Morgan Hibbert is off to Toronto.
August 21, 2014 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with 15 comments
Morgan Hibbert, the face of Vancouver ultimate for nearly a decade, is leaving the Vancouver club team Furious George and will join Toronto’s GOAT for the remainder of the 2014 season.
The massive mid-season transaction further cements GOAT as the top Canadian club, and could mark the end of an era for Furious, a team that has seen its strength wane over the past few years.
Hibbert just concluded captaining Furious George at WUCC in Lecco, Italy, where they finished sixth, losing to Seattle Sockeye and London Clapham in the Championship bracket. Hibbert was a captain of Furious since 2007.
GOAT is now looking stronger than ever, adding another big cutter to their already deep roster. Hibbert’s biggest contribution may come on the defensive side, an area where GOAT struggled at times last season. Hibbert won the 2014 Western Conference defensive player of the year award in Major League Ultimate while playing for the Vancouver Nighthawks.
“GOAT is pleased to welcome Morgan Hibbert to the team starting at the Pro Flight Finale,” said GOAT coach Scott “Shooter” Hastie. “Morgan’s wealth of talent, knowledge, and experience make this a fantastic addition to the team. We look forward to his immediate contributions.”
Furious George takes the field without Hibbert for the first time this weekend at the West Coast Round Robin. GOAT will play with Hibbert next weekend at the Pro Flight Finale.