Introducing the Glengarry Highlanders
The Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League is happy to announce the addition of the Glengarry Highlanders, who will be part of the CPJHL East Division.
Local businessman Richard Stallberg has teamed up with ex-pro player Frank Morris opening up a hockey development program in Eastern Ottawa and the surrounding areas. With their extensive contacts and experience they have put together a unique program that will allow young hockey players to reach their goals and aspirations.
Morris brings a wealth of experience to the Highlanders organization. He was inducted into the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame, which is situated beside the Highlanders home rink. Morris is a former Associate Head Coach with Braehead Clan of the British professional Elite League in the United Kingdom. He played 18 professional seasons in Europe including two World Championships appearances. Morris attended the NHL camp in 1987 with the Winnipeg Jets and also played in the American Hockey League. He attended Concordia University and played for the Stingers for five seasons, including two CIS Finals and is 12th on the Stingers list of all-time scoring leaders. Frank is also a certified school teacher for the past 14 years.
Rick has a multitude of experiences coaching at different levels for over 15 years. He also has coached many levels in soccer within the Rockland United Soccer Club.
He worked very closely with the founders of the Clarence-Rockland Lightening girl’s hockey team to help start and coach the first team. Stallberg also started his own hockey program for youth that could not afford to play or had other commitments that prevented them from playing. Rick began his career working with youth full time at the Children’s Aid Society. He moved on to open his own construction business, which has been very successful for the past 20 years.
The team will play out of the Maxville & District Sports Complex. http://www.northglengarry.ca/en/thingstodo/maxvillesportscomplex.asp
Fans can follow the team on Twitter at @GlengarryJrHky. A team website will be announced soon.