.

“Being here for the last 2 seasons showed me how to be successful, and how to build a franchise. The Blazers organization pays extreme attention to detail which sets them apart from anyone else in the WSHL. That is something I will carry over to Breckenridge. I plan on staying in close contact with Tyler and the Blazers,” Desjardins explained.

Desjardins plans to continue to work with the Blazers for the next couple weeks to help transition his duties over to Assistant Coach and newly appointed Director of Player Personnel Gordon Bell who joins the team full time.

“On behalf of the entire Blazers organization, the players and the fans, we want to wish Zac the best of luck back in Colorado. I know that he will be missed by all,” stated Fleck.

“I want to thank the Blazers fans, players, billets and coaches for the opportunity to be a part of something great and very special. These last 2 season will hold a special place in my heart forever. It was awesome and I’ll be following closely. Once a Blazer, always a Blazer.”