Head Coach/Asst. GM: Mark Collins
Phone: 360.676.1919 x 108
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Coach Collins has completed his second season at the helm with the Blazers. In his first two seasons he led the Blazers to the Cascade Cup Championship and a spot in the 2013 and 2014 Junior National Tournaments. In 2014 the Blazers also won the McBride Cup for top team during the regular season. He was also named coach of the the year for the NPHL in 2013. Collins spent the prior 2 years as an assistant coach with the Wenatchee Wild U18. Prior to that, he was the head coach of the Whatcom Warriors.
Coach Collins is also the Hockey Director at Bellingham Sportsplex, coaching the Learn to Play Hockey Program for youth and adults. During the summer months he Is the Hockey Director and Coach of the Collins Elite Hockey elite summer camps. He has been instrumental in the development of players locally, helping many to move on to the Junior ranks and college.
A native of Pilot Mound, MB, Collins moved on to play his High School and Junior hockey with the Notre Dame Hounds in Wilcox, SK. He played collegiate hockey at North Dakota State University, where he was on the All Region and All Tournament teams for the NJCAA in 1995.
Collins has lived in Bellingham for 14 years and continues to play hockey locally. He currently maintains his Level 4 USA Hockey Coaching Certification.