He was hoping he’d hear his name called during the recent NHL Draft, and Carp’s Riley Bruce wasn’t disappointed.
The Calgary Flames used their seventh round pick to choose the 6-foot-6 defenceman, who plays for the OHL’s North Bay Battalion. The 18-year-old is a product of the Ottawa Valley Titans, and was following the draft online when he saw that he’d been picked by the Flames.
Bruce said it was a “dream come true.” Bruce has played 109 games for the Batallion in the past two seasons.
CARP TRIATHLETE HEADING TO PAN-AM GAMES
Carp’s Joanna Brown will be wearing the red and white of Team Canada later this month at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
The 22-year-old will compete in the women’s triathlon which is set for July 11th.
The Pan Am Games begin July 10th and run until the 26th.
Two other area athletes will also compete at the Games, with Eganville’s Melissa Bishop running in the women’s 800 metres, and Perth’s Sultana Frizell taking part in the women’s hammer throw.
CANADIANS ADD TALENTED FORWARD
In Jr A hockey, the Carleton Place Canadians have added some experience to their lineup for the upcoming season trading the rights of three players to the Amherst Ramblers of the Maritime Jr A Hockey League for scoring winger Lucas Batt.
The 19-year-old from Lewisporte, NF brings with him 85 games of experience from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Victoriaville, Moncton, and Quebec. He also played for the Canada East Under-19 team last season, while with Amherst, where he scored 33 goals and had 61 points in 43 games.
The Canadians have given up the rights to David Eccles, Luc Soares, and Branson Kosik.