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THOMPSON BLAZERS HOCKEY
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Co-Head Coach – Geoff Smith

Geoff is taking over the Thompson Blazers for the 2016/17 season. Most recently Geoff has been an assistant coach with the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL and head coach for the Kamloops Storm in the KIJHL. Geoff played with the Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers in the NHL. Winning the Stanley cup the spring of 1990 with the Edmonton Oilers. 

Co-Head Coach – Tanner Cochrane

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Tanner is a graduate of the Thompson Blazers that continued on to play junior A with the Powell River Kings and Chilliwack Chiefs. After his junior hockey career, Tanner moved onto play at NAIT in the ACAC hockey league.

Assistant Coach – Murray Baron

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Murray joins the Thompson Blazers after a successful career in the NHL. Playing with Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Pheonix Coyotes and the Vancouver Canucks. & Natural Resource Operations out of Kamloops.  

Murray has been an assistant coach with the Kamloops Storm and helped Kamloops Minor Hockey with coaching clinics and assisting teams in player development.

Genereal Manager – George Cochrane

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George will be taking on the management role for the Thompson Blazers this year.  With numerous years coaching minor hockey and junior hockey George brings a great deal of experience to the Thompson Blazers staff.  Most recently George is the Kamloops Minor Hockey Head Coach and coordinates/instructs the Valleyview Hockey Acadamy.

Strength and Conditioning Coach – Greg Kozoris

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Goalie Coach – To be named
To be named joins the Thompson Blazers this fall, Goalie coach will be named in the near future.

Head Trainer – TBD


A head trainer has yet to be named to the Thompson Blazers