Bombers Add Young Defenseman Tanner Hallet

by Chris White

The Long Beach Bombers are proud to announce the signing of Minnesota-born defenseman, Tanner Hallett. The April 30, 2000 birthdate is a right shot, standing 5’10 and weighing 160lbs. Hallett comes from Warroad, in Northern Minnesota. He is in his senior year at Warroad High School.

No US Olympic hockey team has won a gold medal without a player from Warroad on the roster. Warroad is home to the infamous Christian Brothers (Bill, Roger, and Gordon), along with Dave (son of Bill). Bill, Roger, and Dave are all Olympic Gold Medal winners, and US Hockey Hall of Fame members. Dave’s nephew, Brock Nelson, currently plays for the New York Islanders. TJ Oshie also played at Warroad High School. The famed program has won four Minnesota State Championships. 

Last season, in 25 Games Played, Hallett led the Warroad Lakers defensive group with 10 Points (1G-9A). In the Minnesota State Playoffs, he added 2A in 3 Games Played. He will make his Long Beach Bombers debut, this Saturday, in Phoenix. Hallett intends to play six games over the next two weeks, in order to become WSHL Thorne Cup Playoffs-eligible. He will then return home to finish his Senior year with Warroad High School. Then, if all goes well, he will return to the Bombers roster for the playoff stretch.

Long Beach Bombers Head Coach and General Manager, Chris White, commented, “We are very happy to have Tanner in the lineup for the next couple weeks. As much as we would love to have him for the full season, we are making the best of the situation, and hope to accelerate his development. Tanner is an excellent skater, for a young defenseman. He has a good stick, and has shown the ability to play at this level, despite being the youngest player on our roster. We have high hopes for Tanner, moving forward, and hope to have him full-time in 2018-2019. I am excited to see how he does in game situations, the next two series."

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