Cory Cyrenne

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Cory Cyrenne
Born (1977-08-25) August 25, 1977 (age 37)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
NHL Draft 191st overall, 1996
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1998–2004

Cory Cyrenne (born August 25, 1977 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey player. He was named the Canadian Junior A Hockey Player of the Year in 1995 and received a hockey scholarship to Colorado College.[1] He was also named the CHL's Sportsmanlike player of the year in 1998.[2]

Cyrenne was at times a controversial player during his career. He left Colorado College before playing a single game, claiming that the school was a "joke" academically,[3] and he was suspended in 1999 when he refused to report to Flint of the United Hockey League after being demoted there by Flint's parent club, the Manitoba Moose.[4]

Cyrenne played junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. He was drafted 191st overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He attended the Sharks 1997 training camp, but was returned to Brandon, where he was the league's second-leading scorer in 1997–98.

Cyrenne played professionally in several leagues, including the IHL and AHL. He saw action primarily as a third-line, defensive player. He spent the bulk of his career in lower-level leagues.

He retired in 2004, and was initially employed by the True North Group, the parent company of his former team, the Manitoba Moose.[5] Cyrenne currently resides in Winnipeg with his wife Tara and is employed by the Birchwood Automotive Group. Cyrenne is also known for his flawless hair.

Career statistics[edit]

                                  Regular season
Season  Team                    Lge   GP   G   A    Pts  PIM

1993-94 St. Boniface Saints     MJHL  52  26  38     64   24   
1994-95 St. Boniface Saints     MJHL  54  35  77    112   66
1995-96 Brandon Wheat Kings     WHL   69  38  59     97   58
1996-97 Brandon Wheat Kings     WHL   55  26  56     82   23
1997-98 Brandon Wheat Kings     WHL   72  47  71    118   28 
1998-99 Louisiana IceGators     ECHL  21   6   9     15    6
1998-99 Manitoba Moose          IHL   46   4  14     18   18
1999-00 Flint Generals          UHL   19  12  22     34   10 
1999-00 Manitoba Moose          IHL   30   5   9     14   13
2000-01 Memphis Riverkings      CHL   52  33  46     79   24
2000-01 Manitoba Moose          IHL   15   2   5      7    8
2001-02 Louisiana IceGators     ECHL  66  27  50     77   50
2001-02 Houston Aeros           AHL    7   0   2      2    0
2002-03 Lustenau EHC            Aust  10   2   5      7   15      
2002-03 San Diego Gulls         WCHL  42  13  36     49   32
2003-04 Appiano                 Italy 21   3  12     15   18

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • MJHL Rookie of Year (1994)
  • MJHL First All-Star Team (1995)
  • MJHL Scoring Champion (1995)
  • MJHL Most Valuable Player (1995)
  • He was named Canada's Junior A Player of the Year in 1995
  • He was named the Canadian Hockey League's Sportsmanlike Player of the Year in 1998

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ottawa Citizen, May 15, 1995
  2. ^ The Globe and Mail, June 25, 1998
  3. ^ Winnipeg Free Press, September 12, 1995
  4. ^ The Globe and Mail, November 24, 1999
  5. ^ Slam Sports, April 9, 2004