Sudbury, ON– Having found northwestern Ontario to be a productive pipeline for junior hockey talent in the past, the Rayside-Balfour Canadians added another veteran of the Thunder Bay Kings program on Friday.
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The Canadians announced the commitment of 17-year-old forward Mackenzie Sedgwick for the 2020-21 NOJHL season.
A 5-foot-11, 174-pounder, Sedgwick is coming off a seven-goal, seven-assist performance in 19 games with the U18 Kings of the North American Prospects Hockey League.
He follows former teammate Nick DeGrazia, a Sudbury Wolves prospect and the reigning NOJHL rookie of the year, in signing with the Canadians. The two won an NAPHL U18 title in 2018-19 and appeared in the 2019 Telus Cup national championship as members of the host squad.
Defenceman Dylan Bertrand, who hails from Sioux Lookout, also played in the Thunder Bay minor hockey system before joining the Kenora Thistles for his U18 year.
Forward Evan Krassey, an Atikokan native who played 132 games for Rayside between 2016 and 2019 and served as captain for his final season, also suited up for the Kings.
Sedgwick’s commitment follows that of 16-year-old defenceman Wilson Farrow, another Wolves prospect, earlier this month.