Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has traded for yet another high performance skater from the reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Red Lake Miners, Hockey News North has confirmed.
This time, it is 6-foot-4, 205 pound, right hand shooting defenseman Kenyon Nyman who is headed from Red Lake to Timmins in a cash exchange. Hailing from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Nyman was a prolific points producer for Red Lake from his blue line post in 2021-2022. The 2002 birth year defender tallied four goals, 32 assists, 36 points in 37 regular season games and then added one goal, five assists, six points in 11 playoff outings as Red Lake upended the Dryden Ice Dogs and Kam River Fighting Walleye en route to winning the SIJHL championship.
Earlier, as was first reported by Hockey News North, Timmins acquired 2002 birth year forwards Brady Harroun and Ethan Pool from Red Lake in separate cash transactions. 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 ’21-22. He then added five goals, four assists, nine points in 12 playoff outings for the Miners. 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 Nyman, Harroun and Pool by Rock general manager and coach Brandon Perry help to potentially set up Timmins to once again be an NOJHL contender in 2022-2023. Add in 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 and Timmins is in good position ahead of the ’22-23 season. Timmins finished a mere one point ahead of Hearst in the hotly contested East Division regular season standings in ’21-22 before losing to the Lumberjacks in the seventh and deciding game of the divisional playoff finals.