Sunday, August 5, 2012

According To Drew Michals, Drew Michals Is Coming To Sea Dogs Camp

Drew Michals, the American goaltender the Sea Dogs selected in the ninth round of this year’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft, will be coming to Saint John for training camp.

Michals tweeted this yesterday and exchanged tweets with Sea Dogs equipment manager David Kelly.
The 17-year old from Newton, Massachusetts played with the Boston Junior Bruins of the Empire Junior Hockey League last season. Michals went 11-1-1-0 with a 2.82 goals against average and a .903 save percentage in 28 regular season games, according to the league’s website.

The Junior Bruins have him listed at 6’1” and 165 lbs.

A strong training camp with the Sea Dogs and Michals has a good shot at making the team. The only other goaltenders currently listed on Saint John’s roster are Sebastien Auger, Alex Fournier, and Shawn Jeffery.

Even if he has NCAA hopes, getting him to report to camp is a good start. The Sea Dogs haven’t had great luck in attracting the American players they have drafted in the past so this is good to see.


  1. I wouldn:t get too excited. He's coming for two days and then has to decide if he wants to stay. If he does then he loses his NCAA option.

  2. Well, getting him to report is a good start.

  3. least the kid is willing to see what major junior is. It's more than some kids have given the team (even when it was a powerhouse).

  4. What are the chances he could be back up there by December?