The Bradford Rattlers

Season Schedule Announced; Blohm Signs Contract

(Bradford, Ont. Sept 1, 2011)

The GMHL 2011-2012 season opens on Sept. 9th; where the Bradford Rattlers will kick it off facing the South Muskoka Shield. The Rattler’s will travel to face their rivals in South Muskoka for an 8:00pm puck drop.

For the second season in a row, South Muskoka was responsible for ending Bradford’s playoff run. South Muskoka and Bradford last faced in the semi-finals of the Russell Cup playoffs. The series went the distance, resulting in the Shield knocking the Rattlers out in game 7.

Bradford seeks revenge as the teams will square up six times this season. In six regular season contests last season, the Rattlers were outscored 32 to 28, winning just two of the six games. Lifetime head-to-head, Bradford holds a 15-9-0 record against Muskoka.

The first home game of the season is quickly approaching. On Sunday Sept. 11th, the Toronto Canada Moose will make the trip up to Bradford. Game start time is 7:30pm, at Bob Fallis Sports Centre.

For the full 2011-2012 Schedule, please click HERE.

Bradford is pleased to announce the signing of Kyle Blohm. Blohm, 21, returns to the Rattlers as an over-ager for his second stint with the club. The native of Ottawa, Ontario stands 6’2”, weighing 200.

Kyle spent his 2008-2009 season with Bradford, recording 5 points in 19 games as a rookie. Last season, Blohm played Jr. B in Ontario. He finished 8th in league scoring with 56 points (21g, 35a) in 34 games. Blohm is currently training at the World Hockey Center and will have a leadership role on the rattlers this season.

The big forward is expected to be a highly sought out prospect for the NCAA and CIS this season.