The Florida Everblades sit in second place in the East Coast Hockey League’s South Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference. Helping the team out this season are five Ontario Hockey League alumni. Although the Everblades currently have the top two point getters in the ECHL and four players in the top 20, none of the OHL grads are among them.
Trevor Hendrikx played five seasons with the Peterborough Petes from 2001-02 to 2005-06. Trevor is featured in this previous post at OHL Alumni Central.
Elgin Reid played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2003-04 to 2007-08. Reid began his career with the Ottawa 67’s and moved to the Windsor Spitfires midway through the 2006-07 season.
Alex Hutchings played four seasons with the Barrie Colts from 2006-07 to 2009-10, playing a major role in Barrie’s Hamilton Spectator victory as the Ontario Hockey League’s regular season champion in his final season. Hutchings then helped the Colts to the Robertson Cup final before bowing out to the Windsor Spitfires.
Drew Larman played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2002-03 to 2004-05. Larman began his career with the Sarnia Sting and was moved to the London Knights midway through his final season. Drew helped the Knights to a Robertson Cup and Memorial Cup victory in that final season.
Jared Staal played four seasons with the Sudbury Wolves from 2006-07 to 2009-10. Jared hopes to join his three older brothers in the NHL soon.