The expansion Nipissing Lakers will likely be Team X in the OUA, since as a first-year team has its work cut out for it, especially in a northern community.
Recruits so far include former Ottawa 67's d-man Brodie Beard "who played 3 seasons of Major Junior with the Ottawa 67's." (And, uh, also played nine games for Carleton last season, meaning he might have to sit out half of 2009-10.) Goalie Kyle Cantlon who played provincial Junior A with the Couchiching Terriers, is also said to be coming.
There's a hint about a "defenceman from the Oshawa Generals." The Gennies, who missed the OHL playoffs like a certain other team from a city located along Highway 401, had one overage D left at the end of the season, John Quarrie.
The Lakers,w ho will wear Vancouver Canucks blue and green, plan to give their first 500 season-ticket holders a replica jersey. Granted, with a team that chooses to model its uniform on Vancouver, who have to assume they'll change their colours every two or three years (eh, Andrew?)
Lakers Hockey tickets hit the market (BayToday.ca)