Opole HK Coaches On The Way To Denver Scouting

Opole HK Head Coach Brad Zangs and Assistant/Goaltending Coach Pat Schwartz are on their way to the annual CCM Showcase held in Denver.

“Its great to get out and see a lot of players.” Said Opole HK Head Coach Brad Zangs “Seeing new players and catching up with players I watched over the last few years is always fun. The improvements made by these players from year to year are great to see. How things will be this year with COVID and the limited seasons, or limited training a lot of players had will be what we are looking at. Its important to see that these young men took advantage of their time and spent it training on their own.”

The CCM Showcase annually has a few hundred players attending and is known as one of the best recruiting events in the United States each year. Opole HK is happy to be a part of this year’s event.

“I have been attending the CCM event for years.” Said Opole HK Assistant/Goaltending Coach Pat Schwartz “We get to spend a lot of time connecting with players and parents, and we get to see a lot of good hockey. It’s going to be very nice to see how we are all returning to normal, even the scouts and our routine visits to specific events.”

Opole HK is entering it’s second season in Poland’s top level Junior Hockey League. Finishing in second place last season Opole HK is looking to win it’s first Championship this year.

“We have nearly half our team wanting to return to Opole this year. That is a testament to how well our program operated last year, and how much the players loved the amenities and environment they were provided.” Said Opole HK Owner/General Manager Joseph Kolodziej “We had players move on to NCAA, ACHA and Professional hockey after one season, and I am happy we were able to be a part of their journey. This year we will also play in the European University Hockey League to add games to the schedule and get players more exposure to scouts in several countries.”

Opole HK is looking for a limited number of Forwards and Defense along with one Goaltender for the 2021-2022 season.

For more information on joining Opole HK this season contact Head Coach Brad Zangs Brad@opolehk.com