If you were asked to identify the player pictured here, my advice to you would include the suggestion that you locate a long-in-the-tooth fan of the Saskatoon Blades. Indeed, the goaltender is Cam Moon, pictured here during his three-year WHL career a couple of decades ago when he was keeping pucks out of the net for the Prince Albert Raiders, Medicine Hat Tigers and the Blades.
Since then, what appears to be a mullet has in fact vanished, yet Moon remains a highly recognizable ambassador of the WHL. In his role with the Red Deer Rebels, he is continuing to make an indelible mark on the airwaves as one of the most knowledgeable, eloquent, enthusiastic and animated play-by-play men in the league. He also frequently chips in during WHL games televised on Shaw TV.
Last season, the Rebels missed the playoffs, but a silver lining for the organization occurred in June when four players (Landon Ferraro, Justin Weller, Darcy Kuemper & Tommi Kivisto) were selected at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Then a few weeks later, Willie Coetzee earned a contract with the Detroit Red Wings after receiving a free agent tryout. Four of the five have returned to Red Deer this season. We caught up with Moon in Kelowna, where he graciously spent a few minutes chatting about the current edition of the Rebels.