Spirit reassign Camaryn Baber to NOJHL to continue his development with the Soo Thunderbirds
the 16 year old forward had 1 assist in 7 games with the Spirit this year....
By: Jason Marcoux
15th November, 2017
Saginaw Spirit director of communications Joey Battaino announced earlier this afternoon that Spirit rookie Camaryn Baber has been reassigned to the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Baber, a 5-foot-10, 174-pound RW from Sault Ste. Marie, ON was selected by the Spirit with the 57th overall pick in the third round of the 2017 OHL priority selection draft on April, 8 just 4 days after his sixteenth birthday.
He was initially sent to play for the Thunderbirds after scoring 1-goal and 1-assist in 1 pre-season game for the Spirit, but was called back on Oct. 14, for a game against the Kitchener Rangers after an injury to fellow rookie Nicholas Porco.
After two OHL games (Oct. 14-15) with the Spirit, Baber was sent back to the Thunderbirds for 3 games (Oct. 18-28) then returned to the Spirit for a 5-3 win over the Flint Firebirds on Nov. 1, at the Dow Event Center, before staying with the OHL club for the following 4 games.
Baber earned his first career OHL point after setting up Spirit forward Danny Katic with the primary assist on a second period goal in a 4-2 loss to the Steelheads last Friday (Nov. 10) at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.
The Soo native currently has 11-points (3-goals, 8-assists) through 17 games with the Thunderbirds this year.
Shortly after being drafted by the Spirit, Baber was invited to compete for team white at the Canadian National team's U-17 development camp; joining fellow Spirit forwards Aidan Prueter (team Black) and Porco (team Gold) along with Spirit defenseman Duncan Penman (team Blue) this past July.
Baber now has 7 games of valuable OHL experience under his belt, which he'll take back up to the Soo as he works on his development with the Thunderbirds, while waiting for the next big call up to Saginaw.