Falcons add two more forwards
The St. Catharines Falcons wrapped up a busy few days of activity adding a pair of forwards at the trade deadline.
Less than a week after picking up forwards Liam Dunda and Andrew Somerville and defenceman Tanner Brown, the Falcons acquired out-of-conference forwards Dante Felicetti, 19, and Kyle West, 19, from the Brantford 99ers.
West played 45 games as a member of the Guelph Storm in 2015-16 and five games with the Charlottetown Islanders this season of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Felicetti is in his first year in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League after playing previously with the Burlington Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
To make room on the roster, the Falcons traded centre Nathan Smilsky to the Alliston Hornets of the Junior C Provincial Junior Hockey League for a development fee and released forward Mitch Pellarin.
The Falcons will debut their new lineup Friday at home versus Buffalo.
In other trade news, the Niagara Falls Canucks picked up 20-year-old defenceman James Guest from the Thorold Blackhawks. In a corresponding move, the Canucks released forward Owen Devine.
The Ancaster Avalanche were also busy, adding forwards Ryan Derenzis from Oakville and Michael Cabreal and Macklin McPhee from the Norther Ontario Junior Hockey League. Forwards Dorian Maye and Jesse Hilton and defenceman Dravin Maye were released to make room for the three newcomers.
The Caledonia Corvairs added forward Nolan Gardiner from the Quebec League and dealt forward T.J. Hughes to Brantford for cash considerations.
The Welland Junior Canadians added forward Michael Dischiavi from the Toronto Junior Canadians of the OJHL, dealt defenceman Alexander Gonyou to Waterloo and released goalie Simon Wood and defenceman Nathan Ellis.