Tyler Amburgey Obituary – Former Rivermen defenseman Tyler Amburgey kicked the bucket at age 29 on Sunday. Reason for death was not yet known. He was made due by his significant other, Aimee, and girl, Rylee.
“I’m disheartened about Burgey’s dying,” Rivermen lead trainer Jean-Guy Trudel said. “I heard he was doing incredible in Texas and had an excellent family.
“A wonderful young lady simply lost her dad and that truly makes me extremely upset.
“It’s an extremely dismal day for our hockey family. Find happiness in the hereafter, Tyler.”
Amburgey was a 6-foot-2, 210-pound puck-moving defenseman from Rowlett, Texas.
He joined the Rivermen for their debut season in the SPHL in 2013-14, and scored five objectives with 16 helps for a Peoria group that went 30-18-8 and completed third.
He returned in 2014-15 and included four objectives and four aids 18 games for a Rivermen group that went 36-17-3 and won the Coffey Trophy as SPHL ordinary season champions.
“It resembles losing a sibling,” said Rivermen skipper Alec Hagaman, who was a youngster when he played with Amburgey in ’14-15. “I think we as a whole vibe like we’ve lost an individual from our hockey family. It’s lamentable, the young lady he deserts. In the event that we can do anything for his family, we will.”
Amburgey played 19 games in the old CHL – at the time a class-AA group – for Quad City and Fort Worth. He earned an ECHL call-up with Cincinnati in ’14-15. He played for Pensacola and Louisiana in the SPHL.
He played 105 games over a four-year master profession with six groups in three alliances.
He was chosen to play for the U.S. Public Development group in 2007 and proceeded to play three periods of junior hockey in the USHL, where he helped Dubuque win the Clark Cup in 2010-11.
He was lead trainer of the Texas Warriors 16-under AA hockey group at the hour of his demise, and as of late filled in as a mentor with the Dallas Stars world class 18-under hockey club.
Amburgey kidded about his way to Peoria when he at first joined the group in 2013-14.
“A year prior, I was functioning as a roofer,” he said in a Journal Star story in October of 2013. “Let me disclose to you something about material, it was hopeless for me. I increased a ton of lucidity up there. I found I truly needed to be a hockey player.
“I can say this: If you don’t have the foggiest idea what you need to do with your life, get up there and have a go at material for some time. It will assist you with finding the appropriate response truly quick.”