The Stampede are excited to have Ethan Mapes join the team for the 2016-2017 season. Mapes, the 19 year old forward from Dansville, NY. Will add to the Stampede offense this season as he was the leading goal scorer for the Geneseo / Livonia High School program in 2014-2015. Mapes who took last season off to start college at Morrisville is also a member of the Morrisville State College football program and is entering his second year at the school majoring in Renewable energy technology. Mapes the 5’10” 185lb forward will be a big addition to this seasons team and could be just what the Stamp needs to jump on the loose pucks and finish the play.
“Ethan was going to join us last season but things just didn’t go as planned so he consentrated more on school and football. This season I received a call from a good friend that put me in contact with Ethan and the rest is history.” states coach Beavis. “Ethan was a very good player at the high school level and we really wanted him last season. He is now a bit older and stronger and has kept at it on the ice over the past year as well. It should be an easy transition back to the game for him as he is just one of those guy’s that’s just an athlete.” added Beavis.
The Stampede and Mapes will kick off the seasons training camp on August 29th at the Ice-Plex on the campus of Morrisville State College. The team will open the 2016-2017 season on the road in Biddeford Maine VS the Main Wild on Saturday September 17th at 7PM and Sunday September 18th at 11 AM. The Stampede will kick off their home schedule on Friday September 23rd VS The Roc City Royals at 7PM and then host the North East Generals both Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th at the Ice-Plex. For more information on the Stampede and the NA3HL schedule please visit the Syracuse Stampede web-site at: www.syracusestampede.com