Youngstown Phantoms Hire Deskins, Kosecki as Co-GMs, VPs – Business Journal Daily

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio The Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League and Black Bear Sports Group have employed Jason Deskins and Ryan Kosecki as co-common managers and co-vice presidents of hockey operations for the Phantoms. 

Deskins joins the Phantoms from his position as assistant common supervisor and director of scouting with the Omaha Lancers, additionally of the USHL. He joins the Phantoms after serving to lead the Lancers to a second-place general end within the Western Conference within the 2021-21 season. Deskins beforehand was the assistant GM and head scout of the Black Bears and can be the present head coach of the Honeybaked Midget Minor program in Detroit the place he has led the workforce to a nationwide championship.

Kosecki is at present assistant common supervisor and scout for the Maryland Black Bears and can proceed with the twin roles. He helped lead the Black Bears to the workforce’s first-ever playoff look, sequence win and look within the Eastern Conference Finals. Previously, he was an assistant coach with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL. He additionally coaches the extremely ranked Fox Motors 2005 workforce. 

The Phantoms additionally introduced this week the set up of a brand new devoted health and exercise room of their dwelling rink, the Covelli Center. This is the primary full-time health facility within the historical past of the Phantoms. It will enable the gamers to boost their growth in the identical constructing the place they observe and play video games.

“We want to thank Coach Brad Patterson for the high quality work he did the previous two years whereas performing the position of head coach and common supervisor,” says Keith Primeau, president of hockey operations for the Phantoms. “We are thrilled to have Jason and Ryan on board so Brad can return full-time to teaching the place he has achieved nice success over time for the Phantoms.” 

“Given our poor efficiency on the ice the previous two years, significantly on the defensive finish the place we have been persistently among the many worst within the league, we felt we owed it to our gamers, followers and our complete group to make significant modifications to our employees, our recruiting workforce and our general participant growth course of,” mentioned Murry N. Gunty, co-proprietor of the Phantoms and CEO of Black Bear Sports Group. “Jason and Ryan have achieved nice success in each junior and youth hockey and we consider that they’ll do nice issues for the Phantoms going ahead.”

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