It was a busy Monday afternoon for some teams in the OHL as Ottawa and Owen Sound pulled off a blockbuster deal while division rivals Plymouth and Windsor made a one-for-one swap. Plus, a another college player leaves for London.
Ceci, Janes sent to 67's for Middleton, Blandisi:
On Monday, the Ottawa 67's traded defenseman Cody Ceci, forward Steven Janes and a third round pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection to the Owen Sound Attack in exchange for defenseman Jacob Middleton and forward Joseph Blandisi. Ceci, who was the 67's co-captian, had 11 goals and 29 assists in 42 games this season and is second in scoring among defenseman while Janes had 14 goals and 13 assists in 36 games. Both players had spent their OHL careers with Ottawa. Blandisi scored seven goals and added 18 assists in 37 games while Middleton, a 1996-born defenseman had one assist in 14 games with the Attack.
Plymouth Whalers Trade Aleardi For Lorentz:
On Monday afternoon, the Plymouth Whalers sent overage forward Alex Aleardi to the Windsor Spitfires in exchange for forward Zach Lorentz. Aleardi had 15 goals and 14 assists for 29 assists in 39 games with the Whalers this season, while Lorentz, who will be playing for his third team in five months, scored a goal and five assists in 15 games with the Spitfires. Lorentz, along with defenseman Trevor Murphy, was acquired from the Peterborough Petes for forward Derek Schoenmakers and defenseman Brandon Devlin.
Stolarz heads to London:
It's going to be a crowded crease in London as goaltender Anthony Stolarz left the University of Nebraska-Omaha hockey program for the London Knights. According the the University's website, Stolarz is "expected to sign" with the defending OHL champions. The Jackson, New Jersey native, who was in his freshman year with the Mavericks, had a 2-5 record with a 2.56 goals against average and a .898 save percentage in eight games. Stolarz, who is listed at 6-foot-6, 220 lbs, was selected 45th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Photo of Cody Ceci by Terry Wilson/OHL Images, CHL Images 2012