The Gloucester Ranger Jr A team this season is one of the youngest in the CCHL. The lineup has 10 players born in 96 and 97 and on most nights these players are working hard and trying to put up a win on the board for the Rangers. Many of these talented young players have already made an impression on their coaches as well as their fans and are committed to improve their skills as the season goes on.
Ryan Kuffner, a young 17 year old rookie, is leading the team with 9 points, and 16 year old centre Matt Foget is not far behind with 7 points. Another rookie, not to be outdone by all of this and playing solid defense for the Rangers is 16 year old Zakhary Salloum who also has 7 points. Although only 5foot 7 Zak is playing great defense for us this season.
Colton Keuhl who played for us this past season is taking a lead role on defense despite his age. He plays an old fashioned tough brand of hockey and night after night he shuts down the top players on other teams.
Doug Johnston has stood tall in the nets since becoming a regular netminder for the Rangers this season and is hoping to be one of the top netminders in the league within the next few seasons.
Other young rookies Tyler O’Neill, Ethan McLean and Michael DiBillo have all made a contribution to the team when called upon to play. Tristan Whynot, another Ranger rookie, has been injured but is expected to return within the next few weeks.
"The best is yet to come for these young players and we look forward to seeing them excell" says Sylvain Favreau, coach of the Gloucester Rangers Jr A hockey team.