Oh, brother. There is double trouble ahead.
Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League will have a brother act in place for the 2020-2021 season.
Hockey News North has confirmed that Devin Mauro will join his older brother Justin Mauro in Blind River for the upcoming NOJHL season.
Devin, who has a 2004 birth date, finished second on the Great North Midget Hockey League scoring chart in 2019-2020 in netting 30 goals, 32 assists, 62 points in 38 games for the Soo Jr. Greyhounds.
A 5-foot-6, 150-pound forward, Devin was subsequently taken by the Sudbury Wolves in the 11th round of this year’s Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.
Justin, meanwhile, has already played two full seasons in the NOJHL for Blind River and has totaled 26 goals, 54 assists, 80 points in 92 games.
A 5-foot-8, 150-pound forward with a 2002 birth date, Justin was picked by the Erie Otters in the 15th round of the 2018 OHL priority selections draft.
The Mauro boys are the sons of Tom and Rachel Mauro of Sault Ste. Marie.
As for Blind River, the Beavers have established themselves as a high end NOJHL franchise with four straight winning seasons under coach-general manager Kyle Brick, including a 37-15-4 mark during the 2019-2020 campaign.