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Minnesota Blue Ox Ownership Expands

By Minnesota Blue Ox Staff, 05/03/21, 2:45PM EDT

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MINNESOTA BLUE OX OWNERSHIP EXPANDS

HEGENES BRINGS OVER 40 YEARS HOCKEY & BUSINESS EXPERIENCE TO THE BLUE OX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Blue Ox are proud to announce that Gary Hegenes, from Chanhassen, Minnesota has joined the team's ownership group, as of May 1, 2021.

Majority Blue Ox owner, Jay Witta had this to say about Hegenes, "Gary and I have known of each other for years traveling around in the same business and hockey circles. When Ox ownership shares opened up with the expansion of the Boudreau's Hershey Cubs franchise, Gary was the first partner I thought of as he had shown prior interest in our culture and philosophy as a Junior hockey organization. And as long as those core values matched with our's, he was an easy choice as a partner. You will never meet a more sincere, genuine human being then Gary, oh wait, well maybe...Bruce Boudreau....so having them both as business partners, well, that made it a slam dunk descion for me."

THE MINNESOTA BLUE OX VISION

Our number one priority as a USPHL organization is to provide a positive environment and opportunity for each player to develop and move onto the next level. It is really that simple.

– The Blue Ox Ownership –

The Minnesota Blue Ox will play out of the Coon Rapids Ice Center, a northwestern suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota

For media inquiries or further information please contact Jay Witta at 612-554-8994 or jay@blueoxhockey.com

Gary is also a Founder/Owner in Breakaway Hockey Academy in Edina, Minnesota which specializes in furthering education for school kids with a passion for hockey excellence. Breakaway Academy has helped develop NHL drafted players such as Bobby Brink, MIke Koster, Drew Helleson, Jackson Lacombe, Rhett Pitlick and many more high end college and international players.

Visit www.BreakawayAcademy.net to learn more. Gary also has a passion for real estate development as well as giving back to many local youth charities. Organizations include: The Boys and Girls Club (clubs for inner city youth), CCTP (helping felons reenter the work force), Student Venture (developing student leaders), and Big Brothers Big Sisters (pairing youths with adult mentors – 40 years of involvement.