The Ohsweken Demons unveiled their roster for the 2015 season, which consists of twenty returning players from last year’s team. Despite losing their top point producer in Chris Attwood, the Demons roster will see the return of Wayne VanEvery, Josh Johnson and Tom Montour, who were three of their top point producers from last season.
Goaltender Jake Henhawk will also be returning between the pipes and will look to carry the workload with Jake Lazore, and rookies Chase Martin and Brandon Styres battling for the back-up position.
The 2015 season will also see the return of Wenster Green, who spent 2014 with the Barrie Blizzard but who won the 2013 Creator’s Cup with the Iroquois Ironmen. Jesse Johnson and Danny Vyse also return this season, having played for the Demons in 2013.
Some impressive new faces in camp include Ty Thompson from the University of Albany, who is fourth all-time with the Great Danes with 154 goals. Coming over from the Can-Am league are Josh Becker (24G 20A) and Rudi George (21G 16A) from the Newtown Golden Eagles, along with Mo Bissel (31G 11A) with the Tuscarora Tomahawks.
Ohsweken Demons Head Coach Ron Henry said, “There were some tough decisions made after a very competitive training camp. We’re pleased with the amount of talent and dedication on this team and we’re focused on bringing the Creator’s Cup back to Six Nations. We have players who have won at the NLL, MSL, Sr. B, Jr. A and Jr. B levels. It’s that culture of success that makes us all hungry for another championship.”
In alphabetical order, this is the 2015 Demons roster:
Ken Aaron, Craig Attwood, Kike Attwood, Josh Becker, Mo Bissel, Lloyd Chrysler, Brock Farmer, Rudi George, Wenster Green, Phil Henry, Blue Hill, Marty Hill, Stu Hill, Travis Hill, Kyle Jamieson, Dallas John, Jesse Johnson, Josh Johnson (property of New England Black Wolves NLL), Tim Johnson, Isaiah Kicknosway, Joe Maracle (property of Minnesota Swarm NLL), Ian Martin, Tom Montour, Lee Nanticoke, Anthony Patterson, Elijah Printup, Rodd Squire, Ty Thompson, Torry VanEvery, Wayne VanEvery, Danny Vyse, Roger Vyse, and Zach Williams. Goaltenders include Jake Henhawk, Jake Lazor, Chase Martin and Brandon Styres.
The CLax season begins Saturday, Jan 10th, with the Durham Turfdogs playing Niagara. Sunday, the Southwest Cyclops will host the Barrie Blizzard at their new home at the Syl Apps Arena in Paris.
The Demons begin on January 18th, on the road in Niagara, with their home opener against the Cyclops at the ILA on January 23rd at 8 p.m.