Espanola Express, winless through seven games thus far this Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, has added some much-needed scoring to its lineup.
HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed that 1998 birth-year forward Joel Grandbois has returned to the Express after sitting out the 2016-2017 NOJHL season to focus on his high school studies.
Two seasons ago, during the 2015-2016 campaign, Grandbois was an offensive force for Espanola with 21 goals, 17 assists, 38 points in 51 games as a 17-year old rookie.
“We are happy to have Joel back in our lineup,” relayed Express general manager Chad Clarke. “We obviously have some adjustments to make and adding Joel is a step in the right direction.”
Grandbois will be in the Espanola lineup tonight when the Express visits the Soo Thunderbirds.