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Reid Vos (far left) celebrates a goal at Mariners Centre (Ken Chetwynd Photo)

Mariners make blockbuster trade ahead of MHL Draft

By Kevin Northup Jun 12, 2023 | 1:50 PM

The Yarmouth Mariners have been busy since coming home from nationals.

They made a blockbuster trade Thursday that saw popular forward Reid Vos go to the newly-formed West Kent Steamers.

Also the rights to Vos’ younger brother Isaac, forward Tristan LeBlanc and draft picks.

Coming back the other way, forwards Will Chisholm, Nathan Carter and Hudson Clarke, and defender Jake Prince.

Head Coach and GM Laurie Barron says it was tough to move Vos.

“Very very hard to see him go, but I just felt it was one of those deals where we had an opportunity to build our depth for years to come,” said Barron.

Chisholm brings years of QMJHL-experience with him, having played for the Gatineau Olympiques.

Barron calls him a real leader.

“We were ecstatic to get him. He’s a hard worker and an all-around good kid. He’ll be a big leader for us on and off the ice.”

Even though Nathan Carter played for the Lumberjacks, the Mariners have had their eye on him for a while.

“We’ve inquired about his rights a few times. It’s huge to get him. He plays the right way, and very professional. He’s a good guy for us on and off the ice,” said Barron.

Clarke will attend camp with the Halifax Mooseheads this fall, and Prince could play another year in U18, but will get a look in training camp with the Mariners.

Mariners take O’Connell as territorial draft pick

The MHL revealed territorial draft selections today.

The Yarmouth Mariners will draft 16-year old defenseman Dawson O’Connell of West Pubnico.

O’Connell played for the South Shore Mustangs in the NS U18 Major league last season, putting up 12 assists in 35 regular season games.


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