Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Former Mercer Chiefs forward Ross Colton took the ice last night with the Tampa Bay Lightning in game one of the NHL Stanley Cup Final. Taking the ice for a few shifts, Colton skated hard in what turned into a strong 5-1 victory for the Lightning against the Montreal Canadiens.

In his first season playing in the NHL, Colton has found success and is currently ranked second amongst rookies with three goals and two assists. During his first game playing in the league in February, he recorded a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes. A month later, he earned his first career assist and a shootout goal, propelling the Lightning over the Dallas Stars.

Colton’s former coach at the Mercer Chiefs, Chris Barcless, said, “I’m excited that Ross has the opportunity to WIN the Stanley cup in his first season in the NHL! Ross is not only someone I have coached throughout his life, but he has become a lifelong friend.”

Congratulations to Ross and best of luck in the rest of the series!

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