By Dave Leaderhouse
ESTEVAN BRUINS, D
The Estevan Bruins, on an annual basis, have uncovered a gem on the blueline with Johnny Witzke last year following in the footsteps of Josh Rieger the previous season and Zach Douglas before that.
The early returns on Aigne McGeady-Bruce appear to have the 19-year-old taking over that torch as the Nelson, B.C., product already has a goal and two assists in his first two games in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
McGeady-Bruce, at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, will also provide plenty of support in front of the Estevan goal, which is welcome news for a team that struggled at times in that department last season despite running away with the Viterra Division title.
McGeady-Bruce comes to Estevan after two seasons of junior hockey with the Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Last year, McGeady-Bruce appeared in 42 games for the Leafs and contributed five goals and 11 assists while as a 17-year-old he dressed in 39 contests and registered two goals and six helpers.
McGeady-Bruce also got into eight games with the Leafs as a 16-year-old where he collected three assists while he spent the remainder of that season with the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Midget Hockey League and picked up six points in 40 games. McGeady-Bruce also saw action in 40 games with the Ice as a 15-year-old and in that campaign he notched a pair of goals while setting up two more.
The Bruins are looking to continue moving up in the SJHL standings and with the addition of McGeady-Bruce they appear to be heading in the right direction.
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