Quake Staff

HEAD COACH/ GENERAL MANAGER CHRIS BLAISUIS

Chris begins his 1st season with the Quake with many years of hockey experience and junior experience. For the past 2 seasons Blaisuis served as the Director of Recruiting for the Tier1 NAPHL AAA Indy Jr Fuel while serving as Head Coach of Indy Jr Fuel U16AA team which was a member of the NAPHL 16U Showcase division. in 2021-2022 Blaisuis led the Jr Fuel U16AA team to USA Hockey Tier 2 Nationals.

Blaisuis has experience of working in the NA3HL, NAPHL & NAHL. In 2018 Blaisuis was named Head Coach of the Sioux Falls Power U18AAA team in the NAPHL where 6 players signed NAHL tenders during the 2018-2019 season. In 2016 Blaisuis was named Head Coach/GM of the Willmar Warhawks where he complied a 33-27-4 record during his time in Willmar. Midway through the 2017-2018 season Blaisuis was named Head Coach/GM of the Rochester Ice Hawks

Prior to that, Blaisuis served as the USA Scout and Hockey Operations Assistant for the NAHL’s Fairbanks Ice Dogs from 2010-2016, where he worked under Head Coaches Josh Hauge and Trevor Stewart. During that time span, the Ice Dogs went to five Robertson Cups, winning the Robertson Cup National Championship three times in 2011, 2014 and 2016.

Prior to his time with the Ice Dogs, Blaisuis spent 2 seasons working for the Tri City Storm in the USHL in scouting and player personnel roles from 2008-2010.

Blaisuis got his start in the NAHL in 2007 with the expansion Kenai River Brown Bears serving as the teams Head Scout during the Brown Bears inaugural season in the NAHL.

Blaisuis has also scouted for the NAHL’s Lone Star Brahmas and Johnstown Tomahawks.

During the off season Blaisuis resides in Indianapolis Indiana with his wife Heather and 2 boys Brendan and Riley. During his free time Blaisuis’ hobbies include golfing and cooking.

 

 

ASSISTAN COACH LUKE FRY

The Yellowstone Quake are proud to announce the hiring of Luke Fry as Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. Fry recently graduated from Trine University Cum Laude with a degree in Exercise Science. While at Trine, Fry was a member of the National College Athlete Honor Society, and played 4 seasons of ACHA College Hockey qualifying for the ACHA Division 2 National Championships all 4 seasons. A native of Columbus Indiana, Fry is no stranger to the NA3HL having played 2 seasons in the NA3HL, with his 2nd season in 2017-2018 playing for Quake Head Coach Chris Blaisuis with the Willmar Warhawks.
Prior to playing in the NA3HL, Fry played his High School Hockey for the Columbus Icemen where he lead the Icemen to 3 Indiana State High School Runner-Up finishes in his 4 years playing for the Icemen

In his free time Fry volunteers his time serving as goalie coach for the local youth hockey program. Fry enjoys spending his time in the outdoors and fishing.