Roster moves this week by the Eagles
The Canmore Eagles continue to shape their lineup in the early part of this Alberta Junior Hockey League season.
The Eagles have added two players this week and shipped out two players.
The Eagles have now signed 18-year-old goaltender Matthew Malin and 19-year-old AJHL veteran Vincent Scott.
The 2003-born Malin played for the San Jose Junior Sharks the past two winters and was attending the Northern Alberta Hockey Academy where he posted two wins and a loss, with a 2.67 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.
“He played three games at the Edge [hockey academy] tournament and the report on him was very good,” said Eagles general manager Andrew Milne. “He has been in practice for a week and looks really good.”
Malin will serve as backup to Andreai Proctor-Ramirez, who started both games the Eagles have played this season.
To make room for the San Francisco, Calif. native, the Eagles are in the process of moving 20-year-old goaltender Davin Chapman. As reported in an earlier story, the team released another 20-year-old, Tye Carriere to the expansion Blackfalds Bulldogs. Moving out the two 2001-born players brings the team down to the maximum six 20-year-old players teams allowed to dress in a game.
The 2002-born Scott featured the past two seasons with the Sherwood Park Crusaders (61 games played””9 goals””9 assists). The 5-foot-7 right winger had played in one game with the Crusaders this season.
“This is a veteran player that brings a lot of speed and skill to the lineup,” said Milne. “He will fit right in with our team identity.”
After the opening weekend, the Eagles are tied for top spot in the South Division with the Drumheller Dragons, who are also 2-0-0 with wins over the Canucks (8-2) and Brooks Bandits (4-3).
Canmore is in Okotoks tonight (Friday, Sept. 24) to take on the Okotoks Oilers, who are 1-1-0 on the season after splitting their opening two games with the Kodiaks in Camrose.
EAGLES NEST: Banff born-and-raised Max Monette will feature in his first AJHL game for the Eagles this season as a suspension he was tagged with last spring playing for Edge U18 has been served. “¦ Rookie Jack McKewon is still on the mend and hasn”™t started skating. “¦ Meanwhile, Milne is still serving out his 15-game suspension issued last winter by the AJHL executive committee. “¦ The Eagles”™ next home game is Sunday, Sept. 26 against the Blackfalds Bulldogs. Game time is 2 p.m. at the Recreation Centre. Fans are reminded they will have to show proof of vaccination to attend the game. Game tickets are available online at canmoreeagles.com.