Season ends with a bang for two Phoenix Coyotes prospects
The exciting playoff run that the Phoenix Coyotes enjoyed may have ended in disappointment. But for two of the organization's prospects, the conclusion of their 2011-12 season ended on a much higher note.
Brandon Gormley of the QMJHL's Shawinigan Cataractes helped his team capture the 2012 Memorial Cup, while the Tri-City Americans' Brendan Shinnimin was selected as the Player of the Year in the Canadian Hockey League.
Gormley, a first-round pick of the Coyotes in 2010, was dealt from the Moncton Wildcats to Shawinigan with the knowledge that the team would be hosting the Memorial Cup tournament. After appearing in just nine regular season games with the Cataractes in the regular season, Gormley was forced to miss the team’s first-round playoff series, but returned for the second round where Shawinigan was ousted in a hard fought, seven-game series with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.… read more