Johnson clears waivers

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You’re only allowed to have three overage players on an OHL team, and the Soo Greyhounds made a move with one of their four overage players this week.

Hounds overage goaltender Tyler Johnson, who was placed on waivers on Monday, has cleared waivers at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Johnson, who came over to the Hounds in a trade with the London Knights back on October 17th, 2017, had 14 wins, 1 loss, 1 shootout loss and 2 shutouts as a member of the red and white during the 2017-2018 season.

His 2.36 goals against average during the 2017-2018 regular season, set the new Soo Greyhounds record for the lowest goals against average during a regular season, passing Hounds current No. 1 goaltender Matthew Villalta, who held the previous record (2.41) back in 2016-2017.

The Amherst, New York native was in net for the Hounds season opener in Saginaw back on September 19th, where he made 38 saves in a 5-2 loss to the Saginaw Spirit at the Dow Event Center.

With the departure of Johnson, Hounds 2017 9th round pick Ethan Taylor will now serve as the team’s No. 2 goaltender.

Heading into Peterborough tomorrow night, the Hounds now have three overage players on their team, including defencemen Mac Hollowell and Jordan Sambrook and forward Keeghan Howdeshell.

(Photo credit to James Egan’s Sports Photography)

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Matt Stefano
Matt had graduated from Sault College in the General Arts and Sciences program in 2011 and has been working in the sports field ever since. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native has worked as an Athletics Assistant in the Sault College Athletics Department during his final year of school in 2011. After graduating, Stefano worked for two years at the George Leach Centre from 2011-2013 for the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Basketball Games as an Athletics Assistant. From 2013 on, Stefano has been working as the Soo Thunderbirds communications person and has also been volunteering with Shaw TV Sault Ste. Marie since 2014, doing Soo Thunderbirds TV Segments.

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