No changes on trade front for Greyhounds


No changes on trade front for Greyhounds
  1. No changes on trade front for Greyhounds
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    Free agent Connor Hicks has skated with the Soo Greyhounds this week while sophomore Matthew Villalta is away at NHL…
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There is a new goaltender in the mix for the Soo Greyhounds as the team prepares for exhibition games this weekend against the Sudbury Wolves.

Free agent goaltender Connor Hicks, who finished the season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds last season, has skated with the Greyhounds this week during practice with sophomore netminder Matthew Villalta away at the Los Angeles Kings training camp.

A 20-year-old, Hicks would take up an overage spot should he earn an opportunity with the Greyhounds.

“At this point, with only Dougie Newhouse in camp, it was a good opportunity,” Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis said Wednesday. “With him being a free agent, it could be a win-win for both sides if he’s able to potentially push for a job with us.”

With goaltender Joseph Raaymakers not with the team as he awaits a trade, the process remains as it has since the request.

Raaymakers was a free agent invite this week as he…

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