65. Ryan Morgan

65
  • Born (age)
  • LocationGreat Britain
  • Squad Number65
  • Debut date

Ryan Morgan rose through the junior ranks in Essex with Chelmsford before making his senior bow for the Warriors in the NIHL South Division 2 aged 16 in 2014/15. The defenceman managed 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points from 15 games in his first term with the Warriors whilst also still featuring for the under 18s where he played an additional 17 fixtures managing 3 goals, 14 assists and so 17 points.

In 2015/16 Ryan Morgan then traded Essex for Ontario in Canada as he tested himself abroad with the Coldwater Falcons in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League (GMHL). Here the young defenceman appeared 34 times in the maroon, grey and white of the Falcons and was on target 4 times whilst playing a role in 10 more goals for a tally of 14 points. With a year across the pond on his C.V., 2016/17 then saw Morgan return to UK shores and to Chelmsford where he again featured for the Warriors in the NIHL South’s second tier, but this time also stepped up to ice for the Chieftains in Division 1. The blue liner played 13 times for the Warriors – who finished as runner-up in their league – in addition to dressing 12 times for the title winning Chieftains.

When the leagues restructured ahead of 2017/18, Chelmsford withdrew from the NIHL South Division 1 but Ryan Morgan did not as he penned a deal with the Invicta Dynamos that brought him to Kent for the new campaign. Now icing in Gillingham, the skater featured 40 times across three competitions managing 8 assists and just 12 minutes of penalties in the process. In 2018/19 the blue liner will continue his career with the Mos having penned a contract that keeps him with the club for a second consecutive term.

“Given that last season was Ryan’s first full campaign in the NIHL South Division 1 I think it’s fair to say that he handled himself very well and had a solid year. Despite his young age he stood up well to the challenge, was almost ever present and was a dependable member of our rear guard against some very tough competition. Ryan is still only 20 and continues to develop, he has a good positional sense and he is willing to throw himself in front of the puck to help his team. With a full term in the NIHL’s top tier now under his belt he is well placed to kick on and have an even better season in 2018/19. I am pleased to have him back on the roster and look forward to working with him again when the new campaign gets underway.”

Kevin Parrish

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