Warren Norris

Warren NorrisGrew up in St. John's and started playing hockey at the early age of five and was a product of Avalon Minor Hockey Association known currently as Avalon-Celtics.

At the age of 15 his hockey career took him to East Lansing, Michigan where his family moved to follow his middle brother Dwayne's career at Michigan State University. Dwayne had earned a four year NCAA hockey scholarship to play for the Spartans.

During his time in Michigan, he played Midget AAA hockey for Mike Ilitch's (owner -Detroit Red Wings) franchise Little Caesars. It was there he became the teams leading scorer and captured a National Championship along with being named the tournaments Top Scorer and MVP.

Upon being drafted by the Hull Olympics in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League at 17 he decided that he would try to follow in brother Dwayne's footsteps to earn a college scholarship.

Warren NorrisIt was off to Yorkton Saskatchewan to play in the (SJHL) Tier 2 Junior Hockey League. After earning rookie of the year there he earned a NCAA scholarship to play for UMASS (Hockey East) in Boston, Massachusetts.

At Umass, in his third and fourth year he earned C0-MVP honors for his club and turned in two top 10 finishes in Hockey East scoring, playing against the likes of Chris Drury (Colorado Avalanche), Jay Pandolfo (New Jersey Devils) and Mike Grier (san Jose Sharks) just to name a few.

During his senior year at UMASS in 1997, he signed a free agent contract, with the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) and played in his hometown for the St. John's Maple Leafs.

Following the Leafs, he played for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the IHL and then moved on to play for Canada's National Team. During his time with Team Canada, he celebrated a Spengler Cup Championship in Davos, Switzerland, a world renowned tournament held during Christmas time.

After Playing for the Nats and gaining lots of exposure by traveling throughout Europe, Norris decided because of his strong skating ability, combined with the Olympic size ice, the European game was more suitable for him.

Warren NorrisHe played 11 seasons in Europe of his 15 year professional career. The bulk of his time overseas was spent in Austria (8) years, where he led the league in goals and captured a championship. He also enjoyed titles in Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria and Britain.

Warren NorrisWarren currently resides in Logy Bay with his wife Cathy and two children Carly and Damian