Earlier this month, one of my posts dealt with the Mike Hayes trade from Torbay to Mount Pearl. It was rumoured the scrapper wouldnt be sticking around with the Blades for too long as a deal was maybe in the works with the CeeBees. I guess that deal fell through. Over the weekend Hayes was dealt to the Southern Shore for goaltender Doug Jewer. If youre a Mount Pearl fan, this could be good news for you. I say could because Jewer is something of an unknown. The former AAA Maple Leafs netminder has been a journeyman for the last four years. In 05-06 he played NCAA hockey with Northeast University. He failed to record a win, finishin 0-8-1 in 11 games. The next year, he played Canadian junior A hockey with the Kanata Stallions earning league and team MVP honours, the top goalie award, and a first team all-star spot. Last year, Jewer suited up for the Carleton University Ravens and suffered on a weak roster, finishing the year with a 10-9-0 record and a 3.84 goals against average. What perplexes me most is how the Shore have his rights, but theres no record of him having played a single senior hockey game. Ever. So who is Doug Jewer? And what will his value to the Blades be? More importantly, Im desperate for the second half of the season. Im not counting Torbay out, not by any means. If anyone can get the best out of a team, Im told its Steve Power. But the second half of the season is going to be a power struggle between the defending champ CeeBees and the Shore. Interesting to note, theyll play three times in January alone. Willing to bet theyll be sellouts at both arenas. And, it could get even more interesting. Rumour has it Randy Sellars, a long time CeeBee tough guy for four seasons known as The Beast from the East, might be back in the second half. Hayes. Sellars. Madness in Mobile from the Southern Shore Arena. Im lookin for ringside seats.
- July 27, 2010 - 13:55
Happy New Year Ken,
There is more to senior hockey in Newfoundland than the east coast. This story and the one on young Piercey just proves to me that you need to look past the Avalon for hockey stories. Some ideas include the father/son combo on the cataracts. Also why not profile what some of these hockey players do for a living. I'm tired of reading about east coast sports events. The Drukens, Langdons are old news.It's a provincial paper isn't it. Come on let's broaden our horizen just a little.