This can be classified as a blockbuster deal. Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has acquired a high performance duo of 2002 birth year forwards from the reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Red Lake Miners in a cash exchange, Hockey News North has confirmed.
They are forwards Brady Harroun (pictured above) and Ethan Pool. Both hail from St. Albert, Alberta and have been teammates and close friends since their minor hockey days.
• The 6 foot, 190 pound Harroun finished third on the regular season scoring chart for Red Lake with 25 goals, 26 assists, 51 points in 37 games in 2021-2022. He then added five goals, four assists, nine points in 12 playoff outings as Red Lake upended the Dryden Ice Dogs and Kam River Fighting Walleye en route to winning the SIJHL championship. Harroun was particularly effective for Red Lake in the SIJHL championship series against Kam River as he sparked the Miners to glory with five goals, two assists, seven points in the six-game triumph and was arguably their best player.
• The 5 foot 10, 185 pound Pool netted 10 goals, 16 assists, 26 points in 32 regular season games for Red Lake in 2021-2022 while utilizing his speed as a shutdown forward. He then appeared in seven playoff games for the champion Miners and posted two goals, two assists, four points.
• The acquisitions of Harroun and Pool help to potentially set up Timmins to once again be an NOJHL contender in 2022-2023, especially considering an earlier off season trade which netted the Rock highly touted, 2003 birth year goalie Patrick Boivin in a trade with the Blind River Beavers. Timmins finished a mere one point ahead of Hearst in the hotly contested East Division regular season standings in 2021-2022 before losing to the Lumberjacks in the seventh and deciding game of the divisional playoff finals.