Source: Justin McCaffrey, Mount Royal SportsInformation Coordinator / Photo Credit: EvanBuhler

Hull, England – Former Cougars standout Eric Galbraith hassigned with the Hull Stingrays of the Elite Ice Hockey League inEngland. Galbraith, the Cougar’s leading scorer in 2012-13, willlook to continue the success he had at Mount Royal including threeseasons in the ACAC and two in the CIS.

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Rapid Solicitors Hull Stingrays can confirm the signing ofCanadian forward Eric Galbraith for the 2014/15 Elite Leaguecampaign.

The 26-year-old native of Quesnel, British Columbia, has spentthe last five seasons with Mount Royal University in the CCAA andCIS.

He posted 71 points (44 goals and 27 assists) in 77regular-season and play-off games in the CCAA – winning achampionship in 2010/11 – and 50 points (26 goals and 24 assists)in 57 matches in the CIS.Before that, Galbraith, at 6ft 3in and198lbs, had two seasons in the BCHL with Salmon Arm SilverBacks andQuesnel Millionaires, registering 46 points (21 goals and 25assists) in 103 games and totalled 19 points (11 goals and eightassists) in 36 outings for Princeton Posse in the KIJHL in2006/07.

Player-coach Omar Pacha said: “I am extremely happy to have Ericon board this season.

“I see him as being the same power forward he has been incollege. With his skill set, I think he will be a betterprofessional player than in college – and he had a great career incollege.
“I expect him to bring some offence with his good shot and speedbut also get dirty goals that we seemed to miss last year. I wanthim also to use his big body to create offence for himself and histeam-mates.

“He is in tremendous shape and he will definitely add somestrength and power to our line-up. He is also a good defensiveplayer as well so he really ticked all the boxes for me.”It is agreat fit for us. I do think in this league there are not enoughplayers coming out of college. That was something I was looking forfrom day one. They are hungry to succeed and they want to have bigyears.

“In the case of Eric he was the type of player that would easilyhave an AHL try-out. The Central [CHL] and East Coast [ECHL] wouldjust rave about him so I am happy he is committed to us for nextseason.”My reports also indicate he is a great team-mate, a goodguy in the locker and one of those quiet leaders.”

Galbraith joins Pacha, Carl Lauzon, Matty Davies, Zach Hervato,David Brown, Yan Turcotte, Sam Towner, Dominic Osman, JamieChilcott and Matt Larke on next season’s roster.