Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Ryley Grantham


10) His father Terry owns a trucking company in Hanna, Alberta.
9) Grantham was born and raised in Hanna, the home of rock group Nickelback. Hanna is also the home to NHL great Lanny McDonald.
8) Grantham earned his class one drivers license this summer, meaning he can drive a semi. His dad puts him to work in the summer.
7) Grantham has one sibling, a sister who's 22. She's a dental assistant in Hanna.
6) Grantham's father Terry is a cousin to Jim Nill, the assistant general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.
5) Grantham was listed by the Warriors after attending training camp as a 15 year-old. Grantham received four WHL invites to rookie camp that season, including one from the Kelowna Rockets. He was also invited to camps in Lethbridge and Prince George. Why did he choose Moose Jaw? His friend was also attending training camp with the Warriors.
4) Grantham played his bantam hockey in Stettler, Alberta and played his midget hockey in Brooks and Medicine Hat.
3) Grantham, a draft pick of the Calgary Flames this summer, played two prospect games this fall against the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers rookies.
2) Grantham has 14 fighting majors this season, up from the 12 tilts he had a year ago. Of the 14 fighting majors this season, 8 have been on the road.
1) Grantham's first WHL goal was scored February 18, 2007 in Regina. Grantham's first fight was January 12, 2007 against Saskatoon's Brad Cole. Grantham fought James McEwan last year in the Warriors lone visit to Kelowna.

6 comments:

g.k said...

Great trade for the Rocket's, toughness was definetly lacking. What do you think of the Blazer's trading Ross & Rodger's to of all teams the " GIANTS "? Are they Loopie!! (no pun intended)! But trading those guy's to a team in their own division is assinine! Gee I wonder if Bonner still washes Hay's underwear too!!

Jared Comeau said...

Looks like Backlund is Official Regan...
http://www.forecaster.ca/cbc/hockey/movements.cgi?NHL&x_option=28

Now what to do with one of our Euro's? I smell another 1 or 2 maybe even 3 trades brewing

Regan Bartel said...

I think it's a great trade for the Giants. Can you say depth. Plus they didn't have to shed anyone from the roster they have this season. A good trade for the Giants now...the trade will only look good for the Blazers if they select wisely at the bantam draft table.

MG said...

Holy crap. Ross is a good defenceman. I have always thought he was good. Now that Van has him...It certainly looks likes Lethbridge, Calgary ( Broda...)
and Van are really going for it.

We will need Backland and a defenceman and maybe even a goalie to even be in the same race with those teams, otherwise if we are not going all the way maybe we should deal Benn or Long and few others for a strong future ?? Regan what is your take on all this. Those teams I mentioned are really adding to their lineups eh ??

Regan Bartel said...

All I know is the playoffs are going to be fun to watch this year. Beach and Broda with new teams, the Giants add more depth, and will the Chiefs and Americans stay quiet? The next 48 hours are going to be fun.

Jasperoni said...

I say we follow through with the plans of snagging Yonkman and Molle from Swift Current for Lazaruk, Matejka/Novotny, and a pick (or a similar deal) and meet the Giants head on in the playoffs as the bigger, stronger and meaner team.

Attrition warefare, baby.