Ron Hoover

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Ron Hoover
Born (1966-10-28) October 28, 1966 (age 50)
Oakville, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 158th overall, 1986
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1989–1998

Ronald Kenneth Hoover (born October 28, 1966 in Oakville, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey left winger.

Hoover was drafted 158th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft and after four seasons with the Western Michigan University, he signed with the Boston Bruins as a free agent in 1989. He played 17 games for Boston in two seasons, scoring four goals. He spent most of his Bruins tenure with the American Hockey League's Maine Mariners. In 1991 he signed with the St. Louis Blues but only managed to play just one game for St. Louis. Instead, he spent five seasons with the Peoria Rivermen of the International Hockey League where he was a popular player for the team with his goal-scoring ability. He then had a brief spell with the Cincinnati Cyclones where he played just four games before joining the San Antonio Dragons. He never matched his number from Peoria, scoring just two goals in 21 games. He moved to the United Hockey League with the Brantford Smoke and scored 27 goals in 41 games for the team before returning to San Antonio. Once again though his spell was uneventful, scoring just one goal in 21 games. He retired shortly afterwards in 1998.

Personal life[edit]

Hoover's son Matthew (b. 1996) is also a hockey player, who will begin his NCAA career at Canisius College beginning in September 2016.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 1987-88 [2]


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