After an extensive search to find the right candidate, the Jr. Blues are pleased to announce the hiring of Patrick Schafer to fill the assistant coach position.
Patrick is a native of Hilliard, OH. He grew up playing youth hockey for the Cleveland Barons Youth Hockey Club before making the leap to the Barons NAHL team. As a rookie, Patrick served as the team’s Assistant Captain, earning NAHL North Division All Rookie Team.
After his rookie season, Patrick played two seasons for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. He ranked 3rd in the USHL for plus/minus and was a finalist for the Kurt Hammer Award. Patrick went on to play for The Ohio State Buckeyes and was a two-time Scholar Athlete. He played 5 seasons of professional hockey in the ECHL and CHL.
Patrick retired from professional hockey at the end of the 2013-2014 season. Upon his retirement, Patrick became the Head Coach/General Manager of the Providence Capitals USPHL Elite team in their inaugural season of 2014-2015.