“I owe all my credit to the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes for taking a chance on me when I was 17 and allowing me to take my game to the next level and ultimately ending my junior career with a college commitment,” said Hopp. “Coach Kevin St. Jacques and Coach Brad Gaylord allowed me to go out and play my game, trusting me and believing in me and they helped develop my skills, working with me on the ice with skills and off the ice watching game film and developing me as a player and a person. I give all my thanks to the coaches and the rest of the management for taking a chance on me when I was 17.”
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(RAPID CITY, SD) – The Rapid City Rush, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, announced today that Drew Blevins has been named the new Manager of Community Relations and Broadcasting, and Voice of the Rush.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to join one of the premier organizations in the ECHL,” said Blevins. “The Rush organization and Spire Sports & Entertainment are held in such high regard, it’s an honor to be a part of this hockey family.”
Blevins, 28, from Wake Forest, N.C., joins the Rush after having spent two seasons with the SPHL’s Fayetteville Marksmen as their Director of Communication and Broadcast, where he was heralded as one of the top voices in the league.
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The Carolina JR Canes would like to congratulate our former analytics specialist Hunter Diehl on his new job with the Colorado Avalanche as the video coach of their AHL affiliate the Colorado Eagles. Hunter began his career with the JR Canes before moving on to Lake Superior State University where he earned a scholarship to attend and take the job of Director of Hockey Operations for their NCAA Division I hockey program. Hunter recently graduated and signed with the Avalanche. The JR Canes owners, GM, coaches, and staff wish Hunter the best of luck in his new role.