Miners Sign Chad van Weelie

Kirkland Lake Goldminers Head Coach & GM Kyle Smart continues his roster building, adding ’04 forward Chad van Weelie, yes, the younger brother of former Miners forward Connor. Chad spent the past 2 seasons with the Etobicoke Bruins.

Coach Smart says ”Chad is a different player than his brother, more of a straight ahead physical forward, that would rather go through than around you,” even though he’s not the biggest guy, Smart adds “he’s a kid that will be first on the forecheck, hunting defensemen.” He’ll bring an energy that every team needs to succeed.

 Best part about the signing is, it’s Chad’s Birthday, Happy Birthday dude, welcome to the family.