Mustangs blueliner Decontie signs pro deal, to continue career in Sweden with Ockelbo HC

by Matt Mackinder

The Maniwaki Mustangs have announced that defenseman Zach Decontie has signed his first pro contract and will play for Ockelbo HC in Sweden’s Division 3 for the 2018-19 season.

Last season, Decontie tallied seven goals and 12 points in 18 games during the regular season before adding three assists in four CPJHL playoff games.

“Zach was the one of the best offensive defensemen in the league last year,” said Maniwaki coach Eric Gauthier. “He was able to finish playing junior in his hometown after few years in the NOJHL. He has great skill and great ability, along with being a great teammate.”

Decontie, who is a native of Kitigan Zibi, PQ, turns 21 next month.