Northwest Athlete Profile: Bob Lenarduzzi

Bob Lenarduzzi

NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than Bob Lenarduzzi. In 1974 Lenarduzzi joined the Vancouver Whitecaps. In 2001, Lenarduzzi was inducted as a player into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia. In 2003, he was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Mel Bridgman

Mel Bridgman

NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile on Victoria BC boy Mel Bridgman. Bridgman started his junior career in Victoria where he played four games for his hometown Cougars during the 1971-72 season. Bridgman’s last season in the NHL was the 1988-1989.

Portland’s pipeline to Kentucky is paying dividends for Calipari’s ‘Cats

Kyle Wiltjer

NWSB Insider and northwest basketball blogger Blair Thomas tells us about two young men leading Kentucky to the 2012 Final four this week in New Orleans. Kyle Wiltjer entered the season as part of one of Kentucky’s most heralded basketball classes with guard Marquis Teague and forwards Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis. Terrence Jones has averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game and started 35 of 38 games.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Cam Neely

cam neely bruins

NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than Cam Neely. Vancouver Canucks fans won’t soon forget the haunting affects that the Neely trade has had on the editions of the Canucks since. The trade’s ripples still echo to this day as the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to Neely’s now Boston Bruins last June.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Jim Rutledge

Jim Rutledge

Dave B goes inside current Canadian PGA Seniors tour golf star Jim Rutledge a saavy veteran from Victoria BC with another northwest athlete profile. Rutledge was a pioneer for Canadian golf – many youngsters hope to follow in his footsteps – from Victoria BC all the way to the Big Time in the golf world. He fully qualified for the Champions Tour for the 2012 season after finishing tied for second at qualifying school in 2011.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

Dave B goes inside current Canadian up and coming golf star Nick Taylor from Abbotsford BC with another northwest athlete profile. Nick Taylor is one of the new breed of Canadian golfers. In 2011 Nick received a sponsor’s exemption into six Canadian Tour events. He played in seven events when it was all said and done and won over $15,000. With two top 10 finishes.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Stan Smyl

stan smyl canucks

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring a former athlete from the Northwest. Stan Smyl was born in Glandon, Alberta in 1958. He went on to have great success prior to his NHL career and as all Vancouver Canucks fans know, he continued that trend right here in VanCity.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Willie Mitchell

mitchell kings

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Willie Mitchell was born April 1977 in Port McNeill, British Columbia. The stay at home d-man has been around the NHL, starting with the New Jersey Devils. Read on as Dave tells you about Willie’s journal all the way from Vancouver Island to Los Angeles, California.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Andrew Ladd

From Maple Ridge to Winnipeg, Ladd has Succeeded

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Andrew Ladd was born in Maple Ridge, BC and has a long history of success. His travels took him through the BCHL, WHL and onto the NHL where he has so far won two Stanley Cups in six seasons. He currently plays for the Winnipeg Jets.

Northwest Player Profile: David Van Der Gulik

david van der gulik

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. David Van Der Gulik is an Abbotsford born and bred hockey player who’s spent more time in the minors than he would have liked at this point in his career. He currently is part of the Colorado Avalanche organization but was once a member of the Calgary Flames and their AHL Affiliate, the Abbostsford Heat.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Colten Teubert

Colten Teubert, Los Angeles Kings/Edmonton Oilers

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Colten Teubert started his career with the Regina Pats of the WHL before helping lift Team Canada to Gold and Silver performances in the under-18 Championships. He was eventually chosen by the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL Draft, but was sent to the minors before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Jason Garrison

Jason Garrison, Florida Panthers

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Jason Garrison took the extremely hard road to get the NHL. After shining in the Vancouver Minor Hockey System, he failed to be drafted higher so he played for Nanaimo Clippers of the BC Junior Hockey League. Then onto the University of Minnesota Duluth squad. Garrison played for the Florida Panthers minor league team until he finally got the call.

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