Elite League – Clan re-sign Chaumont and swoop for Zemlak

DURHAM, UK – Scottish Elite League side the Braehead Clan have significantly strengthened their roster as the Glasgow based organisation have been able to sign Booby Chaumont who iced for them in their first ever season back in 2010/11 and also capture netminder Garret Zemlak from Northern Conference rivals the Fife Flyers.
Chaumont almost picked up a point per game during his first spell with the Clan 53 points from 54 outings which included 22 goals however the Canadian right winger decided to return to North America last season and link up with the Fort Wayne Komets in the CHL. Bobby had a great season with the Komets picking up the league championship and also finishing in the top 10 points scorers in the entire league with an impressive total of 80 points from league and play off games.

Zemlak during his Flyers days

Zemlak during his Flyers days


Also linking up with the Clan is the highly rated goaltender Garret Zemlak. The young netminder is no stranger to hockey north of the border as he spent the last campaign with the Fife Flyers in their inaugural campaign in the Elite League. Zemlak enjoyed a hugely successful season on a personal level despite Flyers struggling at the foot of the standings and many UK fans had expected the talented youngster to move to continental Europe this summer after showing so much promise last term.
Braehead’s player/coach Jordan Krestanovich roster is now beginning to take shape and with captures such as Chaumont and Zemlak arriving at the club it would appear the Clan have a very good chance of enjoying a hugely successful season in the new conference structure that has been brought into the Elite League.
Contact the author – chris.mackenzie@prohockeynews.com

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