A native of the Chicago area, Coach Marzec grew up competing for and against many of the same clubs that Husky players come from today. Marzec brings a wide range of coaching experience with him that extends from Mite House through the High School Varsity Level.
Coach Marzec is most known for his work reviving the Lane Tech High School Program after an approximate 20 year hiatus. Marzec served as the President, Hockey Director and Varsity Head coach for three season before stepping down to pursue other career opportunities. In his time with the program, Coach Marzec’s successes included the 2014 Illinois High School Hockey League Burton Cup Championship, advancing to the Elite 8 of the 2014 Illinois High School State Tournament’s respective division, selection to the Illinois High School Hockey League Hayes Division 2015 Varsity All Star Coaching Staff and advancing several players to the College / Junior hockey level.
Coach Marzec is looking forward to taking on a coaching role with the Huskies Junior Varsity this season. Marzec strongly believes in developing essential attributes for these student athletes that will provide them with a solid foundation for their future successes on and off the ice.
A teacher by trade, Coach Petersen brings his vast teaching and coaching experiences to the OPRF Huskies JV team. After playing hockey for most of his life, Coach Petersen will begin his first year with the Huskies after coaching for over ten years. He has coached several youth teams and jumped over to high school hockey in 2009 to coach Guerin/Nazareth’s hockey club JV & Varsity teams.
After bringing Hinsdale Central’s JV team to the Blackhawk Cup championship game, Petersen moved on to coach the Dupage Stars Junior Varsity team for three years which included a runner-up place in the Junior Varsity ISHL championship in 2017.
Coach Petersen’s coaching philosophy is simple - Put in the hard work and put the team first. He is excited and honored to be a part of the OPRF Husky Family.