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Buffalo Regals Add Mark Metzger As Director of Player Development and Skills Coach

The Buffalo Regals Junior team of the GOJHL are pleased to welcome Mark Metzger as the team Director of Player Development and Skills Coach. Metzger is Owner/Head Instructor of Precision Hockey, a hockey training and player development company located here in western NY.

Mark is a skills coach well known throughout North America and is currently the skating and skills coach with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. Mark has also worked with the Minnesota Wild as the skating coach for their young prospects as well as a skills coach for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Mark is a former Junior player. At 15 he was the youngest player in the Empire Junior B league. The following year he moved on to the Junior Sabres as their youngest player at the time. Mark also played for Hockey Prospects in Toronto. He was invited to participate in the QMHL Rouyn Noranda Huskies main camp but suffered a career ending injury while at camp. Although sidelined from playing, Mark took the opportunity to grow as a player and instructor. He has worked with Russian trainers and mentors that helped to guide him in developing his own unique style. Through all his experiences, Mark has evolved his training methods to be creative and outside the box all the while maintaining the fundamental elements of the game.

Mark has also published two books: The Will is Greater than the Skill and Winner or Loser.

“We are extremely pleased to have Mark join our staff” said Regals Assistant General Manager John Evoy. “He will bring a tremendous energy to our team as we progress to a winning culture”

Learn more about Mark and Precision Hockey at www.precisionhockey.net

For more information about the Buffalo Regals Junior program contact Assistant GM John Evoy at buffaloregalsgojhl@gmail.com

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