Sault Ste. Marie product Nicolas Sicoly is headed to the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed.
The 1998 birth year left winger played the past two seasons with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League and scored 10 goals in 130 games on a lowly team that missed the playoffs in both 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
The speedy, 5-foot-9, 170-pound Sicoly was released by Guelph prior to the start of the 2017-2018 campaign after George Burnett took over as coach and general manager of the Storm.
With the 2017-2018 season underway and no present opportunities for Sicoly to latch on with another OHL team, his advisor, David Maciuk of JDM Sports, told HockeyNewsNorth.com that “Nic wants to play and get going. He is a mature kid who wants to take advantage of the opportunity to play for a great coach like Scott Langer in Aberdeen.”
Over 13 previous seasons as a head coach in the NAHL, Langer is one of the most successful bench bosses in league history with a winning percentage of close to .700.
Langer took Aberdeen through three rounds of the NAHL playoffs last spring. Thus far this season the Wings have a record of 6-6-2 within the NAHL’s Central Division.