Indians sign Jr. Hounds trio

April 24, 2023

Three local lads who suited up for the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League in 2022-2023 have opted to sign with the Soo Indians of the Under 18 Tier 1 Hockey Federation League ahead of the 2023-2024 season.

Mike Kaunisto, who is the general manager of the Michigan-based Indians, confirmed the signing of goalie Nathan Maguire, defenseman Tyler Neveau and forward Carter Huckson to Hockey News North. All three players have 2007 birth dates.

Maguire, who had a 1.69 goals against average and four shutouts for the Great North regular season champion U18 Jr. Greyhounds in ’22-23, was a seventh round pick of the Flint Firebirds at the recent Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft.

Neveau had two goals, five assists, seven points in 17 regular season games for the U18 Jr. Greyhounds in ’22-23 and followed that up with five assists in five playoff outings.

And Huckson came through with six goals, nine assists, 15 points in 28 regular season games for the U18 Jr. Greyhounds in ’22-23 and then clicked for a goal and an assist in five playoff matches.

The trio is poised to join an Indians team that features a pair of fellow Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario residents on its staff — assistant coach Jerry Lortie and goalie coach Terry Barbeau.

John Ferroni is the head coach of the Indians.

What you think about “Indians sign Jr. Hounds trio”

  1. Great signing for this team , the fan support from players from soo Canada is always a big plus as these young men chase their dreams . Looking forward to taking the grandkids to watch some exciting games

  2. I recall fondly when my twin sons signed & played with the Soo Indians Major Midget AAA team & competed in the Mid-West elite Hockey league ( Then =The Top AAA ,midget League in North America ) against great competition from Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Marquette etc ! Great Soo-Mich organization, great league & great experience. Kudo’s to Mike Kaunisto & staff for keeping this team going. A lot of hockey players & their families have benefited ! Also blessed to have played for the Soo-Ont Bantam AAA Grey Hounds, another great player development organization !

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