The team with the second best record in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has added a defenseman from the Ontario Hockey League.
Timmins Rock, which trails only the Powassan Voodoos in the 12-team NOJHL, will have 19-year old local product Phil Caron in the lineup this weekend.
Caron, who played in the NOJHL as a 16-year old with the erstwhile Iroquois Falls Eskimos, has been assigned to Timmins by the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL.
Caron had five assists in nine games for the OHL Wolves this season. He previously played in 25 OHL games for the Soo Greyhounds and suited up for one match with the Guelph Storm, while also seeing action in six contests for the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League.
The 5-foot-8, 170-pound Caron joins a Timmins team that has a record of 13-2-2, including a pair of shutout wins over the reigning NOJHL champion Hearst Lumberjacks.
The Rock has allowed only 31 goals in 17 games, which is the best average in the NOJHL.