Gold Miners sign one player, trade another

Brad Sherratt – Kirkland Lake Northern News

The Kirkland Lake Gold Miners have announced the signing of defenceman Cole Ellis.

The 15-year-old, who is from Chapleau played U18 AAA last season with the Timmins Majors where in 31 regular season and playoff games he tallied 15 points on 7 goals and 8 assists. He was also a draft pick of the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs in this year’s priority selection. He also represented the NOHA at this year’s OHL cup. Despite Ellis’ age he already stands at 6’2 195 pounds.

“This is a major signing for our club and speaks to what we are looking to do and invest in our young players development” said general manager Jamy Bernier

“We have had multiple communication with the Ellis Family including one at the TEP showcase as well as a visit at the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex. We got to show them some of the town, school rink and other things to help us finalize the official signing of this talented young man,” he added.

Meantime the Gold Miners have also announced they have traded defenceman Luke Hill to the Haliburton County Huskies of the Ontario Junior Hockey League for a player development fee.

In 52 games last season Hill recorded one goal and 7 assists for eight points.