Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Off to the Pro’s

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The Oklahoma City Blazers announced today that inaugural season standouts Dominik Vlk and Miroslav Pokorny are heading to the Tulsa Oilers of the East Coast Hockey League.  The Tulsa Oilers are the AA affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Winnipeg Jets.

The Blazers Vlk returns to the Oilers after he joined the team for the last 3 weeks of the 14-15 ECHL regular season after the completion of OKC’s playoff run last march. The 6’1″, 190 pound highly skilled forward from the Czech Republic notched 24 goals and 27 assists for the Blazers to go along with 57 penalty minutes last season.

“Dominik was there last year for a few weeks so he knows what it takes to be there,” said Blazers head coach Tyler Fleck. “He has the skill set to play there no doubt from talking with the Oilers last year about him. Dom has been working hard this summer and put on some muscle so he should do well.”

Vlk was the first player in Western States Hockey League history to move from the WSHL to the ECHL in the same season.

Blazers defenseman Miroslav Pokorny will also get his shot with the ECHL’s Oilers when training camp opens in early October. Pokorny joined the Blazers after the halfway point of the season last year and was a go to guy down the stretch. A 6’2″ well rounded dman, Pokorny chipped in 1 goal and 9 assists for Oklahoma City in 20 regular season games.

“Miroslav is a competitor. He works extremely hard and can move the puck. He’s a 3 zone player which is what these teams look for in a dman. He’s mobile and skate the puck out of trouble,” Fleck said. “He’s been skating with the pro team back in the Czech Republic and he’s ready to prove he can play pro hockey in North America.”

Vlk and Pokorny will return to the U.S. this week and resume training with the Blazers until they head up the turnpike to join the Oilers on October 4th.

Stay tuned for more announcements regarding the Oklahoma City Blazers second season in the WSHL as they gear up for their first games of the 2015-16 WSHL season.

“Let’s Go Blazers!”