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The Cheyenne Stampede are very proud to announce the signing of Mike Ballard, Head Coach Eric Ballard's son, from Minnesota.
Ballard played last season for the Apple Valley Eagles of the Minnesota High School League, posting 3 goals and 9 assists in 26 games.
"Mike is a high energy, good skating forward that will bring a lot of tenacity to our team," the coach said of his son. "Mike has played in the Western States Hockey League with the Fresno Monsters and also spent a season in the Tier I Elite League with the Las Vegas Storm. He plays hard every shift and will fit in very well with the team's direction and we are very excited to have him on board for the upcoming season. He skates very well and has a high level of compete and that dynamic will be well received amongst his team mates."
According to GM, Mark Lantz, “Mike is the 4th Parent-Son duo that will be featured on the Ice this year with the Stampede, The 4 Parent/Son duo’s are, Heath Lantz – Mark Lantz, GM, Mike Ballard – Eric Ballard, HC, Alec Sara – Dianna Sara, Stampede Sales and Marketing, and Shane Henning – Josh Henning, Prior Equipment Manager for the Stampede. We really believe in building from the inside, if the opportunity exists and fits for the team”
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The GMHL Seguin Huskies, Add 3 former Stampede Standouts to roster
Aug 27, 2014
The Seguin Huskies have signed three more players for the upcoming 2014-2015 season and have finalized their 29-man training camp roster. "We worked extremely hard this summer to put together a balanced roster; training camp will be extremely competitive for players to come in and start working right away; these three players will help us compete to be a contender for the Russell Cup this Winter." stated assistant coach Martin Jansson.
All three players spent last season with the Cheyenne Stampede Jr. A Hockey Club in the WSHL and originally hail from Sweden. All three players are also 1993 forwards.
The first player is Jimmie Kotilainen. Jimmie put up 26 goals, 27 assists for 53 points in 40 games last season for the Stampede. Jimmie also started last season with the Wenacthee Wild of the NAHL.
The second player is Mans Gustavsson. Mans contributed 13 goals, 19 assists for 32 points in only 24 games with the Stampede. Mans also spent time with Vänersborgs HC in Swedens Division 2 League.
The third player is Alexander Daly Andersson who had 26 goals, 42 assists and 68 points, leading the entire Stampede team last season in points.
"All three of these forwards are elite players who will help us compete. I have worked with Their Player Advisor for a couple years now and we have a great business relationship where he helps players from all over the world reach their goals. I am really happy to have these guys on board with our program" stated head coach Gary Astalos.
The Cheyenne Stampede have opened Training this past Monday with 23 players hitting the for first year veteran coach Eric Ballard and open their Home Exhibition Season in 23 days, September 19th against the Bears of the University of Northern Colorado.
The Cheyenne Stampede are proud to announce the signing of California forward Cody Key.
Key, who is from Fresno, played last season with the California Titans 16AAA team where he led his team with 79 points (29 goals and 50 assists) and had 67 penalty minutes.
Key, a 6' left shot center was a huge signing for the Stampede as they start to build a team in Cheyenne that has head coach Eric Ballard very excited for the season to begin.
"I have known Cody for some time now and I have watched him turn into a player with tremendous upside potential and will be an impact player for the Stampede," Ballard stated.
Key tendered with the North American Hockey League's Bismarck Bobcats and was very close to making the NAHL team. He now gets another chance to develop his skills this season with coach Ballard and the Stampede.
"We are extremely proud of the fact our organization is attracting players of Cody's caliber," Ballard continued. "That is a great compliment to the ownership and staff and the time and effort they have invested to attract high caliber prospects like Key."
Key has arrived in Cheyenne and will be starting to training this week.
"The off season is over", Ballard chuckled about the term off season as he believes there is no such thing. "They call it off season and the only thing that is constant is the fact you never shut anything off," Ballard explained. "However I am very enthusiastic to get the season started."
Stay tuned this week for more exciting signings and fun facts about the upcoming season of Stampede Hockey.
Stampede Sign Power Forward from Canada
The Cheyenne Stampede are very proud to announce the signing of 6'1 190 right winger Chaydyn Johnson from Kelowna, British Columbia.
Johnson, who played for the West Kelowna minor hockey Warriors last season, posted 13 goals, 6 assists and 19 penalty minutes in 33 games.
"Johnson is a hard working power forward that has a passion and determination that makes him a very great fit for us in Cheyenne," Stampede Head Coach Eric Ballard said of the new addition. "He is big, strong and has a nasty edge to his compete level and will do whatever it takes for his team to succeed."
Johnson is the sixth Canadian born player to join the Stampede for the upcoming season and will be an important part of the building a great team in Cheyenne. "With Chaydyn's size and skill set he will fill a role either on the right side or even up the middle," Ballard added. "His presence will be a great asset to us and we are very excited to have him part of our Stampede family!"
Stay tuned for more exciting news all the way to main camp August 15-17 in Cheyenne, For more information on Main Camp, Click here
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