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BHL Today Episode 34

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Erin and Heather celebrate the NHL 2014 Season Opener with special guest Doug Jones, commissioner of Major League Roller Hockey. - Doug Jones grew up in Connecticut and played for the Middlesex Red Devils Youth Hockey program. Doug played professional hockey from 1991 – 1993, for the Los Angeles Jets of the WPHL (then the WCHL), where in two injury filled seasons, he managed 5 goals and 13 assists for 18 points while racking up 98 penalty minutes and winning the league championship in 1992. Following the season, Doug moved into various roles with the expansion NHL Anaheim Ducks as a Coach’s game day Assistant, working with coaches as such Ron Wilson, Tim Army, Newell Brown, Mike Babcock and Paul MacLean and scouting video. During the summer he spent his time running the Anaheim Ducks Summer hockey Camps with former NHL six time all star, Charlie Simmer, five time Stanley cup winner, Rick Chartraw and Brian Hayward for four years. In 1997, Doug began a 10 year stretch where he was the Director of Hockey Development for the Wayne Gretzky Roller Hockey Centers. Doug also ran the Great One’s International Hockey School making stops overseas to multiple locations. During his tenure with the centers, Jones oversaw operations of five facilities including one on the east coast and four on the west coast. The centers at one time boasted membership of over 15,000 active players with all ages participating, until closing in late 2006. Doug has worked with 100's of players who have played juniors, college and professional hockey most recently Garrett Haar of the Washington Capitals and Nic Kerdiles and Ryan Lasch of the Anaheim Ducks.