A trade involving the North Bay Battalion.

They’ve acquired overage defenceman Cole Cameron (pictured) from Owen Sound for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.

Cameron has two goals and 14 assists in 127 OHL games.

Meantime, the Troops and Attack square off this weekend in two pre-season games.

It’s a home and home set with North Bay tomorrow and Owen Sound on Sunday.

Coach Stan Butler says the team will be paring down their roster and this weekend is key in assessing what the team has.

“This weekend will just be two more games to evaluate the squad,” he says. “We don’t have to make decisions right away, but we’ll look at, we’ll see how it goes and we’ll go from there.”

Kyle Potts, Christian Propp and Matthew Struthers are all back from NHL camps, with Justin Brazeau expected back yesterday (Thursday).

Butler says he likes the chemistry of this years group.

“Our older guys are a good group of guys and they dictate how the team meshes and blends. Our older guys are good kids and they’ll ensure that’s important,” he says.

Butler says this won’t be a typical Battalion defense with big defenseman, but rather speed and the ability to move the puck quickly will be the focus.

Game time both days is 2 pm.

(Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images)


It’s a busy weekend for the Powassan Voodoos.

They play three games in four days, all on home ice.

Powassan is home to Hearst tonight, Cochrane tomorrow night then French River on Monday.

The Voodoos are 2-0 on the season so far.

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