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Archive for August, 2011

August 24th, 2011 Tags:, ,

  The Mooseheads picked up 19-year-old Alex Cote off waivers Wednesday. Playing with the Joliette Traffic of the Quebec Junior AAA league, the 6-foot, 201-pound forward recorded 37 goals, 62 assists and was a +42 in just 48 games last season. Cote already has a Mooseheads connection, assistant coach Steve Hartley coached the Joliette last [...]

  The Mooseheads have claimed Glace Bay native Brad Cuzner from waivers. The left winger was put up for grabs by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles earlier this week. “It is a great sport but a very cruel business because of his age and the direction we wanted to go,” Screaming Eagles head coach Ron [...]

  The QMJHL suspended Shawinigan Cataractes forward Pierre-Olivier Morin for two games for an illegal check to the head. The hit occurred Sunday during the Cataractes’ matchup with the Victoriaville Tigres. Morin, a Vancouver Canucks prospect, will serve the suspension during the first two games of the regular season. Morin had 15 goals, 30 assists [...]

August 24th, 2011 Tags:

  The Mooseheads will be without their 2nd overall draft pick this season. High-scoring forward Jonathan Drouin has decided to stay in Quebec to finish high school and play another season of Midget AAA, says General Manager Cam Russell. Russell and coach Domonique Ducharme travelled to Montreal this week to discuss matters with Drouin and [...]

August 23rd, 2011 Tags:

  General Manager Cam Russell says word on 2nd overall draft pick Jonathan Drouin will come either tonight or tomorrow. “Dominique (Ducharme) and I  met with the parents, the kid and the agent,” says Russell. “He’s says he’s still leaning towards playing another year of midget.” The team has been in negotiations with Drouin and [...]

  The Halifax Mooseheads are closer to their final roster after a couple of cuts at camp. Cam Russell announced Monday morning that forward Mike Malloy and goaltender Marc-Olivier Daigle have been cut. Also free agent goaltender Brad Fraser left camp voluntarily. The departure of Daigle and Fraser leaves a three-way battle among 16-year-old Zachary [...]

  The Mooseheads got off to an exciting start Saturday at the Halifax Forum eventually cruising to a 4-1 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the first pre-season game of the year. The Screaming Eagles opted to leave their veteran defenseman on the sidelines and the all Midget AAA blueline had trouble containing [...]

  Forwards: Luca Ciampini Matt Boudreau Alexandre Grenier Nathan MacKinnon Martin Frk Joel Blanchard Travis Randell Ryan Falkenham Luke Warner Brent Andrews Brandon Pye Ryan Davis Defence: Steve Gillard Sawyer Hannay Trey Lewis Austyn Hardie Mitchell Shewfelt Josh Desmond Goalies: Zach Fucale Anthony Terenzio

August 20th, 2011 Tags:, ,

  The Mooseheads made their first round of cuts Saturday morning prior to the team’s pre-season game against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Mitch Hennebery (defense) Brad Ryckman (18, forward) Billy Clarke (17, goal) Kyle Kavanaugh (18, defense) Cody Squires (19, forward) Ian Lewis (19, forward)   Also despite Cam Russell’s best negotiating tactics 17-year-old [...]

  Two  players voluntarily left training camp Friday to protect their NCAA eligibility. Rookie Alexandre Sills, 17, who teamed up with Nathan MacKinnon on a very productive line Wednesday night, decided to leave. Also leaving is Willie MacDonald, a 17-year-old blueliner from Cape Breton. Seventeen-year-old MacKenzie Wegar was also reported to have left camp however General Manager [...]