Saginaw's Nick Crawford has been added to Team OHL for the upcoming ADT Canada/Russia Challenge.
The 1990-born defenseman will represent Team Ontario in the upcoming tournament which is used to evaluate players for the Canadian World Junior Hockey Team. Crawford will join fellow Spirit blueliner T.J. Brodie in the tournament. ‘We are excited for Nick and the opportunity he has been given," stated Spirit Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach Todd Watson, "He deserves this opportunity and we know that he will proudly represent Saginaw and the Ontario Hockey League." Crawford is a third year veteran of the Spirit, having tallied 6 goals and 33 assists in his OHL regular season career. He has posted 1 goal and 10 assists in 16 games this season.Also from the OHL, it seems that Drew Schiestel was held out of Niagara's lineup due to a curfew violation and not an imminent deal. The rumors do persist that Windsor is interested in the Hamilton native, but for now it looks like there is still a Dogs t-shirt beneath his street clothes.