By Jesse Gilbert
At noon on Monday the Rail Yard Dawgs announced they had traded the rights of Cam Bakker to the Pensacola Ice Flyers in return for the rights to Brant Sherwood.
Cam Bakker played two partial seasons with Roanoke, playing 26 games with Roanoke in 17-18 after starting his professional career in the Federal Hockey League with the defunct Cornwall Nationals. In the 2018-19 season Cam was called up to the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL where he spent the majority of the regular season. He was sent back down to Roanoke and played 10 regular season games for the Dawgs and was crucial to their play-off success with 6 assists and 1 goal during the 5 game, 2 round run.
The 2019-20 season marks Brant Sherwood’s fifth year as a professional hockey player. His SPHL career started with the (now folded) Mississippi RiverKings. After the team folded he was moved to the Pensacola Ice Flyers for the 2018-19 season. He put up 14 points (5G, 9A) for Pensacola and had a brief stint here in Virginia when he was called up to the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals. Sherwood is a gritty forward but is still capable of generating plenty of offense.
There has been no word on whether or not Sherwood will be joining the Dawgs for training camp in the coming weeks, but his SPHL rights now belong to the team for the season.