Papa Smurf

By WEEK Sports

November 9, 2010 Updated Nov 9, 2010 at 11:32 PM CDT

The Bloomington Prairie Thunder under new on-ice management this season. Former Rivermen player and coach Jason Christie is 7 games into his first season as Prairie Thunder coach.
That phrase large and in charge? Doesn't completely work for Christie. The man nick-named Smurf is vertically-challenged, but there's no doubt about that in charge part. The Prairie Thunder won their first four games, and they credit their head coach and the way he teaches the game.

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