Mariners Announce 2024 Maritime Hockey League Draft Picks and Trades

Yarmouth, N.S. (June 17, 2024) –  The Yarmouth Jr A Mariners are pleased to unveil their selections from the 2024 Maritime Hockey League Draft, which took place in Truro, Nova Scotia on June 15th. With a strategic approach, the Mariners secured seven promising players to strengthen their roster for the upcoming season.

Leading their draft picks was goaltender Noah Muise from the South Shore Mustangs, chosen as the Mariners’ territorial pick. Muise demonstrated his prowess with a commendable 0.902 save percentage over 21 regular season games last year, making him a valuable addition to the team’s goaltending depth. (Territorial News Release)

Prior to the draft, the Mariners executed a trade, sending their 2nd round pick to West Kent Steamers in exchange for forward Luke Dooley from the Halifax MacDonald’s. Dooley’s impressive stats from last season include 11 goals and 28 assists in 38 regular season games, and contributing 2 goals and 3 assists during their playoff championship run.

In the draft itself, the Mariners made their mark with further strategic picks:

Round 1, 3rd overall: Owen O’Donnell from the Steele Subaru, who tallied 10 goals and 18 assists in 38 games last season.

In Lieu of Territorial: Ewan Cleary from Milton Academy, recording 4 goals and 3 assists in 28 games last season. Ewan is also recognized as the younger brother of Nolan Cleary, a former Mariners player.

Round 4, 38th overall: Cole MacLeod from the Cole Harbour Wolfpack, who amassed 24 points (14 goals, 10 assists) in 38 games and was also selected by the Halifax Mooseheads.

Round 4, 42nd overall: Nathan Pilgrim from the St. John’s Growlers, a defenseman with 20 points (3 goals, 17 assists) last season.

Round 6, 66th overall: Reed Chafe from the St. John’s Growlers, contributing 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists) in 32 games.

Round 7, 82nd overall: Gavin Connors from the East Coast Blizzard, who posted 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in 32 games.

MHL Draft 2024 | Yarmouth Mariners

“We are very pleased with our draft. Our scouting staff worked their tails off all season and did a very professional job getting the best players available that fit our hockey club.” said Head Coach and General Manager Laurie Barron.

From left to right. Matt Barron, Laurie Barron, Jordan Evasuk-MacDonald, John Murphy, Kegin Watt, Tim Parker, Carter McMullin, Justin Clayton
3rd overall pick Owen O’Donnell is presented with a Jersey and Hat from Head Coach & GM Laurie Barron and his son Matt Barron
3rd overall pick Owen O’Donnell with Head Coach & GM Laurie Barron and his son Matt Barron

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