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Greyhounds complete deal with Sting (updated)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014   by: Brad Coccimiglio

As the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline looms, the Soo Greyhounds have acquired forward Bryan Moore from the Sarnia Sting.

Moore, 19, has career highs offensively this season with the Sting, scoring 11 goals and 33 points in 31 games in Sarnia.

The Indian Trail, North Carolina native had 22 goals and 30 points last season in 64 games with the Sting. Moore had 22 goals and 63 points in 95 career games with the Sting over two seasons.

“Bryan has really elevated his performance this season, and is amongst the top 15 forwards in the league in even-strength points per game. Bryan plays the game with great speed and is relentless with the puck in driving it towards the opposition goal and relentless without it in getting it back,” Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Dubas said in a release. “Bryan has been a fixture in Sarnia's top scoring group this season and we envision him playing the same role with us here in Sault Ste. Marie.”

The trade also sees the Greyhounds acquire 18-year-old defenceman Tyler Hore in the deal.

Hore was in his first full season with the Sting after being acquired last season from the Oshawa Generals. In 36 games with the Sting this season, Hore had three goals and 13 points. In 93 career games, Hore had four goals and 26 points in two seasons in the OHL.

“Tyler is a defenceman that our hockey operations staff has liked a lot in all of our viewings. This season he has shown the ability to effectively move the puck up the ice and produce on the power play,” Dubas said of the newly acquired defenceman. “As a late 1995 birth in just his 2nd season playing versus excellent competition, Tyler has continued to show excellent potential and we look forward to helping Tyler to maximize his potential in Sault Ste. Marie as a member of our Program.”

In exchange for Moore and Hore, the Greyhounds have sent defenceman Kevin Spinozzi to the Sting.

Spinozzi had three goals and 13 points with the Greyhounds this season in 41 games. In 63 career OHL games, Spinozzi had 15 points in 63 games.

“It is very difficult to part with a young student-athlete like Kevin Spinozzi, but we feel that this deal will allow him to progress greatly in a significant role in Sarnia along the same trajectory that he has shown this season with our program,” Dubas said of Spinozzi. “Kevin has been an excellent student and member of the community while in Sault Ste. Marie and is a very good prospect for the upcoming NHL Draft.”

The Greyhounds and Sting are set to face off on Wednesday night in Sault Ste. Marie.

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old-cat33 1/7/2014 7:56:12 PM Report

Crap! I liked the way Spanoz was playing.
Dead End Kid 1/7/2014 9:26:13 PM Report

Sounds like the Hounds got a great point getter.
houston 1/8/2014 7:00:26 AM Report

Where is the toughness going to come from?
!@# 1/8/2014 8:05:28 AM Report

One....toughness?....how about getting hockey players instead!! We wouldn't want to lose a fight!! I though goals counted!!
Two....SPionozzi tough?...nice kid...but you need to able to play HOCKEY!!
!@# 1/8/2014 8:06:25 AM Report

Houston...
We picked up some HOCKEY players!! That's a good thing!!
MarcHandthefunkybunch 1/8/2014 8:38:53 AM Report

Worst. Trade. Ever. The Hounds have 6 guys averaging roughly a point a game. You give up your second best D Man for two scrubs? Awful, awful trade!
doggs 1/8/2014 9:12:32 AM Report

Kyle Dubas ...Quit all the BS...This is a Brutal Trade ...You Gave away a Great YOUNG ,Talent for What ..This team is not going to the big dance face facts ..Yes They are Good & Exciting to watch ..But What are you going to do about Goaltending for Next Year ...Our Back up has only played in What 6 or 7 Games '''
houston 1/8/2014 9:40:16 AM Report

Who is going to protect our skilled players. I already see players on other teams trying to run Tolchinsky. When we get to the playoffs, he will be a target for sure. I noticed with Spinozzi on the ice, it gives our skilled guys more room.
!@# 1/8/2014 9:46:21 AM Report

You obviously do not know hockey....Tolch is going to get run at regardless who your tough guy is....point....we've had Spinozzi...Tolch still got run at....so much for your logic...also..second best defenseman?? are u alright!! he can't skate.....maybe second best fighter on the team...who wants a fighter...
!@# 1/8/2014 9:48:01 AM Report

on Kyle....check our record!!...you probably criticized him for getting our coach...well....you look like and idiot now....he has done everything right!! again....check the record!!
houston 1/8/2014 10:06:30 AM Report

I guess you know more than Don Cherry too!
!@# 1/8/2014 10:14:42 AM Report

lost your argument right there!!
!@# 1/8/2014 10:45:07 AM Report

I haven't seen Don win any championships recently....like the guy...but his logic works in the 70's where u fought first played hockey second....have u noticed recently Canadians not doing so great in "hockey" world...Juniors??....we were outplayed in "hockey"...not fighting!!
houston 1/8/2014 11:10:30 AM Report

Our best players didn't go to the juniors; end of storey!
!@# 1/8/2014 12:43:37 PM Report

your right....best fighters went!!
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