Jason Kersner of the New Jersey Rockets to become the next head coach for the Sioux City Musketeers

Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 12:26 PM CDT
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The Sioux City Musketeers have announced their new head coach.

At a news conference Thursday, it was announced Jason Kersner of the New Jersey Rockets will be the next head coach of the Muskies.

Kersner is coming in after Luke Strand announced he would be leaving the team. Strand was the head coach for the Musketeers from 2009 to 2011, he then came back in 2017 and lead the team to a Clark Cup Championship this year.

Although coming into Sioux City from New Jersey Kersner is no stranger to Siouxland, helping the Muskies in various ways since 2009 and even appearing as an assistant coach for a brief stint in 2021.

The last two seasons Kersner has spent time as a coach for the Rockets Hockey Club in New Jersey. While there the new Muskies head coach put up a 747 winning percentage.

“We want to play a very aggressive offensive style, and I think you can do that and still be responsible defensively. I don’t think they have to sacrifice one for the other. I was asked this question earlier, and, to compare it to football we want to be a blitzing team,” said Musketeers head coach Jason Kersner “We want to bring pressure all over the ice in all scenarios.”

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