Former Huntington Blizzard Player Finalist for  NHL Coach o the Year
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Jared Bednar, a former stand out Huntington Blizzard player, has been named one of three finalists for  the NHL' Coach of the Year. He took the Colorado Avalanche from a last place finish to the Stanley Cup playoffs this year as their head coach. 

The team lost to the Nashville Predators 4 games to 2 in the first round of the playoffs.

Bednar married the former Susan Strode, a Huntington woman he met while playing with the Blizzard for three years.