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Riverblades tab Randall to coach USPHL club for sophomore season in 2021-22


The USPHL’s Provo Riverblades have announced the hiring of new head coach Danny Randall.

Randall, a native of Boston, joins the Riverblades to lead the program in its second season of operation. After a slow start to the season, the Riverblades blazed through the second half of the 2020-21 season as the hottest team in the Mountain Division.

Former head coach Jaroslav Modry has accepted a professional contract to coach in Europe for the 2021-22 season.

“I am honored to accept the head coach position for the Provo Riverblades,” said Randall. “I look forward to working with these young men and helping them develop into the players they aspire to be. I expect to carry on the success of the program from the second half of the season and look forward to a great year.”

Randall started his hockey career on the East Coast and eventually moved to the Chicago area where he played AA and AAA throughout high school. After graduation, Randall went on to serve his country for 10 years in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, completing three tours in Iraq.

Following his time in the military, Randall started his coaching career with the Chicago Jr. Bulldogs in the North American 3 Hockey League. After his time there, Randall joined Lewis University in the ACHA, where he coached for four seasons. Randall then took the reins as head coach with Depaul University’s ACHA team, where he led the team to winning seasons each of his two years with the club.

Randall has also been involved in running numerous hockey camps and off-ice training in the Chicago area.

(July 20, 2021)

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