Monday, July 31, 2017

By Bob Wright

Alex ‘Blackjack’ Redmond was a big rugged defenseman – 6’2, 200 – for Las Vegas in the 2001-7 era. He played on the Las Vegas Mustangs Midget A in 2001-02, then with the AAA Las Vegas Outlaws the following season.

When he was signed by the Peninsula Panthers Jr B in the Vancouver Island League Alex wore ‘Blackjack’ across the back of his jersey. He was a big fan favorite. He and Las Vegas goalie Paul Lowden were on a 34-9-1 Panthers team which battled to dethrone a powerful Campbell River Storm team for the regular season championship. That season Alex and the Panthers were 21-1-2 on home ice.

On February 1, 2005, Alex was called up for a weekend with the BCHL Victoria Salsa for a 4-game road series. He was returned to Peninsula for a long playoff run.

Alex played with ACHA D2 San Jose State which was rated #1 in the West in 2005-06. On Febuary 16, 2007, Alex and San Jose State stunned Denver 6-5 which advanced the Spartans to the U.S. Nationals.

At the Nationals Alex blasted in a goal against the Stony Brook Seawolves in Fort Collins, Colorado. That goal tied the game 2-2. Stony Brook scored the next two goals to win the game. The next day San Jose lost to Michigan State 4-1 and was eliminated. In that season Alex had 15 goals, 26 assists for San Jose State.

‘Blackjack’ is now 32. He is retired and out of the game.



2001-02 – Las Vegas Mustangs Midget A 17 goals, 21 assists

2002-03 – AAA Las Vegas Outlaws 6 goals, 13 assists

2003-04 – Peninsula Panthers Jr B 4 goals, 11 assists

2004-05 – Peninsula Panthers Jr B 16 goals, 16 assists

2004-05 – BCHL Victoria Salsa 0 goals, 0 assists

2005-06 – San Jose State 7 goals, 10 assists

2006-07 – San Jose State 15 goals, 26 assists