Cory Pecker played in the Ontario Hockey League from 1997-98 to 2001-02. In 2000-01, his 4th season in the OHL, he was traded from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to the Erie Otters. He played his fifth and final season with the Otters in 2001-02. The team would win the league championship that year. Pecker finished 5th in league scoring with 53 goals, 43 assists for 99 points in only 56 regular season games.
In his final season, Cory was honoured with the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy for the top overager in the league. In the Otters’ run to the league championship, he would get 25 goals and 42 points in just 21 playoff games. Although the team didn’t win the 2002 Memorial Cup, Pecker finished 2nd in tournament scoring.
Cory toiled in the AHL and ECHL until 2007-08 when he would make the move to Switzerland. He is currently playing for EHC Visp of the Swiss-B League. In the regular season, he finished second to his own teammate, Dominic Forget, in league scoring. In only 41 games, Pecker scored 40 goals and added 61 assists for 101 points. He was 4 points behind Forget but played 5 fewer games.
Visp is in the South of Switzerland, near the Italian border. Nestled in the Swiss Alps, nearby is the famous Matterhorn. The team plays out of the Litterna-Halle in Visp which has a capacity of 4300 spectators for hockey.
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