Thursday, September 9, 2010

ROSTER MOVES MADE HEADING INTO SEASON OPENER

Just a day before the season opener, the Saint John Sea Dogs have made three roster moves.

The first was claiming Halifax Mooseheads forward Dylan McGuigan off waivers. The Sea Dogs' newly renovated website reports that the Prince Edward Island native will join the Sea Dogs immediately and is expected to play sometime this weekend.

McGuigan played with Mooseheads and Truro Bearcats of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League last season. The 5’10”, 191 lb. winger appeared in exactly a dozen games with the Herd (0G-0A-0P-11PIM) as well as the Bearcats (0G-1A-1P-9PIM) last year.

With defenseman Simon Despr├ęs and forwards, Stanislav Galiev, Steven Anthony, Stephen MacAulay, and Mike Thomas away at National Hockey League rookie camps this week, Sea Dogs Director of Hockey Operations Mike Kelly announced that two forwards have been called up to fill some of the vacant roster spots.

Devon Oliver-Dares, who was cut by the team on Tuesday, has been called up after an impressive Training Camp. In five pre-season games with Saint John, he recorded no points and 13 penalty minutes.

With the 54th overall pick of the 2010 QMJHL Entry Draft, Saint John selected the Dartmouth Subway forward. Oliver-Dares played in 30 regular season games with the Subways last year, registering 18 goals and 33 assists. He added five assists in seven playoff games.

Oliver-Dares competed in one MJAHL game last year, recording no points with the Bridgewater Lumberjacks.

Also summed was forward Brock Morrison who played in several pre-season games with Saint John. Morrison of the Cape Breton Tradesmen was selected in the eighth round, 120th overall by the Dogs in the 2010 QMJHL Entry Draft.

Morrison netted 30 goals and dished out 31 assists for 61 points in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League last year, finishing third on his team in scoring in the process.

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