Chiefs select Top 25 Players of all time with Bruton named
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 – Spokane Chiefs Sports Information (Spokane, WA) The Spokane Chiefs named the Top 25 Chiefs in 25 Years at a press conference on Friday, February 26th in the Spokane Arena. Sixteen of the 25 were in attendance at the event and were involved in special pre-game ceremonies on Friday night when the Chiefs hosted the Prince George Cougars at 7:30. The ceremonies will began shortly before 7:00.
The Top 25 Chiefs in 25 Years include 13 Memorial Cup Champions, five from 1991 and eight from 2008. Three players went on to win the Stanley Cup as pros, two were NHL All-Stars and the top six scorers in Chiefs history are represented. Fifteen of the 25 players have played in the NHL, including five this season. Four players from the 2009-10 Chiefs are also represented on the team; Jared Cowen, Tyler Johnson, Jared Spurgeon and Mitch Wahl.
Former Mustangs’ goaltender and current Melfort resident Trevor Amundrud recently received an honour as part of his former team.
The 1995-1996 Acadia Axemen hockey team was named to the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame on October 17,2009 in Wolfville, NS as part of the University’s homecoming week.
Amundrud played with the Melfort Mustangs in 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 under head coach Kevin Dickie. The team finished first in the North and lost in the SJHL in his last season.
“After my junior career was done I went down there,” he said.
He enjoyed the entire experience while attending the ceremony.
“A lot of them I hadn’t seen in about 13 years, so it was pretty good,” he said. (more…)
Current X-Men hockey assistant coach Norm Batherson was recently named to the Acadia Hockey Honour Roll for his accomplishments as a player while with the Axemen hockey program.
(Wolfville, NS) The Acadia Axemen hockey program celebrated the annual Axemen Hockey Honour Roll Induction with three former players, Norm Batherson, Gregory Hubbert and David Hastings and a past assistant coach Muck Reading, this past Saturday night
From Windsor, NS, Muck Reading was inducted as an Assistant Coach. Reading joined the Axemen coaching staff in 1979 and coached along side Don Wells and later, Tommy Coolen. Reading retired from coaching and the Canadian Forces in 1987. (more…)
Later this month, Connie MacNeil will mark the 60th anniversary of his improbable goal-scoring feat
By MONTY MOSHER Sports Reporter
Tue. Feb 2, 2009 – 4:53 AM
IN MORE THAN 80 years, Connie MacNeil has raised a family and served his country in the military and his province as an educator, academic administrator and coach. He can shoot his age on the golf course.
But it’s six seconds on the ice at the old Acadia Arena 60 years ago this month — six seconds of improbable hockey tucked away in the dusty attic of time — that can still bring the occasional curiosity seeker to his doorstep in Wolfville.
The grandfatherly MacNeil, who turns 81 on Feb. 16, should be a household name in a land where pucks are religious objects. (more…)