FORT McMURRAY, AB (May 14, 2015) – The Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League have transferred the playing rights of 1995-born defenceman Brett McNeil (Halifax, NS), and 1996-born defenceman Brett Doiron (St. Ann’s, PEI) to the Grande Prairie Storm, the team announced today.
The transaction completes a trade between the two teams from January 10th of this year, which saw the Storm trade Doiron to Fort McMurray in exchange for future considerations.
Doiron, a graduate of Rothesay-Netherwood prep school in Rothesay, New Brunswick, completed his first year of Junior A competition this season, splitting 44 regular season games between the Storm and Barons, registering 9 points (2 goals, 7 assists), while also dressing in 3 AJHL post-season games and all 5 of the MOB’s Western Canada Cup contests. In 52 total games, Doiron also registered 131 penalty minutes.
McNeil departs after two full seasons as an Oil Baron, dressing in 113 total regular season games and scoring 48 points (6 goals, 42 assists) during that time, with 232 total penalty minutes. He also played in 21 AJHL post-season games, notching 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists).
The Halifax Titans Midget AAA graduate was also the Oil Barons second-leading scorer at the 2015 Western Canada Cup, registering 4 assists in 5 games.
The Oil Barons organization would like to thank both Brett McNeil and Brett Doiron for their excellent contributions to the organization, both on and off the ice, and wish them the absolute best of luck continuing their junior hockey careers with the Storm.