Canadians’ General Manager Jeff Forsyth is pleased to announce the acquisition of 20-year-old forward PINESHISH WHITEDUCK who has been acquired from the NOJHL’s HEARST LUMBERJACKS in exchange for a development fee.
WHITEDUCK, 6’, 185 lbs, is a right-shot forward that can play centre or wing. The native of Maniwaki, Quebec recorded 6 points in 11 games with the Lumberjacks last season. In the shortened 2019-20 season, Whiteduck finished second in team scoring for Le Sommet Academy in the CAHS with 23 goals and 16 assists for 39 points.
The speedy forward is expected to fill a scoring role as 18-year-old Sudbury native OLIVER SMITH has recently signed to play for the OHL Barrie Colts this season. The 6’, 185 lb left-winger developed into a scoring star with the Rayside Balfour Canadians over the past two seasons by recording 32 goals and 23 assists for 55 points in 64 league games. The Rayside Balfour Canadians organization is pleased to graduate a number of players that have signed- on with their respective OHL teams including: Zacharie Giroux (Flint), Nicholas DeGrazia (Sudbury), Giordano Biondi (Sudbury), Mitchell Martin (Kitchener) and most recently: Oliver Smith (Barrie).
“We are very proud of our track-record of developing players for higher levels of hockey” notes Forsyth. “Whether its U-Sport, the OHL or NCAA, our organization’s goals are to win a League Championship through the development of our players skills and knowledge of the game. We also pride ourselves on insuring that we attract quality young men to our organization to help foster dedication and commitment towards our team goals.”
The Canadians are expecting to hit the ice once again with their annual Training Camp in August. Dates and times to be announced pending approval from the NOJHL, NOHA, PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT and the GREATER SUDBURY MUNICIPALITY.