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I am a Red Tailed Hawk and grew up in the Fraser Valley.  I'm a pretty easy going bird - until the opposition comes to town - then, look out!  I'm very protective of my nest here at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre so those visiting boys better mind their P's and Q's.


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In over 1000+ games played over 15 NHL seasons, Ryan was a Captain, All-Star,  Stanley Cup Champion, NHLPA Vice-President and NHL Man of the Year. His  post-playing career has included radio and television broadcasting, founding  three companies, acting and advising for television and movies, and worldwide  speaking and training in leadership development. Ryan has a Master of Arts  Degree in Leadership/Business and is the author of five books.

Prior to his inaugural season as President of the Abbotsford Heat, Ryan was  Assistant Coach of the Vancouver Canucks and Head Coach of the Canadian National  Women's Hockey Team. Ryan resides in the Fraser Valley with his wife and 4 of  their 5 children and revels in frequent visits with his new grandson.

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After joining the Heat as an Assistant Coach in 2010-11, Troy Ward now returns for a second season in Abbotsford, now serving as the Head Coach. Ward - who hails from St. Paul, Minnesota - began his coaching career after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, and captaining their hockey team to an NAIA National Championship. Armed with an Education Degree and a Masters in Administration, Ward coached at his Alma Mater from 1987-90, before moving to the University of Denver (WCHA) as an assistant for three seasons. His next stop was a two-year stint with the Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) as the Head Coach where he amassed a winning percentage of .594. After two seasons with the Indianapolis Ice (IHL) as an assistant, and three seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), Ward's next challenge was with the Trenton Titans (ECHL) in 2000-01 where as the Head Coach he guided the club to a Conference title and was named the ECHL Coach of the Year. Ward returned to his college hockey roots from 2002-05 with the Wisconsin Badgers (WCHA) and was promoted from Assistant to Associate Coach after a season of service. Prior to arriving in Abbotsford, he spent three seasons with the Houston Aeros (2007-10, AHL) as an Assistant Coach - two of which he served as Assistant GM.

Troy is the father of two teenage boys, calls Cross Plains, Wisconsin home in the Summer, and has business properties away from coaching including ‘Hockey and Sons Hockey Camp' that has enjoyed a run over a dozen summers of bringing parents and children together in hockey. Ward's passion for the game of hockey also has seen him serve as a commentator and game analyst for Milwaukee Admirals and NCAA broadcasts in recent years.


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Ben Street 56 28 30 -13 58
Max Reinhart 63 20 38 1 58
Corey Locke 64 8 38 -2 46
Markus Granlund 50 23 21 7 44
Corban Knight 67 18 25 11 43


Joni Ortio 25 8 0 .924 2.35
Joey MacDonald 5 10 0 .909 3.00
Olivier Roy 7 8 1 .901 3.31
Aaron Dell 1 2 0 .922 2.29
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