Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Final From Czech Republic

Czech training Camp final day Pic

The Oklahoma City Blazers completed their trying camp in the Czech Republic Sunday with a final game that had the Red Team beating the Black Team 6-2 to close the camp.

“I was very happy with the turnout this weekend in Plzen,” said head coach and Blazers President Tyler Fleck. “For our first year here, I think it was a huge success. We only had a couple months to get the word out that this was going to happen and it went better than expected.”

The 40 players in camp battled to impress the Blazers coaching staff and earn a spot on the Blazers 16-17 roster.

“There are a couple players here we will see in a Blazers uniform that will make a huge impact. Another 5-6 that will come in to OKC in the fall and push for a spot in main camp. Our main camp this fall is going to be very competitive without a doubt.”

Oklahoma City received help from top Czech Coach Martin Barcak who is the owner of Hockey Power Academy in Plzen, Czech Republic.

“I want to thank Martin Barcak for doing an excellent job with the preparation and direction here in the Czech Republic. We could not have done it without him. He is an excellent coach and we look forward to our new relationship with him. We intend to bring Martin to OKC around the time of the showcase so we can show him our operation also. Having an affiliation with someone in a huge hockey market such as the Czech republic makes us even stronger.I would also like to thank Vaclav Vasicek who without his support in this venture, it would not have been possible either. A big thank you to Martin and the Vasicek family.”

The Blazers coaches will return home this Wednesday and continue to build a roster that can compete for another run at the Thorne cup in 2017.

Blazers have more announcements and signing coming in the upcoming week. Stay tuned!!