BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF –
The Grey Bruce Highlanders will begin their season at home against the Guelph Gryphons at 6:45 pm on September 30 in the Chesley Community Centre.
The Highlanders are this region’s entry at the Midget level of the South Central Triple A Hockey League (SCTA), part of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) system where the next generation of hockey talent presents itself for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection Draft in April.
During the 2016-17 year, the Grey Bruce Highlanders showed some promise battling through every game but lost many close contests, posting an eighth place finish in the nine team league. They ended with an 8-22-6 record and 22 points overall. The Gryphons finished in the middle of the pack with a 15-17-4 record and 34 points in the regular season.
Last year, the Highlanders successfully propelled two of their players to the next level with Emmett Sproule selected by the Erie Otters in the first round and Eric Lalonde drafted 74th overall to the Oshawa Generals.
The Oakville Rangers are this season’s highest ranked team on the OMHA website and are expected to lead the pack through the 2017-18 schedule. The Highlanders will meet the Rangers for the first time on October 21 in an early afternoon game at the Chesley Community Centre.
The Highlanders practice out of the Flesherton Community Centre and Arena until the start of the season.
The home opener will take place at the Chesley Community Centre at 129 9th Avenue in Chesley. For a full schedule of local minor hockey games, visit the Grey Bruce Highlanders website.
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