Greyhounds down to two overage playersTuesday, September 25, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
After starting the regular season with three overage players on their roster, the Soo Greyhounds are now down to two.
On Tuesday, the Greyhounds announced that forward David Quesnele, who sat out the first two games of the season after off-season shoulder surgery, will not suit up for the team this season.
Quesnele will instead join the Kingston Kimco Voyageurs of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, where he will play alongside a group of other Sault Ste. Marie-area products including forwards Michael Schug and Brian Nanne as well as defencemen Aiden Wright and Josh Hicks.
David was the second member of the Quesnele family to suit up for the Greyhounds as older brother Michael was a defenceman with the team for five seasons before moving on to Lakehead University.
“The Quesnele family has been a huge part of Soo Greyhounds Hockey since Michael first suited up for the club 8 years ago. Once Michael graduated and went on to use his OHL Education Package and begin attending Lakehead University, David joined the club and carried on the tradition of hard work, and character that defines the Quesnele family,” said Greyhounds GM Kyle Dubas in a statement.
The younger Quesnele played in 126 games as a Greyhound, scoring 20 goals and 40 points after being acquired from the Peterborough Petes prior to the 2010-11 season.
With the move, defenceman Colin Miller and forward Brandon Alderson remain as the lone overage players on the Greyhounds roster.