LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO – For the second time in two weeks, the Leamington Flyers have acquired a local player with Junior ‘A ‘ experience.
The Flyers have grabbed Windsor native, Alex Cunningham in a deal with the Haliburton County Huskies.
Cunningham played his minor hockey with the Windsor Jr Spitfires ‘AAA’ club before signing with the Flyers during the cancelled 2020-21 season. He would eventually start his junior career with the Pickering Panthers of the OJHL.
After 13 games with the Panthers, Cunningham moved to Brantford, where he scored four goals and added 15 assists in 19 games with the 99ers.
Last season was a breakout year for the 20-year-old, who had 21 goals and 27 assists for 48 points in 53 games with Haliburton County.
“I’m really looking forward to playing Junior A hockey at home,” Cunningham remarks. “I know bringing a Junior A team to this area will be very beneficial for a lot of local players who are looking to play D1 or D3 hockey. We are going to be a very competitive team and I’m happy to play my final year in the nicest rink in the league.”
Earlier this month Leamington picked up Windsor native, Cayden Faust from the Navan Grads of the CCHL.
“We are very happy to bring another local player back home to play Junior A hockey,” says Flyers general manager, Justin Solcz. “Alex is a great player and a great person and he will have an important role with this team on and off the ice.”
Cunningham, Faust and the rest of the Leamington Flyers open the 2023-24 OJHL schedule on Thursday, September 7th when they host the Buffalo Jr. Sabres at 7:10pm at the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre.
More information can be found on the team’s social media channels and www.leamingtonflyers.com.