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Rick Baraniuk





Date of Birth: 



Slate River, Ontario

Years played with Kings

Six years coaching on the Thunder Bay Kings program.

Highest Level of Hockey

{Highest Hockey Level:17}

What is your greatest Kings moment?

All years were favourite but if I have to pick one it would have to be the 1994/1995 U14AAA (Pee Wee) as Pee Wee back then was 12 and 13 years of age. Players on the team included, Taylor Pyatt, Alex Auld, Jason Jaspers,Patrick Sharp, Ken Ritson, Jamie Young, Derek Fox, Barry Graham, Michael Jacobsen, Jesse Baraniuk, Brent Colbon, Jeff Adduono, Ian McGinnis, Boomer Redford.

What Kings coach or mentor most influenced your game?

What did Hockey so for you?

{What did hockey do for you?:20}

What are you doing now?

I am teaching in the School of Business at Confederation College and work in the winter months for the Ministry of Transportation as Custom Service Inspector.
I retired from Resolute Forest Products after 33 years of service.
I am also a professional sports photographer.

Are you still involved in the game?

I am operating several Checking and Goaltending Clinics for Thunder Bay Minor and help out the Thunder Bay U13AAA Kings this past season running two Checking Clinics and volunteering at the All Ontario U13AAA Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I was a team contact for Markam Majors of the GTHL. At the Telus Cup in 2019 I looked after the live entertainment and was a team liaison for the Calgary U18 AAA team.