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Lakefield Cheifs sign three overagers


By Tyler Revoy


The Lakefield Chiefs, sponsored by Hendren Funeral Homes, signed their three overagers for the upcoming season. Newly named captain Aaron Vatcher, assistant captain Ethan McDougall, and veteran forward Mike “Squeak” Connelly. Vatcher was the co-winner of Playoff MVP for the Chiefs this past season. The Buckhorn native has played 3 years with the Chiefs tallying 90 points in 111 career regular season games. He’s added 21 points in 24 playoff games.

McDougall was acquired in a trade with Campbellford last year, and won the Most Improved player with the Lakefield Chiefs last season. He had 28 points in 41 games last season. He added 10 points in 16 playoff games.

Connelly is a Peterborough native who has played the previous two seasons with the Chiefs in primarily a shut down roll.  In 72 regular season games he’s tallied 24 points. He’s added 4 points in the playoffs to go along with an 86% in the face off circle.

Head coach Jamie Arcand is thrilled to have these three as overagers. “All three show up to the rink night in and night out and play hard. They are leaders and guys who we as a staff can rely on in all situations.”

The Chiefs rookie camp continues Saturday June 17th 7-9pm at the Evinrude Centre.