Buccaneers filling up roster

The Nanaimo Buccaneers have more hands on deck after announcing six new signings this month.

The Nanaimo Buccaneers have more hands on deck after announcing six new signings this month.

The city’s junior B Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League club announced that Rowan Siider, Trent Bell, Nik Malenica, Owen Dalman, Nolan Richardson and Liam Craig will be part of the team in 2014-15.

Siider, Bell and Malenica are former North Island Silvertips major midget players. Siider is a stay-at-home defenceman, Bell is a feisty forward and Malenica is more of a power forward. Dalman and Richardson played last season for the Nanaimo midget Tier 1 team and Craig played midget in Cowichan. Dalman plays a fast, aggressive style up front, Richardson has potential to be a scorer and coaches like Craig’s work ethic.

The Buccaneers, with new coach Derek Bachynski, will hold main camp Aug. 15-17 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The season starts in September.