Moore excited to land Regush

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The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze are delighted to announce the signing of Canadian forward Michael Regush for the 2024/25 Elite League season.

Regush, 25, most recently played 17 games in the AHL with Abbotsford Canucks, contributing two assists.

The Surrey, British Columbia native competed for the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks at the 2022 Young Stars Classic as a college free agent, before being added to the club’s training camp roster on an amateur try out agreement. His impressive performances ultimately earned him a contract with Abbotsford.

Regush completed his senior NCAA season in 2021/22 with Miami University of Ohio (NCHC), playing 24 games for the RedHawks.

He recorded nine points (three goals, six assists) in his first active campaign since leaving Cornell University (ECAC) after the 2019/20 season.

Over three years at Cornell, Regush won two Ivy league championships, most promising freshman and two ECAC regular season championships.

Between Cornell and Miami of Ohio (2018-2022), Regush totalled 42 points (26 goals, 16 assists) in 89 NCAA games.

Regush is an alumnus of Delta Hockey Academy and played two full seasons in the BCHL, skating in 106 games between the Merritt Centennials and the Langley Rivermen which culminated in a Clark Cup final run.

Head Coach Kevin Moore said, “I’m really excited to have Mike join the club. He spent an entire season in the AHL which is an incredible accomplishment.

“Mike is big, strong, fast and he can rip a puck. His defensive habits are strong, but he has a good skill set to add to our powerplay and five-on-five.

“He’s good on face-offs and will help us in all areas. He obviously missed last year as he had some injury issues to take care of, but he was training mid-way through but couldn’t find the right fit for him.

“He’s raring to go and I’m really excited to lean on him this season.”