Battalion acquire netminder from Sting
(Supplied by the Ontario Hockey League)
The North Bay Battalion continued their busy couple of days off the ice.
The OHL team announced Sunday that they had acquired goaltender Cameron Lamour from the Sarnia Sting in exchange for a conditional 11th round pick in the 2022 OHL priority selection.
Lamour, 19, has spent the season so far with the Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the NOJHL going 5-3-1 with a 2.97 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage. Originally a third-round pick by the Saginaw Spirit in 2016, the Naughton, Ontario native has played in 51 games with the Spirit and Sting. He holds a record of 12-24-3 with a 4.39 goals against and a .858 save percentage.
Lamour made his Battalion debut in North Bay’s 3-1 loss to the Owen Sound Attack yesterday. He stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced and was named the game’s third star.
Rookie goalie Joe Vrbetic has played 23 of 31 games so far this season. Fellow rookie Christian Cicigoi has played seven games and is currently sidelined with an injury suffered in practice on December 7.
Either Reece Proulx of the Pembroke Lumberkings in the CCHL or Owen Wray of the North Bay Trappers major midgets, have backed up Vrbetic the last three games before the acquisition of Lamour.