Another seven players have been cut by the Halifax Mooseheads as they move closer to finalizing their 2014-15 lineup.
Goaltenders Jean-Philippe Brais and Jacob Dempsey were let go on Monday, along with defenceman Jacob Jacques and forwards Mark Vokey, Logan Saunders, Tristan Tardif and Eddie Banville.
The dropping of 18-year-old Jacques comes as probably the biggest surprise as he played in 40 games last season for Halifax, recording two goals and seven points, while posting a plus-seven rating.
Halifax has 30 players left in camp, including 16 forwards, 11 defenceman and three goaltenders.
That total doesn’t include sniper Nikolas Ehlers, who hasn’t yet rejoined the team. The Mooseheads have given Ehlers until Aug. 20 to arrive at camp, due to his busy off-season training with the Winnipeg Jets, who drafted him in the first round of the NHL draft in June.
The Mooseheads, who are 1-1 in the preseason, return to action on the road Friday against the Saint John Sea Dogs.