Eight players from Ontario will be at camp with the Saint John’s Sea Dogs, and that’s not exactly uncommon for the QMJHL hockey club.
Last season the Sea Dogs had eight Ontarian’s on their roster, some of who are former OHLers.
Mitchell Dempsey (Plymouth/Sault Ste Marie/Kitchener), Adam Bateman (Windsor), Braydon Blight (Kingston), and Justice Dundas (Sarnia/Oshawa) all suited up for the Sea Dogs last season after previous experience in the Ontario Hockey League.
Of the four, only Bateman is back with the team for this year’s training camp, but he’ll be joined by a former Windsor teammate.
Sam Povorozniouk has joined the Sea Dogs making it the second straight year they will have a former OHLer as one of the team’s overagers, after Justice Dundas did so last year. Povorozniouk joins the hockey club after four seasons in the OHL with Saginaw, Kingston and Windsor. He was a second-round pick (36th overall) by the Spirit in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection.