Moore Survives Cut
By: Jeff Little • August 10th, 2009
Puck-Rakers is reporting that CBJ #1 draft pick John Moore has survived the cut from 45 to 29 players at the Team USA development camp. He will be on the squad for a series of 4 exhibition games against Russia in Lake Placid. The prize is a slot on the final roster for the US team at the World Juniors this winter.
A native of the SF Bay Area, my first exposure to hockey was the SF/Oakland/California Golden Seals, including Charlie Finley and the white skates. Fast forward to the late 1980's when Gretzky and the Kings came up to the Bay Area for an exhibition game at the Oakland Coliseum Arena, for which we had glass seats. I was at the first San Jose Sharks game in the Cow Palace, and followed them for their first few pathetic years, before moving to Columbus in 1994. I attended the first pro-NHL rally downtown, and have been a season ticket holder since Day 1, wife & I are active in the Jacket Backers, and son is an avid fan as well. I cover the Jackets for Inside Hockey, and contribute regularly to a variety of hockey sites. I maintain contact with the Jackets organization, and like to dig into stories, bringing a fresh, and sometimes irreverent perspective to hockey.
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