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Terry Ryan Leaving Caribous
The Clarenville Caribous are no strangers to the rumour mill. The latest rumour making it around hockey circles is that Terry Ryan may be calling it quits from Newfoundland Senior Hockey. Ryan has bounced around several teams in the last several seasons, playing with the Mount Pearl Blades, CeeBee Stars and his latest team the Clarenville Caribous. However, if the rumours are true, Ryan may be hanging up his skates or at least not playing senior hockey this season.
This would not be that big of a surprise given that Ryan never played a game last year at the 2014 Allan Cup. He did use the tournament to bring some exposure to his book “Tales of a First Round Nothing” and has spent most of the off-season on book tours and exploring other interests outside of competitive hockey. In the first 2 games with the Caribous this season, Ryan saw limited ice time and never played in the 2 games in Corner Brook.
When the Caribous were in Corner Brook, Ryan was in Montreal for some media events with TSN Radio and promoting his book. He was also tweeted a picture from the Habs & Bruins game at the Bell Centre (we’re envious).
Newfoundland Hockey Talk has reached out to Ryan to ask if there was any truth to the rumour that he was done with senior hockey. Ryan replied with the following tweet:
— Terry Ryan (@terryryan20) November 14, 2014
We admire Terry Ryan for his honesty and in recognizing that he cannot give 100% effort, he is willing to step away from the game.
Here at Newfoundland Hockey Talk, we know that Terry Ryan will be missed but we also know that the depth of the Caribous means that they have others who can step up and fill his role.
Good Luck Terry!
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