Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm has announced the hiring of Karl Lindén as the organization’s Director of Skill Development. Lindén most recently served as Head of Skill Development & Associate Head Coach (U15) for the Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut. He operates Konquer Hockey, a training and skill development service currently based in Connecticut. Lindén worked alongside the Storm’s recently hired Director of Player Development, Ryan Ward, at the South Kent School.
Karl Lindén, 34, of Stockholm, Sweden joins the Storm as the organization’s new Director of Skills Development following a successful two-year stint at the Selects Hockey Academy at the South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut. Lindén served as the program’s Head of Skill Development. During the 2018-2019 season, Lindén served as Assistant Coach for the program’s National Champion U18 team. During the 2019-2020 season, he served as the U15 team’s Associate Head Coach. The U15 team at South Kent collected a Regional Championship and posted a final record of 54-9-3 this season. Lindén’s playing career included four years at Elmira College (NCAA DIII) and a one hundred thirty-one game career in the now defunct Central Hockey League (CHL). Following a successful professional playing career, Lindén joined the staff at Castleton University (NCAA DIII) as a graduate Assistant Coach. He was named the Head Coach of the Connecticut Oilers of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) for the 2017-2018 season.
“Everything I’ve heard from people around the hockey community is that the Tri-City Storm staff share the same views as myself when it comes to developing hockey players. Being able to work with the team on a close basis and working with them early will allow us to maximize the amount of individual reps the players need in order to improve. I look forward to working closely with Director of Player Development Ryan Ward and the rest of the Storm coaching staff.” Director of Skill Development Karl Lindén
“As far as a skills coach, we feel that Karl is a rising star in the business. He is someone who will help our players and prospects individually, as well as aid our coaching staff tremendously.” President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach Anthony Noreen