Vets Roster Released

Woodstock Navy Vets kick off their 2014-15 season on home ice Friday night with free game for fans.

WOODSTOCK -- The Woodstock Navy Vets will kick off their regular season Friday night on home ice.

Monday, the team released their opening day roster and promotions schedule for the 2014-15 season.

Friday night's game at Southwood Arena is not only the first game of the season and home opener, it's also free for all fans to come and watch.

In the release, the management and coaches highlighted that 91.3% of the clubs roster positions have been filled by local players:

#1   Goalie     Michael Roefs   1993  Ingersoll
#2   Forward  Chris Nauts   1997  Woodstock
#3   Forward  Austin Richardson  1996  Woodstock
#4   Defence  Nick Mercier   1997  Cambridge
#5   Defence  Cam Leslie    1997  Embro
#6   Forward   Michael Nutt   1995  Ingersoll
#8   Forward   Braden Hutchison  1997  Tillsonburg
#9   Forward   Nick Zehr    1996  Woodstock
#10 Defence   Nathan Innes   1996  Woodstock
#11 Forward   Michael Gillespie  1993  Woodstock
#13 Forward   Mackenzie Langford 1993  Woodstock
#14 Forward   Justin Elms    1997  Woodstock
#16 Defence   Tyler Lyons   1993  Woodstock
#17 Forward   Matt Jauernig   1995  Woodstock
#19 Defence   Max Coyle    1998  Tillsonburg
#20 Defence   Jeremy Racicot  1997  Ingersoll
#21 Defence   Jake Schneider  1995  Woodstock
#23 Forward   Garrett Whetham  1995  Woodstock
#24 Forward   Dan Haig    1995  Woodstock
#31 Goalie     Jackson Swindells  1996  Woodstock

Additionally, the Vets are excited to announce the affiliation of the following three local players that will spend time with the club this season:

Defence        Austin Whetham  1997  Woodstock
Defence        Chris Thompson  1997  Woodstock
Forward        Chris Jenssen  1997  Woodstock

The organization will also celebrate the year with a number of promotional nights for the fans to enjoy including:

Sept. 12      Free Home Opener                Admission is Free
Oct. 10        Breast Cancer Awareness     Pink Jerseys -- Donations accepted
Nov. 11       Remembrance Day                Camo Jerseys -- Jerseys Auctioned
Nov. 28       Minor Hockey Night                WMHA & Wildcats Free (Jerseys)
Dec. 5         Alzheimer's Awareness          Purple Jerseys -- Donations accepted
Dec. 19       Teddy Toss/Social Media       Retweet/Share for 1/2 off admission
Jan. 23        Fan Appreciation                    Free T-Shirt to first 100 fans

In their release, the Navy Vets say "the not-for-profit organization is committed to the community of Woodstock; to take the team back to what it once was, a pillar of excellence within the community both on and off the ice."

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