Maroons edge Vipers 4-3 in Game 4

Chatham Maroons forwards Brett Fisher (20) and Dallas Maurovic (71) warm up ahead of a home game. February 23, 2020. (Photo by Matt Weverink)

The Chatham Maroons now have a 3-1 lead in the first-round GOJHL playoff series against the LaSalle Vipers after taking Game 4 at Memorial Arena.

It was a slow start to Sunday’s game after a scoreless first period.

The Maroons gained momentum in the second with Adrian Stubberfield putting Chatham on the board. It didn’t take long after that before LaSalle scored their first goal of the night. A goal by Aj Ryan and two more by Dallas Maurovic gave the Maroons a 4-2 lead as they went into the third.


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LaSalle came back with a third goal in the third period but were unable to get another, resulting in a 4-3 victory for the Maroons.

Chatham goaltender Kevin Linker made 24 saves of 27 shots on net.

Maroons forward Zach Power said after winning Saturday night’s game in LaSalle it means a lot to come home and do it again.

“We’re a big momentum team and we knew if we kept playing like that, we could win the series,” he said.

Although the Maroons do have a 3-1 series lead, Power said it’s becoming more intense with each game but head coach Tyler Roeszler is reminding them to stay focused.

“We just hit a hot spot at the right time. We started to click, we got separated for a little bit at the end of the [regular] season and Roeszler decided to put us back together,” Power said, referring to his line with Dallas Maurovic and AJ Ryan, which factored in on three of Chatham’s goals in Game 4. “We’ve just been able to find each other and we’re working really well together,”

With Sunday’s victory, the Maroons can clinch the series win on Wednesday when the series heads to LaSalle for Game 5. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. You can hear all of the Maroons’ playoff games broadcast live on-air on Country 92.9FM / 630 AM CFCO or online by clicking here.