Coaches

Brad Zangs – Head Coach – Brad@opolehk.com – 651-955-4197

Taking over Opole HK in 2021-2022 season, Coach Brad Zangs is from Rosemount Minnesota and has over 32 years of coaching experience from High School to Tier II Junior A and to the Professional levels.

Coach Zangs has been a Head Coach in AWHL, NAHL, as well in Canada. He has been part of College National championship a long with winning two State Tournaments at the AAA level.

Coach Zangs has instrumental in helping over 180 players play Division One college hockey, with some of those players have gone to play in the NHL, AHL, & ECHL. 

“I want to help player reach their goals in hockey weather that’s playing in College or the Pro’s”

Pat Schwartz – Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach – Pat@opolehk.com – 303-895-6580

A Northern Minnesota native, Pat began skating at age three, and became a goaltender at age five.  He played youth hockey in the US and then, left home early in his youth to play Midget AAA and Junior Hockey in Canada.  He completed his professional  playing career in Europe after suffering a career ending injury.  

Pat later became one of 4 Head Coach’s of the International Goaltenders School and it was there that Pat refined his coaching and scouting skills.

Today, Pat is still involved in the training and development of goaltenders from the youth through the professional ranks as he provides private lessons and consulting services nationwide.

It is during his travels to visit his clients that he gets an opportunity to see quite an abundance of talent and this is what makes Pat a valuable asset as a coach and a scout. Pat has been coaching and scouting for the past 27 years and has provided his services as a coach/scout/consultant to many organizations worldwide. Pat resides in Northern Minnesota during the offseason and calls Denver, Colorado home during the season when not on the road.