Grynol expected to sign with Thunder Bay

Muskie forward Aaron Grynol, the team’s leading scorer last season, is expected to sign with the Thunder Bay Flyers next week.
New head coach Gary Wenzel confirmed late yesterday afternoon that Grynol will be in a Flyer uniform next season.
“I decided I needed a year [in Thunder Bay] before I made a jump [to the OHL],” said Grynol, who finished last season with 26 goals and 21 assists for the black-and-gold.
Grynol, 16, was not drafted during the Ontario Hockey League’s priority selection draft Saturday in Barrie despite starring for the ‘AAA’ Dryden Hornets regional all-star team at the Kobe Cup provincial Bantam tournament in Thunder Bay in April.
In fact, Grynol was named as the top forward at the tournament, which was scouted heavily by OHL and Junior ‘A’ teams. He also finished fourth in scoring overall with eight goals and four assists in six games.
More recently, he was selected as one of six players by the Thunder Bay Amateur Hockey Association to take part in the under-17 provincial camp in Waterloo from June 26-July 1.
Blair Bartlett, a right-winger with the Dryden Eagles, was the lone player drafted from the NorWOSSA league. He was taken in the 18th round–351st overall–by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
Blair Grennier, Blair McLaughlin, and Cam McLaughlin, who all spent last season with the Kenora ‘AAA’ Midget team, were the other area players drafted Saturday.