Monday, October 8, 2012

MHL Trade: Lumberjacks Acquire Blueline Help

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks have made a big move to shore up their blueline. The local Junior A hockey club has dealt former first round pick Damon MacEachern to the Metro Shipbuilders for 18-year old defenceman Brandon Leonardo. The Jacks also get a fifth round pick in the 2013 draft and a seventh round pick in 2014. The six foot one inch, 190 pound Leonardo was a fourth round selection by Woodstock two years ago. The Lantz native has a goal and an assist in nine games this year. MacEachern has just three points in eight games this season after registering only 17 points a year ago. The Lumberjacks next game is Friday night when they welcome Dieppe.

Bridgewater: Leblanc Set To Appear Before Judge

The first court appearance since the arrest of 47 year-old David James Leblanc will be held on Tuesday morning in Bridgewater. Leblanc is charged with forcible confinement and sexual assault in connection with an incident in Upper Chelsea, Lunenburg County where a 16 year-old boy claims he was held captive and sexually assaulted for nearly two weeks. Leblanc was arrested on September 30th in northern Ontario. When police picked him up, he was found walking on a logging road with no shoes and little clothing in near freezing temperatures. He spent nearly four days in hospital recovering from frostbite and was flown back to Halifax in a police airplane on Friday. The body of his co-accused, Wayne Cunningham, was found near an abandoned vehicle on October 3rd,  not far from where Leblanc was arrested.

South Shore Hockey Scores: MHL/Major Midget

A three-goal third period carried Woodstock to a 7-4 win over the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks in MHL action yesterday. The Slammers were holding a slim 4-3 lead entering the final frame. Shawn Boudreau and Luc Ramey each tallied a goal and and assist for the visiting Lumberjacks who gave up four power play markers. The Jacks return to home ice this Friday night when they host Dieppe.

In Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League action in Port Hood the Cape Breton Islanders completed a weekend sweep of the South Shore Mustangs with a 7-6 overtime win. Jordan Messenger led the Stangs with a goal and two assists.