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09-25-2012, 08:10 PM
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WildcatMapleLeafs28
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The Saint John paper reads..

"Moncton signed two free agents yesterday, acquiring goaltender John Chartrand and forward Kyle Haas. Chartrand replaces former Wildcats goaltender Brandon Thibeau, who was released on Monday.

Chartrand played the past three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, splitting time between the Niagara IceDogs, Barrie Colts and Belleville Bulls. He had a 4.00 goals-against average, .885 save percentage, one shutout and an 8-11-1 record last season in Belleville.

“John Chartrand is a 19-year-old goaltender who’s in his fourth major junior season,’’ said Flynn. ``He played 50-plus games over the past two seasons combined. He’ll be a good experienced partner for (starter) Alex Dubeau.’’

Haas, 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, had four points and 106 penalty minutes in 46 games as a rookie last season with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. He won’t be in the lineup for tonight’s game.

“Kyle Haas is an 18-year-old role player,’’ said Flynn. ``I talked to (Saskatoon head coach) Lorne Molleken. He said that he’s a real good kid and a tough, hard-nosed forward. Saskatoon is hosting the Memorial Cup so they’re going with an older lineup this season.’’

Seems like a nice addition since Johnston's considered more a heavy-weight and seems to have improved which makes him more valuable to be on the ice rather than in the box.

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