Wednesday, April 22, 2009

News On Some V-Reds Alumni

Congratulations to Darryl Boyce and Rob Hennigar who each scored their first AHL playoff goals this past weekend. Hennigar's came in a game last Friday night vs the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, while Boyce also netted one on Friday against the Manitoba Moose.

Also, as you've probably heard, Justin Dacosta has signed with the Colorado Eagles of the CHL and has joined the team for their playoff run. You can read the Daily Gleaner article here.


VRedsRule said...

People often ask what the caliber of play is in college. This speaks for the quality of the UNB program!

Dacosta ended the year playing role of 7th defenceman and still has parlayed this into a pro opportunity albeit at CHL level. But still it speaks to talent and depth of the team. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

And now there is more!!

SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed unrestricted free agent forward Kevin Henderson to an entry-level contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Henderson spent the last two seasons with the University of New Brunswick and in 2008-09, finished T-5th in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) in scoring with 50 points (19 goals, 31 assists) in 28 games, tops on the team. He also added 28 penalty minutes and finished as a plus-31.

The six-foot-three, 208-pound native of Toronto, Ontario also spent two seasons with the Kitchener Rangers (2005-2007) prior to attending New Brunswick, including posting 48 points (33 goals, 15 assists) in 56 games in 2006-07.

“Kevin will be a great addition to our organization and we are looking forward to continuing his development as a professional hockey player,” said Wilson. “He’s someone who can play in all situations and we commend the job that UNB Head Coach Gardiner MacDougall and his staff have done.” said...

Full props to "Anonymous" for beating us to the punch on this story!!! Darn Freddy Beach rush hour traffic :)

Eric said...

In case anyone was wondering - the only way Rob and Darryl can meet during the playoffs is if both teams advance to the AHL finals as they are in different Conferences.
The Shark's AHL team is Worcester which is in the same Conf. as Bridgeport (where Rob plays). They had four meetings this year.
Neither team played Toronto.