More Chieftain legends sign up

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ICE HOCKEY: TO go along with an already impressive list, the Legends team for the Chelmsford Chieftains 25th anniversary game on December 30 has been boosted by the announcement that Ben Acquah, Glenn Moorhouse and Andrew Clements will all be joining the all-star line-up.

Ben Acquah spent much of his career split between the Lee Valley Lions, Slough Jets and the Chieftains and was popular and well-liked at all three.

The defenceman originally started out with the Jets in 1986 before moving on to the Richmond Flyers briefly before heading over to Lee Valley in 1989-90 season after a short spell back at Slough.

Acquah split the 90-91 season between Lee Valley and Chelmsford and was snapped up by the Essex side for the 1991-92 season where he notched 18 points in 30 games.

He stuck around for another season before heading south for a final season on the Isle of Wight with the Raiders before hanging his skates up and moving to Canada.

Acuqah says his best years came when he marshalled the blueline alongside other stars such as Karl Goebel and Mike Urquhart.

Glenn Moorhouse was one of the most sought after players in the A12/East London circles during the late 1980s to mid 2000s with his time split between the Chieftains, Romford Raiders and the Lions at Lee Valley.

Making almost 450 appearances in his league career, over 160 of them came in Chelmsford colours. He managed to find the net from the blueline just six times, but with a calm demeanour, it was more about his defensive abilities than his scoring prowess.

A key player during the early 2000s, Moorhouse joined the Chieftains for second spell in 2000 after the treble-winning season having originally made his debut for the Riverside club in 1995 where he made 11 appearances before joining rivals Romford.

Finally an unsung hero in the form of Andrew Clements completes the trio. The utility player made 207 appearances over six seasons with a short time in Romford on two occasions, before finishing up his career back in Chelmsford in 2007 when he turned out for the Warriors for five games.

Clements was not a prolific scorer by any stretch of the imagination, but more often than not teams need players who will go into the corners and grind out the puck and wind down opponents during their shifts and Clements epitomised this role, while turning out on the defensive line when required to and being equally as useful and impressive.

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