I know this isn't hockey related but it is the off-season:)
The Mavericks managed to win the deciding Game 5 (6 - 1), in their best of 5 series against the Lethbridge Bulls. Lethbridge had beat them 6 times out of 7 in the regular season, I believe. Congrats to them.
The Mavericks will face Okotoks in Round 2 Which starts Tonight.
Their was a brief article on Sean Ringrose in the "Gateway" - the University of ALberta's student Newspaper. Here is an excerpt
"Meanwhile, up front, big things are expected from Ringrose, who played number-two centre for the Medicine Hat Tigers last year behind Buffalo Sabres’ 2008 first-rounder Tyler Ennis. Alberta’s new forward will play a vital role in the team’s powerplay, and is expected to bring some even-strength scoring prowess to Clare Drake Arena.
“He had 28 goals [last year], and when you’re playing behind Ennis, who’s going to eat up a lot of your powerplay time—like, when I went and watched, Ennis stayed out there for 1:45 of the powerplay—that’s not bad for a second-line centre,” Thurston remarked. “He does a great job positionally and he’s going to be a 20-minute guy per game.
“Sean reminds me a little bit of Derek Ryan—and [we all] know the quality of player that he’s been for our program.”"