LaSalle Vipers Make Moves – by C. Scott Holland
The LaSalle Vipers have obtained the services of former player Daniel Beaudoin who had been playing with the Windsor Spitfires this season. Beaudoin a 19 year-old LaSalle resident had spent two seasons with LaSalle prior to this year’s stint with the OHL Spitfires. In 91 career GOJHL games he has 35 goals and 46 assists for 81 points plus 124 penalty minutes. Among his goals are nine powerplay tallies, three shorthanded markers and six game-winners. Beaudoin’s presence will greatly strengthen the Vipers’ offense.
In a related move, the Vipers sent 5′ 7″ Michael Ruttinger to the Lakeshore Canadiens of the Great Lakes Jr. C loop. The 165 lbs. LaSalle native, who has played in 24 game this season, had two goals and three assists.
The Vipers presently sit in 5th place in the tight Western Conference, two points below 4th place Chatham and just 4 points below second place St. Thomas and London. LaSalle leads 6th place Sarnia by a narrow two points. Just 6 points separates the five clubs.