Yet Another OHL Grad Finds His Way To Australia

melbourne ice australia aihl hockey logoMatt Armstrong played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League and was a member of four different OHL teams. His OHL career began in 1999-00 with the Kitchener Rangers. In 2000-01, Matt was moved midway through the season to the Peterborough Petes. After a full season with the Petes in 2001-02, Matt played just 6 games in 2002-03, 4 with the Plymouth Whalers and 2 with the Barrie Colts.

Armstrong has signed on down under with the Melbourne Ice of Australia’s AIHL. Matt is yet another OHL grad that is bringing quality to the summer league. The team plays out of the brand new state of the art Melbourne Icehouse in Melbourne, Australia. The rink has seating for 1000.

After leaving junior, Matt spent two seasons with Concordia University of the CIS. After university, he found his way to Holland for a few seasons. This past season, 2009-10, he played a small number of games with three different teams: Knoxville Ice Bears  – SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League), Quad City Mallards – IHL and Deggendorf Fire of Germany’s Oberliga.

Check out Matt Armstrong’s profile page on the Melbourne Ice official website. Usually pro hockey teams have a plain-jane profile for each of their players. The Ice do a great job and the profile has a pretty lengthy Q&A with each player.

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