Kris Westblom signs with Brampton Beast of the Central League

Beast Sign Kristofer Westblom, Erik Spady, Mitchell Good and Andrew Darrigo

Friday, Sep. 13th, 2013
The Brampton Beast have announced the signing of four new players, goaltender Kris Westblom, defenseman Erik Spady, right-winger Mitchell Good and defenseman Andrew Darrigo for the upcoming 2013-2014 Central Hockey League season.

Kris WestblomKris Westblom, the 6’2″ goaltender from Meadow Lake, SK, joins the Beast for his third season in the Central Hockey League. Westblom is a third-round draft pick of the Minnesota Wild. Westblom had a ‘breakout season’ playing in Fort Worth of the Central Hockey League in 2012/2013. Westblom had a decorated junior career with Kelowna, winning the WHL title and participating in the Memorial Cup. Over the last three years, Westblom was named a CIS first team All-Star, won the Godfrey Award for Outstanding Student Athlete and played in the Allen Cup.

Erik Spady, the 24-year-old defenseman, is also entering into his third season in the Central Hockey League. Spady is a highly sought after player who is expected to log a lot of ice-time on the defensive-line this season. Spady began playing in Salmon Arm and attended the Northern Michigan University before playing professional. Following his 2-year tenure with the Fort Worth Brahmas, Spady joined the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL, where his outstanding play earned him the opportunity to play up in the AHL for the Calder Cup-winning Grand Rapids Griffins.

Mitchell Good is a physical 6’1″ right-winger that impressed Coach DeSantis last season. The Wellesley, Ontario native played at Wilfrid Laurier University, which earned him a professional contract with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL. Good and his team won the SPHL championship in 2012-2013. Good’s playing style impressed coach DeSantis while playing against Pensacola and he looks forward to his aggressive play up and down the right wing this season with the Beast.

Andrew Darrigo from Oakville, ON, is a 6’3″ right-handed defenseman that has made an impact in every league he’s played. Over the last three years, Darrigo played in the OJHL, AJHL, GOJHL and most recently, Darrigo dominated MJAHL in Nova Scotia, playing with Pictou County Weeks Crushers.