CATS OPEN THEIR SEASON ON THE ROAD VS.BOUS
The Cataracts open up the season this weekend with a pair of games 'on the road' in Clarenville against the Bous. Game times are 8 pm on Sat.November 11th and 1:30 pm on Sunday afternoon,Nov.12th at the EEC.
To open the season the Cats are very excited to have their former stand-out goalie, AJ Whiffen back in the net to open the series.
As well, Star Defenceman, Rodi Short will anchor the backend with returnees Nick Lidstrom, Sam Hounsell and Stephen Simms. They will be joined in the Saturday opener by the Cats 1st pick in the League Fall Draft, big Klay Kachur, a veteran of major Junior and Senior hockey in western Canada. (Klay is a Completions Engineer with Husky Energy, and moved to NL in June with full time, permanent employment in St.Jphn's).
The defence will be rounded out with former Cataract , now newly returned, Scotty Cantwell and former Royals big man Adam Guy.
Also great news for the Cats is the confirmation that CB Royals former Captain, Michael Hynes, will be available to play full time this season. He is looking forward to getting on the ice Saturday night to start the season.
Other returnees , puckster Wicks, 'tough guy' Bussey ,speedster Dalley and wingman Michael Cole will have help on the forward lines from territorial picks Travis Champion,(who played briefly for the Cats a couple of years ago), new forward David Byrne, and former Cataract Mike Vaters,returned and now living in GFW.
It all shapes up to be a new-look start for the Cats with a mix of veterans and young players ready to tangle in the opening weekend tilts in Clarenville.