The Port Moody Panthers are pleased to announce that three players from this season’s roster and two of their affiliate players are attending BC Hockey League training camps starting this weekend.
2004-born defenseman Ryan Tong and 2003-born forward Jack Graham are both in camp with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in hopes of making the jump to junior A hockey. 2005-born defenseman Hudson Longden is at Chilliwack Chiefs’ main camp.
Tong, a 6’0″, 150-pound blueliner from Burnaby scored his first career Pacific Junior Hockey League goal in last Saturday’s loss to Delta. He notched his first career PJHL point with an assist against Ridge Meadows on Sept. 10. His two points put him in a tie for fourth overall in scoring on the Panthers thus far this season.
Graham stands at 6’1″ and 190 pounds and also hails from Burnaby. He scored his first career PJHL goal in the Panthers’ 4-1 season-opening win over the Flames. He is one of seven rookies on the Panthers roster to score a goal through the team’s first three games.
Longden joined the Panthers this past week and the 6’4″, 181-pound blueliner made his PJHL debut in Thursday’s road game against the Richmond Sockeyes. He had an assist on Joshua Noh’s third period goal to register his first PJHL point.
Meanwhile, 2005-born defenseman Bruce Grey and 2006-born defenseman Anthony Ip are attending training camp with the Nanaimo Clippers and Victoria Grizzlies respectively.
Grey hails from West Vancouver and although he didn’t get into any games during the 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he spent 2019-20 with the West Vancouver Minor Hockey Association Under-15 Tier 3 A1 team.
Ip is also from West Vancouver. He was with the Vancouver North West Hawks U15 in 2020-21 and finished with four points in six games during the exhibition season. Ip was a teammate of Grey’s with West Van U15 Tier 3 A1 in 2019-20.