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August 25, 2009 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Moncton Wildcats News Release

Rio comes to town

Nicola Riopel is coming back to Moncton on Friday. The Wildcats are working with him to arrange an appearance. Look for more details in your morning Coffee Cup. Riopel, was the Wildcats outstanding goaltender last season and winner of the QMJHL Most Valuable Player Award. He backstopped the Cats to a new league record for fewest goals against won the Jacques Plante Trophy, and was named to the Q's first All Star team,. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fifth round of the NHL draft in June.

Re-scheduled game tonight in Cape Breton:

The winds of Hurricane Bill have gone and the Cats are on the road. Postponed because of the storm, the return game with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles will be played at Centre 200 tonight at 7. Log on to the QMJHL website for a summary of the game.

Friday's 50/50 still not claimed:

There's $807.00 waiting for the winner of Friday night's 50/50 draw. The yellow ticket # 856732 was not claimed and if the ticket holder doesn't come forward before the home opener on September 18th, it will be added to the pot for the Sunday, September 20th game against Cape Breton.

1088 fans were on hand for Friday night's game; let's fill the 4-Plex this Friday night when the Mooseheads come to town.

This week's Training Camp schedule:

Players not making the trip to Cape Breton will be on the ice at the 4-Plex at 8 this morning. It's a veterans/rookie practice. There's no ice time scheduled for Wednesday, the players will be attending fitness Testing in the evening. Thursday all players will hit the 4-Plex ice for split practices, the first at 11 am and the second at 12:30. Fans are encouraged to attend the workouts free of charge.

Cats Cup downtown September 19th:

The annual Cats Cup is set for Saturday, September 19th on Main Street. Its part of the "Big Bash" opening weekend. Coffee Cup will have more details soon.

Birthday Wishes:

A happy birthday to Cats fan and Reids Newstand owner, the popular Chucky Devona....we won't say his age but he and Ray Bourque's jersey number have something in common. If you know of an upcoming "fan" birthday, let us have the information, Cat's Coffee Cup will salute you on your special day.

New Cat of the Day:

In the Cats Coffee Cup today is rookie James Melindy. The Newfoundland native is an outstanding defensive prospect who spent last season at Notre Dame Prep School in Saskatchewan. Standing 6'2" and tipping the scales at 180, he's rated as a top player of the future for the Wildcats.

A quote to sip on from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

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