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The Chicago Junior Bulldogs have hired Jeff Salzbrunn as the team's new head coach. 

“Hockey is the greatest game in the world.”

Jeff has spent his life on the rink or in the rink. He played in the Quebec Major Juniors, he played in Europe, and he finished his playing career with the Johnstown Chiefs in the ECHL in 1990/91. Jeff Salzbrunn scored 86 goals and recorded 104 assists for 190 points in his 225-game career with the Quebec Remparts, Plattsburgh Pioneers, New York Slapshots, Johnstown Chiefs, Nashville Knights and Cincinnati Cyclones. He began playing during the 1984 season and last took the ice during the 1990 campaign.

“As a coach, I have the opportunity to share and to teach what this game has meant to me.”

His 20 year coaching career began shortly thereafter with the Naperville Sabres.  Jeff has honed his craft since then with stops at many area high schools and for the last four years has been the Varsity hockey coach at Waubonsie High School.  He took his teams at Waubonsie to 2 State Finals and was the Illinois High School coach of the year in 2011. During the 2013 season Jeff was named interim coach for the playoffs for the WSHL Southern Oregon Spartans.

Jeff brings tremendous energy to the rink every day and credits his hard working family for teaching him what it takes to reach his goals…not only in hockey, but in life.   Helping young players develop their skills and move on to higher levels of hockey is one of the motivators for Coach Salzbrunn.  Jeff can tell you stories about traveling all over the US and Canada and running into familiar faces and names, all people he has met through hockey.

Jeff likes to see his players develop their hockey skills through fun practices, hard work, discipline and accountability….that is the foundation of his coaching philosophy.