In a special ceremony before Friday night’s home game, the Woodstock Slammers will raise the number 19 to the rafters. Perth-Andover’s Lachlan MacIntosh will be only the second Slammer alumni to have his number retired over the team bench, joining the number six of former team captain Dan Dooley.
Drafted in the third round, MacIntosh spent three years with the Slammers, recording 112 goals and 105 assists in 200 regular season games. He added 15 goals and eight assists in 16 playoff games.
He was named the Maritime Junior A Hockey League’s Rookie of the Year in 2003-2004, as well as Most Valuable Player and MHL Playoff MVP in 2005-2006. He was also part of the 2005-2006 Presidents Cup Championship squad, which went on to win the league’s Kent Cup Championship and represented the league at the Fred Page Cup.
Following his time with the Slammers, MacIntosh joined the UNB Varsity Reds, where he has spent the past five years.
In that time, the Reds have won four AUS Championships, made three CIS National Championship appearances, won the 2008-2009 National Cavendish Cup Championship and the 2006-2007 CIS National Cavendish Cup Championship, and were finalists in the 2007-2008 CIS National Cavendish Cup.
MacIntosh was named the 2008-2009 CIS National Tournament MVP. He also sits in the top five in games played in the AUS regular season, top six in AUS regular season and playoff games, and currently sits as UNB’s all-time leader in points at the national tournament.
He is working his way through a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology.
“Lachlan was a good player and a good person while he was here with the Slammers organization,” said Slammers head coach Jason Tatarnic.
“He excelled during his time with the Slammers, but the big thing with Lachlan is he continued to excel at the University level. His achievements are pretty impressive.
“We thought it was important to honour his success with us and his ongoing success with UNB.”
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