BLAZERS RE-SIGN DYLAN KOCH
The Oklahoma City Blazers have re-signed forward Dylan Koch for the 2019-20 season, owner and head coach Gary Gill announced today. Koch returns for his third season with the Blazers, originally joining OKC in the 2017-18 season.
Koch skated in 41 games for the Blazers last season, picking up five goals and three assists, while adding 31 penalty minutes, and also skating in nine postseason games for OKC.
An Edmond, Oklahoma native, Koch enters 2019-20 for his final season of WSHL eligibility to join the Blazers quest for the Thorne Cup.
SGRO RETURNS TO OKC
The Oklahoma City Blazers have announced the re-signing of forward Jordan Sgro, owner and head coach Gary Gill announced today. Sgro returns to OKC for his third season in a Blazers jersey, originally joining the Blazers in the 2017-18 season.
Sgro finished fifth in scoring for the Blazers last season, picking up 19 goals and 35 assists for OKC, before adding four points in the Blazers' Thorne Cup playoffs run.
The year prior, Sgro added 14 goals and 17 assists in 45 games for OKC.
In 93 total games, Sgro currently sits 10th on the Blazers all-time scoring list with 85 points, and stands poised to become the 10th player to teach 100 career points with the Blazers.
BLAZERS RE-SIGN DEFENSEMAN JOEY ALLEGRINI
The Oklahoma City Blazers have re-signed defenseman Joey Allegrini, owner and head coach Gary Gill announced today. Allegrini returns to OKC after joining the Blazers midway through the 2018-19 season.
Allegrini spent time last season within the NCDC, splitting time between Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Syracuse, before joining the Blazers and helping to bolster their defensive corps. In 18 games with OKC, Allegrini picked up 11 points, with six goals and five assists.
From Valencia, California, Allegrini picked up a point in OKC's Thorne Cup playoffs run, and enters his last year of WSHL eligibility this season.
BLAZERS ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF GOALTENDER JOEL SVENSSON
The Oklahoma City Blazers are proud to announce their first signing of the 2019-20 season, inking Swedish goaltender Joel Svensson to the team.
Svensson comes to the Blazers after playing last season with Helsingborgs HC, playing 12 games with their J20 team, and playing 11 games with their Division 1 team.
Hailing from Ängelholm, Sweden, Svensson has spent the 2013-2018 seasons with Rogle BK, working his way through their junior teams, culminating in the 2017-18 season in the Swedish SuperElit league, the top-tier junior league in Sweden.
In the 2014-15 season, Svensson also participated in the annual TV-pucken tournament, held every year in Sweden as the nation's districts gather their top youth players, playing for Skåne in a pair of games.
Born in 1999, Svensson joins the Blazers and the WSHL in his final year of eligibility, looking to backstop OKC in their quest for the Thorne Cup.
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The Oklahoma City Blazers are proud to announce their first commitment of the 2019 offseason as forward Vitali Mikhailov has committed to the ACHA Division 1 University of Central Oklahoma. A native of Cherepovets, Russia, Mikhailov made a splash this season as he led the Blazers in scoring with 49 goals and 58 assists for a total of 107 points.
Along the way, Mikhailov also tied the Western States Hockey League's all-time record for goals scored in the regular season with 136 career goals. With 114 goals in a Blazers jersey, Mikhailov broke the franchise's all-time record for goals as well.
"We would like to wish Vitali the very best at UCO as we believe will be a great fit for the Bronchos. He will be an instant game-changer and offensive threat from day one for UCO," stated Blazers head owner and head coach Gary Gill. "We also believe that under the coaching of Craig McAllister, Vitali will be able to grow even more as a player and a person."
"We are so fortunate to get a talent like Vitali," said Bronchos head coach Craig McAllister. "He has a unique set of skills that make him a threat anytime he enters the offensive zone.
"He has a chance to be a very special player in the ACHA and I'm looking forward to seeing him put on a Bronchos jersey."