Liam Liston excels in CHL Top Prospects Game
St. Albert Midget AAA Raider product Liam Liston was perfect during his stint in goal for Team Orr in the 2011 CHL Top Prospects game. Team Orr came away with a decisive 7-1 win, but the outcome may have been very different had it not been for the outstanding performance for the current WHL Brandon Wheat King netminder.
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Walters and Bourque on Team Pacific
Former Midget AAA Raiders Nick Walters and Troy Bourke have been selected to play on Team Pacific for the 2011 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge to be held in Winnipeg and Portage La Prairie during the Christmas holidays. They are two of 22 players from the WHL that were chosen to play.
Gough retires a Peterborough legend
01/08/2010 | Author: Official Peterborough Phantoms Media Release
Peterborough hockey legend and Phantoms all time record point's scorer, Brent Gough, has announced his retirement from the playing side of the game and is starting out on coaching back home in Canada. Brent, who hails from Alberta, was introduced to UK hockey by Phantoms in the 2006/2007 season where he immediately ignited a potent partnership with fellow Canadian Taras Foremsky with both players going on to register 100 point seasons and only eight points held him back from repeating a century haul in the following season.
The 2008/2009 season was the greatest in Peterborough hockey history with the club winning a clean sweep of domestic trophies and Brent's haul of 106 points played a huge part in lining the club's trophy cabinet with silverware. Another prolific point scoring season in 2009/2010 secured top placement in all of Phantoms all-time points scoring charts with a series of stats that may go untouched for very many seasons to come.
Away from domestic hockey, Brent was invited to play in the Legends of Peterborough Hockey celebration game in 2007 that positioned him alongside the greatest players to have performed for Peterborough since 1982 - an amazing achievement for a player who, at the time, had only completed one season in the city. Further recognition across the city came when readers of the Peterborough Evening Telegraph voted Brent the Sports Personality of the Year.
Director of Hockey, Jon Kynaston commented, (Everybody at the club wishes Brent and his family the very best of luck for the future and would like to thank him for his fantastic services to Peterborough hockey. During his time with us he has engraved himself in the history of our great club and his professionalism in all aspects was always first class, from his work on the ice during game-time, from the fact he never once missed a practice in his years here, to the media interaction and the Monday to Friday work with thousands of school children - he has been a model professional and one the club will find hard to replace. His role in our recent trophy hauls was prominent and for that he will be very fondly remembered in future years by our own fans and UK hockey fans in general.
Brent was also keen to address Peterborough officials and fans on his retirement. ÷To all the people that have supported me on and off the ice, in Peterborough: thank you. After 22 years of playing the game that my life has revolved around and that I loved so much, I have made the decision to hang up my skates and retire. My passion for the game has not ended; in fact I'm taking it to the next level. I have recently accepted an Assistant Coaching position with the Westside Warriors of the BCJHL, located in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Carly and I will be relocating there immediately after our wedding in August and I am looking forward to this new challenge.
(I would like to thank all of the people that made the Peterborough Phantoms Organization a successful one during my 4 years as a player: From the Owners to the Management, to the Sponsors and to the fans: Thank you for all of the continued support and confidence and loyalty that you showed to me not only when times were good, but when times were tough as well.)
(To my coaches and teammates: I am so proud to have been part of the winning Treble team. That will go down as a hockey memory I will never forget. Not only will I miss the moments on the ice when the team came together but more-so the beers after a tough game in the dressing room. I have made some lifelong friends during my time in Peterborough and that might be the hardest thing for me to walk away from. And to all of the volunteers that put their heart and soul into this team: without you we wouldn't survive. But now I'm tired and I need to go take a nap !
I would like to wish the Phantoms the best of luck this season and every season following and will always be following the teams' success ! Thank you - Brent Gough #83?.
Nick Holden makes NHL Debut
Former Raider Nick Holden played his first NHL game tonight, Oct. 20, 2010 with the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Nick also played in the AJHL with Camrose and Sherwood Park before moving to the WHL Chilliwack Bruins. He has played the last two season for the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.
Ewanyk Pots 3 Goals
Former St. Albert Raider Travis Ewanyk had his first 3 goal WHL hat trick Monday night at Rexall Place when the home town Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Prince George Cougars 8-7 in overtime. Ewanyk was a member of the Raiders in 2008-09. Also taking part in the game was ex Raider Troy Bourke, who now plays for the Cougars.
Liston wins WHL debut
Former St. Albert Raider Liam Liston was in goal for the WHL season opener in Brandon and stopped 24 of 28 shots in a 5-4 win over the Regina Pats. This was Liston's first WHL game and one he is sure to remember.
Moose Jaw Warriors' Ryan Stanton Signs with Chicago Blackhawks
Moose Jaw, SK· Four year Warriors veteran Ryan Stanton has signed a three year entry level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. The St. Albert native began his WHL career with the tribe in 2005 and has remained a commanding blue line presence.
In his final year of Junior Hockey, Ryan is rated amongst the top twenty defensemen in the WHL. Stanton has stacked up some of his best stats of his career this season. (It's very exciting to have one of our twenty year old players sign a NHL contract; it's a true testament to Ryan's work ethic and commitment to his hockey career,÷ said Director of Hockey Operations Jeff Truitt.
(We are very fortunate to have such an outstanding young man with such character in our organization,÷ added Truitt. (The entire organization is extremely proud of Ryan and the contributions he has made to Moose Jaw as well his leadership this season and carrying through into playoffs,÷ said Truitt.
Ryan will join the past Warriors such as Theo Fleury and current team member Troy Brouwer as part of the Blackhawks organization.
Iginla - Team Canada Choice
Former St. Albert Midget AAA Raider Jarome Iginla has been named to Team Canada to compete in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver in February. He was a member of the St. Albert Raiders in 1992-93 where he led the AMHL in scoring with 34 goals and 87 points in 36 games. The following year he was a member of the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL and the rest is history.
Utah's Kinasewich Named Reebok Hockey ECHL Player of the Month
Ryan Kinasewich played with the Bantam AAA Sabres in 1997-98. He went directly from the Sabres to the WHL Medicine Hat Tigers.
PRINCETON, N.J. - Ryan Kinasewich of the Utah Grizzlies is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Player of the Month for October. It is the third time that he has been selected for the honour having won in February 2006 and January 2009.
Kinasewich led the league in October with nine goals and three game-winning goals while tying for the lead with 14 points in five games.
The 26 year old registered his sixth career hat trick and had four points in a 5-3 season-opening win at Las Vegas on Oct. 16. He closed out the month with three consecutive two-goal games scoring three points against Idaho on Oct. 24, four points at Las Vegas on Oct. 28 and three points at Bakersfield on Oct. 30.
He scored his 112th goal to become the Grizzlies all-time leader on Oct. 23 surpassing Chris Taylor. Kinasewich led the Grizzlies in scoring for three seasons in a row from 2005-2008 and he is second all-time with 267 points (117g-150a) in 185 regular season games while adding 14 points (10g-4a) in 21 Kelly Cup Playoff games.
The native of Edmonton, Alberta has played in the ECHL each of his first six professional seasons and has 305 points (133g-172a) and 227 penalty minutes in 228 regular season games and 20 points (11g-9a) and 36 penalty minutes in 26 Kelly Cup Playoff games with Utah and Reading. He has also played in the American Hockey League where he has 15 points (6g-9a) and 18 penalty minutes in 61 games for Bridgeport, Hamilton, Lake Erie and Manchester.
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