Guelph Storm Acquires Brody Crane from the IceDogs
The Guelph Storm has recently made a significant acquisition by securing forward Brody Crane from the Niagara IceDogs. This strategic move was announced by George Burnett, the General Manager of the Guelph Storm.
Brody Crane, a talented left winger from Union, Ontario, was initially selected by the London Knights in the fourth round, 62nd overall, in the 2020 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. Over three seasons in the OHL, split between the Knights and the IceDogs, Crane has demonstrated his prowess on the ice. The 5-foot-11, 185 lbs forward has accumulated 66 points, comprising 24 goals and 42 assists, in 147 regular season games. Additionally, Crane has participated in 25 OHL playoff games and was instrumental in leading the Knights to the OHL Championship Series in 2023.
Burnett expressed his enthusiasm about Crane’s addition to the team, highlighting his strong skating skills, good technique, and valuable playoff experience as assets that will benefit the Storm moving forward. Crane’s performance statistics further underscore his potential impact on the team:
- In the 21/22 Regular Season with London, he scored 8 goals and 7 assists in 56 games.
- In the 22/23 Regular Season with London, he improved significantly, scoring 13 goals and 29 assists in 68 games.
- In the 23/24 Regular Season, split between London and Niagara, he has already scored 3 goals and 6 assists in 23 games.
Prior to his career in the OHL, Crane was a product of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres AAA program. His journey through these ranks has shaped him into a promising player for the Storm. Crane himself expressed excitement about joining the Storm, looking forward to getting on the ice and contributing to the team’s success.
This acquisition reflects the Storm’s commitment to strengthening their roster and their pursuit of excellence in the league. Brody Crane’s arrival is eagerly anticipated by fans and team members alike, as they look forward to seeing his impact on the ice.