Maroons hit the road to face first-place Nationals

Chatham Maroons logo. (Photo by Matt Weverink)

Fresh off of one of their most competitive games of the year, the Chatham Maroons will head to London and try to take down the surging Nationals Wednesday night.

Both teams are looking to bounce back from overtime losses to the Leamington Flyers, who sit second in the GOJHL’s Western Conference — four points behind London with eight games left in their regular-season schedules.

The Western Fair Sports Centre has not been kind to visiting teams recently with the Nationals winning 16 of their 19 games at home. London is also riding a hot streak on home ice — they haven’t lost a home game since October 23. That was a 6-3 loss to Komoka with now-Maroons goaltender Bryce Walcarius allowing five goals on 23 shots.

The only time the Maroons played at the Western Fair District so far in 2019-2020 was on October 30 last year — Chatham lost that game to London 10-6. They’ll be in London again on February 22 for their final meeting of the regular season.

Through four matchups with the Nationals this season, the Maroons are 0-4 with one of those losses coming in overtime. London is also outscoring Chatham in their head-to-head matchups by a combined goal total of 32-14 over those four games. That includes an 11-4 loss for the Maroons the last time the two teams faced off, which was just 10 days ago.

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

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.