Morgan Ellis and East Bideford, PEI celebrate championship season #HABS


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Defenceman Morgan Ellis brings a championship season with him to the American Hockey League.

Ellis, a member of the Memorial-Cup winning Shawinnigan Cataractes last season, showed up at Brossard with the rest of the Montreal Canadiens’ prospects for day one of Hamilton Bullodgs’ training camp: which consisted of a series of physical and medical tests, both in the exercise room and on the turf at the Bell Sports Complex.

This is year one for Ellis as a member of the Bulldogs, after a half season with Shawinigan and three-and-one-half seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  Ellis ended up winning a championship in Shawinigan, and spent some of the off-season enjoying the fruits of his team’s labours.

Listen to complete interview here:

http://www.cjad.com/Blog/HabsNews/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10444233

“It was excited to be at the banner raising in Shawinigan,” said Ellis. “I get chills down my spine.  It was a long time coming for Shawinigan and I’m glad I could be part of it.”

Ellis also had a chance to bring the Memorial Cup to his hometown of East Bideford, a tiny community in PEI. 

Well, not THE Memorial Cup.

“The Cup got damaged a little bit. i didn’t get the real Cup. I got a little souvenir miniture one, I guess.  It was better than nothing and I got to bring it home. It was pretty special.”

A total of 42 players are taking part in ‘Dogs training camp.  The scene shifts to Sherbrooke tomorrow through Wednesday, when the ‘Dogs will take part in a series of practices and intra-squad games.  

 
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I have covered hockey extensively during my 30-year sports broadcasting career. From the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid to the Edmonton Oiler dynasty years, I've shared my views on hockey with listeners in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. You can "catch me in action" on Youtube at the following URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n5BdB9ngYw My radio stops include TSN 690 Montreal, CJAD Montreal, CKNW Vancouver, and CKEY Toronto. I also ran the Canadian Press sports desk (radio). My travels as a network reporter have taken me to four Olympics, most recently Vancouver 2010. I'm currently an Applied Assistant Professor within the School of Communication at the University of Hartford.
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