Another day, another set of players.
Make that six more skaters for the new MC Monarchs of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League.
Monarchs owner-general manager Mark Gilman has confirmed to HockeyNewsNorth.com that the MWJHL expansion team has added homegrown Michigan products David Hogan, Mitchell Krust, Matthew Snyder, Trevor McCoy, Josh Long and Bailey Rietman to its growing roster.
Krust, Snyder and McCoy are all defencemen. Long can play defence and forward. Rietman and Hogan are both forwards.
“I have to say that (Monarchs head coach) Jason McCrimmon has become our own pied piper of hockey talent in Michigan,” said Gilman, who is never short on words.
“For a previously-unknown team to be able to draw now a total of 15 talented players by mid-July is pretty fantastic. I can’t say enough about how Jason has worked the phones and leveraged his relationships to bring in some pretty good talent from across Michigan that will serve as a core of our team this season,” added Gilman.
The signing of the six new players comes shortly after MC added a trio of MWJHL vets in a trade with the rival Detroit Fighting Irish, acquiring high-scoring forward Anthony Wojciechowski, young defenceman Jarrad Vroman and goalie Tyler Skulley in a cash exchange.
PHOTO: Bailey Rietman, Josh Long and Trevor McCoy with MC Monarchs coach Jason McCrimmon.