Recent junior hockey player and personnel moves to peruse:
…Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have flipped recently-acquired, 1995 birth-year forward Ryan Erickson to Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League in a cash exchange. Erickson had been obtained by the Thunderbirds in the deal that sent 1995 birth-year goalie Joel Horodziejczyk to Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Central Canada Hockey League.
…The advisor for Matt Young, a 1994 birth-year goalie who played in the NOJHL for Blind River Beavers and the erstwhile Elliot Lake Bobcats in 2013-2014, is looking to place his client with a team in the new Canadian International Hockey League. Young — whose NOJHL rights belong to the Cochrane Crunch (which relocated from Elliot Lake) — totaled 19 games with Blind River and Elliot Lake in 2013-2014. Young said he has “absolutely no interest” in playing again for Cochrane owner-general manager-coach Ryan Leonard.
…CIHL president and founder Tim Clayden said the new league will begin 2014-2015 regular-season play during the first week of October. CIHL teams will use September to take part in a pair of showcase and invitational tournaments being hosted by the Detroit Fighting Irish and Traverse City Hounds of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League. The MWJHL will also begin regular-season play during the first week of October.
…Batchewana Attack of the new CIHL has added veteran junior hockey bird dog Jim Casola as a Sault Ste. Marie-based scout, general manager Dennis Bolton has confirmed.
…1994 birth-year forward Anthony Wojciechowski has been traded by MC Monarchs without having played a game for the new MWJHL team. The Monarchs — who had acquired Wojciechowski from Detroit Fighting Irish earlier this month — have dealt the veteran MWJHLer to Berkley Bruins for 1994 birth-year forward Adam Jonak.