Impact Makes Roster Moves


Edmonton Impact was reeling from the huge loss of three star members recently but they have made a few personnel moves to strengthen their roster in preparation for the upcoming 2014 PSP season.

After finishing strong at the end of 2013, with two 2nd place finishes in the last two events of the year, many fans expected Impact to be an early favorite heading into 2014. Then news came of the defection of D-side specialist Greg Siewers, veteran Tim Montressor, and aggressive force Ryan Moorhead to Houston Heat.

Big pick-ups for Heat, big losses for Impact.

But after the loss of these players Impact went out and secured the services of young standouts Nick Leival and Ryan Martin.


Martin has played for San Diego Dynasty, the Los Angeles Ironmen, and most recently, Trenton Top Gun. Martin is an insider’s paintball player and been coveted as a solid performer for a few years.


Leival has been an on-field leader of Upton 187 cRew, was a runner up for Rookie of the year in 2012, and is another player who insiders believe could be a huge star, given his high talent level and drive for self improvement. Few people thought he would leave his home team, but he is welcoming the chance to learn from some of the best players of the past decade, and grow his skills within a proven system.

With these new players, as well as Raney Stanczak, who came over to Impact from Tampa Bay Damage, Edmonton should be able a field a team who will threaten for wins next season in the PSP Champions league.

Only time will tell how this all shakes out for both teams, and PBA will have more details, information, and commentary soon, but the 2014 PSP season is shaping up to be an explosive one that shouldn’t be missed.

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  • Stuart

    Leival you absolute sell out, what happened to seeing 187 out for the duration count not handle the pressure of loosing all ready, never mind without Moorhead siewers and montresser and probably not bains and J-rab eventually all your left with is the Canandians and they are use to loosing as we’ll good luck…….

    • Player1234

      What’s to say there will even be a 187 this season?

      • Lee Miller

        One person leaves and all of a sudden the team folds? They just signed with GI. Why would they do that if they weren’t going to play. Anyone with a brain would jump at the chance to play with impact. They play in Europe, travel everywhere, and make a little money doing it. He’s a younger kid, get off his shit.

      • Dave Painter

        We’ll have a team in 2014 (and well into the future). We’ve known all along that
        as we got stronger we stood a good chance of losing players. We don’t have the financial resources to compete with the top teams in the league when it comes to recruiting players. Nick has an opportunity to do what everyone in competitive paintball would kill for – travel the world playing paintball with a strong team and great teammates. We (187) wish him all the best with his current adventure and we’ll keep the door open for him when he decides to come home.

        In the mean time, everyone on the team has already started to step up their game both on and off the field. The sum of our individual games will out weight the loss of one player. I believe 187 will be stronger in 2014 then we were at the end of 2013. I’m expecting great things from 187 this coming season.

    • TK

      The fact that you cannot spell losing, you’re, or Canadians makesost believe you’re either young or uneducated. Seeing Leival bring his friends to the pro ranks is huge, playing every point in a season is huge. Leival has an opportunity to make a check in his 20′s, possibly win a PSP, as well as travel to Europe/Asia and all over the world helps develop a young man. Nick is clearly the best player in the New England area, guy deserves this.

      • Dave Painter

        We’ll have a team in 2014 (and well into the future). We’ve known all along that as we got stronger we stood a good chance of losing players. We don’t have the financial resources to compete with the top teams in the league when it comes to recruiting players. Nick has an opportunity to do what everyone in competitive paintball would kill for – travel the world playing paintball with a strong team and great teammates. We (187) wish him all the best with his current adventure and we’ll keep the door open for him when he decides to come home.

        In the mean time, everyone on the team has already started to step up their game both on and off the field. The sum of our individual games will out weight the loss of one player. I believe 187 will be stronger in 2014 then we were at the end of 2013. I’m expecting great things from 187 this coming season.

  • Rylan

    I am afraid i do agree with both TK and Stuart, TK your right he does sound like a little kid just sat on his computer all day (No offence Stuart), It is a great think what Leival has done what he has done with 187 and i am sure anyone that got offered bit $ or even just the privilege of playing on Impact would jump at the chance, Saying that rising through the ranks with your boys and not sticking it just when they are getting to grips with the Champions division i do believe is a bad thing, Leival said on the derder 187 crew video that he wanted to stick it out with 187 they didn’t requite any top level pro’s and are getting much respect from everyone, It does seem in this instance that he has taken the easy way out of his situation, `Good luck to him they will need it `Impact have a really weak Squad now i don’t expect to see them in top 4 this year.