The Community First Igloo is excited to announce that Brian Ferlin will be joining the coaching staff. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Ferlin is the only player from Jacksonville to play in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Ferlin was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 4th round (121st overall) of the 2011 entry draft and played for the Boston Bruins and Providence Bruins of the AHL.

Previous to his professional career, Ferlin played collegiate hockey in the NCAA Men's Division I college hockey for the Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey team in the ECAC Hockey conference. In 2012, he was awarded Cornell's Greg Ratushny Award presented to the most promising freshman.

“We are so excited to bring Brian into the program. He will be a big part of the future vision of Jacksonville hockey”, said Paul Esdale Director of Hockey Operations of the Igloo. “His passion for Jacksonville hockey and commitment to the community is a perfect fit. He will help bring elite level programming to the program and perfectly aligns with our vision of developing better athletes and better people for our community,” said Esdale.

Ferlin will be involved in skill and practice sessions in group and team programs with the Igloo programs and the Jr.Icemen.