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Cats Alumni Hoists Stanley Cup

Wildcats Alumni, John Torchetti, who was head coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the Wildcats for the 2006-07 season realized a life long dream last night when he hoisted the Stanley Cup high in the air after the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime to win the NHL final series 4 games to 2.

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Torchetti came to the cats following the 2006 Memorial Cup run, guided the rebuilding Wildcats to a remarkable 84 point season. The Cats were eliminated by the Halifax Mooseheads in the 1st round of the league playoffs 4 games to 3.

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Torchetti was then offered the assistant coach’s position with the Blackhawks and left for his pursuit of Lord Stanley’s Cup. Moncton Wildcats head scout Peter Nevin is also a member of the Stanley Cup winning Blackhawks organization as a regional scout. Oscar Bartulis, another Cats alumni played for the Flyers in the final series and logged plenty of minutes.

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"On behalf of the entire Wildcats organization we sincerely congratulate Torch, Peter and their families for their contributions in bringing the Stanley Cup to Chicago . We are pleased and proud" said Wildcats General Manager Bill Schurman.

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The Wildcats are just coming off the annual Q league draft. Training camp is scheduled to open in mid-August with details to be released in the coming weeks. Season tickets are now available with pricing and options available at www-moncton-wildcats.com or by calling 382-5555.

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