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Ryan Anstey

Personal information
Full nameRyan Anstey
Date of birthMay 13, 1983(age 33)
Place of birthCharlottetown, Canada
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionStriker

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Ryan Anstey (born May 13, 1983 in Charlottetown) is a Canadian former professional soccer player. He played in 2006 for Toronto Lynx.

Before turning pro Anstey played 5 years for the UPEI Panthers. Ryan's five years with the Panthers, he scored 43 career regular season goals, ranking him 3rd all-time in the conference behind Jeff Hibberts and Ross Webb,but first in his school's history.

In 2005 Anstey led the Atlantic Conference and the Nation in scoring with 15 goals in only 8 games played, winning by a 4 goal margin. He was named a First Team Conference All-Star for the third consecutive year. As well Anstey was named Atlantic conference MVP and was awarded the Joe Johnson Memorial Trophy as the CIS Player of the Year, making Anstey only the second Panther to receive the award after Glenn Miller in 1998.

In 2006 Anstey signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Lynx of the USL First Division, he made his debut on Tuesday, July 11 against the Montreal Impact in 2-0 loss. He missed most of the season with injuries forcing him only to play 9 games. He also helped the Lynx to a team-record undefeated streak at home to 10 games. And reached the final of the Open Canada Cup which the Lynx lost 2-0 against Ottawa St. Anthony Italia. In 2010 Anstey was a member of the Churchill Arms team that captured the Canadian National Challenge Cup at the BMO National Championships hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Churchill Arms was the first team from Prince Edward Island to win the National Championship.

Anstey is currently enrolled as a law student at the University of New Brunswick.

Anstey opened an ATM company in Atlantic Canada. He provides ATM services at bars in Halifax, Fredericton, Charlottetown, and Peggy's Cove. He recently was awarded the President's Award for ATM Services at the recent Canadian ATM Association conference.




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