Monday, June 22, 2009

2008-09 Smokies Alumni Update (Rollheiser and Limbert Audio)

(Rollheiser with BU)

It was quite a season for Smoke Eaters alumni throughout the hockey world. Brett Skinner made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders, Wade Dubielewicz and Steve McCarthy tried out the new KHL, Jess Newman was in some early Hobey Baker award discussions, Scott Jago, Miles Houston and Brock Monroe won the KIJHL championship with Nelson, Cam Brodie won the Royal Bank Cup with Vernon, Lucas Bloodoff won the WHL championship with Kelowna and Grant Rollheiser won the NCAA championship with BU. That's just the tip of the iceberg.After Rollheiser and company won the NCAA's top prize I had the chance to chat with him on Mountain FM's Overtime.

Grant Rollheiser on BU's Championship

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Meanwhile, former Smokies Captain and Fruitvale native Kevin Limbert played a big part in Yale's most successful season in years. I chatted with Kevin on Overtime about his first season away from home.

Kevin Limbert on his first NCAA season at Yale

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Kevin and Grant are just two of the success stories this organization has produced. Hopefully all those who leave the Smokies organization this year will find what they're looking for from their post BCHL life. I'll do my best to keep tabs on them next season as well. Here's a final look at the Smokies alumni for the 08-09 season:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Braden Kinnebrew was back with the Alaska Avalanche (NAHL) at the end of the season.