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Dejon Marsh of the Connecticut Oilers is a Colorado native who came east in hopes of gaining more exposure as a player for college.

Meet The Oilers: Marsh gets a crash course in EHL hockey

11/23/2014, 7:30am EST
By Bob Birge - The Hour

NORWALK -- Dejon Marsh could have followed many of his former teammates into the North American Hockey League or he could have traveled north to play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

Instead, the Thornton, Colo., native opted to come east and join the Connecticut Oilers' organization, which plays in the Eastern Hockey League.

"I just thought the coaching staff was the best that I could find," said Marsh, 19, who spent the past three seasons with the Colorado-based Rocky Mountain RoughRiders.

"I really like (Oilers' head coach) Eric Lind and what they're doing here with player development. I just felt like I could develop more here and there's more schools out East so I could get better looks (from colleges)."

The Rocky Mountain RoughRiders are an affiliate of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, the parent club of the Oilers and a member of the United States Hockey League since 1999.

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Connecticut Oilers' Paul McAvoy, center, fires off a shot against New York Apple Core defender Will Thorpe during Sunday's game at the SoNo Ice House.