Goalie Battle Shaping Up for Maroons

Goaltending Battle Shaping Up In Maroons Crease




With the GOJHL regular season rapidly approaching, the Chatham Maroons are looking to make a vital decision regarding their most important role, goaltending.

According to Maroons management, the team has locked up Jacob Lucier as one of their two goalies for the coming season. As for their other goaltender, well, “that decision will be made this weekend,” wrote Maroons assistant GM Bill Cumming to CKSN.

The team plans to sign their second goaltender following Sunday’s exhibition game.

Lucier, who is the only netminder currently signed to the Chatham Maroons, spent last season with both the Kemptville 73s, of the Central Canadian Junior A Hockey League, and the Great Lakes Junior C’s Belle River Canadiens.

A LaSalle product, Lucier played 14 games with Kemptville to start the 2013-2014 season, collecting a 5-8 record, along with a 4.13 goals against average, and a 0.881 save percentage. Starting the new year in Belle River, Lucier, a former goalie with Ridley College, and the Sun County ‘AAA’ Panthers, played in 8 games with the Belle River Canadiens, going 5-2 with a 3.39 GAA and 0.896 save percentage.

Whoever signs with the Maroons this weekend, it is unlikely, unless the team acquires a netminder that has not been with the Maroons in camp, that they’ll have a clear cut number one to start the season.

The remaining two netminders in Maroons camp are Scott Tricker and Bo Bessette. Tricker a former Maroons played with Belle River last season. Bessette has split the last three seasons between the OJHL and OHL.

The Chatham Maroons also signed Blenheim product Hunter Burk. A big bodied forward who spent last season at the Hill Academy, after growing up in the Chatham-Kent Cyclones organization, Burk will add depth to the Maroons forward corps.

Chatham’s final preseason game gets underway Sunday at Memorial Arena at 7pm against the Sarnia Legionnaires.

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