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OCN Blizzard announce hiring of Billy Keane

Courtesy of OCN Blizzard

OCN Blizzard management has released Chris Perchaluk from his role as General Manager and Head Coach of the Blizzard. Chris Perchaluk took over a bigger role as Head Coach mid season 2019-2020. During the 2019-2020 season, the Blizzard were unable to grab a spot in the playoffs despite having a strong start at the beginning of the season. “Chris stepped forward mid-season and took over a bigger role, but we are so far behind in our standings and performance that we feel it’s time to bring more experience and seasoned leadership to the organization. The Blizzard have a glorious past and it’s time to reclaim that. We wish Chris best of luck for future” said owners, Salman and Usman Dhillon.

The OCN Blizzard have announced the hiring of Billy Keane from Winnipeg Manitoba as Head Coach and General Manager of the club. Billy Keane is a well-known name in Junior Hockey and has been coaching since 1989. He has coached the Winnipeg Monarchs, held positions as Assistant Coach of the University of Manitoba and Head Coach of the Winnipeg Saints, Winnipeg South Blues and Head Coach and General Manager of Winnipeg Blues in his extensive career in hockey.  Greg Hunter is also coming back to the Club as Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager. Greg Hunter has been involved with the team for more than 20 years and held the position of Assistant Coach during the Blizzard’s championship runs.

OCN Blizzard is celebrating its 25th year anniversary this year and hoping to make a strong comeback in the season 2020-2021.

For additional questions and queries, please contact Billy Keane OCN Blizzard General Manager and Head Coach at (204) 250 5565.