This weekend the Ottawa 67’s host a pair of games versus the Peterborough Petes (Saturday) and Windsor Spitfires (Sunday). After a four-player deal completed early this week, three new additions will make their Barber Poles debut.
Despite only playing in his first OHL season, Rippon finds himself a part of his second trade. The 17-year old local product was a Kitchener second round pick in 2016, but never suited up for the club. This past August, he was traded to Mississauga in a return for three picks.
With the fish, Merrick played 37 games and registered 12 points with before being acquired by the Barber Poles. The gritty d-man brings even more depth to the 67’s young blueline.
Rippon was recently rated a B prospect by NHL Central Scouting and is projected to be taken in the second or third round of the upcoming NHL Draft, bringing the total number of 67’s expected to be selected to five.
Jacob Cascagnette adds size down the middle for the 67’s. At 6’3”, the overage centre is now the 67’s second tallest forward.
Cascagnette brings experience to the 67’s as well, the 20 year old is currently playing in his fifth OHL season and has played over 200 games in the league. He has spent the last four seasons with the Kitchener Rangers and Mississauga Steelheads. Jacob’s 10 goals this season have him tied (with Graeme Clarke) for fifth on his new team.
After going undrafted in the OHL Priority Selection, Boomhower earned a shot with the Steelheads, worked his way onto the roster, and has been a physical force for the fish over the past two seasons.
The 5’11” winger adds some grit to the lineup, as Shaw amassed over 100 penalty minutes last year. Shaw has already surpassed his career best in goals and is en route to do so with assists and points before 2017-18 wraps up.
You can catch the three newest Barber Poles in action for the first time as the 67’s host the Petes on Saturday and the Spitfires on Sunday.
Tickets – Saturday vs. Peterborough | Tickets – Sunday vs. Windsor