Sarnia Legionnaires Kicks off Season with Signing of New Player, New Bench Staff and More
friday july 25, 2014
New Player, New Goalie Coach, Welcomes New Staff from Affiliate Mooretown Flags and tryout/Exhibition game schedules
To kick off the 2014 - 2015 season the Sarnia Legionnaires held a media conference at the RBC Centre where they made several announcement for the upcoming season.
The Sarnia Legionnaires welcomes Cameron Clarke to their 2014-15 lineup. The 18 year old right shooting defenceman from Tecumseh Michigan stands 6' 1" and weighs in at 170 lb. Cameron is a former player with the Midget AAA with Detroit Compuware and the West Michigan Hounds North American U18 Prospect league in Kalamazoo
Clarke describes himself as a very offensive player from the blueline who likes to get in the play. "I want to produce from he point this year and get some offence but also play good defensively and help the team." Clarke said
The Legionnaires staff had targeted Cameron last season. "He came in and had a great camp last year he was only 17 years old so when he stayed in the U18 he got a lot more ice down and ended up leading his team in points as a defenceman. (17G, 15A)." Head Coach Dan Rose said
"He really makes great first passes and he's good on the offensive blue line. We love his skill and we love his attitude. He is going to bring a lot of offence to the back end for us."
L-R Dan Rose (Head Coach), Justin Day (Goalie Coach)
The Sarnia Legionnaires is pleased to announce the addition to their coaching staff. Sarnia Native Justin Day will take over the duties of Goalie Coach in the new season. Day is a former goalie with the Jr. B team (then known as the Sarnia Steeplejacks), he also played 2 1/2 years with the Owen Sound Attack in the OHL and 4 years with Wilfred Laurier University. The 31 year old coaching experience include Lambton Shores Predators and Assistant Coach with the Lambton Midget AAA.
sitting l-r Bob Williams (GM Legionnaires), John Barker (GM Mooretown Flags)
standing l-r Gino Vitella (Head Coach Mooretown Flags), Brad Riley (Asst Coach Mooretown Flags)
The Legionnaires are pleased to welcome the new staff from their affiliate team Mooretown Flags Jr C. The Flags have added several new additions to their staff for the upcoming season that includes General Manager John Baker, Assistant GM former player Donny Bowling, New Head Coach Gino Vitella, Assistant Coaches Brad Riley and Corey Laframboise and returning goalie coach Matt Slotwinski.
The Legionnaires main tryout camp will begin on Saturday August 23 from 9 - 5 and on Sunday August 24 from 9 - 12:00 and later in the day the top 40 will play a game beginning at 2:00 pm at the RBC Centre.
Exhibition games are set for Tuesday Aug 26 in St. Thomas, at home on Wed August 27 against Chatham and then on Thursday September 4 they will host St. Thomas and the final exhibition will be in Chatham on Sunday September 10.
The Home opener will be played on Tuesday September 9 against the defending Champions the Leamington Flyers followed by another home game on Thursday September 11.