Blades Clean House In Hockey Operations


The Saskatoon Blades are embarking on a course that will change the face of the franchise. The Blades are looking for a new General Manager and Head Coach for the 2014-15 season and beyond.

G.M. Lorne Molleken and the team have agreed to part ways and the contract for Head Coach Dave Struch is not being renewed. The Blades will immediately start searching for candidates with a rich experience in the game and a tradition of winning. As the search commences, Molleken will stay on with the Blades to help guide them through this period of transition.

The Blades would also like to thank Curtis Leschyshyn for his time and commitment over the last two seasons.  Curtis is moving on to help coach the Midget-AAA Saskatoon Blazers, where his son Jake will play next season.

The entire Saskatoon Blades organization, along with Managing Partner Colin Priestner and President Steve Hogle sincerely thank these men for all they’ve done for our players, the city of Saskatoon and the game of hockey.

Jarrod BrodskyPriestner, Hogle and Molleken will all comment this afternoon at a 1:30 pm news conference at the Park Town Hotel.

One Response to Blades Clean House In Hockey Operations

  1. Joe thorne says:

    Looks like Saskatoon is going down the same path as the Regina Pats. Daddy bought a team and now the son who knows nothing about hockey is going to try and run it. Mike indicated his son was only going to be involve in the business but clearly based on the comments of the previous assistant coach he has stuck his noes in areas he knows nothing about. There were also rumours that he openly showed favouritism to certain players which in itself does not fair well for the other kids on the team. Hockey is a team sport unlike Tennis and if you cause drama in the team good luck. I really hope they hire a gm and coach who make it clear that the son needs to stick to the business side.

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