Four Grizzlies players were selected in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection Draft on April 11
Josh Norris, 6th Round, 110th Overall (Niagra Ice Dogs)
Josh Norris (5’11”/175) a two-way center from Oxford (MI) has elite speed and skill, Josh had 28 points (10-18-28) in 21 games played this season. Josh is an extremely talented young player with excellent hockey sense and feel for the game. Josh is committed to playing with the US NTDP next season, and has a verbal commitment to the University of Michigan.
Chris Cameron, 10th Round, 198th Overall (Barrie Colts)
Chris Cameron (6’3”/210) defenseman from Grosse Point (MI) is a big, strong athletic defender that has a heavy shot from the point, Chris had 14 points (4-10-14) in 66 games this season. Chris showed the ability to play a very heavy defensive game leading the U16 Grizzlies in penalty minutes with 82 PIM, this season. Chris looks to build upon his ’14-15 campaign, when he returns to the U16 Grizzlies.
Drew Hunter, 12th Round, 232 Overall (Niagra Ice Dogs)
Drew Hunter (6’3”/175) a play-making defenseman from Livonia (MI) had an excellent finish to the ‘14-15 campaign. Drew had 23 points (8-15-23) in 66 games played, with the majority of his points coming within the last 25 games of the season. Drew excelled down the finish quarterbacking the power play and jumping into the rush. Drew is seeking to become on of the elite offensive defensemen at the U16 level, when he returns to the U16 Grizzlies.
Hugh Anderson, 13th Round, 253 Overall (Owen Sound Attack)
Hugh Anderson (6’0”/185) athletic defenseman from Green Bay (WI) made the full-time shift to defense in the ’14-15 season. Throughout the season, Hugh showed the ability to be one of the best shut-down defenders at the U16 level, playing with good posture and a physical edge to him. Hugh finished with 12 points (5-7-12) in 65 games played, and looks to build upon his offensive totals next season, when he returns to the U16 Grizzlies.
President and founder Terry Bishop had some special things to say about these four boys.
“I could not be more proud of these boys. Josh, Chris, Drew and Hugh have worked extremely hard and this honor is very deserving. Bishop said, "I am even more proud of them for the type of teammates they are and their commitment to their team and coaches.”
“Dan and Shawn, our Midget Minor coaches, have done an exceptional job with the team evidenced by two players (Josh Norris and Joey Cassetti) making the NTDP team and these 4 players being drafted by the OHL. And also multiple college committments. We are also excited about the prospect for even more players to be choosen in the upcoming USHL draft”.
The Grizzlies are committed to having the best coaching staff in youth hockey. The Grizzly organization has built a premier staff with 11 ex-NHL players as well as many high profile ex-NCAA players and Olympic Medalists. All of our coaches have one common attribute through their extensive background “They know how important hockey isn’t”. They are committed to molding our organizations players into well-rounded young men."
Congratulations Boys once again!!!