Maroons Happy With Growth, Despite Elimination
The Chatham Maroons looked to be poised for a first round playoff win after leading their series against the LaSalle Vipers 3-1, but LaSalle fought back to win in game 7, eliminating the Maroons.
Despite that, Maroons head coach and general manager Tyler Roeszler is happy with his team’s growth this season.
“To think of where our group has come from October until now, I couldn’t be more proud of them. The growth that we underwent throughout the course of the year was a testament to the effort the players put in and belief in what we were doing,” said Roeszler.
The Maroons fell 5-1 in game 7, and Roeszler feels like the bounces just weren’t going their way, despite the Maroons high compete level.
“It didn’t seem like we could get any puck luck or bounces in the last three games. Our guys competed very hard but in the playoffs it’s the extra 5% you need to find to put you over to edge, in order to earn your bounces and close out a series.”
“This series will be a huge learning moment moving forward. Give Lasalle credit, they competed hard down the stretch. Their goalie was very solid and I believe he made a huge difference in the last three games.”
With planning beginning for next season, Roeszler also took time to thank those who helped the team succeed this season.
“Thank you to our great fans who are always there supporting us right to the end. Thank you to the players, the entire staff, all of the volunteers, and thank you to our billet families.”