As with many other minor hockey players from the Viking community with a talent for hockey and many good coaches, Scott was eventually asked to play for some more professional teams. The first was the Wainwright Bison's, then the Red Deer Rustlers and Lloydminister Lancers. While with Lloydminister Lancers in 1984, Scott was picked up by the Weyburn Redwings who that year won the Centennial Cup.
Scott was offered and accepted a four-year scholarship of hockey at the University of North Dakota. While there Scott was part of the UND Fight Sioux hockey team that in 1987 won the NCAA Championship in hockey.( Scott was back-up for starting goalie Eddie Belfour during the series ) Scott made the Dean's list in his Junior and Senior years and graduated with honors with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and a grade point average of 3.42.
After university Scott had to decide what to do, he had written and passed the LSAT exam and had been accepted to law school, but was also drafted to the New York Rangers hockey team, he went to training camp and was considered their third Goaltender and was offered a contact to play in the IHL with their farm team the Denver Rangers. After several years in the IHL playing in Flint, Michigan and San Diego, California, Scott then played in Germany and Finland before returning to the USA to play in Memphis, Tennessee for the Memphis Riverkings, each year during the summer Scott would return to Alberta for the off-season and would often stay with me. After two years with the Riverkings Scott returned for one year to Germany and then returned to Edmonton where we split the basement of my brother Randy's house together as we were both separated and on the way to divorce. Scott was so much an inspiration to me that spring and summer, he helped me find a place to live, helped me pick out a new wardrobe ... as I'd just received a promotion out of uniform to a plain clothes detail, he even offered his sport coat selection to me, although he was concerned after I returned from a cocktail reception one night wearing his "Versace" ( the blue and white sport coat he's wearing in one of the photo's ) and I'm sure he checked at least twice to make sure I hadn't spilt anything on it.
Then he had to make a decision to return to playing or accept an offer to help build a new hockey team with some of his friends in Corpus Christi, Texas. Scott took the position in Corpus Christi as the Director of Ticket Sales and spent better than a year helping to prepare the team for their first game, Scott had never settled on being off the ice and after their third at home sell-out, had convinced the general manager that his talents on the ice were more needed than anything he could give in the head office .... so he would soon start to practice with the team and would leave his job in the head office return to the ice and having frozen pucks shot at him. ( I never will understand what makes a goalie tick )
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