Nelson named Superior boys head hockey coach

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 6:45 PM CDT
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SUPERIOR, WI. (KBJR) - This past weekend the Superior boy’s hockey team named a new head coach. Evan Nelson will be leading the Spartans on the ice after Jason Kalin led the program for the past 21 seasons.

Nelson is a familiar face to the Superior area as he has been coaching and leading the youth since 2009 in various roles. He said Kalin has mentored him in the last few years guiding him into this direction.

The Spartans graduated 19 seniors this past season, so Nelson says while that is an uncommon challenge for a new head coach, they will rely on their younger kids who have played big minutes.

“I’m real fortunate to have this opportunity, it’s not something I take lightly. We’re still going to really focus on the pride-heart tradition of the program, that’s something that is going to stay. We’re going to reach back out to the youth association and try to make ourselves a little more visible down there, that’s one of the big things. We also want to continue to build the passion and create the culture that the young kids want to be Spartan hockey players at the high school level,” said Nelson.

Nelson adds come February and March, they want to compete for a state title.

The Spartans finished last season under Jason Kalin, 7-16-1.

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