Chatham Maroons Commit To Four, Including Stubberfield, Bowden
Former Chatham-Kent Cyclones teammates, both forwards played Major Midget ‘AAA’ hockey last season.
Stubberfield, a Chatham product, played for the Alliance champion Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs where he had 13 goals and 26 points in 33 games. He also scored twice in 3 games with the Maroons as an affiliate.
“Extremely smart player. Can play both center and wing and passes really well,” said Maroons head coach Kyle Makaric of Stubberfield. “A guy who can play in any scenario and will boost any line he plays on with his hockey IQ.”
Bowden, of Tilbury, had 22 points in 28 games for the Major Midget Windsor Jr. Spitfires this season. He has played a handful of games for Chatham over the past two seasons.
“Brings a lot of size. Isn’t afraid to take the puck to the net or play heavy on the cycle in the offensive zone. A kid who can make an impact for us right away,” said Makaric of Bowden.
A third player with local connections was Braeden Caetano who led the Wheatley Sharks in scoring as a 16-year-old. Caetano is a Sun County Panthers alumni. He had 15 goals and 36 points in 40 games last year.
“He is a big kid who led their team in scoring as a 16 year old. He moves really well and has great finishing ability. He is a solid 200 foot player who makes the guys around him better,” Makaric told CKSN.
Chatham also committed to Ty Moss, who spent last season with the Junior C Amherstburg Admirals.
“He is a player the fans will like a ton. Very tough to play against. Loves to compete and fights for every inch of the ice. Possesses a good shot and nose for the net.”