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OCN Blizzard Hire Devon Lyon as Trainer/Equipment Manager

The OCN Blizzard are on the move to make a big impact in the MJHL this season; Head Coach/GM Jason Smith and his staff are making big changes on and off the ice to advance the team in the league standings this season and seasons to come. A big part of the puzzle was added today as the Blizzard announce Devon Lyon as Trainer/Equipment Manager for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

“I look forward to the opportunity of working with the OCN Blizzard.  My plan will be to support our staff to get our players to their highest playing ability possible and to make a strong push to improve our team’s performance”.

“Devon brings a lot of energy and excitement to our locker room as well as a strong understanding of improving athlete’s performance.  He will have a positive impact on our team this coming season and for seasons to come,” said Coach/GM Smith.

More exciting news has the OCN Blizzard Hockey School starting on August 30th.  Current Blizzard players will be in attendance and leading the training sessions.  Spots are filling up fast as you are not going to find many hockey school with fees of $125 for the 8 hours of ice and 4 dryland sessions.  Contact amurphy1@mymts.net for more information or check out our website.

Fans may purchase season tickets by visiting the Blizzard Office or calling (204) 627-7077.  

Visit the Blizzard website at ocnblizzard.com for all your Blizzard news.

Lyon comes from Winnipeg, MB where he graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Kinesiology degree in 2006.  After graduation Lyon had an internship with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League for two seasons. 

After his time with the Storm, Lyon returned to Winnipeg and for the last 2 years and has been working as a personal trainer at Good Life Fitness Center/Advantage Conditioning as well as a youth worker for Child and Family Services.

Devon will bring such things as customized training programs, create nutrition programs to improve athletic performance, and educate the players on injury prevention and corrective exercises to deal with the wear and tear of the season.   As well, Devon will assist the players with dealing with mental barriers that may be holding them back from optimal performance.  He will also focus on maintaining and managing a high performance dressing room for the benefit of the players and hockey club.