Kirkland Lake GoldMiners Coach & General Manager Trevor Ritchie is wheeling & dealing during the run-up to the 2019 season, acquiring a pair of forwards from the Aurora Tigers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The Miners have acquired Newark, California native Cameron Neaylon. The 19 year old 5’11” 185 lb right-shot center, enters his 3rd junior hockey season,” is expected to be the middleman on one of our top lines.” We believe Cam has the tools to be a top player in this league and “he’ll get every opportunity.”
Also joining the GoldMiners from the Aurora Tigers, is 20 year old winger Landis Antonic. The Caledon, Ontario born Antonic is a 5’9″ 175, left shot who is more of a shooter than playmaker, who’ll “get every opportunity to light up the NOJHL”.
Coach Ritchie says, ” the experience Landis and Cam have gained in the OJHL will serve them well here”, Ritchie adds “and we hope they’ll show some of our younger forwards what it takes to succeed in the grind of moving from Midget or Prep School to Junior.”
Coach Ritchie says, ” with the addition of Cam, Landis and Sam Bourdages, acquired Friday from Powassan, we now have a nice blend of youth and experience.”
The Miners get their first look at their newly acquired teammates in practice this week, leading to the Season opener, Sunday at 4pm, at the Complex, when the Powassan Voodoos visit.