From one junior hockey league to another.
Justin Mauro and his younger brother Devin Mauro are on the move from the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.
The Mauro brothers have been dealt by Blind River to the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League in a cash exchange. They had requested to be traded, said Beavers coach and general manager Kyle Brick.
“We would like to thank both Justin and Devin for their contributions to our program,” Brick relayed in a brief message to Hockey News North.
Both boys are small, smart, skilled forwards and Sault Ste. Marie products. Justin was born in 2002 and Devin has a 2004 birth date.
Teammates for the first time in Blind River in 2020-2021, Devin netted seven goals, 12 assists, 19 points in 21 games in what was an abbreviated NOJHL season relative to COVID-19. He was an 11th round pick of the Sudbury Wolves at the 2020 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.
As for Justin, the 2020-2021 season was his third in Blind River and he produced three goals, nine assists, 12 points in 20 games while helping out on defense as well as playing forward.
In all, over three seasons in Blind River, Justin — who was a 15th round pick of the Erie Otters at the 2018 OHL priority selections draft — played in 112 games and produced 29 goals, 63 assists, 92 points.
Besides dealing the Mauro boys to Trenton, the Beavers also shipped 2003 birth year forward Matt Cato to the Golden Hawks in a separate cash deal. Cato had seven goals, four assists, 11 points in 13 games for Blind River during the abbreviated 2020-2021 season.