MORRISBURG – The Morrisburg Jr. C Lions announced their latest addition to this year’s roster, and unveiled the teams new uniforms, at an event held at the Morrisburg Canadian Tire Saturday morning (August 17).
The team, entering its fourth year of competition in the National Capital Junior Hockey League, announced that Justice Brownlee signed with the team. Brownlee, 17, is from Cornwall and was a rookie last season with the Char-Lan Rebels in the CCHL2. He had eight goals and nine assists in 44 games at Char-Lan.
“I am excited for the opportunity to come here and play in Morrisburg,” Brownlee told The Leader at the event. “One of the main reasons to come here was for the coaches.”
Returning this season behind the bench are head coach Ken Turnbull, and assistant coach Lance Hodgson.
“We’re going to draw in a lot of good players this year,” Turnbull said. “Last season left a bitter taste with the finish we had. We’re not prepared to do that again this year. There is a lot of good talent out there, like Brownlee, there’s no reason not to be anything but competitive.”
In addition to the Brownlee signing, the Lions unveiled the team’s new jerseys, which were donated by Morrisburg Canadian Tire and Grober Nutrition.
The Lions open their training camp September 3rd at the Finch Community Centre September 3rd. The cost is $100 per player, $60 per returning player.
Morrisburg will visit their up-river rivals, the South Grenville Rangers in Cardinal September 14th for the team’s first pre-season game. The Lions open the 2019-20 regular season in Gatineau September 21st against Dundas County rivals, the North Dundas Rockets.