The Morrisburg Junior “C” Lions kicked off their first season in the National Capital Junior Hockey League with the start of their training camp at the Morrisburg Community Centre, last night, Tuesday, September 15.
Recently the Lions named Joe Hummel as this year’s head coach, and Hummel and team management are looking forward to their first season in the 10-team National Capital League with its 34 game schedule.
Hummel, who was named the South Dundas Minor Hockey Association’s coach of the year last year, has over 20 years of coaching experience at all age and skills levels of minor hockey including double and triple A. Last year, when his youngest son Tanner graduated from minor hockey and suited up for the, then Junior B Lions, he signed on as a Lions assistant coach to work with Mark Evans while also coaching the South Dundas Midget B House Lions.
The Lions management, which consists of owners Kevin Casselman (general manager), Gary Brownlee, Rosan Brownlee and Dale Lewis, has lined up a very busy training camp week.
Prior to the Tuesday night camp opening, Casselman said the Lions were expecting about 11 goaltenders to be on the ice along with 10-12 defencemen and 16-19 forwards.
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