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Reid Departs SCSU For WHL

Sophomore Forward Had 15 points In Season's First Half

CHN Staff Report

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud State forward Cam Reid has left the St. Cloud State hockey team for the Portland Winterhawks, according to a story first reported by Mick Hatten of the St. Cloud Times.

The sophomore was fifth on the team in scoring in 2011-12, potting 6 goals and adding 9 assists. Reid made a big impact as a freshman last season, finishing third on the Huskies in scoring and dishing out 21 assists among 29 points.

“They offered to have me play center on the first line with their top two players,” Reid said in the report. “I talked it over with my parents, and it was something I couldn’t pass up or say no to.”

Reid played mostly wing for St. Cloud and at 6-foot-3 and almost 200-pounds, provided the Huskies with some muscle up front.

Following the departure of Mitch MacMillan at semester break for a lack of playing time, the Huskies added Joe Rehkamp from Waterloo of the USHL. With the loss of Reid and injuries to senior Drew LeBlanc and freshman David Morley, St. Cloud is left with just 12 healthy forwards for the remainder of the season.

“It’s absolutely nothing against St. Cloud. It was just something I couldn’t say no to,” Reid said. “I’d have regretted it if I didn’t do it.

“I’ve got a girlfriend here. It’s been the hardest 24 hours of my life. No one understands it. In the future, people will see it was a good decision.”

“We wish him well with his future endeavors,” Huskies coach Bob Motzko said in a news release.

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