Thursday, August 19, 2010

Carneiro joins Hounds Scouting Staff

Press Release

Soo Greyhounds General Manager Dave Torrie is pleased to announce that VICTOR CARNEIRO has joined the club as their Toronto-Area Scout after serving in the same capacity with the London Knights.

“Victor has great experience from his previous work with the London Knights and the Ontario Under 17 team. The GTHL is an important area for OHL teams to cover in preparation for our annual draft and with the addition of Victor I feel we will have an excellent report on players from that area” started Torrie.

Carneiro has spent the last 15 year’s in the OHL with the Knights, 11 of which were served as their GTA scout. He also holds the position of Assistant Director of Operations with the Under 17 Team Ontario program.

"I am excited about joining the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds scouting staff. I look forward to helping identify players that can lead the Greyhounds to an OHL championship and Memorial Cup victory. I want to thank Dave Torrie and Mike Macfarlane for giving me this opportunity” commented Carneiro.

Carneiro replaces John Neville who last month became the Director of Scouting with the Niagara IceDogs.

“Our former GTHL scout, John Neville, did an great job for us for a number of years and his work and efforts were recognized when the Niagara IceDogs hired him as their head scout. I’d like to wish John well in his new role” commented Torrie.

With the latest change, the Hounds Scouting Staff sits with eight members heading into the 2010-11 OHL season:

Dave Torrie (General Manager), Mike MacFarlane (Head Scout), Peter Sljivic (Director of Player Recruitment / Windsor-Michigan Scout), Don Cotton (Eastern Ontario Scout), John McGarr (Southwestern Ontario / Niagara Area Scout), Victor Carneiro (Toronto Area Scout), Nick Della Penta (Northern Ontario Scout) and Joe Muli (Thunder Bay / Kenora Area Scout).

“We were very fortunate that Victor was available and I look forward to working with him this coming season and feel he’ll be a great fit with our scouting staff and have a strong impact on our draft day” concluded Torrie.

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