Ralston, Neb. – Former Director of USHL Central Scouting Rick Comley, Jr. has been named the new Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting for the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the team announced Tuesday. A graduate of Michigan State University, Comley comes to Omaha following a three year stretch in the USHL league office where he helped launch the USHL Player Development initiative and oversaw the USHL Prospect Combines while serving as the league’s top scout.
“Rick brings a wealth of USHL experience to our program and we’re thrilled to have him join the Lancers family,” said Lancers Head Coach & General Manager Brian Kaufman, “With his bloodlines, his knowledge of this league and his long track record of success, bringing Rick aboard was a home run for us.”
Prior to joining the Lancers, Comley served multiple USHL teams in both scouting and coaching capacities for the better part of a decade, including stints with the Waterloo Black Hawks (2004-2005), the Des Moines Buccaneers (2005-2008) and the Sioux City Musketeers (2008-2010).
“I’m truly honored to join the Omaha Lancers’ hockey operations department and look forward to continuing the proud, winning tradition of Lancers Hockey,” said Comley, “I’m excited to get to Omaha and get down to business with Coach Kaufman and the entire Lancers staff.”
Comley will oversee all organizational scouting operations for the Lancers and contribute to the in-season development of Omaha’s entire roster. “Rick knows exactly what it takes for these players to succeed in the USHL,” explained Kaufman, “That knowledge and perspective will really benefit our players and help them maximize their potential both on and off the ice.”
A native of Marquette, Michigan, Comley is the son of college hockey coaching legend Rick Comley, Sr.
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