The Norwich Sea Captains of the North American 3 Hockey League are excited to announce that they have signed 2003 forward Sava Makarenko. The Yorktown Heights, NY native graduated from Yorktown (NY) High School in the spring of 2022. Last season Makarenko played for the Westchester Express 18U team where he buried seven goals and added ten assists to post 17 points during the campaign. He was also a standout on his high school team, the Brewster/Yorktown/Somers/North Salem Herd, where he served as a team captain as a senior. Makarenko was recognized as the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Game at the CCM Showcase this past May as well.
“I believe that signing in Norwich was the best decision for me because of the opportunities to develop and advance that playing for the Sea Captains can help create for me. I am looking forward to contributing to the team’s success however I can,’ said Makarenko about his decision.
Head Coach Kevin Cunningham shared his thoughts on Makarenko joining the team saying, “I believe that Sava can be an impact player for us and that he will continue to develop throughout the season. He is a true power forward with a high skill level and he plays with a chip on his shoulder. Sava is also someone who his teammates enjoy playing with and they know that can rely on him to bring his best every day. I am looking forward to working with Sava to help him thrive this season and reach his goals.”
The Sea Captains will begin their second season in Norwich later this month when they host the New Jersey Titans on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the RoseGarden Ice Arena. Season tickets are on sale HERE and individual game tickets can be purchased HERE.