Blaisuis named new Head Coach of the Quake
The Yellowstone Quake of the NA3HL have named Chris Blaisuis as the team’s new Head Coach for the 2022-23 season.
Blaisuis comes to the Quake with many years of hockey knowledge and juniors experience. For the past two seasons, he has been the Head Coach in the Indy Jr. Fuel 16U AA team, leading the team to USA Hockey Tier II Nationals.
Blaisuis has experience of working both in the NA3HL and NAHL. During the 2016-17 season, he was named the Head Coach and GM for the Willmar WarHawks, where he coached for a season and a half.
Midway through the 2017-18 season, he was named the Head Coach and General Manager for the Rochester Ice Hawks.
Prior to that, Blaisuis had served as the USA Scout and Hockey Operations Assistant for the NAHL’s Fairbanks Ice Dogs from 2010-16, where he worked under Head Coaches Josh Hauge and Trevor Stewart. During that time span, the Ice Dogs went to five Robertson Cups, winning the Robertson Cup National Championship three times in 2011, 2014 and 2016.
He has also scouted for the NAHL’s Lone Star Brahmas, Johnstown Tomahawks, and Kenai River Brown Bears, and scouted for the Tri City Storm in the USHL.