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/ position = Goaltender

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/ birth_place = Fort St. John, British Columbia/Fort St. John, British Columbia/BC, Canada/CAN

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/ draft = Undrafted

/ career_start = 1996

/ career_end = 2006


"Rod Branch" is a Canada/Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. During his eight seasons in the Central Hockey League (CHL), Branch posted 22 shutouts to retire as the CHL's all-time career shut-out leader.

Born in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Branch played four seasons (1992 – 1996) of major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League. He turned professional during the 1996-97 season, and went on to play ten seasons of pro hockey, including six seasons with the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League.

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As far as playoffs, I don't think there's a better sport than playoff hockey. It's do or die. Nothing else matters but the 60 minutes you're out there. If you don't get it done that time you've got 60 more minutes the next night.

This is a huge weekend for us. We're going to have to play 180 minutes if we want to come out of there with the points that we want. At this point of the season, those are all the things that need to be done anyway.

It's time to walk the walk. Everyone has a clean slate now. There's no more first and eighth place. It's two teams going out and trying to win four games in seven tries. It's almost a trial by fire. Playoff players will stand out and those that aren't will stand out too.