By email@example.com (Ashley Hennigar)
There have been quite a few Halifax Mooseheads over the last 20 years and most are still playing hockey this season. I have compiled a list of a lot of the former players as well as the current ones in the Players page (it will be posted soon).
Here are just a few of the Herd boys who were on the Mooseheads team the past few seasons.
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Travis Randell, Brendan Duke, Chris Clarke and Trey Lewis will be playing university hockey this year.
Brendan Duke will be studying locally, joining the Dalhousie Tigers team while getting an Arts degree. The Tigers also boast another former Mooseheads player in Ben MacAskill who is in his last year with the team, majoring in Kinesiology. Duke, MacAskill and the Tigers will host the Acadia Axemen in the home opener at the Halifax Forum tonight. The Axemen have third year forward Randell on their team. The Newfoundland native has 11 points over his previous two seasons with Acadia while also getting a Bachelor in Kinesiology.
Goaltender Chris Clarke is going to Queen’s University and majoring in Commerce while playing for the Gaels hockey team. The 2014-15 season will be Clarke’s second year with the team. He had a 1.92 goals against average last season in 8 games played.
After playing the rest of last season with the Miramichi Timberwolves in the MHL, former captain Trey Lewis has joined the St. Francis Xavier X-Men hockey team for this season. Lewis and the X-Men don’t open their regular season until Tuesday when they host former Herd players Stephen MacAulay and Stephen Gillard and the Saint Mary’s Huskies. St. FX also has Brad Cuzner on their team. Cuzner played for Halifax during the 2011-12 season.
National Hockey League
The Calder trophy winner for the 2013-14 NHL season was our very own former player, Nathan MacKinnon. He has started his sophomore season and will look to not be a part of the sophomore jinx. MacKinnon was a minus-2 in Colorado’s Thursday night 5-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild. The two teams will play again tonight in Denver. He had some fun earlier this month with Canadian Olympian Charles Hamlin testing out the new Tacks skates. Check out the video below:
Jonathan Drouin was listed on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s opening night roster but has yet to play because of a thumb injury. Drouin received the injury at the beginning of training camp and will be out for about a month. Tampa Bay will not rush him into the lineup but he will have the chance to play the normal nine game rookie tryout before the Lightning make a final decision. All reports suggest he will make the team for the full season and is the odd on favourite to win the Calder trophy.
American Hockey League
A few former players who have been unable to crack NHL rosters have made their respective team’s AHL affiliate rosters.
MacKenzie Weegar, who led the Mooseheads in plus/minus in 2012-13, was one of the last
Source:: Moose Country