Maroons Will Look Vastly Different

Alex Morgan of the Chatham Maroons

Alex Morgan will play for the St. Thomas Stars this season – Photo by Helen Heath

When the puck drops on the 2013-2014 GOJHL season, the defending regular season Western Conference champion Chatham Maroons will look vastly different than they did last year.

The Maroons have sent two of their top forwards out via trade this summer, on top of losing several All-Star players to overage graduation.

Forwards and former OHLers Alex Morgan and Brennan Feasey were both shipped to other Junior B teams this summer by the Chatham Maroons new management team. Morgan will be suiting up for Western Conference rival, the St. Thomas Stars, while Feasey is headed to the Golden Horseshoe where he’ll play for the St. Catherines Falcones while he attends Brock University. Feasey will be studying Sports Management at Brock.

Morgan and Feasey join All-Star forwards Sean Myers and Blake Blondeel in the Maroons exodus, as the two local overage forwards graduated from the team this year due to age. Also not back with the Maroons are defenders Jake Flegal, Evan Mascaro, an Branden Morris.

The Maroons, who scored the most goals as a team last season in the GOJHL’s Western Conference with 210, are losing 90 of those goals, and three of their top six scorers in the group.

The changes open several spots for local talent to join the Maroons this season, and will allow new head coach and general manager Mark Davis to put his stamp on the team.

Chatham will start their training camp this coming weekend, Saturday August 17 at Memorial Arena at 9am. The camp will continue Sunday, before the Maroons play their first pre-season game Friday, August 23 against the LaSalle Vipers (7pm, Memorial Arena), and then against the Sarnia Legionnaires Sunday, August 25 (7pm, Memorial Arena).

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