Hometown Players Making Coach ProudMay 25, 2014 6:04am
Former Spitfires Defenceman Nick Ebert and Tecumseh’s Kerby Rychel play for the Memorial Cup today as members of the OHL’s Guelph Storm.
The two were part of a blockbuster trade which sent them from Windsor to Guelph back in December.
Spits Head Coach Bob Boughner says he’s proud to see two of his former players in the biggest junior hockey game of the year. “They’re leaders of their teams, not only in ice time and things like that, but you can tell from the comments on TV about their professionalism, the way they approach the game, the way they prepare, and that’s good to hear from an ex-coach (perspective). I think they’re doing our organization proud and I’m cheering for them to win this whole thing.”
Both Rychel and Ebert spent the majority of their four seasons in the OHL as members of the Windsor Spitfires. Both have also been drafted by NHL teams; Rychel by the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ebert by the Los Angeles Kings.
The Memorial Cup Final between Guelph and Edmonton gets underway at 4pm in London.