St. Cloud Blizzard Announce Exciting Changes for 2020-2021
NHL Stand-Out & Olympian Corey Millen and Stanley Cup Winner Tom Chorske Join the Blizzard as Head Coach and GM Respectively
Alexandria MN, April 2, 2020 Millen and Chorske, both Minnesota natives, who were roommates in both college and in the NHL, take over reins immediately.
Millen, born and raised in Cloquet, MN, played at the University of Minnesota and is the Golden Gophers 3rd All-Time leading scorer. Millen is also a two time Olympian and played 8 seasons in the NHL.
Millen has worked at the collegiate level and coached in the USHL, but his greatest coaching success to date is winning the NAHL championship in 2015 while at the helm of the NAHL’s Minnesota Wilderness.
“I’m really excited to be back in the NAHL developing and coaching players at this level. Junior hockey players are trying to reach their dream of playing college hockey and that’s what we are going to help them do. I realize we have a lot of work to do but I’ve done it before and plan to do it again. We want to earn the respect of the St Cloud community and their hockey fans. We’re not here to compete against other St Cloud teams but rather help players on their way to playing college hockey. We just want to be part of the hockey community in St Cloud. Hopefully one day soon we’ll have a player end up as a St Cloud Husky,” Said Corey Millen about being named Head Coach of the St. Cloud Blizzard.
Chorske will oversee the team’s business operations as General Manager. Chorske was Minnesota’s first ever Mr. Hockey and went on to play 11 seasons in the NHL, winning the Stanley Cup in 1995 as a New Jersey Devil. After retiring from the NHL Chorske has worked in sales and business development and as an analyst on Fox Sports North Minnesota Wild broadcasts. “Joining the Blizzard and having the opportunity to work in a great junior hockey league like the NAHL is an opportunity I’ve been hoping would come my way. I’m really looking forward to digging in and helping bring a Robertson Cup to St Cloud.”
The team owners found the combination of exactly what they were looking for, “Corey and Tom not only exemplify the game of hockey: hard work, discipline, strength and the comradery that is built both on and off the ice, but also, they share the values of our organization, commitment to the team and the community. Working together they have the passion, drive and abilities to take this team to the next level,” Chris Canavati, Co-Owner The Blizzard.
The entire St. Cloud Blizzard would like to extend a warm welcome to Corey and Tom, we are looking forward to the 2020-2021 season.
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