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Brett Ferguson Heads To The University Of Alberta

Though he was released from Oilers' training camp, Brett Ferguson's story doesn't end there. Ferguson will move on to play for the University of Alberta Golden Bears for the 2011-12 season. Ferguson is worth keeping an eye on as his career progresses, his final season in the WHL was a beauty and he wasn't out of place at the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton.  It's a shame he felt he needed to make an impression via a staged fight rather than allow his game to do the talking, but hopefully a few years of CIS hockey will give him a second shot at the show.  He also has additional time to develop, something many players need, even after they turn 20.  As Rob Daum put it:

"You’ve got players that come here out of major junior and they’ve been scouted for four or five years, some of them. But to think a player doesn’t develop after they turn 20 years old is absurd. I mean, what’s the American Hockey League for? What we have here are guys who are potentially late bloomers, some of them mature physically at a later time, and they continue to develop as players; there’s no question about that."

The CIS needs a couple of new success stories and if Ferguson is already on the Oilers radar, he's got a leg up in the competition.  In the meantime, perhaps he'll get the opportunity to take in a lecture by our own Bruce McCurdy.

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