Second-year skaters Josh Dejulio and Kezmin Madden will play for the hometown Iroquois Falls Eskimos in 2015-2016 rather than join the Timmins Rock, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed.
Both teams are undergoing new beginnings for the upcoming Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.
Previously based in Iroquois Falls, the Timmins Rock is the relocated Abitibi Eskimos.
And the Iroquois Falls Eskimos are in existence as a result of the relocated Mattawa Blackhawks.
As for the players involved in the Timmins-Iroquois Falls transfer — Dejulio, a defenceman, and Madden, a forward, played as rookies with Abitibi in 2014-2015.
Regular season and playoffs included, Dejulio had 2 goals, 21 assists, 23 points in 55 games.
All totaled, Madden had 4 goals, 13 assists, 17 points in 51 games.
Both players hail from Iroquois Falls and have 1996 birth dates.