Joe Bloski (Chelan, SK) started his coaching career in 1960 beginning at the Novice level and continuing through to the Midget. In 1970 He would become President of the Eastview Community Association in Saskatoon and played a successful leadership role in raising funds for constructing two outdoor rinks with permanent boards and asphalt base. In 1981 he would become the Manager/Co-Coach of the Saskatoon Blazers hockey club. In 1986, Joe would successfully lead a committee to host the Western Regional Championships. The following year, Bloski would relinquish his coaching duties with the Blazers but would remain as the club’s Team Manager. While holding this position, he was elected to the position of Vice-President of the Saskatchewan Midget “AAA” Hockey League. In 1993, Bloski would be elected to President of the Saskatchewan Midget “AAA” Hockey League where he would remain in his role for the next 4 years. Following his time with the Blazers, Bloski would serve on the Board of Directors as Past President in an advisory role.
Joe Bloski would receive many awards and acknowledgements during his career. Among them were the ‘Outstanding Volunteer, North’ award from the Saskatchewan Hockey Association in 1992. The ‘Saskatoon Referees Association Volunteer Award’ from Saskatoon Minor Hockey in 1996. The ‘Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year Award’ in 2000, the Saskatoon Centennial ‘100 people 100 reasons’ Citizens Award in 2006, the ‘Tourism Leadership Award’ in 2009 and the ‘Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance Community Service Award in 2010.
Bloski would be presented with a Lifetime Membership in the Saskatchewan Midget “AAA” Hockey League in 2006. Joe Bloski was also inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.