DRYDEN GM ICE DOGS JR. A HOCKEY CLUB
Release date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
GM Ice Dogs add size to blueline with acquisition of defenceman Evan Cusmano
DRYDEN, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League Bill Salonen Cup champion Dryden GM Ice Dogs announced Thursday the acquisition and signing of defenceman Evan Cusmano from the Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL) for a player development fee.
The 19-year-old blueliner from Abbotsford, B.C., adds depth to the Dryden defensive corps while boasting Jr. A experience in both the MJHL and SJHL.
This past season in Virden the six-foot-three, 275-pound stay at home defenceman had two goals and two assists in 37 games with the Oil Capitals.
Dryden head coach and general manager Kurt Walsten says that Cusmano will be an all-around valuable addition to the team on and off the ice.
“Evan will be a tough player to play against because he is bringing with him a large, physical presence on the ice at both ends of the rink and will be seeing lots of playing time,” said Walsten.
“The role he has on the ice will carry over off the ice as Evan is known as being the type of player that will do whatever needs to be done for his team as well as being a strong leader,” added the 2016-17 SIJHL coach of the year.
“We look forward to having him on the blueline and welcome him to the Dog Pound.”