The Rayside Balfour Canadians Jr. ‘A’ announced Monday that the hockey club has signed former Sarnia Sting and Saginaw Spirit goaltender Cameron Lamour.
The 6’2”, 170-pound goaltender was a third round (53rd overall) selection of the Saginaw Spirit in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.
“We are very excited to add Cameron to the Canadians family,” said General Manager Jeff Forsyth. “Cameron enters the NOJHL with one of the best goaltending resumes in the NOJHL. With the recent departure of David Bowen to Drummondville, Cameron will be leaned on to protect our crease this season and act as a veteran presence to our young group, especially goaltender Nicholas Heinzle.”
Lamour will be joining the Canadians for the second time in his career. During the 2016-17 season, the Naughton, ON native started 23 games for Rayside, finishing the regular season with a 3.57 goals against average and an .888 save percentage.
Last season, Lamour started the season with the Saginaw Spirit appearing in ten games, before being acquired by the Sarnia Sting. Lamour appeared in 20 games for the OHL Sting. Lamour will join a Canadians roster that totals 14 players from the Greater Sudbury area and 14 players drafted by OHL teams.
The Canadians will be back in action at home on Thursday as the team welcomes the Timmins Rock to the Chelmsford Arena at 7:00 PM. Thursday’s game is sponsored by THE DOGHOUSE in Azilda. The Canadians will engage in a big home-and-home weekend against their arch-rivals the Blind River Beavers. Rayside travels to Blind River on Friday, before returning home to host the Beavers on Sunday at 6:30 at the Chelmsford Arena. There will be a special pre-game presentation prior to the start of Sunday’s game in recognition of REMEMBRANCE DAY as presented by SUDBURY.COM and NORTHERN LIFE.
Tickets for this week’s home games game can be purchased at the door prior to each game. Admission for adults is $12, seniors $10, and free for youth under 7.