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Attack announce departure of Strength and Conditioning Coach

The Owen Sound Attack is announcing the departure of Strength and Conditioning Coach, Andrew Hopf from the organization.

Hopf, who has been the team’s Strength and Conditioning Coach since the beginning of the 2010-11 season, has accepted a role with the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues while continuing to act as the University of Waterloo’s Varsity Strength and Conditioning Coach.

“Andrew has been a tremendous asset to the Attack and we’re sad to see him go,” said General Manager, Dale DeGray.

“That said, the Ontario Hockey League is first and foremost a development league and we couldn’t be happier that Andrew is able to take this next step in his career. He has done a wonderful job working with our players and has elevated the performance of each and every player that has stepped into our dressing room. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”

Of the decision to move on from the Attack, Hopf said it was a bitter sweet moment for him.

“I’d like to take this moment to say how proud I am to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing organization that truly cares about their players and personnel and also thank Dale DeGray, the ownership group, Andy Brown and all the coaches I’ve had the opportunity to develop under.  To the players both present and past, thank you. Thank you for your commitment, your passion, patience and friendship. It was a true pleasure to make the long drive north every week and I will forever be greatful for the opportunity to develop as your strength coach.”

“Owen Sound is a special organization and I’m a better person for being part of it”, he added.

The Attack will now be accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Those interested are encouraged to send a resume and a cover letter addressed to Dale DeGray before 5:00pm on May 25 at ddegray@attackhockey.com.

 

 

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