On March 1, 2013, Privateers owner and president Nicole Kirnan served as the team’s coach for the first time, and is believed to be the first female to coach a professional hockey team.2
New Arena, New Team
For 2013-14, the Privateers revamped their identity with new jerseys, modeled after the Chicago Blackhawks 1991-92 heritage jersey, with a fresh new logo. Brad Zangs was brought in as new head coach. The team is continued to be broadcast by Chris Ericksen at home games at Watertown Municipal Arena and the team uses the Minnesota Wild goal horn and song.