Meet Jason Bloomingburg
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Bloomingburg's Winning Ways Will Bring Valuable Experience to the Eels Coaching Staff and Players.
Bloomingburg began his coaching career in 2009 as a volunteer assistant coach for Victory Honda’s U18 team. That team went on to advance to the Michigan State Finals, falling to the eventual national champion in double overtime. In the fall of 2009, Bloomingburg made the move to the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League. His main responsibilities grew to include scouting and recruiting. Over his three years with the Tornado, considered one of the premier junior franchises in the country, Bloomingburg assisted in sending 17 players to Division-I, seven players to Division-III, guiding the team to 96 regular seasons wins, and a 2012 Robertson Cup (Tier II National Championship).
Bloomingburg’s playing career included three seasons (1999-2002) with the Texas Tornado. In junior career junior games, he recorded 49 goals, 36 assists and 370 penalty minutes. In his final season with the Tornado, he was named team MVP and elected to the All-NAHL Second Team. He also was a member of the USA U19 team. In 2002, Bloomingburg made the move to Division-I college hockey, accepting a full academic scholarship at Providence College in Rhode Island. After his freshman year, Bloomingburg returned to his home state of Michigan to play for the Wayne State Warriors of the College Hockey America Conference. In his sophomore season with the Warriors, Bloomingburg set a team record for goals scored in a season, with 20 scored in 2004-2005. Bloomingburg still holds the Warrior record for most goals in a season and career, in addition to serving as captain for all three seasons in a Warriors uniform. He graduated Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and minors in Marketing and Psychology. After college, Bloomingburg signed with the Alaska Aces of the East Coast Hockey League for the 2006-2007 season. He later played for the Pensacola Ice Pilots and the Augusta Lynx of the ECHL.