Any news surrounding the team for next season? Rumor has it they are losing 7 players. Who have they committed for next season?
Whats UWO's walk on status like? I know they recruit pretty heavily so I'm wondering if there is any potential for players to obtain a walk on spot with the team.
Western has their big 3 of Turkiewicz, Snow and Baker through 4 years, Geoff Killing is through 4 years, and former Fronts Captain Adam Nemeth is gone for sure after 5 years. Newcomers are rumoured to be Daniel Erlich (Barrie), Norm Ezekiel (Barrie), and Stephen Gaskin (Guelph).
Typically CIS teams hold an "open" tryout. The team I follow is Laurier. Last year they had a posting on their men's hockey website. Cost was $50, you had to pre-register with the head coach via an email, with health forms filled out by a physician. Tryouts are usually 2 days.
Western is typically a strong team, with 2 major junior goaltenders, about 6 major junior defencemen, and before injuries, typically about 9-10 major junior forwards. With injuries, there seems to be room for about 2-4 junior A or B players at forward. Of those players, most scored around 50-65 points in their respective leagues.