NORTH BAY, Ont. — Twenty-five skaters and goaltenders attending the North Bay Battalion’s Ontario Hockey League training camp remained on the club’s preseason roster after the four-day camp ended Thursday.
They are made up of three goaltenders, in Dom DiVincentiis, Charlie Robertson and Mike McIvor, seven defencemen and 15 forwards.
The rearguards are veterans Paul Christopoulos, Ty Nelson, Tnias Mathurin and Cam Gauvreau and newcomers Wyatt Kennedy, Brayden Turley and Tyson Rismond.
The forwards number veterans Kyle McDonald, Kyle Jackson, Liam Arnsby, Nikita Tarasevich, Dalyn Wakely, Owen Van Steensel, Michael Podolioukh, Owen Outwater, Anthony Romani and Nic Sima as well as 19-year-old newcomer Justin Ertel and first-year prospects Brett Bouchard, Chase MacQueen-Spence, Jacob Therrien and Ethan Procyszyn, the Battalion’s first-round pick in the OHL Priority Selection in April.
Three veteran skaters who didn’t attend the camp figure to make the final roster, in rearguard Avery Winslow and Russian imports Matvey Petrov, a forward, and Alexander Lukin, a defenceman. Winslow is at home in St. Pete Beach, Fla., recovering from offseason surgery, while Petrov and Lukin are expected to arrive in North Bay on Saturday.
With the announcement Wednesday of the signing of Rismond and McIvor to standard player’s agreements, including education packages, the Battalion has signed its top five picks from the 2022 Priority Selection, including Procysyzn, Therrien and Turley.
Sima led camp scorers with seven goals, while Therrien had four and Christopoulos, Tarasevich, Nelson, Jackson, Ertel, Romani, McDonald, MacQueen-Spence, Nolan Laird and Limir Amidovski each had three.
In the last intrasquad game, Team Green, coached by assistant Bill Houlder, edged Team White, directed by Scott Wray, 7-6 to complete a five-game sweep. Green goaltenders Robertson and McIvor allowed three goals apiece in playing half the 45-minute game, and DiVincentiis went the distance for White.
The Battalion plays its first of three exhibition games when it hosts the Owen Sound Attack on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Memorial Gardens. Game time is 2 p.m.
Jackson’s second goal of the game, with 12 seconds to play, gave Green the win after White rallied from a 6-4 deficit on Romani’s second goal of the contest and a shorthanded tally by McDonald.
Green: Mike McIvor, Charlie Robertson, Carson Ricci, Tyson Rismond, Paul Christopoulos, Jacob Therrien, Nolan Laird, Nikita Tarasevich, Dalyn Wakely, Owen Van Steensel, Brett Bouchard, Ty Nelson, Kyle Jackson, Lirim Amidovski, Nic Sima.
White: Dom DiVincentiis, Wyatt Kennedy, Cam Gauvreau, Brayden Turley, Jake Fullerton, Justin Ertel, Michael Podolioukh, Liam Arnsby, Anthony Romani, Owen Outwater, Kyle McDonald, Ethan Procyszyn, Chase MacQueen-Spence.
Green goals: Nelson 2, Jackson 2, Sima, Therrien, Bouchard.
White goals: Romani 2, Ertel, Arnsby, MacQueen-Spence, McDonald.