The Elliot Lake Bobcats are pleased to announce the recent signings of a trio of defence that will be sure to please the home town crowd. The Bobcats have added Big strong rugged defencemen James Vuillemot from the Patomac Patriots Jr A program in the EJHL South. James is from Washington, DC and will add some size and skill on our back end. James is coming to Elliot Lake with a hope of getting bigger and stronger as he is already being looked at by Air Force Academy in the NCAA Div 1 hockey program.
The Bobcats didn't stop there and continued to recruit in the US and were able to recruit highly skilled defencmen Max Glashouser from Flower Mount, Texas. Max played both AAA Under 18 Midget and Junior A for the 2012/2013 season but he mainly stayed and played in the Junior A program for the Dallas Ice Jets Jr A team in the WSHL. Max played in 37games in the WSHL and finished 13th for defence for pts in his rookie season. Max had 9 goals and 19 assist for 29pts in 37 game and 40 minutes in penalties. The Bobcats are hoping that Max can display that same play here in the NOJHL and help quarter back one of the two powerplay units.
The Bobcats then headed to the western part of Canada to Manitoba where they were able to pick up another highly skilled 20 yr old defencmen Damon Reeves. Damon played in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League last season where he was one of the top defencmen in the whole league. Damon last season played for the Illianna Blackbirds where he had 14 goals and 30 assits in 50 games and 112 minutes in penalty minutes. Damon is the complete package and when u see damon play he is not the tallest guy on the ice only standing 5'8 but he will be the biggest guy on the ice as he loves to lay the crushing hits and mix things up we hope damon can bring all his tools to Elliot Lake as well.
This will solidify our back end with 8 solid defence.
Returning Defencmen -John Waghorne 6'0 185lbs 93 Elliot Lake Bobcats from Chicago, Illinois
Vet Defencemen - Joel Warkentin 6'0 190lbs 94 Neppawa Natives Jr A from Fork River, Manitoba
Vet Defencemen -Spencer Johnstone 6'0 185 lbs 93 Philidelphia Jackals Jr A from Abbotsford, British Columbia
Vet Defencemen - James Vuillemot 6'4 200lbs 94 Potomac Patriots Jr A
Vet Defencemen - Ned Simpson 6'5 235lbs 95 Paris Mounties Jr C
From Kitchener, Ontario
Vet Defencmen - Damon Reeves 5'8 180lbs 93 Illianna Blackbirds Jr A
Vet Defencmen - Max Glashouser 6'0 185lbs 94 Dallas Ice Jets Jr A from Flower Mount, Texas
Rookie Defencemen - Brett Cooke 5'9 180lbs 95 Central Algoma Highschool from Thessalon, Ontario
This will round out our defence roster going into the season!
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