ECHL: Bloomington Bison Add Assistant Coach

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After announcing their NHL Affiliate and Head Coach last week, the excitement has yet to slow down in Bloomington. Prior to their schedule release, the Bison announced another hire to their coaching staff, Jesse Messier.

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“We knew when we had hired Jesse, it wasn’t going to be long-term. He has a great hockey mind and the work ethic to go along with it. This is just another example of what we do in our organization. We move people on to the next level, and, in return, get the next best person to fill the spot regardless of whether it’s players, coaches or hockey staff,”

Kevin McCallum – Kam River Fighting Walleye General Manager

Messier joins the Bison with nine years of coaching experience under his belt. Most notably, spending four seasons as an assistant coach with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit. Prior to his coaching career, Messier totaled 60 games in the ECHL over two seasons with the Toledo Walleye and Allen Americans.

“Jesse Messier is a highly accomplished coach with a successful track record at the Tier 2 Level, USports and in the OHL. His keen hockey intellect and attention to detail made his hiring an obvious choice. Our previous relationship and the trust and familiarity we share further solidified this decision. I feel incredibly fortunate to have someone of his caliber and character by my side on this journey. We would like to welcome Jesse and his girlfriend Cristina to the Bloomington Family.”

Phillip Barski – Bloomington Bison Head Coach

Connor Green

Managing Editor | Inside the Rink

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