Where are they now?

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - NEWS -

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.

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