Wednesday 31 July 2013

Two More Former Tommies Join Powers Behind the Bench

The STU Men's Hockey program have announced two former Tommies joining Head Coach Pat Powers behind the bench for the upcoming 2013 - '14 season. Dave Reynolds and Quade Lightbody will again be donning the Green and Gold of the Tommies.

Dave Reynolds a native of Fredericton played four seasons on the forward lines with the Tommies from '96 to '00. During his tenure with the Tommies Dave won the Tommies Unsung Hero award in '97 and the Friends of STU Tommies award in '98. Dave continued to play pro after his time with the Tommies playing for the Tupelo T-Rex and the Lake Charles Ice Pirates of the Western Professional Hockey League.

Quade Lightbody from Port Elgin, ON will also be joining Coach Powers behind the bench, Quade played on the Tommies blue line from '98 to '01, and was a big part of the Tommies team that won the AUS Championship in 2001 and went on to the CIS National tournament that season. Quade has an extensive pro hockey resume' after playing for the Tommies that include playing in the American Hockey League, United Hockey League and the Central Hockey League. Prior to his time at STU and pro hockey; Lightbody also played in the OHL for four seasons, bringing home two J. Ross Robertson Cups with the Detroit Jr. Red Wings and the Peterborough Petes.

Also joining the Tommies this season in support roles will be Andrew Connors who will be a familiar face to STU fans. Connors a former on-ice official in the AUS for the past six seasons will be taking over from former Tommies Captain Matt Eagles the responsibilities of Video Coach.

As well as retired member of the Fredericton City Police, Tim Cane has become the new Equipment Manager for the Tommies. Cane, no stranger to hockey in the Capital City, is currently the president of the Brandon Oreto Foundation and the Fredericton Gent's League. Tim a long time volunteer in the Fredericton hockey community was rewarded for his efforts winning the William "Bill" MacGillivary Award for Outstanding Sport Volunteers and Community Work.

Please welcome Dave, Quade, Andrew and Tim to the Tommies!


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