Maroons Continue Signing
The Chatham Maroons have continued adding to their roster for the upcoming 2019-2020 GOJHL season.
Aleksa Babic is one of the players Chatham added this week. The defender, a Sun County Panthers ‘AAA’ alumni comes from the A21 Academy in Windsor.
“He is a player we liked a lot last year at camp but had some aspects of his game to work on. Over the course of one season he has improved in all of those areas and more,” head coach Kyle Makaric said in a team news release about the former Windsor Spitfires OHL pick.
“He is a smooth skater with a great passing touch. He is a player than can make plays out of our zone and through the neutral zone and isn’t afraid to jump into the rush. He brings a lot of poise to our back end and will be counted on to make an impact right away.”
Although they announced his commitment following camp, the Maroons also announced the official signing of Chatham product Adrian Stubberfield.
Stubberfield spent last season with the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs ‘AAA’ team, and also scored twice for the Maroons in three games as an affiliate.
“He can play all 3 forward positions and his biggest strength is his hockey sense and how he sees the game. He is a player that can be trusted in all scenarios both offensively and defensively and is always on the right side of the puck,” Makaric said.
Chatham also signed 2002 born defender Ryan McKim of Windsor. McKim is a graduate of the Windsor Jr. Spitfires ‘AAA’ team.
“Ryan is a great puck mover and always seems to find forwards up the ice with crisp breakout passes. His ability to use his stick to break up plays is another great asset and he will be counted on to provide stability to the back end.”
Wednesday, the Maroons announced another piece to their blueline, Kaleb Tiessen.
“The first thing that stands out with Kaleb is his size. He was an affiliate player with us last season and gained a lot in his development over the course of last season. He has great awareness with his stick and body position and can break up plays throughout the neutral zone and on the rush with his reach. He has great vision and moves the puck efficiently out of his own zone. In a small barn like Memorial arena he will be very effective as he covers a lot of ground with a few strides and his long reach.”