Kirkland Lake Goldminers Head Coach & GM Kyle Smart continues his busy offseason, acquiring both Curtis Gervais and Eric de Repentigny from the Winchester Hawks of the Eastern Ontario Jr Hockey League, in cash transactions.
For the ’01 born, 4th year junior hockey veteran Gervais, from Navan, Ontario, it is a return to Kirkland Lake, as he played in the 5 games the Miners participated in before the Covid-19 shutdown., then he was dealt to Winchester to finish last season. The 5’10 defenceman brings his veteran leadership to the Miners dressing room, along with being a very dependable penalty killer and a goalie’s best friend, with his crease clearing ability.
In Eric de Repentigny, a 20 year old forward from Cumberland, Ontario, the Goldminers have acquired a skilled, speedy forward, who spent 2 years in the SIJHL with the Red Lake Miners, before he was dealt to Winchester to finish the pandemic shortened season, a year ago.
Coach Smart says, “Eric impressed us in the summer showcase tournaments with his vision, quickness and tenacity, we think Eric will be a big part of our success this season.” and speaking of Gervais, Smart says, “Curtis is as smart as any Jr dman when it comes to positioning, he takes pride in the physical aspect of his game and his passing ability is second to none.”