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Loyola Gold Proud to Be Represented in SHL All-League Team

By Angie Wiatrowski - @AngieWiatrowski, 02/06/16, 10:45PM CST


The SHL All-League Teams have been announced, with Loyola Gold well represented. 

Ramblers in the first team are forward Danny O'Grady and Defenseman Parker Ray. The second team includes forwards Ryan Hill and Michael Gonzalez. 

"It's a great honor to be chosen for that team, with a bunch of great players beside me," Hill said. 

Besides dealing with an injury since Thanksgiving, teammate Parker Ray is happy to take part as well.

"I'm pretty excited about it," he said. "It's a big accomplishment and I'm glad to be a honored on the team."

Head coach DJ LaVarre had nothing but good things to say and beamed with pride when talking about what his players have accomplished. 

"Parker Ray on defense? Well deserved," LaVarre said. "He lets his play do his talking, he's stepped up in the leadership role and I'm extremely excited for him."

And the list goes on.. "Danny O'Grady? Worthy," LaVarre added. "He's a workhorse, he just goes and he's our glue so to speak." 

With Gold being heavy in forwards, it is no surprise there are two more on the second team. 

"To have [Michael Gonzalez and Ryan Hill] still a part of this team, it's a great honor for them," said LaVarre. "Those three seniors, our forwards, it's our glue, they're top scorers in the league and Parker on defense. I'm proud of all of them."

DJ LaVarre talks SHL All-League Team