Monday 18 June 2018

Catching up with Yorkton Terriers alumni and ECHL champion Chase Norrish

It was a pretty successful end to the 2018/19 hockey season for former Yorkton Terrier defenceman Chase Norrish.

Norrish, along with his twin brother & fellow Terrier alumni Brady finished off their 4 year NCAA tenure with the Rochester Institute Technology Tigers

"It's been long. but it's always been enjoyable, it was a massive sigh of relief and enjoyment when me and Brady graduated college and had a pretty good four years at RIT and then I was excited to join the Colorado Eagles and finish off a pretty good year", Norrish added in a interview last week.

The Strongfield, SK product played in 128 career games at RIT, compiling 19 goals, 48 assists for 67 points and he says there are definitely some moments that stand out.

"Definitely our first and 2nd championships we won, but especially in our freshman year where we might have been a little bit of the underdogs that year and to do something like that was pretty special"

After his NCAA hockey career came to an end, Norrish joined the East Coast Hockey League's Colorado Eagles and he suited up in 20 regular season/playoff games combined with the Eagles scoring 6 points

He also helped them capture their 2nd straight Kelly Cup East Coast Hockey League Championship with a 7 game series victory over the Florida Everblades.

"I know when I signed with them that they were successful in the past and I knew they were having a good year but I never thought I'd be winning a ECHL championship in my first season over there and I was just fortunate to join another great organization",

Norrish that he and his brother Brady wouldn't be where they are today without their time spent in Yorkton as members of the SJHL's Yorkton Terriers.

"Yorkton's always going to have a huge part of my life, they were 3 of the best years of my life and it's just a nice place to come back to see my old faces and just reflect on how it shape my life, both one and off the ice"

Norrish played in over 200 games in a Terrier uniform from 2011-14, helping them win 2 SJHL Canalta Cup titles, a Western Canada Cup and the franchise's first RBC Cup National Championship in 2014.

Chase concluded that him and Brady have some options they are considering but haven't determined where and who they'll be playing pro hockey


Norrish on the 2017/18 season

Norrish reflects on his time with the RIT Tigers and the memories that stand out from there

Norrish on choosing the Junior A and NCAA Hockey route

Norrish on the adjustment and jump to pro hockey with the Colorado Eagles

Norrish on capturing the ECHL Kelly Cup championship

Norrish on his time in Yorkton and playing with the Terriers

Norrish on what next season holds for him and twin brother Brady 

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