Jonathon Brodie – Recorder & Times
The health of the back-end for the Brockville Braves seems to be more than fine.
It was announced Wednesday that goalie Liam Souliere, and defencemen Simon Mack and Tyler McBay had made it through the tryout stage and onto the Canada East Team competing at the World Junior A Challenge, which will be held in Bonneyville, AB from Dec. 9 to 16.
They were the only three Braves players that attended the Canada East camp, which ran from Dec. 2 to 4 in Etobicoke, Ont.
The players picked for the tryout were selected from the CJHL’s five eastern Jr. A leagues – NOJHL, OJHL, CCHL, LHJAAAQ, and MHL.
The Braves have the most players on the Canada East roster.
Also making the team is Kemptville 73s forward John Beaton and Smiths Falls Bears forward Ryan Richardson.
Brockville’s equipment manager Brooks Taylor is on the Canada East staff as well.
Souliere has been a force all season with a league-leading .936 save percentage and 1.97 goals against average, posting a 19-3-1-0 record.
Mack has built a reputation for his high-end skating ability and hockey IQ. He has put up two goals and 15 assists in his second-year with the Braves.
McBay has become known for his strong stay-at-home defending, picking up a goal and eight assists this season.
Canada East will open the tournament on Sunday, December 9 against Russia.