Gaunce sidelined three to six weeks

Oct 23, 2012 - 07:23 EDT
Written By: Sweetland, Josh

BELLEVILLE, ON - Bulls Head Coach and General Manager George Burnett announced Tuesday that team captain Brendan Gaunce will be sidelined for the next three to six weeks with a second degree shoulder separation suffered late in the third period in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Sudbury Wolves.

Gaunce, who has played an integral role in the leadership and chemistry of the team early on this season, will undergo treatment and rehabilitation in the coming weeks in the hopes of making a safe and smooth return to the Bulls lineup.

With four goals and five assists through his first eleven games, Gaunce has also played a large role in the early season success of the Bulls penalty kill that ranks first in the OHL with a 91.4% efficiency rate. The club's penalty kill has been so effective, that it is five percentage points ahead of the second placed Saginaw Spirit.

The unfortunate news comes just after Gaunce was named to Team OHL for the upcoming Subway Super Series being held in Guelph and Sarnia on November 8th and 12th. 

The Bulls will charge onward without their captain with a pair of games on home ice this week. Wednesday night, the Bulls face Stuart Percy and the Mississauga Steelheads at 7:05pm before locking horns with the Kingston Frontenacs on Saturday night at 7:05pm. For tickets, contact the Bulls Box Office at 613-966-8338.