PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Mariners announced the signings of four more players for the 2018-19 season. Forwards Jesse Schwartz and Dwyer Tschantz have agreed to deals, along with defensemen Mitch Jones and Garrett Cecere.
Schwartz just finished his college career at the University of Connecticut, where he scored15 points (10g-5a) during his senior season. A native of Toronto, Schwartz played his junior hockey in Canada, finishing with a big season in the British Columbia Hockey League, notching 57 points (21g-36a) in 48 games with the Victoria Grizzlies in 2013-14.
Tschantz was a selected by the St. Louis Blues in the seventh round (202nd overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and played four games with the Worcester Railers last season, scoring one goal. The Wilmington, Delaware native played his college hockey at Cornell University, totaling 19 points (5g-14a) in 66 career games.
Jones brings three previous seasons of ECHL experience to the Mariners. Appearing in 58 games for the Utah Grizzlies last season, Jones scored 14 points (2g-12a). He was also a member of the Alaska Aces from 2015-17. His father, Brad, played in the NHL for Winnipeg, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
Cecere is a blue-liner from West Des Moines, Iowa who split his college career between Colorado College and Northeastern University. He contributed nine assists during his senior campaign at Northeastern this past season. In juniors, Cecere played for three different United States Hockey League teams (Dubuque, Tri City and Sioux Falls) as well as the Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League.