Spotlight - Blaine Barker, Former Pro-Inline Goalie
Coach Blaine Barker has been around Inline Hockey for over 25 years. He started playing through his local YMCA in Newton IA before joining a league at Sk8 2000 under coach Rob Kooker.
Blaine went on to play for the youth travel teams Des Moines Snappers and Iowa Spirit before playing at the pro level in NARCh and TORHS Nationals in 2004-2007. In 2012 he signed with his first of many PIHA (Professional Inline Hockey Association) Teams. Blaine has played 9 seasons in PIHA including 7 Conference Championships.
He currently plays with the Iowa based organization Leaf Ray Hockey and coaches both Xplosion Rec and Xplosion Elite programs.