Cameron, Armstrong among 16 players cut by Heat

The Abbotsford Heat cut 16 players on Saturday morning, including four forwards who suited up for them last season.

The Abbotsford Heat cut 16 players on Saturday morning, including four forwards who suited up for them last season.

Bryan Cameron, Justin Dowling, John Armstrong and Ryley Grantham were among 10 players assigned to the Utah Grizzlies, the Heat’s ECHL affiliate. Others ticketed for Utah included forwards C.J. Severyn, Riley Emmerson, and Joshua “Podge” Turnbull; defencemen Trevor Glass and Nick Tuzzolino; and goalie Andrew Engelage.

Defenceman Cam Brodie was assigned to the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder, while fellow blueliner Mitch Versteeg will join the ECHL’s Trenton Titans.

Four players were outright released: defencemen Philippe Seydoux, J.P. Cote and Jeff May, and goalie Adam Avramenko.

Following the first round of cuts, the Heat have 25 players left in camp.

GOALIES

Leland Irving

Joni Ortio

David Brown

DEFENCE

John Negrin

James Martin

Chris Breen

T.J. Brodie

Brendan Mikkelson

Joe Piskula

Clay Wilson

*Patrick Cullity

FORWARDS

Paul Byron

Lance Bouma

Ryan Howse

Quintin Laing

Logan MacMillan

Jon Rheault

Dustin Sylvester

Mitch Wahl

Carter Bancks

Ben Walter

Stefan Meyer

Greg Nemisz

Gaelan Patterson

*Krys Kolanos

(*on tryout)