LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO – The Leamington Flyers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League are excited to announce the first class of Junior A signings to their program.
The group is highlighted by Lucas Chard, the GOJHL’s leading scorer last season.
Chard, who outscored the field in the GOJHL only played 39 games but still scored 19 goals and added 47 assists for 66 points with the London Nationals.
Returning players to Leamington from the 2022-23 Sutherland Cup Championship team include Adrian Bosev, Nick Mahy, Anthony Ciaramitaro and Griffin Grundner.
The Flyers have also added defensemen Marquise Brown, Mason Taylor and Landon Bernard, forwards Noah Mathieson, Brayden Degelas and Cameron Arquette, along with goaltender Carson Barnes.
“This group of players lays the groundwork for the competitive team we expect to build in Leamington right away,” says Leamington general manager, Justin Solcz. “We are really excited about the players we have here already and look forward to adding to the roster with players our fans and community will really rally around.”
Bosev played 35 games with the Flyers last season, tallying nine goals and 14 points, before adding seven more goals in the playoffs.
Mahy, from Plymouth Michigan, had 16 points patrolling the Flyers blueline in 45 regular season games, adding three assists in 24 playoff contests.
Ciaramitaro suited up for 46 games in Leamington this past year, scoring 26 points and leading the team in ice time in both the regular season and playoffs.
One of the Flyers 16-year-olds, Grundner had 30 points in 49 regular season games for Leamington last year. He had nine goals in the regular season and five in the playoffs.
Brown joins Leamington after playing a season with the Hamilton Kilty B’s in the GOJHL, playing 46 games and 18 playoff games for the Golden Horseshoe champions.
The Amherstburg native, Mathieson, played last season with the Chatham Maroons, posting 14 goals and 38 points in 46 games.
Degelas, also a Chatham Maroon last year, scored seven times in 30 regular season games, totaling 27 points. He also had five points in five playoff games.
Arquette played the bulk of his season for the Sun County Panthers U16 ‘AAA’ team, leading the way with 30 goals and 22 assists for 52 points. Arquette was also drafted by the Kitchener Rangers in the 4th round of the 2023 OHL Draft.
Taylor, a defenseman from Oakville, suited up in 66 games for the Toronto Jr Canadiens U18 ‘AAA’ team last year, putting up 22 assists and 26 points. He is a 7th Round pick of the Flint Firebirds.
A Victory Honda product, Bernard played for the U18 ‘AAA’ team this year, scoring 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points as a defenseman.
Barnes is the first goaltender signed by the Flyers, coming from Victory Honda where he played 42 games for the U18 ‘AAA’ club and showed a 25-15-1 record with a 2.81 GAA and 0.901 save percentage.
More information can be found on the team’s social media channels and www.leamingtonflyers.com.