Spitfires Sign Brock Baier

(WINDSOR, ON) – General Manager Warren Rychel and goaltender Brock Baier have agreed to a standard Ontario Hockey League Player and Education package. Baier, 17, was a 10th round pick, 182nd overall, in the 2016 OHL priority selection.

The 6’4, 210-pounder from Stratford, appreciates the faith the club is showing in him.

“I was passed over in 2015, so I think maybe I’m coming in under the radar a little,” Baier said. “I was fortunate that Windsor became my go-to team. The fact they believe in me and trust me means everything. I believe good work habits lead to good things on and off the ice. I take pride in myself and in what I do. That’s what people can expect from me going forward.”

Rychel says he continues to like what he sees from Baier.

“He has made great strides in the last year,” Rychel said. “Brock is big. He’s a hard worker. He had a lot of NCAA options, but chose to come to Windsor. We’re happy he’s going to be part of the organization.”

This season, Baier has a 14-4-1-3 record with Listowel of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, and leads the league in both goals against average (1.74) and save percentage (.945).

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