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Roster ‘Begin’ning to come together

Paul Gagne, Head Coach and General Manager, has announced his pre-season roster for this weekends’ home-and-home series with the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils. The 20-man line-up includes eight returning veterans.

The ‘big news’ in camp is the return of 20-year-old Marc-Alain Begin. Begin last played for the black-and-gold during the 2009-10 Copeland Cup championship season racking up 98 points in just 40 regular season games (39 goals) , good for second spot in the league scoring race won by line-mate and fellow Hearst native Felix Boutin (99 points).

Begin moved up to major junior with the Val D’Or Foreurs last season amassing 40 points (16 goals) in 70 games.

Here is the complete starting roster for the weekend:

NAME                                    (position – age – last team – home)

J. P. Fecteau                G     20     Abitibi Eskimos     St. Benoit QC

Martin Bilodeau          G     18     Amos Midget AA     Dorval QC

Karl Spenard               D     20     Abitibi Eskimos     St. Eustache QC

Greg St.James            D     19     Orano Juvenile AA     Bowmanville ON

Daniel Villeneuve       D     18     PEAC Pirahanas     Pembroke ON

Kevin Walker              D     17     Timmins Midget AAA      Timmins ON

Justin Kord                 D     18      Abitibi Eskimos     Timmins ON

Kealey Cummings        D     16     Sudbury Midget AAA     Iroquois Falls ON

Guillaume Rheault      D     18     Hearst Midget AA      Hearst ON

Delmer Moses             F      20     Kahnawake Junior AAA     Waskaganish QC

Jordan Delaurier          F     17     Abitibi Eskimos     Iroquois Falls ON

Chris Gartner              F     20     Abitibi Eskimos     Anthem AZ

Zach Innes                  F     18     Sudbury Midget AAA     Moosonee ON

Richard Therrien         F      19     Abitibi Eskimos     Hearst ON

Jacob Kord                  F     17     Ontario Hockey Academy     Timmins ON

TroyColumbus           F     16     Ontario Hockey Academy     Timmins ON

Remi Bernier               F     18     Kap Midget AAA     Iroquois Falls ON

Ryan Mercier              F     19     Abitibi Eskimos     Timmins ON

Marc-Alain Begin       F     20     Val D’Or QMJHL     Hearst ON

Jeffrey Gagne             F     19     Amos Midget AA     Val D’Or QC