Fairfield, CT- On Monday, Director of Club Sports, Ray Mencio announced that Club Ice Hockey Head Coach Dave Jurasek has stepped down due to personal reason. Jurasek will stay on as the Director of Hockey Operations and Recruitment but step down from behind the bench.
Mike Blando, has been named the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season. Blando has been serving as an assistant coach after his playing career concluded. Blando played for the Scared Heart club ice hockey team for 4 years and served as the captain in his senior season.
Director Ray Mencio gave a brief statement on the promotion of Blando. “I am excited to announce the promotion of Coach Blando to the role of Interim Head Coach. He is a very dedicated and passionate leader who exemplifies everything it takes to be a successful coach. I know that he can help push our team to the next level”