Scouting Report: Chatham-Kent Products Continue Dominance For Chiefs

Zander Veccia

Zander Veccia is one of the top scorers in the Alliance – Photo by

By Matt Pepper

On Saturday, December 7, I made a stop at Komoka to scout the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs versus Waterloo Wolves game to see two of the top teams in Alliance Hockey do battle. In the end, the Chiefs were dominant and came away with a 5-1 win.

Zander Veccia in particular had an excellent game. The CK Hockey product was dominant at both ends of the rink and scored two goals in this one. As of this writing, Zeccia is 5th in league scoring with 38 points and has no signs of slowing down.

Zeccia has been excellent this season. He continues to raise the bar game after game with his high work ethic and a strong commitment at both ends of the ice. He isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty in front of the net and can grind with the best of them. He has made the most of his time with the Chiefs and his hard work is contagious when he is on the ice.

Brady Stonehouse is 9th in league scoring as of this writing and has been dominant at times this season. Possessing an excellent first step acceleration that breaks defensive gaps, an excellent release on his shot, and great vision to utilize his teammates, Stonehouse will be a highly viewed player the rest of this season.

One of his greatest attributes is that he utilizes his speed to get back into the play to backcheck. When you have a player in this age group who can commit to defensive play, this is also contagious on the ice.

Elgin-Middlesex has not lost a regulation game this season. They are currently 16-0-6 and have a loaded line-up. You will not see a game where there are not scouts present.

They are currently ranked #5 in the OHL Cup Power rankings. This list comprises the top Minor Midget teams in all of Ontario.

If you have an opportunity to see this team, they are worth checking out.

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