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.
ALEX ‘BLACKJACK’ REDMOND
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