Lions ink four more players, assistant coach

MORRISBURG – The Morrisburg Jr. C Lions have signed four more players to the team’s 2019-20 roster, including Williamsburg-native Kayne McCadden.

McCadden, 16, is a defenceman who was drafted by the Brockville Braves in the CCHL Bantam Draft in 2018. He played for the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings the past three seasons, and was an affiliated player with the Lions in the 2018-19 season, playing in three games.

Joining McCadden on the team are Jack Ingram, Jake Amo, and Brennan Markell.

Markell, 21, has split his time between the Cornwall Colts in the CCHL, and the Char-Lan Rebels in the CCHL2. The Cornwall-native forward had a CCHL career-high 48 points (19 goals, 29 assists) with the Colts in 2016-17. Last season, Markell put up 67 points for the Rebels (29 goals, 38 assists) in the regular season, and had 6 goals and 4 assists in the playoffs. The Lions also named Markell the team’s captain for the upcoming season.

Amo, 18, hails from Massena, New York, and played with the Rebels in the CCHL2 during the 2018-19 season. He had one goal and five assists in 42 appearances for Char-Lan.

Ingram, 17, has played on the Cornwall Colts Midget U18 AAA team for the past two seasons. In 2018-19 he posted six goals and 14 goals in 40 games for the Colts.

The Lions also have signed Doug “Torchy” Barnett as an assistant coach, joining bench-boss Ken Turnbull and assistant coach Lance Hodgson. Barnett played for the Gloucester Rangers in Jr. A, and captained the Kemptville ’73s when they were in the Jr. B. He later coached the ’73s. Barnett was a director with the RSL Kings AA program, and most recently was with the North Dundas Rockets organization.

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