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Screaming Eagles Announce Roster For Main Training Camp
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The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles have announced the roster for the main portion of its 2017 training camp following the QMJHL Rookie Challenge in Moncton.

Seven players that participated in the Rookie Challenge have been reassigned and will not be attending the main training camp, including defenseman Antoine Casimir who suffered a lower body injury at the event.  Other players reassigned are forwards Gabriel Choinière, Alexandre Roy, and Jérémy Talbot along with defensemen Matt McKay, Ludovic Lefrançois, and Mikael Martel.

Thirteen players will be moving on from rookie camp to the main camp: Aaron Brown, Phillippe Casault, Tommy DaSilva, Ryan Francis, Brooklyn Kalmikov, Liam Kidney, Noah Laaouan, Ryan Maclellan, Jérémie Major, Jake Martin, Antoine Rochon, Nicolas Sauvé and Daniel Thompson.

33 players in total have been invited to the main training camp- four goaltenders, ten defensemen, and 19 forwards.   There are a total of 17 returning full time players from the 2016-17 version of the Screaming Eagles.   Three 20 year olds will be at the main camp- forwards Phélix Martineau, Jordan Ty Fournier, and defenseman Ross MacDougall.  Two 2017 NHL draft picks are skating for the Screaming Eagles-  forward Drake Batherson (Ottawa, round 4, #121) and defenseman Leon Gawanke (Winnipeg, round 5, #136).

Prior to the final selection of the team roster at the end of August, the Screaming Eagles will hit the ice for three exhibition games.  Cape Breton will visit the Halifax Mooseheads on Wednesday, August 23rd, at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz.  The club will then return to Cape Breton for a pair of games on the weekend- Friday, August 25th against the Halifax Mooseheads and Saturday, August 26th against the Moncton Wildcats.  All three games are 7 PM starts, and the two home games will take place at the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre.  Tickets for those two Screaming Eagles home games can be purchased at the box offices of the Wellness Centre and Centre 200.

Listed below is the roster for the main training camp.

GOALTENDERS
Tommy DaSilva (2001-01-23) Round 2 (#36), 2017
Kyle Jessiman (1999-01-12) Round 2 (#22), 2015
Kevin Mandolese (2000-08-22) Round 1 (#13), 2016
Daniel Thompson (2000-01-06) Free Agent

DEFENSEMEN
Philippe Casault (2001-05-24) Round 5 (#85), 2017
Leon Gawanke (1999-05-31) Round 2 CHL Import Draft (#96), 2016
Noah Laaouan (2001-03-07) Round 1 (#14), 2017
Ross MacDougall (1997-03-06) TRADE Québec
Ryan MacLellan (2000-02-03) Round 4 (#67), 2016
Jérémie Major (2000-02-23) Round 13 (#229), 2016
Adam McCormick (2000-06-25) Round 3 (#49), 2016
Sacha Roy (1999-04-05) Round 3 (#40), 2015
Alexis Sansfaçon (1999-03-09) Round 3 (#50), 2015
Marcus Tesink (1998-08-05) TRADE Moncton

FORWARDS
Drake Batherson (1998-04-27) Round 6 (#97), 2015
Olivier Bourret (2000-01-18) Round 3 (#43), 2016
Aaron Brown (2001-08-30) Round 11 (#190), 2017
Peyton Hoyt (1999-02-18) Round 1 (#6), 2015
Jordan Ty Fournier (1997-04-04) TRADE Victoriaville
Ryan Francis (2001-12-02) Round 2 (#21), 2017
Tyler Hylland (1998-04-21) TRADE Blainville-Boisbriand
Brooklyn Kalmikov (2001-04-21) Round 1 (#15), 2017
Liam Kidney (2001-07-18) Round 11 (#193), 2017
Mathias Laferrière (2000-06-27) TRADE Blainville-Boisbriand
Jake Martin (2000-06-16) Round 7 (#121), 2016
Phélix Martineau (1997-06-03) Round 5 (#83), 2014
Kyle McGrath (1999-04-16) TRADE Charlottetown
Logan O’Neil (1999-05-13) Round 8 (#133), 2015
Gabriel Proulx (1999-03-24) Round 8 (#139), 2016
Antoine Rochon (2001-02-25) Round 2 (#27), 2017
Nicholas Sauvé (2000-01-24) Round 11 (#193), 2016
Declan Smith (1998-05-07) TRADE Saint John
Egor Sokolov (2000-06-07) Round 1 CHL Import Draft (#35), 2017

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