Teams look for impact rosters additions as the calendar flips to October

Sam Meisenheimer (left) is set to join the Summerside Western Capitals. Sam King, pictured wearing the Canada East uniform at the U18 World Championship in 2016, is now a member of the Edmundston Blizzard.

The top two teams in the Eastlink North Division last season have each added a major piece to their roster, and both players are expected to be in their respective lineups on Saturday.

Sam Meisenheimer has arrived with the Summerside Western Capitals. The team says the 20-year-old forward from Ottawa will make his debut on home ice against the Yarmouth Mariners. Meisenheimer has spent the past three seasons in the QMJHL, from Moncton in 2016-17 to Charlottetown and Chicoutimi last season, compiling 14 goals and 20 assists in 104 games. He started the year with Mississauga in the OHL. Meisenheimer presents yet another scoring threat for Summerside, who have scored 27 goals in their first five games. His

The Edmundston Blizzard announced that 20-year-old right winger Sam King will make his debut when the Grand Falls Rapids come to play at the Jean-Daigle Centre. The Hampton, N.B. native spent the past two seasons with the QMJHL’s Charlottetown Islanders, with 14 goals and 20 assists in 112 games in that period. Drafted sixth overall by Woodstock in 2014, King spent the 2014-15 season with the Slammers before being traded to Yarmouth part of the way through the following year. He was acquired by the Blizzard on September 10th from St. Stephen in return for forward Caleb Kean. The two teams also exchanged conditional first-round picks and future considerations.

In the Eastlink South, the Fred Page Cup host Amherst Ramblers have added free agent Colton McKenna. The 19-year-old forward from Buffalo played 17 games with Moncton in the QMJHL last season, picking up two assists. In parts of three seasons with the OJHL’s Buffalo Jr. Sabres, McKenna notched 14 goals and 11 assists in 69 games. He made his MHL debut Friday night.