Philips Makes OHL Debut, Signs With Storm
Philips, a 16-year-old rookie who had been playing Junior C with the Fergus Devils this season, signed with the Storm Sunday before making his debut.
“We are very pleased that Brock has decided to develop his considerable hockey and academic potential as a member of the Guelph Storm,” said Guelph Storm general manager Mike Kelly.
“Both Regan Stocco and myself have followed Brock throughout this season, and we are very confident that he is going to develop into an above-average OHL defenseman and NHL prospect.”
Philips, who stands six-foot-five made his debut Sunday in a 7-4 Guelph win over the Mississauga Steelheads. He registered his first OHL fight in the game, dropping the gloves with Mississauga’s Everett Clark in the second period of the game. Chatham’s James McEwan had an assist for the Storm in the win.
A fifth round pick of the Storm this year, one round behind Pain Court’s Levi Tetrault who played 4 games with the Storm earlier this season, grew up in Chatham, living and playing hockey in the community until 2006 when his parents moved to Fergus, Ontario.
This season in Fergus, the defenseman had 6 goals, 4 assists, and 125 penalty minutes in 34 regular season games.