Posts Tagged ‘Niagara IceDogs’

Take this as you will, but an email sent to me early Thursday morning mentions that the Niagara IceDogs could be looking to change the structure of the team’s ownership. (more…)


Marty Williamson and his Niagara IceDogs have an interesting predicament on their hands. Currently sitting 3rd in the OHL’s Central Division, behind the Barrie Colts and the Mississauga Steelheads. The IceDogs need to decide whether or not they will be buyers or sellers come the January trade deadline. The IceDog’s papered roster looks deceivingly good, as the IceDogs on ice performance does not reflect what you would expect to see out of a roster that includes the likes of Brendan Perlini, Josh Ho-Sang, Anthony DiFruscia and more.  (more…)

The Niagara IceDogs have picked up forward, Nick Pastorious off of waivers from the Barrie Colts.

Pastorious, a 96′ born power forward, has spent parts of 2 seasons in Barrie and parts of 2 seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Having notched 12 points in his last games, as well as the Colts looking to bring some younger talent into the mix, the Colts could not promise the 200lb winger the ice time he is out to show the IceDogs he deserves.

If you’ve been following me either through Twitter or BBM, you’ll have known that both Brett Welychka and his agency have requested a trade from the London Knights for about a month now. The overage RW is widely regarded as the most versatile player in the league with experience playing every position except for goalie.

Welychka attended rookie camp this year with his childhood favourite Chicago Blackhawks, last year he attended rookie camp and training camp with the Tampa Bay Lightning where he turned a lot of heads and after his first season, he attended rookie camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

There have been many teams who have inquired about Brett Welychka’s services however it’s now down to four main players. Those being, the Niagara IceDogs, Erie Otters, Belleville Bulls, and the Owen Sound Attack. Any trade would begin with one player and at least two picks depending on the picks. Brett is an overage player, and out of the four teams that are considered the “main players,” all but one, the Belleville Bulls, would have to clear room, meaning they currently have all three overage players they’re allowed on their roster.

Brett has notched 115 points (51 goals, 64 assists) and managed to record 78 penalty minutes while being a +38 in 195 career OHL games over the span of five seasons.

Welychka is a fan favourite in London because he gives it his all night in and night out.