Ham­mond na­tive turns heads in St-Louis

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The 23-year-old Ham­mond na­tive be­gan his mi­nor hockey ca­reer with the Cla­rence Se­na­tors. He al­so played for the AA Eas­tern On­ta­rio Co­bras and the AAA Eas­tern On­ta­rio Wild be­fore spen­ding two years with the Jr A Cum­ber­land Grads in the CCHL. He is now a pros­pect for the St-Louis Blues and has sur­vi­ved three rounds of cuts. When as­ked about his im­pres­sions on his camp he re­plies: “It is an un­be­lie­vable ex­pe­rience to be part of this camp. I know I’m tur­ning heads and I just have to keep gi­ving it my all”.

Tan­sey re­cent­ly played in his first NHL pre-sea­son game, ear­ning the praise of coach Ken Hit­ch­cock, who sin­gled him out at his post-game news con­fe­rence.

Tan­sey is not in his first mo­ments of ad­ver­si­ty. Back in 2012 he mis­sed a year of hockey af­ter he suf­fe­red se­ve­ral se­rious in­ju­ries when he was as­saul­ted in Ot­ta­wa.

“Set­backs can tell your life sto­ry, but they don’t have to dic­tate your fu­ture,” said Tan­sey, who wor­ked hard to re­turn to the game he loves. His de­ci­sion to make the ef­forts to come back to hockey was ob­vious­ly the right de­ci­sion for his fu­ture.

Ke­vin Tan­sey is cur­rent­ly at an NHL pros­pects camp in Tra­verse Ci­ty with the StLouis Blues. He im­pres­sed the team with his strong play and ear­ned an in­vi­ta­tion to the St. Louis Blues main trai­ning camp.

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