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Battalion forward heading to the Quebec League

'I think with the uncertainty surrounding training camp we knew we had 14 forwards currently signed and we know we have a lot of good young players coming into our training camp'
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Harrison Caines battles for a puck. FIle photo by Tom Martineau/BayToday.

The North Bay Battalion forward Harrison Caines is on the move.  Battalion general manager Adam Dennis confirmed that the 19-year-old forward was waived through the OHL and picked up in the Quebec League by the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.  

The 2017 ninth-round selection of the Battalion netted 7 goals along with 9 assists for 16 points in 62 games last season. 

Dennis says moving Caines was not an easy decision. 

"It certainly was not one we took lightly," admitted Dennis.  

"I think with the uncertainty surrounding training camp we knew we had 14 forwards currently signed and we know we have a lot of good young players coming into our training camp."  

Dennis felt the time was right considering Caines was still considered a very capable CHL player. 

"With the Quebec league started it just turned into an opportunity where we were not sure what was going to happen come December 1 in terms of where our team was going to be so we really felt like it was an opportunity for us to make a tough decision earlier than we would have liked but what it did was open up a door for Harrison to get playing right away and Chicoutimi Sagueneens was looking for a veteran player that has played in the league and we are all hoping that it is going to be a good fit for the player."


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