OHL 20 in 20 Season Preview: North Bay Battalion
The Battalion have lost some key veterans to graduation but remain a tough two points in the Central Division with solid goaltending and one of the league’s big shooters in Justin Brazeau.
2017-18 Record: 30-28-7-3, 70 points (3rd Central Division)
Head Coach: Stan Butler (21st season/23rd OHL season)
Key additions: Pacey Schlueting, Cameron Peters, Joe Vrbetic, Egor Postnov, David Maier
Notable graduates: Riley Bruce, Jesse Saban, Jake Henderson, Adam Thilander, Luke Burghardt, Julian Sime
Leading scorer: Justin Brazeau (68 GP, 39-36–75)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Nick King* (60 GP, 3-15–18)
Leading scorer (rookie): Brandon Coe (63 GP, 10-13–23)
Leading goaltender: Christian Propp (35 GP, 19-10-3-3, 2.81 GAA, .910 SV%, 1 SO)
Quick Hit: The Battalion required overtime or a shootout in 19 games last season, the most of any OHL team
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Fri. Sept. 21 vs. HAM, Sat. Sept. 22 at NB
* – among returning players
This month ontariohockeyleague.com will feature one team each day in advance of the 2018-19 season which begins Wednesday September 19th. See more from the OHL 20 in 20 series.