Nick Oliver talks about his job with the Fargo Force, scouts incoming SCSU players, coaches he's played for
The 31-year-old Roseau High School graduate discusses the tough decision to leave the Huskies for the USHL. He also talks about the newcomers for SCSU in the fall and does a rapid fire on coaches he's played for, worked with.
Nick Oliver was introduced as the new head junior hockey coach of the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League on May 2. Oliver has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach for the St. Cloud State men's team after three seasons as an assistant coach and director of scouting with the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede. Oliver talks about his new job, leaving his old job, gives a scouting report on the 10 new players for the Huskies this fall and then discusses the last seven head coaches he has played for or worked with. All of this and more on this episode of the Huskies Hockey Insider Podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.
0:00 His new job with the Fargo Force, how it came about
2:50 Key things that went into the decision to leave SCSU, Brett Larson's support and advice
5:00 Other opportunities to leave, why Fargo, chance to work with Cary Eades
8:25 Being in the war room for the USHL Draft, having some input
Incoming freshmen for SCSU:
17:30 Forward Grant Ahcan (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
19:00 Forward Ethan AuCoin (Lloydminster Bobcats, AJHL)
20:45 Forward Adam Ingram (Youngstown Phantoms, USHL)
22:40 Defenseman Mason Reiners (Waterloo Black Hawks, USHL)
25:00 Forward Jack Rogers (Steinbach Pistons, MJHL)
26:45 Defenseman Cooper Wylie (Waterloo Black Hawks, USHL)
28:00 Goalie James Gray (North York Rangers, OJHL)