Kennedy, Fancy to split preseason game Thursday against Ramblers
Truro Truro Bearcats have acquired 20-year-old goaltender Jordan Kennedy from the Miramichi Timberwolves.
TRURO – The Truro Bearcats junior A hockey team added experience in the crease on Wednesday with the acquisition of 20-year-old goaltender Jordan Kennedy.
The Bearcats acquired Kennedy in a trade with the Miramichi Timberwolves. In exchange, Truro sent 16-year-old defenceman Bailey Webster (Cornwall, P.E.I., midget AAA), along with future considerations, to Miramichi.
“He had a lot of games and a lot of minutes played last year in Miramichi,” Bearcats coach Shawn Evans said of his new netminder. “Jordan’s a kid that wanted a change and he fits the bill for us this season.”
In 40 games last season, Kennedy posted a 3.76 goals against average and .893 save percentage for the Timberwolves.
Kennedy, a native of Reserve Mines, near Sydney, also has Quebec major junior league experience with Lewiston and Moncton, and said he is looking forward to a fresh start in the Hubtown.
“I’m extremely happy,” he said of being a Bearcat. “I know a lot of the guys on the team, and so far since I’ve been here, even the guys I don’t know, they have treated me really well and I’m feeling comfortable.”
Kennedy, six-foot-two, 192 pounds, and Jacob Fancy will form the Bearcats’ goaltending tandem this season. Fancy was a backup last year.
Evans said he hasn’t pegged either puckstopper as an everyday No. 1, feeling the team will benefit from having two capable goalies ready to play on any night.
“We don’t have a number one guy, we’ve got two solid guys that can play; that’s what I felt we needed,” he said. “(Kennedy’s) a guy with a lot of experience that’s been around the block and he’s a guy that will come in and compete and work with Jacob Fancy.”
Kennedy and Fancy will split time in nets tonight when the Bearcats host the Amherst Ramblers in preseason action at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre at 7 p.m.
Webster was a second-round pick of the Bearcats in this year’s draft. In 35 games last season, the six-foot-two, 175-pound blueliner had two goals, eight assists and 10 penalty minutes for Cornwall. He attended Q-league camp with Saint John and was cut last weekend.