With the Burlington Barracudas being folded by the CWHL in order to make the league more competitive overall came the news of a dispersal draft. The players that wish to play in the CWHL for the upcoming 2012-13 season were placed in a draft between the two other GTA teams, Brampton HC and Toronto Furies. Here is a look at the players the Toronto Furies were able to draft.
Christina Kessler, Goaltender
In 2011-12 for Burlington she played 11 games finishing with one win and 10 losses. She also posted a 5.10 GAA and .837 SV%. Christina is a very talented goaltender and helped Team Canada win at the 2010 Four Nation’s Cup and silver at the 2011 Four Nation’s Cup. She also led the NCAA in save percentage over the 2007-08 season with a .953 SV%. Christina is a solid technical goalie that is projected to be the starter for Toronto in the upcoming 2012-13 CWHL season. She will no doubt benefit from the mentoring of Sami Jo Small and that will help take her game to the next level.
Shannon Moulson, Defence
Shannon was the top point producing defender for the Barracudas last year. She finished the year with three goals, six assists and a plus six rating in 27 games. The Moulson family has good hockey skills with Shannon’s brother Matt playing a starring role for the New York Islanders of the NHL. Shannon will use her skills to help strengthen the depth of an already great defence unit in Toronto this year.
Amanda Shaw, Defence
She was the 18th overall pick in the 2010 CWHL Draft by Burlington. Last season Amanda contributed four assists and a plus two rating in 25 games. In her rookie season of 2010-11 she had one assist and an even rating in 23 games. She will be a solid defensive presence for the Furies, helping to provide a stay at home style alongside their puck movers.