Sioux Falls Power Hockey Announces Coaching Change

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Power Hockey program has announced that U18 Head Coach Chris Blaisuis has been relieved of his coaching duties. “This decision was made for the best interests of our players, their development, and the overall direction of our program. We thank Chris for his service to our program and we wish him the very best,” said Matt Tobin, General Manager.

Sioux Falls Power Hockey has named Tristan King as the new Head Coach of the U18 team. Tristan is originally from Elk River, MN. He played four seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) before signing an entry level contract with the Dallas Stars (NHL) in 2010. Tristan retired from professional hockey after eight seasons. He represented Team USA in the Ivan Hlinka U18 tournament in Slovakia in 2007.

“We’re excited to have someone with Tristan’s playing experience and leadership skills in our program, and we believe these experiences will contribute to the development of our players and help them achieve their aspirations to play at a higher level,” stated Tobin.

“I’m looking forward to creating a positive and hard-working environment for our players,” said King.

Sioux Falls Power U18 team heads off to Dallas, TX this weekend for a tournament, and they return to home ice to face the Colorado Spring Tigers on December 14-16 at the Scheels IcePlex in Sioux Falls.

The Sioux Falls Power Hockey Tier 1 program, based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, provides Tier 1 teams at the 14U, 15, 16U & 18U levels.

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Ashley Munsterman