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Former Steam Forward Markham Commits to Finlandia (NCAA)

 June 13th, 2017 at 12:29PM  June 13th, 2017 5:31PM

Former Tottenham Steam forward Cale Markham has announced his commitment to play at Finlandia University (NCAA III) for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

Markham, the Houghton Michigan Native played for current Civics GM Ryan Wood during the Steams’ Russell Cup Championship campaign in 2015-2016. He showed a ton of potential and skill as a rookie posting 53 Points (19G, 34A) in 29 regular season games and adding another 11 in the playoff run for Tottenham.

As per the official Finlandia website, Finlandia head coach Joe Burcar had this to say "Cale brings a winning attitude with him, he's played for champions at every level of his career.  Cale knows what it takes to be successful and we feel that will catch on with his teammates."

Following his rookie season with the Steam, Markham went on to play in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) this past season where he scored 19 Points (11G, 8A) while splitting time between the Chatham Maroons and the Lambton Shores Predators

Prior to joining the Steam the 1997 born Markham was a four-year varsity player at Houghton High School.  As a senior, he scored 40 Points (19G, 20A) and earned all-conference and all-state honors.  The Gremlins went a combined 83-17 in his time, capturing all four regional championships and twice reaching the Division 3 State championship final.

Civics GM Ryan Wood was not surprised when he heard about Markham’s commitment to play for the Lions, “Cale Markham was a great player to have on our team during our championship run with the Steam. Cale had the opportunity to play with two of the best to lace them up in the GMHL (Matt Fischer and Graham Pickard) and was able to prove his talent and develop alongside them as line mates. I’m really excited for him to sign his NCAA commitment with Finlandia University.”

Cale was excited to recall his time in Tottenham, “From the moment I put on that Steam jersey I had a new family, my brothers and I went to war that season and brought home the Russell Cup. I couldn’t be happier with the way I was able to evolve as a player under Woody, and would like to thank everyone in Tottenham especially my billets Ryan and Lindsey and my billet brothers Ethan and Dylan for helping make my time so special.”

We were all witness to the type of player and person you were during your time with the Steam Cale and we would all like to wish you luck from all of us in New Tecumseth.

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