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from the Windsor Spitfires,
General Manager Warren Rychel has announced team captain Kerby Rychel and veteran defenceman Nick Ebert have been dealt to the Guelph Storm.
In return, the Spitfires receive winger Brody Milne and eight draft picks: Guelph's 2nd in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Kitchener's 3rd in 2016, Guelph's 4th in 2015 and Windsor's 4th in 2014.
Also included in the deal is a conditional 15th round pick in 2017.
"Obviously it's a tough trade to make with two impact players on our team." Rychel said, moments after the deal was approved. "But with an exceptionally tough Western Conference, we think it was important to take a step back now in order to take a big step ahead down the road."
from Tony Saxon of the GuelphMercury,
For the first time in 10 years, the one-time NHL defenceman and American Hockey League coach of the year will get to coach on home soil as an assistant with the Guelph Storm.
“It’s been 10 years. Am I a better coach? Definitely. Am I a better person? I’d like to think so,” Stewart, 54, said during training camp workouts at the Sleeman Centre Thursday.
The last time Stewart, 54, had an official capacity on a players’ bench on this continent was 1999-2000 when he guided the Barrie Colts to the Memorial Cup final.
While that Colts team was a success on the ice, it was widely regarded as a bit of a gong show off it.
It witnessed: an attempt to smuggle a Ukrainian player across the border in the luggage compartment of the team bus; a player charged with an on-ice assault; others with sexual assault; and a display of unsportsmanlike behaviour at the Memorial Cup in Halifax that included the team marching out of the official banquet.
Instead of propelling him to another shot at a professional job, the year in Barrie left Stewart as something of a persona non grata in Canada’s hockey world.