Thursday, 04.26.18 / 11:15 am CT
The IceRays have signed Waterloo Siskins forward Alex Lycett to a tender contract. He will be competing for a roster spot at the start of the 2018-19 season.
After a long and productive high school hockey career at Cranbrook-Kingswood in suburban Detroit, Lycett trekked across the border to play Canadian junior hockey in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. He immediately made an impact in his first season in Waterloo, ranking second on his team with 49 points (26 G, 23 A) in 43 games played.
Lycett became one of the Siskins’ core playmakers in the playoffs, tallying a goal and eight assists in 14 postseason games. He helped lead the team all the way to a decisive Game 7 in the Midwestern Conference Semi-Finals against the Listowel Cyclones, who are currently in the Sutherland Cup Championship Series. Lycett had a dominant season at the Junior B level, but is looking forward to taking the next step in his junior hockey career with the IceRays.
“I tendered with Corpus Christi because of the culture,” Lycett said. “The fan base, the facilities, the coaching staff, and the tradition. I’ve always heard good things about the program so it was almost a no-brainer. Another big factor in why I tendered there is because after talking to Coach Flynn, I thought his philosophy would complement my game well.”
Two natural left-wingers and big bodies in Brendan Miller and Jayson Dimizio have aged out, as well as half of the IceRays’ forwards. There will be plenty of new names on the roster next season, and IceRays Director of Scouting Mike Mondoux is confident Lycett could well be one of them.
“Alex had a great season in Waterloo,” Mondoux said. “He is a power forward who has the ability to put the puck in the net. Has good puck skills, makes good decisions with the puck at both ends of the ice. Looking for him to come in and play a big role next year.”