BELLEVILLE, ON - Bulls Head Coach and General Manager George Burnett announced Tuesday that team captain Brendan Gaunce
will be sidelined for the next three to six weeks with a second degree
shoulder separation suffered late in the third period in Friday's 3-2
loss to the Sudbury Wolves.
Gaunce, who has played an integral
role in the leadership and chemistry of the team early on this season,
will undergo treatment and rehabilitation in the coming weeks in the
hopes of making a safe and smooth return to the Bulls lineup.
With four goals and five assists
through his first eleven games, Gaunce has also played a large role in
the early season success of the Bulls penalty kill that ranks first in
the OHL with a 91.4% efficiency rate. The club's penalty kill has been
so effective, that it is five percentage points ahead of the second
placed Saginaw Spirit.
The unfortunate news comes just after
Gaunce was named to Team OHL for the upcoming Subway Super Series being
held in Guelph and Sarnia on November 8th and 12th.
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