CIHL Spirit adds 3 from NOJHL Eskimos
October 1, 2014
St. Charles Spirit of the new Canadian International Hockey League has signed four new players, including three former members of the Abitibi Eskimos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
St. Charles coach-general manager Scott Ginson told HockeyNewsNorth.com that the Spirit has added a trio of 1995 birth-year veterans who previously played in the NOJHL with Abitibi — centre Marc Dube, defenceman Bryce Robert and goalie Sylvain Miron.
Notably, all three players are from Iroquois Falls, which is home to the NOJHL Eskimos.
Ginson has also confirmed that the Spirit has signed 1994 birth-year forward Brady Constant from the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League.
Constant hails from The Pas, Manitoba.
In explaining the addition of the four new players, Ginson noted that “we needed to add depth in some areas and we feel that these four signings do exactly that.”
St. Charles opens the inaugural, 2014-2015 CIHL regular season this Saturday night with a home game against the nearby Sudbury Royals.
PHOTO: Formerly the starting goalie with the NOJHL’s Abitibi Eskimos, Sylvain Miron has signed with the St. Charles Spirit of the new CIHL. (Photo by Timmins Daily Press.)
What you think about “CIHL Spirit adds 3 from NOJHL Eskimos”
very impressave! St-Charles will be more tuff now.
A new rivelrey starts this Weekend as the “Sudbury Royals” & “St Charles Spirit” face off in a Home & Home Saturday in St Charles & Sunday in Capreol. I am truly looking forward to this new Junior hockey League.
Miron is a very good goalie! He was the starter with Abitibi last yr and checking his stats he had a Save % of over .900. Great signing by Ginsen imho.
Sly Miron was one of the better goalies in the Nojhl last season. Good pickup as said./
The 3 Iroquois-Falls boys are all attending school in Sudbury this year. Best of luck to you Boys….I`ll be keeping tab .
The boys made this move for College is my guess & that is a problem in Iroqouis Falls/Timmins which is a lack of Post Secondary School. Scott Marshall can put the spin on how ever he wishes but the fact is that for School most kids from up there leave to come here to Sudbury for schools. Lets face it & RR knows this & that is Scotty is full of shit.
Sorry, the CIHL was a fail from the beginning. They were better off sticking to the NOJHL, where teams don’t fold mid-season or even drop out before the season begins, or even join the WUHL (which folded before the 2nd season began). The AAU doesn’t know sports at all. They don’t even keep athlete records confidential (with social security numbers and other personal info) and instead throw it in a dumpster where people can get their hands on it.