POWASSAN VOODOOS JR. A HOCKEY CLUB
Release date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Voodoos coach to have jersey retired tonight
POWASSAN — Powassan Voodoos head coach Scott Wray will have his #17 jersey retired during a ceremony tonight in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Wray finished off his 15-year playing career with the Rush, where he left the team in 2014 as the ECHL team’s all-time leading scorer (236 points).
He also scored the championship-winning goal in double overtime against the Allen Americans for the Rush’s first ever championship.
Wray, along with his wife Shanna and his two sons Owen and Masen, made the journey to Rapid City to be part of the festivities.
“I feel so blessed, thrilled, and humbled at this gesture from such a classy organization,” said retired Rush Captain Scott Wray in a Rush press release in March.
“This isn’t just a gesture towards me, but to my family as well. They are just as much a part of this as I am, and I am very grateful towards the Rush organization for all of this.”
The retirement will include the players wearing a unique third jersey which has pictures of Wray all over the unique jersey as part of the celebration.
The jersey retirement ceremony will take place prior to the Rush’s final regular season game tonight against the Quad City Mallards.
As a coach, Wray led the Voodoos to a 4th place finish in the NOJHL East Division, but more importantly led the squad to an impressive playoff run which included series victories over the Mattawa Blackhawks and the defending NOJHL champion Kirkland Lake Gold Miners.
The Voodoos were eliminated this week in the NOJHL East Division final by the Cochrane Crunch.