Quad City Names Dave Pszenyczny as Inaugural Head Coach
Moline, IL - Quad City, the newest member of the Southern Professional Hockey League, announced Friday that reigning SPHL Defenseman of the Year and captain of the Peoria Rivermen, Dave Pszenyczny, has been named Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations.
"John and I believe Dave will build a team that will be entertaining to watch," said team co-owner Ryan Mosley. "He's coming from a first-class organization in Peoria and we believe he will bring that experience with him," Mosley added.
"Throughout our interview process, we wanted a coach that believes in community involvement. Dave re- alizes the community is our fan base and if we can't get out and support our community, then why should they support us?" said co-owner John Dawson.
A native of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Pszenyczny comes to Quad City following an eleven-year career spanning across five leagues (AHL, SPHL, ECHL, CHL, UHL). Pszenyczny, 33, scored 91 goals and added 229 assists in 664 career games. He also posted a plus/minus rating of +84 and accumulated 1,364 penalty minutes over his career.
"I've been fortunate to play the game I love for the past decade and I'm excited to begin my coaching ca- reer. It was an opportunity I couldn't pass up," Pszenyczny said. "I'm thankful for John and Ryan for giv- ing me the opportunity. I'm eager to get to the Quad Cities and get to work. I'll put a team together the Quad Cities can be proud of, on and off the ice."
The community will get their first chance to meet Coach Pszenyczny at 2pm on Thursday, June 21 at Harris Pizza, 2520 18th Street, in Bettendorf.
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