Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Hudson Returns to OKC Seeking Title

The Oklahoma City Blazers Junior Hockey Club announced today that they have
signed veteran forward Kole Hudson for the upcoming season. Hudson is the first
Oklahoma born player to sign with club in franchise history.

“The Blazers (pro team 1992-2009) are the reason I am where I am today. Being
able to put a jersey on, and be a part a group that was so influential of my hockey
career early on, is exciting to me and I look forward to it.” Hudson stated. “The Blazers
had a style that combined skill and in your face hockey.”

That style of play has carried over to Hudson’s style of play also. Coming over
from the Topeka Capitols where he tallied over a point a game (19 goals and 35 assists
in 44 games) and racked up 108 penalty minutes, Hudson is exactly what the Blazers
are about.

“Kole Hudson embodies everything the Blazers are about. He reminds me of our
assistant coach and Blazer legend Marty Standish. He’s not a big guy but he has a
huge heart,” said head coach and general manger Tyler Fleck. “ He is relentless and
plays the game the right way. He’s quick, physical and he can put the puck in the net. It
won’t take long for our fans to fall in love with this kid.”

Hudson who is 5’6” and weighs 155 lbs is not hiding the reason for joining the
Blazers hockey club. He want’s to win.

“As new team (in the WSHL), I would like for the team to win a Division,League
and National Championship. With the guys coming in, I know the team will be able to
compete for all of that I look forward to helping that push.”

“When the Pro team was here, it was a first place or bust attitude. Nothing has
changed. We are looking to do everything we can to continue the winning tradition.
Adding Kole to our team has been a priority from day one. He’s a hometown kid that
knows what the Blazers are about,” explained Fleck. “When we acquired the franchise
last May, we wanted to provide an opportunity for our hometown players to continue
their careers without having to move away to other places looking for better hockey
teams to play on.”

Fleck expects Hudson to assume a leadership role immediately, and Hudson
relishes that opportunity.

“I try to be a leader on and off the ice wherever I am. I want to be a guy that
players look up to, and being recognized as a leader means alot to me,” says Hudson.

Fleck ended by saying, “I know Kole will be a player we can count on to lead the
charge and hold others accountable. His work ethic is phenomenal and we are very
proud to call him one of our own.”

The Blazers begin their inaugural season as members of the WSHL this fall and
host the Dallas Ice Jets in the home opener on October 24th. For Tickets call
405-888-0195 or email info@okcblazershockey.com.