Dawson Garcia. (Photo courtesy of the Chatham Maroons / Helen Heath)

Maroons Making Moves To Bolster Blueline

The Chatham Maroons are beefing up their blueline as they start the second half of their season with a game in LaSalle Wednesday.

Over the past two days, the Maroons have added two new defencemen: 18-year-old Dawson Garcia from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), and 17-year-old Tyler Beneteau from the Sarnia Legionnaires.

Despite just joining the team this week, both players could be in the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Vipers.

A release from the Maroons says Beneteau is expected to suit up with the team for the game, while Garcia joined the Maroons for a practice Tuesday night at Memorial Arena in Chatham.

Beneteau had 12 assists through 22 games with the Legionnaires this season and spent the last two seasons with the Windsor Jr Spitfires AAA Midget teams.

Garcia put up one goal and eight assists for nine points through 26 games that he split between the Elliot Lake Wildcats and the Rayside-Balfour Canadians in the NOJHL this year.

You can hear tonight’s Chatham Maroons game on Country 92.9FM / 630AM CFCO or online by clicking here.

Puck drop is set for 7pm at the Vollmer Recreation Complex in LaSalle.


Dawson Garcia

Birthday: Mar 02, 1999
Hometown: Oakville ON
Position: D
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 190lbs

Last Year’s Team: Elliot Lake (NOJHL), Ancaster Avalanche (GOJHL)


Tyler Beneteau. (Photo courtesy of the Chatham Maroons)

Tyler Beneteau. (Photo courtesy of the Chatham Maroons)

Tyler Beneteau

Birthday: Jan 14, 2000
Hometown: Windsor ON
Position: D
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 190lbs

Windsor Jr Spitfires AAA Midget
2016-17 (Major): 47 GP, 3 G, 18 A, 21 Pts, 98 PIM
2015-16 (Minor): 47 GP, 5 G, 11 A, 16 Pts, 24 PIM