Another Off-Season of Retooling
Slammers have big holes to fill from last year's roster
The Woodstock Slammers organization is working hard to rebuild a team that came within one win of a national championship.
Slammers Head Coach Jason Tatarnic has at least 11 holes to fill in his roster as he prepares for this weekend's Maritime Hockey League draft in Yarmouth.
Tatarnic says rebuilding is a part of junior hockey, but this year it's a little more difficult.
The Slammers head coach has already announced three additions to next year's roster and he expects returning players like Evan Carmody, Ben McSwain and Ryan Purvis to contribute more to the teams attack next season.
Tatarnic says he's pleased with how next year's team is shaping up.
The Slammers have two draft picks in the first three rounds this weekend.
Meanwhile, Woodstock has announced its third acquisition off the summer.
The Slammers have acquired stay-at-home defenseman Dylan Connolly from the Soo Thunderbirds for future considerations.
The 5-foot-10-inch defender competed against the Slammers at the RBC Cup this spring.
Next season will be fifth season of junior hockey for Connolly.