Greyhounds roster down to 27 players (Photo)Sunday, September 01, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The Soo Greyhounds roster is down to 27 players following cuts made Saturday night.
The Greyhounds announced seven cuts following the annual Luke Williams Memorial Red/White game, played Saturday night at the Essar Centre.
The seven players the team has reassigned are:
- Matt Blattenberger (Goaltender)
- Callum Fryer (Defenceman)
- Jack VanBoekel (Defenceman)
- Patrick McAuliffe (Defenceman)
- Grant Syrette (Forward)
- Chris Brill-Morgan (Forward)
- Jaren Bellini (Forward)
The Greyhounds roster now includes three goaltenders, eight defencemen and 16 forwards.
- Goaltenders: Matt Murray, Justin Nichols, Brandon Halverson
- Defencemen: Kyle Jenkins, Medric Mercier, Kevin Spinozzi, Colton White, Mac Clutsam, Tyler Ganly, Darnell, Nurse, Alex Gudbranson
- Forwards: Mitchell Dempsey, Tyler Gaudet, Brandon Hughes, Trent Mallette, Jared McCann, Blake Speers, Patrick Watling, Michael Bunting, Andrew Fritsch, Jorgen Karterud, Ryan Kirkup, David Miller, Nick Pastorious, Landon Schiller, Sergey Tolchinsky, Dylan Staples.
The Greyhounds open up their exhibition schedule next weekend with a home-and-home series beginning on Friday night in Saginaw against the Spirit before returning to Sault Ste. Marie to complete the set the following night.
RED VS. WHITE GAME RESULTS
In the annual Luke Williams Memorial Red/White game, veteran defenceman Kevin Spinozzi had two goals, including one on a penalty shot, and set up another as Team Red defeated Team White 6-3.
Patrick Watling chipped in with a pair of goals for Team Red while Tyler Gaudet added a goal and an assist in the win. Brandon Hughes also scored.
Team White mounted a late comeback, scoring three times in the final seven minutes of the contest but couldn’t pull all the way back. Michael Bunting had a pair of goals while Sergey Tolchinsky also scored for Team White in the loss.
In goal, Justin Nichols got the start for Team Red and stopped all 20 shots he faced while Brandon Halverson made 15 saves on 18 shots in the latter half of the game.
For Team White, Matt Murray got the start and stopped 12 of 15 shots while Matt Blattenberger made 13 saves on 15 shots.
Photo courtesy Kenneth Armstrong