Lincolns Spoil Maroons Opener

By Wyatt Williams

Maroon veterans Cam Symons (16) and Cameron Welch (51) look
for a loose puck in front of Lincolns goalie Bryce Walcarius – Photo by Wyatt Williams/

After what has seemed like an eternity we were finally able to take in a real
Maroon’s hockey game. Unfortunately for the home team, the St Mary’s Lincolns cruised out of town with the two points.

It was a typical early season hockey game with both teams struggling at different points of the game, but all in all it was good outing for the Maroons.

The Lincolns struck first blood when at the 8:49 mark of the first period Cole Schnitter scored on Maroons goaltender Brenden Stroble. Just under three minutes into the second period, Chatham tied the game up when Will McCracken scored.

McCracken comes to the Maroons after playing for the Blenheim Blades in the 2019-20 season.

There would be no more goals scored in the second, but Chatham carried the play and had some good scoring tries. Veteran Maroon center Cameron
Welch put one high over St Marys goalie Bryce Walcarius, striking the cross bar, but defected high. Walcarius played for the Maroons during the 2019-20 season.

Five minutes into the third, St Marys Damian Pancino scored what turned out to be the game winning goal. That score would stand, until with seconds left and Stroble on the bench in favour of the extra attacker Jordan Daer would scored, for a final score of 3-1.

The Maroons won their first game of the season Saturday. In the 6-3 decision over Komoka, rookie David Brown had two goals and an assist. Cam Symons also scored a pair, while Dylan Glinski and Connor Paronuzzi also scored.

Notes: Chatham’s next home game is next Sunday, October 3 , 3:30 puck drop. 324 fans attended the home opener, with 500 being the cap for the Memorial , currently under provincial guidelines.

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