Greyhounds trim roster following Luke Williams Memorial

Four days off on and off-ice activities dropped the curtain on Training Camp 2018 tonight for the Soo Greyhounds with the playing of the team’s Annual Luke Williams Memorial Red & White game.

Following the game, General Manager Kyle Raftis, Head Coach John Dean and their accompanying staff reduced the team’s active roster down to 26 players.

Presently remaining with the club are:

GOALIES (4) – Matthew Villalta, Tyler Johnson,  Owen Parker, Ethan Taylor

DEFENCEMAN (8) – Anthony DeMeo, Mac Hollowell, Phil Caron, Holden Wale, Jordan Sambrook, Jacob LeGuerrier, Ryan O’Rourke, Robert Calisti

FORWARDS (14) – Roman Pucek, Cullen McLean, Dominic Mufarreh, Joe Carroll, Cole MacKay, Ryan Roth, Barrett Hayton, Brett Jacklin, Tye Kartye, Keeghan Howdeshell, Zack Trott, Rory Kerins, Alex Johnston, Morgan Frost

Nineteen players were subsequently released from the club, or re-assigned to various programs following the game.  Those players are:
Kyle McNair, Matt Halushak, Cole McGuire, Kobe Seguin, Connor Guest, Dan Ebrahim, Caleb Wood, Jake Rauch, Kalvyn Watson,  Cam McLean, Noah Boman, Declan Hilton, Albert Liparoti, Theo Todd, Nate Boomhower, Mason Dreger, Tyson Tomasini, Dougie Newhouse, Owen Porter.

The 2018-19 Hounds will skate into their first exhibition contest on Thursday, September 13 – 7:05 PM at the Sudbury Wolves.

The two Northern Ontario rivals will complete their pre-season schedule three days later on Sunday, September 16 – 2:05 PM at the GFL Memorial Gardens.

Tickets for the lone home pre-season game, and all regular season games are on-sale now by visiting the GFL Memorial Gardens Box Office during regular business hours or online at

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