Monday, February 09, 2009

Having a Seat Over There: Lindsay Sparks Commits

The 2009 class has a fifth member. Brown-decommit Lindsay Sparks will join the Wolverines next year. He's a 5'9" 170 center who currently plays for the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. He has 18-39--57 in 41 games, good for sixth on the team in points (though four of the five guys in front of him are 88's and the other is an 89--he's a 1990 birthday). Oakville sits in second place in the MacKinnon Division with a record of--ready for this?--39-0-2-0-0-8 (W-OTW-SOW-OTL-SOL-L). They'll be playing Brampton (and potential recruit Alex Guptill) in the first round of the OJHL Playoffs. I'm sure the Wolverine coaches will be keeping an eye on that series.

Sparks also played for Canada's Team East in the World Junior A Challenge (the tournament Moffie played in) in November. Here's what the coach of the Blades had to say about him at the time:

"With Lindsay Team Canada East is getting on of the quickest players in the entire league. He is called upon to carry much of the offence (ahhh Canada! -ed) load for our team and I am sure he will be able to play a similar role during this competition."

He ended up with just 1 assist and 16 PIMs in that tournament for the eventual bronze medalists.

He joins Chris Brown, AJ Treais, Kevin Lynch, and Lee Moffie as members of the entering class of 2009.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He's clearly not as highly rated as our other three incoming forwards, but for a kid who is probably not getting a lot of scholarship money, and will be a depth forward for us, it sounds like a pretty good pickup.