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Monday, September 21, 2015
Dakotah Woods of Chapleau signs with Quebec Remparts of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Dakotah Woods, who started playing hockey in the Chapleau Minor Hockey Association has signed to play in the 2015-2016 season with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League.
Dakotah is the son of Isabelle (Saunders) and Gordon Woods, of Chapleau, now living in North Bay. He is also a member of Brunswick House First Nation.
Randy Russon of Hockey News North reported that Dakotah, a 1998 birth-date defenceman who played with the Elliot Lake Wildcats of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League as a 16-year old in 2014-2015, has signed with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Woods, who hails from Chapleau, Ont., played in 58 of Elliot Lake’s 63 games in 2014-2015 and took a regular shift on a Wildcats team that advanced to the second round of the NOJHL playoffs. Mr Russon wrote.
Dakotah makes the move from the NOJHL and Elliot Lake to Quebec and the QMJHL after having a strong camp with the Memorial Cup champion Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. He signs with Quebec as an undrafted free agent.
Elliot Lake general manager Todd Stencill praised the work ethic of Dakotah in an interview with Mr Russon,
“You’re not going to find many players that will put as much time and effort into their off-season training than this young man did,” Stencill told HockeyNewsNorth.com.