2016/17 Hamilton Huskies Season Preview

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2015/16 Minor Midget Record: 13-14-6 (7th Place)

2015/16 Final Result: Lost in 4 to Waterloo in Quarter-Finals

2015/16 Major Bantam Record: 8-14-8 (7th Place)

2015/16 Final Result: Lost in 3 to Chatham-Kent in Preliminary Round

A year after allowing the most goals in the Alliance at the Minor Midget level, the Huskies are hoping an influx of talent from across town will help them to contend this season.

The 2015/16 Minor Midget team in Hamilton boasted the best scorer and arguably the best power forward in the league in their lineup. Derek Seguin and Isaac Taylor were both weapons that both needed to be contained to stop the Huskies offense. Only problem was, Seguin and Taylor’s offense couldn’t overcome a defense that allowed an average of nearly 4 goals a game. There was plenty of potential for the team, but defensively there was plenty to desire.

The Major Bantam squad of a year ago was near the top of the standings before falling hard near the end of the season, eventually losing to Chatham-Kent in the preliminary round in what could only be considered an upset. The disappointing end to the season could be one of the reasons that the newest Minor Midget roster was assembled the way it was.

Only nine players from that Bantam team will return for the Minor Midget season. Of those nine, goaltender Jack Fowler will be one and top scorer Jordan Stock will be another. To fill out the remainder of the roster, the Huskies went across town to their OMHA counterparts the Jr. Bulldogs to lure five players over. Forwards Lucas Thompson and Nic Marzilli will join the club while Dominic Papalia, Daniel Pulsone and Ben Sheppard hop onto the blue line. Angus Young has also joined the club from the Burlington Eagles organization.

Some will say that chemistry is key element that determines success at this age group. Hamilton will be looking to quash that notion as they hope of collection of talented players will lead them to success and to a deep playdown run.

2016/17 Hamilton Huskies Roster:

Hayden Butler

Cullen Ferguson

Jack Fowler

Sean Golebiowski

Tim Howell

Terry-Jonathon Hughes

Lucas Thompson

Nic Marzilli

Ryan Mulholland

Jarrett Olbruck

Dominic Papalia

Daniel Pulsone

Lyall Shaw

Ben Sheppard

Jordan Stock

Auston Strom

Lukas Vanberkel

Angus Young

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