Opole HK – James Spence Returning for 2021-2022 Season

Opole HK is pleased to announce that Forward James Spence has agreed to return for the 2021-2022 season.

“James was another player that came to us a few months into the season. Arriving from Scotland once the American border was not going to open to allow him to play in the NCDC.” Said Owner/General Manager Joseph Kolodziej “Once he arrived it took a few games for him to get his feet going, but once he did, he really elevated his play. He was out Rookie of The Year, and we are expecting him to grow into a leadership role this season.”

“When watching the game video on James, it became clear that this young man is just starting to reach his potential.” Said Opole HK Head Coach Brad Zangs “When a player finishes his rookie junior season with 15 points in his last 7 games, everyone takes notice of that. Scouts will definitely see more improvement from James this coming season as he spends the summer working on training and simply preparing to return to Opole.”

“As a goaltending coach, the first thing I noticed was how well James looks off the goalies, and uses his strength and body position to beat defenders.” Said Assistant/Goaltending Coach Pat Schwartz “He has a really deceptive release and I look forward to having him work with us and our goaltenders so they can benefit from that experience.”

Opole HK is entering its second season in the Polish Junior League, while adding competition this season with the European University Hockey League.

“We believe, and the development will continue to show, that our program is the best way for players to get exposure to professional teams in Europe.” Said Kolodziej “We can move players to NCAA hockey, and professional teams from here without a problem. It is a hockey intense environment that is designed for the serious athlete who is looking for serious opportunity to advance themselves.”

Opole HK offers a professional level training facility with all the weights any player could ask for, an Olympic games experienced team trainer, high protein muscle building nutrition program, every day on ice practices, dedicated team dressing room, and player lounge.

For more information on how you can bring your training and your game to the next level, contact Opole HK Head Coach Brad Zangs bradzangs@gmail.com