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Rayside Canadians add Jacklin at deadline!

The Rayside Balfour Canadians Jr. A hockey club is pleased to announce that Sudbury native BRETT JACKLIN has been added to their roster for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.   JACKLIN, 19, was acquired from the Laurentian University Vees hockey club where Jacklin played since graduating from the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds early in the season.  The 6’3″, 185 lb right winger will add even more veteran presence to the Canadians line-up as they continue their battle with the Blind River Beavers for top spot in the NOJHL’s Western Conference.

Jacklin was a Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds draft selection in the 2016 OHL Priority Draft from the Sudbury Minor Midget AAA program.   Jacklin played 97 games for the Greyhounds and compiled 7 goals and 14 assists for 21 points in the OHL.   In 19 games with the Voyageurs this season, Jacklin recorded 7 goals and 6 assists for 13 points.   Upon being acquired by the Canadians Friday afternoon, Jacklin was quickly called-up by the Sudbury Wolves Friday night as the Wolves romped the North Bay Battalion 8-2.  Jacklin had a +1 rating in the game.

Canadians’ GM Jeff Forsyth has now added three veterans to the Canadians’ line-up since the Christmas break including:  Greg Arnburg, 20, a free-agent defenceman, Jacklin, 19, a right-winger, as well as re-acquiring veteran netminder David Bowen, 19 from Drummondville of the Quebec League.   “Acquiring Brett Jacklin is like the icing on the cake for our young team” notes Forsyth.  “Brett is an outstanding veteran forward with OHL and U-Sport experience and is highly-regarded by our organization.  We are more than pleased to share his offensive talents with our OHL affiliate Sudbury Wolves for the remainder of the year.”

The Canadians made it two wins in a row after the holiday break with a convincing 6-3 victory in Soo Michigan Friday night.   The Canadians are back in action on Thursday, Jan. 16th when they host the Blind River Beavers at the Chelmsford Arena at 7 pm.    It will be Sudbury hockey fans first chance to welcome-back DAVID BOWEN and have their first look at newly acquired veterans GREG ARNBURG and BRETT JACKLIN!