As was first reported by HockeyNewsNorth.com, second-year skaters Josh Dejulio and Kezmin Madden will play for their hometown Iroquois Falls Eskimos in 2015-2016 rather than join the Timmins Rock.
The transfer rights of the two Iroquois Falls products will become official on June 1 when all 12 teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League can begin signing players for the 2015-2016 season.
The aforementioned Iroquois Falls Eskimos and Timmins Rock are both undergoing new beginnings for the upcoming NOJHL 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 exchange — Dejulio, a 6-foot-1, 185 pound defenceman and Madden, a 5-foot-10, 190 pound 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, have 1996 birth dates and are graduates of the Kapuskasing Flyers of the Great North Midget Hockey League.
PHOTO: Kezmin Madden and Josh Dejulio display the new Iroquois Falls Eskimos jersey in the Jus Jordan Arena hockey office area, which is undergoing renovations courtesy team owner Allan Donnan. (Photo by Vanessa Cowell of The Enterprise.)