Petr Sykora Joins Avalanche Staff
The North Jersey Avalanche is pleased to announce that Petr Sýkora will be joining our staff on the Peewee Minor team as the Head Coach along with the support of John Amodeo, who has been with the 2006 squad for the last two seasons. Petr is a Czech retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New Jersey Devils, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Minnesota Wild. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, having won with the Devils in 2000 and the Penguins in 2009. Sýkora has played in six Stanley Cup Finals in his NHL career.
His coaching career includes 3 years with the Kometa Brno Youth in the Czech Republic, 1 year with the Florida Jr. Panthers and 1 year with the South Florida Hockey Academy.
Petr currently holds a Level 4 certification with USA Hockey.
"Today is a great day for the North Jersey Avalanche. Along with the fact that five of our AAA teams are still competing in post season play, we are thrilled to add Petr to our coaching staff. He fits in perfectly with our Player Development Model, and not only will the Peewee AAA Minor group reap the benefits of his experience, he is sure to have a positive impact on the Avalanche coaching staff. The Peewee Minor team will practice with the Peewee Major team and their equally impressive coaching staff, Marek Zidlicky another NHL Star and long-time Avalanche coach Eric May" – Dan May, President North Jersey Avalanche.