OTTAWA - The Ottawa Jr. Senators have gone to the Windy City to secure a defenceman for the upcoming season. Chicago native Joe Alexander has signed a CCHL Standard Player Agreement to join the Senators blueline for the 2017-2018 hockey season.
Alexander comes to the organization from MPHL powerhouse Lake Forest Academy in Illinois. The eighteen year-old defenceman has spent the past two seasons manning the Prep School blueline and is excited to be joining the Junior Senators squad this September.
“OJS has shown great interest in my abilities over the past couple of years, and it is a team that is built for success every season. They properly develop their players into collegiate athletes, and have a coaching staff that expects the most out of the team everyday,” outlined Alexander.
Assistant Coach Jamie Mayo has been following Alexander’s progress since viewing him at a tournament two seasons ago.
“I like the way Joe skates and moves pucks and he can be difficult to play against in the defensive zone. I don’t think it will take him long to become accustomed to the pace of play in the CCHL.”
Alexander says that he follows some simple rules when it comes to hockey. “ I want to be happy to come to the rink everyday, and take pride in the work that goes into it. I want to see where the game can take me if I put in the maximum amount of work, and continue to enjoy the game.”
The six foot defenceman will report back to Ottawa in late August to prepare for his rookie season, hoping to bring the Jr. Sens that elusive Bogart Cup Championship in 2018.