The Brookings Blizzard of the North American Hockey League announce today that head coach Cory Laylin has accepted the head coaching position at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.
Laylin has been head coach of the Blizzard the past two seasons and lead the Blizzard to the NAHL playoff in his first year with the team.
“The entire Blizzard organization wants to wish Cory and his family all the best in the future,” said Blizzard owner Chris Canavati. “He has provided many young men the opportunity to grow and develop as hockey players. We want to thank he and his family for their time and service to our organization and the community of Brookings.”
A native of St. Cloud, MN, Cory played at the University of Minnesota from 1988 to 1992. His teams won two WCHA titles and played in the 1988 NCAA National Championship game. He played professionally for 16 years in the United States and in Europe before starting his coaching career.
Hamline University is a NCAA Division III program and is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
The Blizzard have already begun a national search for a new head coach. No timetable has been set to fill the position.
The Blizzard will host their first Pre-Draft Tryout Camp May 16th-18th at the MARS Lakeview Arena in Duluth, MN.