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   The Ontario Avalanche Hockey Organization:
Rob O'Rourke to Coach Avs!!!

AVALANCHE ALERT!!!

The Ontario Avalanche of the Western States Hockey League is pleased to announce that Rob O'Rourke has been named its new head coach for the 2016-17 season. O’Rourke replaces Chris Shaw, who has been named as an Associate Head Coach for the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia Hockey League.

O’Rourke spent the last three seasons as the Avalanche’s U18 AAA head coach, leading the team to a State Championship, a District Championship and a trip to the USA Hockey Nationals. O’Rourke also was the Head Coach for Long Beach Prep for the past five seasons in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League.

For his career, Rob O’Rourke has coached at all levels from mite to midget, and all skill levels from in-house to AAA. He has led his teams to numerous championships, including CAHA championships with both the Ontario Stars and the LA Selects. Coach O’Rourke has coached numerous players that have gone on to play in the USHL, BCHL, NAHL, WSHL, USPHL, ECHL, AHL, and the NHL, as well as NCAA college and the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

Skill development, character and being in top physical shape have been the benchmarks of Coach O’Rourke’s philosophy. His knowledge of the game, leadership skills, motivational tactics and coaching style are keys to his ability in training and moving players to the “next” level.

Coach O’Rourke has been married to his wife, Tracy, for 28 years and they have two sons. Sean recently graduated from Ferris State University, where he played hockey for the Bulldogs and later in the ECHL with Kalamazoo. Colin is a member of the United States Navy.

"I am excited to have Coach O'Rourke get started on our Junior team. I have had the pleasure to work with him in the past and believe he will have an immediate impact within the league," said an excited Tom Meyer, Owner of the Avalanche.

Come out to meet the Coach at 9:25pm on mondays or 8:55pm wednesdays during the Avalanche Summer Training skates.

Welcome aboard Coach O'Rourke!!!

GO AVS!!!


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