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Firebirds Enlist Seasoned Professional Chris Campanale as Hockey Director to Propel Player Development

By Josh Burke, 01/17/24, 2:00PM EST


Firebirds Hire New Hockey Director

The Lancaster Firebirds proudly announce the appointment of Chris Campanale as their new full time Hockey Director, bringing a wealth of experience and dedication to the vibrant hockey community.

In his career, Chris, originally from Chester Springs, PA, has demonstrated a commitment to the sport. From his early days playing Jr Flyers AAA hockey to his Division 1 college hockey journey at American International College, and three years in professional hockey, Chris has consistently exhibited exceptional skills and passion for the game. Building on his extensive playing experience, he has also dedicated five years to Method Hockey as a skills coach, further enriching his expertise and contributing significantly to player development in the realm of skill refinement.

Expressing his enthusiasm for joining the Lancaster Firebirds, Chris remarked, "I am incredibly excited to contribute to the hockey community of Lancaster as the new Hockey Director. This is an opportunity to not only enhance player development but also to foster a strong sense of community within the Firebirds organization."

His dedication to player development has been a cornerstone of Chris's career, and he emphasized this commitment by stating, "Player development is at the heart of my coaching philosophy. I am eager to work with the talented players at the Firebirds and help them reach their full potential on and off the ice."

The Lancaster Firebirds share this commitment to player development through professional coaching, and Chris's appointment aligns seamlessly with their vision. "We believe in providing top-tier coaching to our players, and Chris brings a unique blend of experience and passion that will undoubtedly elevate our program," said Board President Josh Burke.

The Firebirds organization looks forward to a new chapter under Chris Campanale's leadership, confident that his expertise will leave an indelible mark on the growth and success of the team.  Chris will be on the ice with all teams weekly starting the week of January 22nd. 

Please be sure to welcome Chris to the Firebirds!