There was surprising news from the Humboldt Broncos organization Friday with word that Nathan Oystrick had departed as head coach and general manager of the hockey club.
Oystrick made the announcement on Twitter saying he has stepped aside.
“I have stepped away from the Humboldt Broncos. Despite the extreme stress and constant pressure of working with the organization, I gave them everything I possibly could and am proud of their performance, and mine, this season,” Oystrick stated.
Oystrick took over this season following the bus crash tragedy that claimed the lives of 16 people this past April, including the former head coach and general manager Darcy Haugan.
Despite the massive rebuilding job the Broncos faced this season due to the bus crash, the Broncos had done well under Oystrick this season with a record of 21-13-2-1, currently in second place in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division.