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Bill McCreary III
Position Defencemen
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
CHL Team
F. Teams
2007-Pres: New Mexico Scorpions
2006-08: Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)
2005-07: Curry College (NCAA)
2003-06: Providence College (NCAA)
2001-03: Texas Tornado (NAHL)
Nationality Usflag United States
Born July 5 1982 (1982-07-05) (age 34),
Southampton, Ontario Canada
Pro Career 2006 – present

Bill McCreary III (b. July 5, 1982 Southampton, Ont, Canada) is a professional ice hockey defencemen.

Bill played junior hockey for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). In the two season with the Tornado (2001-02 & 2002-03) Bill amassed 45 goals and 71 assists in 98 games.

Bill played college hockey for the Providence College Friars and Curry College Colonels both of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In the Season of 2003-04 through 2005-06 with Providence Bill recorded 13 goals and 14 assists in 73 games and with Curry in 2005-06 and 2006-07 21 goals and 36 assists in 39 games, as a defenseman.

Bill was given a 5 game try out with his first professional team the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League in March of 2006 later signing a contract on 3/15/06 playing in 7 games in the 2006-07 season and scoring 2 goals and recording 4 assists. During the 2007-08 season, Bill scored 3 goals with 22 assists before being recalled by New Mexico Scorpions of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

McCreary won the SPHL Championship, as an assistant captain with the Huntsville Havoc in 2009-20010 when he had a scoring line of 2 goals and 30 assists with a team high 144 PIMS. The following season, Head Coach Randy Murphy, named Bill the Player/Assistant coach of the Huntsville Havoc.

Bill retired in 2012 after a championship season with the New Jersey Outlaws in the Federal Hockey League. He was recalled by the Trenton Titans in the ECHL and played in 10 games, registering 1 assist.

Bill has a family history of hockey player starting with his Grandfather Bill McCreary Sr., Great Uncle Keith McCreary (Bill McCreary Sr.'s younger brother) and Father Bill McCreary Jr. who had both played in the National Hockey League (NHL). Also another Bill McCreary, Bill McCreary Sr. nephew, is a referee in the NHL as well as his son Mike McCreary who referees minor league hockey. He is also related to father and son Ron Attwell and Bob Attwell who both also played in the NHL.

External links Edit

McCreary III, Bill's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Huntsville Times article on the McCreary family hockey history [1]

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