Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers made three transactions Saturday morning with only two days to go before the MHL trade deadline.
In the first trade, Amherst sent futures to the Timmins Rock of the NOJHL for 18 year old Dman, Riley Dubois. The Ottawa, Ontario native is a right shot defencemen that had 14 points in 29 games this season with the Rock. “Riley is a good young defence that will help our depth on the blueline. He has a high skill set with some offensive ability. Good, young, right shot D are hard to find and we feel we found a good one .” said General Manager Jeff LeBlanc
The Ramblers were not done there adding the South Shore Lumberjacks captain, power forward, Cole Julian. Going the other way in the trade, forward Cole Fraser, the MHL playing rights to Matheas Elles, and Luke Mcphee. “Cole Julian is a player we’ve been trying to add for over two months. We were very close a couple times in December but it just never came together. He’s a big power forward that plays the way you need to in the playoffs and can also chip in with some offense. Looking forward to seeing him on the Amherst Stadium ice. Added LeBlanc
The last transaction Saturday was signing 20 year old forward Noah Adams. ‘Noah has been with us only as an affiliate player because of his commitment to firemen school in Summerside. He’s now done his course and will join us for the remainder of the season. Signing Adams and adding Julian were big for us. We felt we needed to get a little bigger and grittier up front, we feel we addressed that need with these two really good players. Adams has been great on and off the ice since arriving. Excited to see what he can do in the second half.” Said LeBlanc
In 6 games this season Adams has 4 goals and 7 points.
All Rambler players are scheduled to be back on January 16th and will start preparing then for a Feb 2nd game vs division rival the Truro Bearcats.