Carson Perreaux retires as Raiders overage situation unfolds
The Raiders will need to make one more decision as far as the team’s 20-year-old player situation is concerned.
The Raiders announced on Tuesday that overage forward Carson Perreaux has retired from hockey to “pursue education and work opportunities.”
Making the team as a list player in 2011, Perreaux tallied 58 points in 186 games over three seasons with the Raiders.
“He’s decided it’s time for him to step away,” Campese said. “He’s been a great citizen. He and his family have been very dedicated to the Raiders organization and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
With Perreaux retiring, the Raiders now have four overage players remaining on their roster in defenceman Sawyer Lange along with forwards Hart, Dakota Conroy and Calder Brooks.
Every team in the WHL is permitted three 20-year-old players on their roster, however, teams with more than three to start the season may continue to rotate them in and out of the lineup until Oct. 16.
“They are all very capable of playing in the WHL,” Campese said of Lange, Conroy, Hart and Brooks. “We are gong to have a very tough choice. They all bring something different to the table. We want to make sure that the three we keep are the three that best fit our needs.”
Prince Albert Raiders roster as of Sept. 2, 2014
Goalies -- Rylan Parenteau, Nick McBride
Defence -- Sawyer Lange, Hunter Warner, Josh Morrissey, Mackenze Stewart, Ryan Coghlan, Tomas Andrlik, Ben Verall, Brendan Guhle, Brennan Riddle, Curtis Roach, Cody Paivarinta
Forwards -- Calder Brooks, Dakota Conroy, Jayden Hart, Craig Leverton, Gage Quinney, Jordan Tkatch, Darcy Zaharichuk, Reid Gardiner, Ryan Pruden, Tim Vanstone, Dylan Stewart, Matteo Gennaro, Simon Stransky, Dylan Williamson, Luke Coleman, Sean Montgomery