After three full seasons as a top-notch, high-scoring defenceman with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Scott Marshall is taking his talents to the St. Charles Spirit of the new Canadian International Hockey League.
St. Charles general manager Scott Ginson is ecstatic to have landed the 6-foot-1, 180 pound Marshall, a 1994 birth-year who had 26 goals, 41 assists, 67 points in 138 regular-season games with Blind River.
“Scott is a player who I have watched for years,” offered Ginson. “He is extremely reliable on the back end as well as having high-end offensive skills. We will look to Scott for his leadership as we enter our inaugural season.”
A Blind River native who played in the Great North Midget Hockey League with Soo North Stars before moving up to the NOJHL, Marshall was a captain with his hometown Beavers.
The addition of Marshall — who plans on attending post-secondary school in Sudbury — is the third major acquisition for St. Charles this week.
The Spirit began the week by signing Niibin Nashkawa, a speedy, puck-moving, 1997 birth-year defenceman who was a 13th-round pick of the Sudbury Wolves at the 2013 Ontario Hockey League draft.
St. Charles then signed 1994 birth-year goalie Jonathan Goulet, who was an all-star in the Greater Metro Jr. Hockey League.