Where are they now?
Mario Roberge — Five years after serving as player-coach with the Port aux Basques Mariners, Roberge was a semiregular with the Montreal Canadiens. He appeared in 50 games with the 1992-93 Canadiens, and made three playoff starts as Montreal won the Stanley Cup. I
Serge Roberge — Serge got his crack at the NHL, too, appearing in nine games for the 1990-91 Quebec Nordiques. Serge played for Sherbrooke of the AHL for two seasons after Port aux Basques, racking up 352 and 343 penalty minutes. Bill McDougall — Two years after winning the Herder and the Hardy Cup, McDougall was playing in the National Hockey League. He made two starts for the Detroit Red Wings, picking up an assist. In total, McDougall played in 28 NHL games with Detroit, Tampa Bay and Edmonton, scoring five goals and five assists.
Len Soccio — After a 135point year in North Bay of the OHL, Soccio landed in Port aux Basques. Soccio then spent three years in the ECHL before heading overseas and a long career in the German DEL. So good was Soccio in Germany that he represented that country in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
Duane Joyce — After his one season in Port aux Basques, the unheralded defenceman went on to enjoy a nine-year career in the AHL and old International Hockey League. In 1993-94, Joyce appeared in three NHL games for the Dallas Stars.
A number of other former Mariners went overseas and enjoyed success in Germany, Sweden and Great Britain. Among them were Marc West, Joe West, Ron Chyzowski and Scott Morrison.