Attack to honour Scott Walker with banner raising

Scott Walker crashes the crease in a game against the Ottawa Senators in November 2006. The Owen Sound Attack will raise a banner in Walker's honour Dec. 10 when they host the Guelph Storm at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.

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Scott Walker’s likeness will join Andrew Brunette, Dan Snyder and Kirk Maltby high in the rafters at the Bayshore this season.

The Owen Sound Attack announced Monday they intend to honour the Platers’ great with a banner-raising ceremony when they host the Guelph Storm on Dec. 10.

Walker has a history with both the Owen Sound and Guelph franchises. The Cambridge native racked up 129 points in just two seasons with the Platers, including a 23 goal and 68 assist effort during the 1992-93 campaign.

He went on to play 829 games in the NHL with Vancouver, Nashville, Carolina and Washington, scoring 151 goals and adding 246 assists with 1,135 penalty minutes in a 17-year professional career.

He also competed in three Ice Hockey World Championships (1999, 2001, and 2005) as a member of Team Canada, earning a silver medal in 2005.

Walker went on to become the head coach of the Guelph Storm following his playing career, beginning with the 2010-11 season.

He compiled a 163-94-8-13 record in the regular season as a coach, including a franchise-best 52-12-2-2 season in 2013-14 with the Storm. His playoff record stands at 21-16, including leading Guelph to a 16-4 run to the OHL championship in 2014.

He finished third in the OHL Coach of the Year voting following the 2013-14 season.

Walker remains a part-owner of the Storm. He currently serves as a special assistant to the general manager of the Arizona Coyotes.

KEY HOME DATES FOR THE ATTACK:

Sept. 21- Home Opener
Oct. 26- Girl’s Hockey Day
Oct. 30 – Halloween Costume Party
Nov. 2 – Hockey Fights Cancer
Nov. 9 – Military Appreciation Night/Woolley’s Warriors
Dec. 7 – Attack Hunger Night
Dec. 10 – Banner Raising Night for Scott Walker 
Feb. 15 – Pucks & Paddles for Camp Presqu’ile
March 21 – Overage Celebration Night

 

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