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Sutherby, Limpright inducted into Warriors and Legends Hall of Fame

Former linemates honoured for stellar careers with Warriors and beyond.

Brian Sutherby and Shawn Limpright are now officially Warriors and Legends.

The Moose Jaw Warriors held their annual Warriors and Legends Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony on Friday night, with the turn-of-the-century duo the latest inductees onto the teams wall of fame on the north wall of Mosaic Place.

Sutherby, who was inducted by former Warriors director of operations and communications Brad Delorey. was selected by the Warriors in the sixth round, 94th overall, at the 1997 WHL Bantam Draft and went on to play 208 games with the Warriors from 1998 to 2002. Sutherby finished his WHL career with 79 goals, 178 points, and 362 penalty minutes. His best season with the Warriors was 2000-2001 where he had 34 goals and 77 points in 59 games. He played for Canada at the 2002 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships and had three goals and six points in seven games while winning a silver medal.

The Washington Capitals picked Sutherby in the first round, 26th overall at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He would go on to play 12 years professionally which included 460 games in the NHL with Washington, Anaheim, and Dallas and finished with 41 goals 90 points and 533 penalty minutes.

Due to injuries, Sutherby retired from hockey at the age of 31. He currently resides in Anaheim, Cal. with his wife Ashley and two boys Keaton and Brody. He is currently in his fifth season as the western pro scout with the Capitals and was part of their staff that won the 2018 Stanley Cup.

Limpright, inducted by former linemate Steve Crampton, was selected by the Warriors in the second round, 22nd overall, at the 1996 WHL Bantam Draft and went on to play 264 games with the Warriors from 1998 to 2002. He scored 93 goals and 220 points while racking up 540 penalty minutes. His best season with the Warriors was in 2000-2001 when he had 31 goals and 74 points in 69 games while serving as the team captain.

After leaving Moose Jaw, Limpright went on to play professional hockey for the next 12 years in the East Coast Hockey League (Roanoke, Dayton, and Las Vegas), the American Hockey League (Syracuse) and two years overseas in the United Kingdom (2012-13) and Denmark (2013-14). Limpright retired from hockey four years ago and moved back home to St. Adolphe, Man. with wife Jessica and son Peyton and daughter Ella, and is now a police officer in Winnipeg.

The Conexus-sponsored event featured a wide and diverse silent auction, with some items drawing close to $1,000 in bids, as well as the traditional live auction featuring such items as signed Travis Hamonic and Brayden Point jerseys as well as a wooden replica Warriors jersey.

The Hall of Fame weekend also acts as a special event for the current Warriors players, as the team welcomes the parents for the banquet as well as the home game the following night.

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