He played 4 seasons with our Moose Jaw Warriors. He brought it every night. He was focused on success. I knew he meant business when he first made the club at the age of 16. Brian Sutherby grew into a solid, two-way hockey player and found success in the National Hockey League.
He put in a full decade in "The Show", playing 460 games, racking up 41 goals, 90 points and 533 penalty minutes with Washington, Anaheim and Dallas.
Sutherby's long-time linemate in Moose Jaw, Shawn Limpright, also put in 4 full seasons in Moose Jaw. He went on to play pro for 12 years in 5 different leagues.
I remember scouts and fans questioning his speed and his skills and continually wondering if he was good enough. He was. Limpright played with passion and desire and did whatever it took to help his team win. He was one player no one wanted to line up against. He was the kind of gritty player Moose Jaw hockey fans love to cheer for.
Sutherby and Limpright will join the Warriors & Legends Hall of Fame this weekend. Welcome to the wall, fellas. You earned it.