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Cape Breton Eagles reassign six players on Friday

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Cape Breton Eagles. - Jeremy Fraser

In total, 29 players remain on the Eagles training camp roster

SYDNEY, N.S. —

The Cape Breton Eagles released six players from its training camp on Friday.

Forwards Alex Cormier, Adam Bowness and Marc Richard, along with defencemen Matthew Lint and Matthew Power, and goaltender Kenzie MacPhail were reassigned.

Cormier, 17, appeared in 35 games with the Moncton Flyers of the New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Major Midget Hockey League, posting 12 goals and 26 points. He’s been reassigned to Grand Falls (MHL). He was a 10th-round pick of the Eagles in 2019.

Bowness, 18, played in 49 games for the Campbellton Tigers of the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL), notching four goals and 12 points. He was a sixth-round pick of Drummondville in 2018 and traded to Cape Breton last year. He’s be reassigned to Campbellton.

Richard, 17, suited up for the Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) last season, recording 12 goals and 30 points in 52 games. He was an 11th-round pick by the Eagles in 2018. He’s been reassigned to Summerside.

Lint, 18, began the 2019-20 season with the Eagles, appearing in 17 games with the team, recording one goal. He was later sent to the Moncton Flyers, where he had four goals and 11 points in 16 games. He was a free agent invite by Cape Breton in 2019. He’s been reassigned to Miramichi (MHL).

Power, 18, appeared in 34 games with the Cole Harbour Wolfpack of the Nova Scotia Eastlink Major Midget Hockey League (NSMMHL), recording eight goals and 36 points. Power, who has connections to Sydney, was a 10th-round pick by Cape Breton in 2018. He’s been reassigned to Valley (MHL).

MacPhail, 17, played 22 games for the Cape Breton West Islanders of the NSMMHL, posting a 9-12-0-0 record, along with a 4.47 goals-against-average and a .874 save percentage. He was picked by the Eagles in the sixth-round in 2019. He’s been reassigned to Miramichi (MHL).

Meanwhile, on the Thursday, the Eagles reassigned defenceman Jacob Christie to the Truro Bearcats (MHL) following an injury in camp.

In total, 29 players remain on the Eagles training camp roster. Physically, 27 players are currently in Sydney, not including import players Ivan Ivan and Mikhail Nizovkin who will join the team at a later date.

Updated Cape Breton Eagles training camp roster:
 

2019-20 player statistics: 

G A PTS PIM POSITION TEAM

Connor Trenholm 0 7 7 31 Forward Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Jacob Santerre 15 10 24 44 Forward Gatineau (QMAAAHL)
Mikhail Nizovkin 16 18 34 10 Forward Vityaz Podolsk (Russia)
Liam Kidney 9 15 24 67 Forward Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Ivan Ivan 11 11 22 8 Forward Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Émile Hegarty-Aubin 13 7 20 21 Forward Gatineau (QMJHL)
Félix Lafrance 18 27 45 3 Forward Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Colby Huggan 12 25 37 59 Forward Charlottetown (NBPEIMMHL)
Cole Fraser 1 1 2 18 Forward Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Ryan Francis 24 48 72 40 Forward Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Shawn Element 38 24 62 51 Forward Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Xavier Ducharme 5 10 15 32 Forward Saint-Eustache (QMAAHL)
Blake Deacon 14 34 48 26 Forward Valley (NSMMHL)
Davis Cooper 18 18 36 8 Forward Halifax (NSMMHL)
Lucas Canning 30 8 38 34 Forward Pictou County (NSMMHL)
Logan Camp 2 2 4 5 Forward Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Alexis Bolduc 22 27 49 6 Forward St-Gabriel-de-Brand (QMAAAHL)
Kian Bell 20 25 45 26 Forward Dartmouth (NSMMHL)
François-James Buteau 34 2 5 7 14 Defence Esther-Blondin (QMAAHL)
Jarrett Baker 6 33 39 58 Defence Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Jacob Christie 8 14 22 32 Defence Dartmouth (NSMMHL)
Tanner Greatorex 3 12 15 18 Defence Pictou County (NSMMHL)
Logan Kelly-Murphy 1 7 8 37 Defence Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Jérémy Langlois 0 7 7 18 Defence Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Nathan Larose 17 20 37 30 Defence Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Jacob Squires 0 3 3 6 Defence Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
Zach Welsh 0 4 4 26 Defence Truro (MHL)

Goaltenders:
W L OTL SOL G.A.A. SV% TEAM

William Grimard 14 12 1 0 3.64 .895 Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Jack Cashen 4 15 0 0 5.72 .852 Sydney (NSMMHL)
Nicolas Ruccia 14 6 0 0 2.54 .903 Laval-Montreal (QMAAHL)

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