A long summer has the North Bay Battalion eager and ready to engage the enemy. Stan Butler’s brigade features a few key reinforcements headed into 2017-18.
2016-17 Record: 24-38-4-2 (4th Central Division)
Head Coach: Stan Butler (20th season/22nd OHL season)
Key additions: Brandon Coe, Luke Burghardt, Luke Moncada, Simon Rose, Kurtis Evans
Notable graduates: Brent Moran, Brett Hargrave, Steve Harland
Leading scorer: Brett McKenzie (67 GP, 29-38–67)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Adam Thilander (64 GP, 6-29–35)
Leading scorer (rookie): Adam McMaster (61 GP, 5-19–24)
Leading goaltender: Julian Sime (21 GP, 3-13-0-1, 3.19 GAA, .899 SV%, 2 SO)
Quick Hit: The Battalion franchise missed the playoffs last spring for the first time since 2002, ending a run of 14 consecutive postseason appearances.
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Fri. Sept. 22 vs. BAR, Sun. Sept. 24 at SBY
This month ontariohockeyleague.com will feature one team each day in advance of the 2017-18 season which begins Thursday September 21. See more from the OHL 20 in 20 series.