2015/16 Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs Preview

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2014/15 Minor Midget Record – 24-5-4 (3rd overall)

Final Result – Lost in 4 to Waterloo in Semi-Finals (OHL Cup Berth)

2014/15 Major Bantam Record – 23-4-5 (1st overall)

Final Result – Lost in 5 to Waterloo in Semi-Finals

It should come as no shock to anybody if the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs were to finish in the top three this season. They have built a top notch program, one that even had the best regular season record in Bantam last season. But before the season even began, the Chiefs were hit with some hard news.

Last years Bantam star Eric Guest made the move over to the London Jr. Knights, taking his superb talents to the cross-town rival. Guest was the top scorer for the Bantams last season and even joined last years Minor Midget team at the OHL Cup, showing everyone his talents with 3 points in 4 games. Even the boys over at The Scout have Guest as their 9th rated prospect going into the 2016 OHL Priority Selection Draft.

With Guest gone, the Chiefs added a few more forwards including a couple from the Jr. Knights. Wes Dobbin comes over from London after playing with the Bantam Jr. Knights last season, even playing a couple games with their Minor Midget team. Also over from London is forward Nick Bennett and defenseman Liam Israels. Israels joins Spencer Lapointe on the blue line.

In goal, Josh Diamond returns between the pipes and is joined by former Jr. Knight Lucas Bain. Bain was in net last week when the Chiefs defeated the Huron-Perth Lakers 4-2, grabbing the victory.

The Chiefs will get their show on the road later this week when they begin play in the Toronto Titans tournament. They will begin their regular season on the road in Waterloo on September 19.

Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs Roster:

G – Josh Diamond

G – Lucas Bain

FWD – Jonah Zimmer

FWD – Brayden Latimer

FWD – Joe Capirchio

FWD – Matthew Mellick

FWD – Nick Bennett

FWD – Aidan Reid

FWD – Ryan Rosborough

FWD – Wes Dobbin

FWD – Jake Murray

FWD – Ty Glover

D – Aidan Burns

D – Myles Carlson

D – Brady MacDonald

D – Spencer Lapointe

D – Liam Israels

D – Matt Baughman

D – Jack Leitch

 

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