Cole Quevillon is headed from the Brockville Braves of the Central Canada Hockey League to the Greater Sudbury-based Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in a cash deal.
A 6-foot-1, 185 pound defenseman with a 2003 birth date, Quevillon has family in Greater Sudbury, which makes the move somewhat of a homecoming for the Oro-Medonite product.
Quevillon is also a graduate of the reputable North Central Predators under 18 program. He represents a key addition to Rayside Balfour via the team’s general manager Jeff Forsyth.
“Cole is a player who I really liked with the North Central Predators AAA program,” relayed Forsyth. “Cole is a big, strong kid who will make everyone around him better. He comes to practice to play every day and is focused on pursuing academic excellence along with his hockey career. Cole is extremely hard to play against and will let you know that he is on the ice. His skating, physicality and solid defensive game is something we value and something that he takes a lot of pride in.”
Likewise, Quevillon said he is excited to be headed to Greater Sudbury’s junior A hockey team.
“My family is from the Greater Sudbury area and it will be a huge bonus for me to be able to have family attend games and have that support around me. I’m really looking forward to this season and making a push to the NOJHL finals and hopefully winning a championship with this team,” said Quevillon.
Back to Forsyth, the GM noted the input of the team’s upper management.
“It is sometimes difficult to find and recruit young players of Cole’s ability to Greater Sudbury,” Forsyth noted. “I would like to sincerely thank the ownership of Mark Burgess and (managing director) Blaine Smith for providing me with the support that is necessary to address our team needs. Acquiring Cole Quevillon is another example of ownership’s commitment to our team’s success here in Greater Sudbury.”