Six Nations goaltender Chase Martin referred to signing with the Halifax Thunderbirds as a no- brainer.
Shortly after signing a one- year agreement on September 21, Martin couldn’t say enough about what it meant to be part of the Thunderbirds organization.
“When management contacted me about coming back out this year it was a no-brainer to sign,” Martin, who was part of last year’s Thunderbirds training camp said. “From the minute training camp began last year it was evident everyone is on the same mission. This is a passionate organization from top to bottom and everyone shares the same determination to bring a championship to the East Coast.”
Martin has quite an impressive lacrosse resume, which includes many accolades such as helping the Iroquois Nationals Indoor Lacrosse squad earn silver at last year’s World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley B.C.
“I am humbled by this opportunity and look forward to showing up with my best attitude and doing whatever necessary to help take care of some unfinished business,” Martin said.
Good friend and fellow Halifax goaltender Warren Hill expressed his strong excitement about the Martin signing.
“It’s cool to have another Six Nations product as part of the team,” Hill said. “Chase has been working hard and fits right in with the guys.”
Hill also went on to add, “I was happy for him. I’ve known Chase through lacrosse since high school but never played together until senior with the Rivermen.”
Another big moment in Martin’s lacrosse career came in 2017 when with the Rivermen, he got on a serious roll posting a tournament best 6.18 G.A.A. and a 4-1 record at Presidents Cup tournament play in leading the Rivermen to the Founders Cup finals.
During his Junior ‘B’ career, Martin had many thrilling highlight moments, including winning three straight Founders Cups (2012-2014) with the Six Nations Rebels.
Another big accomplishment for Martin came in 2019, when with the St. Catharines Shockwave, he posted a league leading 9.56 G.A.A. and backstopped them to their first ALL cup. Following a 13-1 regular season, Martin continued to be clutch as St. Catharines completed consecutive wins against Whitby followed in championship play against Whitby to become the 2019 ALL Cup champs.
The Thunderbirds have signed a goalie who knows about winning big games, and has been praised as being the ultimate teammate. When the NLL once again starts up, this promises to be an exciting time for Martin who will be proudly putting the Thunderbirds colors on and beginning that quest of helping them become National League Lacrosse Cup champs.
Cutline—Six Nations goalie Chase Martin was absolutely thrilled and showed no hesitation in agreeing with the Halifax Thunderbirds on a one-year agreement. Martin participated in last year’s training camp with Halifax.