Over the summer months the Cambridge Winter Hawks announced they would be leaving the Ontario Hockey Association. That left several eligible players without a team for 2017-18. Some have those players (and a new head coach) have a new home – with the Guelph Hurricanes!
Former Cambridge Winter Hawks signed with Guelph
- Liam Buckley, F | 38 GP: 4, G, 8 A
- Ryan George, F | 49 GP: 3 G, 8 A
- Tyler Harrison, F | 23 GP: 7 G, 17 A
- Mathieu Mercier, F | 44 GP: 11 G, 20 A
- Jacob Rooke, F | 49 GP: 7 G, 25 A
- Mason Sinkeldam, D | 45 GP: 2 G, 4 A
Rooke and Sinkeldam are ’99-born players with Junior hockey experience. A product of the Waterloo Wolves AAA program Sinkeldam offers size (6’1 205 lbs) on the blueline. He began last season with Elmira Sugar Kings before being traded in November 2016.
Beginning his Junior career in 2015 with the Tavistock Braves, Rooke proved he could put up points at the higher level last season in Cambridge.
George, Harrison and Mercier are all ’98-born veterans with at least two GOJHL seasons under their belt. All put up double-digit point totals last season with Mercier leading the way with 11 goals.
20-year old Buckley is returning to Guelph after a long absence. A 2013 OHL Draft choice of the Guelph Storm he played one game with the Hurricanes in 2013 after his midget season ended. During the 2015-16 season Buckley put up 46 points in 41 games with the Dundas Blues before playing 11 games with the Storm.
— Guelph Hurricanes (@GuelphCanes) August 23, 2017