Pontiacs sign Kroon and Shmyr from Calgary Mustangs

Cayden Shmyr, left, and Josh Kroon, right, sign with the Bonnyville Pontiacs. Image credit: Rick Swan.

The Bonnyville Pontiacs have signed two defencemen from the Calgary Mustangs.

Josh Kroon and Cayden Shmyr (2000 born) agreed to sign with the Pontiacs, head coach Rick Swan announced via his Twitter account.

Both players were free agents as the Calgary Mustangs have been granted a leave of absence for the upcoming season, citing low ticket revenues and advertising revenues as the reason for their hiatus.

Kroon played 55 games last season and five playoff games with the Mustangs scoring two goals and 12 assists combined.

In 2016-17, Kroon played with SEAC Tigers Midget AAA scoring six points in 38 games.

Shmyr appeared in 50 regular-season games and three playoff games scoring six goals and 15 assists in 2018-19.

Shmyr had a cup of coffee with the Okotoks Oilers in 2016-17 playing in one game while a member of the Midget AAA Calgary Buffaloes.

Both players fall into a roster than is feeling a 20-year-old player squeeze.

The Pontiacs will have to drop at least four 1999 born players before the beginning of the season.

In the past two weeks, the Yaks have added Alex Marrocco from the Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), Thomas Kramer (Boston College Prep), and Devon Cyr and Noah Bankowski (SJHL).

Alberta Junior Hockey League teams are currently competing to sign former Calgary Mustangs.


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