They still have an opening or two on their roster ahead of the 2017-2018 Great North Midget Hockey League season. Thus far, Kapuskasing Flyers have signed 11 forwards, five defensemen and two goalies.
With head coach Glen Denney back of the bench after a two-year sabbatical, the Flyers have stayed true to their roots with all 18 players signed from northeastern Ontario towns in and around Kapuskasing.
Signed players to date, by position, with birth year and home town are as follows.
FORWARDS: Jacob Comeau, 2000, Hearst. Jared Dupuis, 2000, Iroquois Falls. Nicholas Belisle, 2000, Cochrane. Martin Poisson, 2000, Kapuskasing. Mathieu Parent, 2001, Kapuskasing. Alex Lapointe, 2001, Hearst. Blane Boissonneault, 2001, Kapuskasing. Brendan Aubertin, 2002, Kapuskasing. Alexandre Blais, 2002, Mattice. Dawson Linklater, 2002, Cochrane. Samuel Vachon, 2002, Cochrane.
DEFENSEMEN: Sylvain Gravel, 2000, Kapuskasing. Gabriel John-George, 2000, Constance Lake. Nolan Bourgeois, 2000, Iroquois Falls. Cooper Roussy, 2001, Kapuskasing. Ryan Maynard, 2002, Cochrane.
GOALIES: Jaden Chouinard, 2000, Kapuskasing. Sebastien Plamondon, 2001, Hearst.
STAFF: Head coach, Glen Denney. Assistant coaches, Cory Marchand, Sheldon Reasbeck, Jason Ouimette. Video coach, Patrick Millette. Goalie coach, Alex Laino. President of hockey operations, Darren Potvin. General manager, Michel Lachance-Grzela. Director of player personnel, Trevor Dambrowitz.
PHOTO: Kapuskasing head coach Glen Denney.