A new face is returning to the OCN Blizzard for the 2016-17 season. Doug Hedley has been hired by the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, OCN Blizzard Board of Directors as Head Coach and General Manager.
Hedley, a native of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, has 20 years of coaching experience between Midget AAA and Jr A Hockey. Most recently, he spent last season as Head Coach of the Parkland AAA Rangers leading them to a 19-21 record.
Hedley is no stranger to the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and OCN Blizzard Hockey Club. He spent three seasons with the team from 2006-2009. In his most recent season in OCN, he led the Blizzard to a 32-22-8 record, winning the honor of MJHL coach of the year.
When asked about coming back to OCN Hedley said “I’m glad to be back here in OCN, and am thankful for the opportunity”. He also mentioned “We have some unfinished business to take care of and I can’t wait to start the 2016-17 season”.
The OCN Blizzard will be hiring an Assistant Coach and a Trainer in the coming weeks. The Blizzard are continuing to prepare for the 2016-17 season. Rookie and Main camp will be held in late August.