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Blizzard Spring Camp 2022

Blizzard hockey is set to hit the ice May 20-22 in Winnipeg, MB at the Bell MTS Iceplex for their annual spring identification camp.

All players born between 2003-2007 are invited to attend the identification camp.  Registration deadline of May 13th  with applicable $175.00 fee payable by e-transfer to blizzardcamps@outlook.com

Registration form found here:

**Camp is currently full for goaltenders**

any questions please reach out to Kris Menard-Director of Player Personnel (204) 823-0541 or email blizzardcamps@outlook.com

Blizzard Not Extending Contract to Head Coach & GM Billy Keane

Blizzard will not be extending contract with Billy Keane.

Keane joined Blizzard during the 2020/2021 season which was then cut short in October of 2020 due to Covid-19.  The resumption of the 2020/2021 season never happened.  Fast forward to 2021/2022 the Blizzard season kicked off with the team playing out of the Roy H Johnston arena.

The Blizzard concluded their season on March 5th, coming into the final stretch of the season and needing to win 5 consecutive games in a row for a potential play off spot.  The team winning 3 games in a row made for an optimistic team, but ended up falling short.

The Blizzard ended there season with a 18-29-3-4 record, falling short of playoff contention.  The Blizzard organization would like to thank Billy for his time with the team and wish him the best in his future endeavors.   Blizzard graduating 20 year old’s included:

  • Captain Bryden Sinclar
  • Assistant Captain Cyrus Toth
  • Forward Dain Sardelli
  • Defensemen Amraj Gill
  • Goaltender Steven Bacovsky

Article written by:
Shawna Stevenson (204) 620-2191

Spring Break Hockey School-Registrations Open

 

The OCN Blizzard are hosting a Skills & Scrimmage camp March 28th-April 1, 2022 at the GLMC!  Get on ice instruction from head coach Billy Keane and the OCN Blizzard.   Camp includes 30 minutes of skills & 30 minutes of scrimmages daily, youth registered will be entered to win a flex pack to the 2022/2023 season games!

registration form found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZbBvL6SWAU28pifTDNdt2irP43RzATW6DpLdU-JYNVs/edit?usp=sharing

Deadline to register for camp will be Friday March 18th,  payment to camp can be made by e-transfer to Shawna at shawna@myucn.ca  if you need registration assistance please contact Shawna at (204) 620-2191.

Huskies Jersey Auction-OPEN NOW!

The OCN Blizzard have revealed their latest custom jersey available for auction for the 21/22 season.  After some misfortune with shipping delays on some of their other jerseys that were slated to come up for this season.

The huskie themed jersey was last used with the team back in 2017/2018 season.

Bids for the auction run until February 17th at 8:00 PM CST, opening bids are slated at $150.00 and the website gives you the option to follow and monitor your favorite players throughout the auction.

you can place your bids here. https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/blizzard-huskies-jersey-auction-29300

for any questions please reach out to Shawna (204) 620-2191 or email ocnblizzard.marketing@hotmail.com

Blizzard Hockey Cards Pre-Sale

Your 2021/2022 Blizzard hockey card sale is now open!

Cards are $20 each per set, and all orders go towards a completely signed set by your 2021/2022 Blizzards.  It’s been numerous years since the Blizzard have given cards to fans, and we are looking to restore that tradition.

if you would like to get your hands on a set,  please reach out to Shawna (204) 620-2191.  There is a limited supply available.

Cards are sponsored by 2JAG Construction and Dr. B. Weldon Chiropractic.

Blizzard Halloween Jersey Auction

As its that time of year the Blizzard are looking forward to their first 2021/2022 custom jersey!

The Blizzard Halloween jersey auction is open until their home game on Saturday October 30th Bids close at 8:00 PM Sharp.  We are highly suggesting that if you want a certain jersey to make sure you have someone to keep an eye on the jerseys for you!

All jerseys start at $110.00 each increase by $10 increments.  Please keep an eye on our social media pages for updates.

To place your bids please text Shawna @ (204) 620-2191.  We thank all of our fans, friends, and families who have bid so far!

Happy Bidding and thank you for your support!

UPDATE-NOVEMBER 4/2021
After a successful auction the Blizzard are proud to announce that the team was able to raise $5,050.00 for their Halloween themed jersey auction.  The team would like to thank everyone who placed bids and participated.  Fundraising is an integral part of our teams success!

THANK YOU FANS

 

 

October 1 Blizzard Complete Trades

Blizzard complete 3 trades early in the season adding to the front line:

Blizzard welcome (2003) Forward Ryland Kuczek to the team, Ryland was acquired from the Virden Oilcapitals for Parker Johnson and PDF.

 

 

 

 

Drayden Kurbatoff (2002) Forward acquired from the Neepawa Titans for a PDF and Future Considerations.

 

 

 

 

Blizzard Trade (2003) Kerian Cooke to the Miramachi Timberwolves of the Maritime Jr. A hockey league for Future Considerations and CJHL list rights of Jarrett Wood.  The Blizzard thank Kerian for his time here and wish him the best of luck!

Kick Off the Hockey Season!

KICK OFF THE HOCKEY SEASON!

Head coach and general manager Billy Keane is hosting a “Kick Off the Hockey Season” coaches mentorship clinic this Saturday September 25th from 7:30-9:30 PM in the multipurpose room located at the Roy H Johnston arena.

The event is open to any and all minor hockey coaches male and female.  Pizza and refreshments for all coaches attending.

Please connect with Chris Richardson (204-620-6271) to confirm your attendance.

 

Blizzard welcome back a familiar face

Blizzard welcome back a familiar face!

The Blizzard welcome back Shawna Hrappstead as game day operations & Social Media.  Shawna worked with the organization during the 2018/2019 & 2019/2020 seasons as the Director of Marketing.

Shawna bring with her extensive knowledge on social media/game day operations.  Currently she is a volunteer for The Pas Minor Hockey Association, and The Pas Slo-Pitch league.  Shawna and her family are a billet family and we are fortunate to have her rejoin our organization!

I’m excited to join the Blizzard family again, I enjoy working on social media and game day operational things, so it was an easy decision for me.  Its going to be a great new start to a much anticipated season!  Everyone misses hockey.”

OCN Blizzard are set to kick off their pre-season on Monday September 6th when they host the Swan Valley Stampeders in a home & home pre-season action!

View the full schedule here:
https://www.ocnblizzard.com/stats/schedule/3/32/all-months/homeaway?league=1&gametype=-1

Season tickets are available now until September 8th, 20/21 season ticket holders have until August 25th to get in touch with Shawna to renew your seats for the 21/22 season!

ALL OUT. ALL GAME. ALL SEASON!

Shawna Hrappstead
(204) 620-2191
ocnblizzard.marketing@hotmail.com