Greyhounds reassign 18 playersSunday, September 02, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The annual Luke Williams Memorial Red and White game is in the books and the Soo Greyhounds have officially begun to shape the 2012-13 roster.
After Saturday’s game, the team announced that 18 players have been released or reassigned as the team prepares for their exhibition opener on Thursday night against Sudbury at the Essar Centre.
Forwards Tyler Brown, Gavin Burbach, Jaren Bellini, David Miller, Anthony Butorac, Will Maness, Nick Pastorius and Devin Shell; defencemen Kyle Jenkins, Sheehan Kirkwood, Jeremy Solomon, Tyler Sehovic, Medric Mercier, Jonathan Rizzo, Jack VanBoekel, and Tyler Jones, and goaltenders Reilly Turner and Bradon Halverson were the 18 players reassigned by the club on Saturday night. Halverson has been signed by the club.
The Greyhounds roster remains at 29 players as their exhibition schedule opens this week. The current roster includes:
- Goaltenders (3): Matt Murray, Justin Nichols, Charlie Millen
- Defencemen (10): Colin Miller, Ryan Sproul, Kevin Spinozzi, Tyler Ganley, Mac Clutsam, Fraser Turner, Darnell Nurse, Alex Gudbranson, Cody Mintz, Matt Fuller
- Forwards (16): Jared McCann, Dylan Staples, Michael Schumacher, Mitchell Dempsey, Trent Mallette, Alex Morgan, Michael Laidley, Brandon Hughes, David Broll, Brandon Alderson, Greg Jambrosich, Nick Halagian, Landon Schiller, Dylan Mascarin, Ryan Kirkup, David Quesnele
In Saturday’s Red and White game, Jared McCann scored a pair of goals as Team Red beat Team White 7-4. Brandon Hughes chipped in with a goal and an assist in the win while Dylan Staples and Michael Laidley added a pair of assists each. Tyler Brown also had a pair of goals for Team White while Fraser Turner and Tyler Ganley also scored.
Matt Murray stopped 10 of 13 shots as the Team Red starter while Justin Nichols stopped 17 of 18 the rest of the way.
David Broll scored a pair of goals for Team White while Brandon Alderson added a goal and two assists in the loss. Will Maness also scored for Team White.
Charlie Millen got the start for Team White and stopped 17 of 21 shots while Brandon Halverson stopped 19 of 22 shots