Snow in St. Charles

September 7, 2014

Veteran junior defenceman Shane Snow will suit up for the St. Charles Spirit of the new Canadian International Hockey League this season.

St. Charles coach-general manager Scott Ginson told that Snow, a 5-foot-11, 190 pound, 1995 birth-year defenceman who has played in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League with the Blind River Beavers and Soo Thunderbirds, has signed with the CIHL Spirit.

Snow, who has already played three seasons of junior, is back in his hometown of Sudbury to attend school after spending the 2013-2014 season in the Soo, where he was a top defenceman for the NOJHL Thunderbirds.

Snow, who first played in the NOJHL as a 16-year old with Blind River in 2011-2012, brings considerable skill and experience to St. Charles and the CIHL.

To be sure, Ginson said he and the Spirit are “ecstatic” to have acquired the services of the likeable Snow, who besides being a high-end player, is a character individual.

PHOTO: Puck-moving defenceman Shane Snow, in action with the Soo Thunderbirds of the NOJHL in 2013-2014. Snow has signed with the St. Charles Spirit of the new CIHL.

What you think about “Snow in St. Charles”

  1. I’m starting to get the feeling we may be in for a long season in Espanola. Other Northern teams are piling up the signings of experienced jr A players, while the Rivermen are announcing signings out of AA Midget who get cut from AAA. Hope for some player news soon!

    1. Hey Randy,
      Do you think there is a common factor which caused the “retirement” of Riley Bordin and the departure of Joey Miller, Grant Syrette, Trevor Solomon and Shane Snow?????? Add in the move to the NAHL of Hillock and Radke and the Birds are leaking badly!!!!

  2. Snow should be at least a point a game player in this league. If Marshall plays as a forward, he could be a goal a game player too…Good base to build on this team. Its to be noted though that Jimmy Roy is not playing for the spirit as the team announced earlier. He was on the scoresheet for a game with the Barons last week. Quick question for anyone who knows… There was an opening show case tournament announced in Michigan I believe. What are the dates for this tournament? Are all 8 Canadian teams attending? Which American teams? I looked on the CIHL website and on the MWJHL website and I couldn’t find any mention of it. Last point… I like what the Attack are doing and I think they’ll dominate. They didn’t rush to sign players and so they don’t have many HL or A or AA caliber players like others have… that said, I’m not too familiar with the rosters of the 4 Southern teams so they may be very good to.

  3. Hey Robbie or is it Robert I am not seeing any HL players out there on the teams maybe you fell and hit your head and your judgment is off.

    1. Mason, don’t let the truth interfere with your comments. A quick scan of the Royals lineup shows that Justin Roy, Daniel Blais, Brandon Dumouchel and Nic Martin all played house league last year or in there last year of hockey. Hopefullythey can play junior hockey but do you really need to lie and insult just because your ignorant of the truth? My comment was meant as a compliment to the Attack team who didnt rush to sign players who might struggle at this level as other teams did.

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