Ontario Junior A Hockey League

    OJHL RELEASES 2018-19 SCHEDULE, GOVERNORS’ SHOWCASE DATES

    Date:08/09/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      August 9, 2018, Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) today released its 2018-19 regular season schedule, while also confirming dates for the annual Governors' Showcase. The OJHL Board of Governors voted to change the league’s Conference alignment to North-West and South-East Conferences from South-West and North-East this spring. Schedules have be...


    KINGSTON’S GOULET NAMED TO WORLD JR. A CHALLENGE COACHING STAFF

    Date:08/08/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Canada’s two teams at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alta., will be led by coaching staffs that can be characterized as a balance of experience and familiarity, with fresh insights. Returning as Team Canada East bench boss is Patrice Bosch (Granby, LHJQ), a past silver- and bronze-medallist who makes his fifth appearance as a member of the st...


    PATS' MACLEAN LATEST OJHL COMMIT TO LAURIER

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Graeme Maclean of the Toronto Patriots (photo credit – Anna Matthews/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Laurier Golden Hawks of the OUA beginning with the 2018-19 season. The native of Thornhill played for the Patriots the past two seasons. The defenceman split the previous year between the North York Rangers, Milton Icehawks and Toronto Jr. Canadiens in the OJHL, ...


    WHITBY THERAPIST INVITED TO IIHF HIGH-PERFORMANCE CAMP IN FINLAND

    Date:07/27/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Amanda Gilroy of the Whitby Fury (Photo by Andy Corneau / OJHL Images) in the Ontario Junior Hockey League was one of 14 affiliated staff invited by Hockey Canada to participate in the 2018 IIHF Women’s High-Performance Camp July 7-14 in Vierumäki, Finland. Canada joined other IIHF member nations ranked in the top-28 of the IIHF Women’s World Ranking who participated in t...


    FORMER OJHL COACH NAMED ASSISTANT GM OF ARIZONA COYOTES

    Date:07/24/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed former Ontario Junior Hockey League head coach Lindsay Hofford to a multi-year contract to serve as the NHL club's Assistant General Manager-Director of Scouting. "I believe the most important part of my role is to recruit talented people," said Chayka. "...


    AURORA'S FERRARI COMMITS TO YORK

    Date:07/23/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Matthew Ferrari of the Aurora Tigers (photo credit – Shawn Muir/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the York University Lions of the OUA/U Sports beginning with the 2018-19 season. The defenceman from Woodbridge joined the Tigers for the 2017-18 season after splitting the previous season between the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the OJ...


    OJHL WELL REPRESENTED AT NHL DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

    Date:07/18/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Christian Purboo of the Oakville Blades at the 2018 Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game in Mississauga. (Photo by Kevin Raposo / OJHL Images) Goaltender Christian Purboo of the Oakville Blades headlines a group of Ontario Junior Hockey League players past and present attending NHL Development Camps this summer. The 6-foot-2 Mississauga resident was at camps of both the Vancouver Canucks...


    PATRIOTS' JOHN DEAN NEW HEAD COACH OF SOO GREYHOUNDS

    Date:07/12/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    New Soo Greyhounds coach John Dean (second from left) – then of the Toronto Patriots – received the Coach of the Year Award from OJHL Chairman of the Board Scott McCrory (left), OJHL Commissioner Marty Savoy and OHA Vice Chair Gary Moroney (right) this spring.  (Photo by Andy Corneau / OJHL Images) It’s not only players the Ontario Junior Hockey League is elevating to the n...


    NEWMARKET'S IERULLO COMMITS TO DI BEMIDJI STATE

    Date:07/11/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Alex Ierullo of the Newmarket Hurricanes (photo credit – Timothy Bates/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA Division I Bemidji State Beavers beginning with the 2018-19 season. The Minnesota school plays in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Former Wellington Duke Mike Soucier is entering his senior year at Bemidji. Ierullo, who will turn 21 July 30, was t...


    SAMPSON COMMITS TO ILLINOIS SCHOOL

    Date:07/05/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Brayden Sampson of the Toronto Junior Canadiens (photo credit – Ryan McCullough/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA Division III Aurora University Spartans in Illinois beginning with the 2018-19 season. The 21-year-old’s Ontario Junior Hockey League career included playing parts of four seasons with his hometown Oakville Blades, then two years with the Jr. ...


    FORMER NEWMARKET HURRICANE SIGNS TWO-YEAR CONTRACT WITH LA KINGS

    Date:07/04/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The LA Kings have signed former Ontario Junior Hockey League defenseman Sean Walker (LA Kings photo) to a two-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced Tuesday. The 23-year-old Walker (born on Nov. 13, 1994) is a 5-foot-11, 196-pound native of Keswick who appeared in 64 regular-season games last season with the Ontario Reign (AHL). He posted 28 point...


    GAUNCE SIGNS WITH TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

    Date:07/03/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed former Ontario Junior Hockey League defenseman Cameron Gaunce to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Sunday. Gaunce, 28, skated in 67 games with the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League last season, recording three goals and 24 points to go along with 96 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 204-pound de...


    BIG DEAL: OJHL GRAD NEAL SIGNS WITH CALGARY

    Date:07/02/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Former Bowmanville Eagle James Neal inked a five-year deal with the Calgary Flames Monday. (Vegas Golden Knights photo) Former Ontario Junior Hockey Leaguer James Neal signed with the Calgary Flames this morning. Reports say it’s a five-year pact with an average annual cap-hit in the neighbourhood of US$5.75 million. Whitby’s Neal played for the now-defunct Bowmanville Eagles during...


    OJHL ALUM JOORIS SIGNS WITH LEAFS

    Date:07/01/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Before they landed John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced today they had signed four players – including former Ontario Junior Hockey League star Josh Jooris. Jooris, 27, played for his hometown Burlington Cougars during two OJHL seasons (2008-10) before three years of NCAA pucks at Union College. Jooris registered six points (three goals, three assists) in 31 games with the Carol...


    OJHLERS AT VEGAS, BOSTON, VANCOUVER NHL CAMPS

    Date:06/28/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – There are currently 18 Canadian Junior Hockey League players attending various National Hockey League Team Development Camps being held this week across Canada and the U.S. Among those are 2017-18 CJHL Most Valuable Player and Top Forward Award recipient Chris Van Os-Shaw of the Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) and Jacob Bernard-Docker of the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL), who ...


    COBOURG CAPTURES OJDL WEST TITLE

    Date:06/28/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Meet the champs! The Cobourg Cougars are the 2018 West champions of the Ontario Junior Development League. Cobourg defeated the Oakville Blades 4-2 in the divisional title tilt at Westwood Arena in Toronto Wednesday. Sparked by two goals from Aydin Parekh and two assists by Hayden Heinrich, Cobourg jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on for the win. The Cougars were outshot 34-21. Tanner Wi...


    WHITBY WIN OJDL EAST TITLE IN SHOOTOUT

    Date:06/27/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Whitby Fury are 2018 East champions of the Ontario Junior Development League. Whitby won 7-6 in a shootout over the Pickering Panthers at Canlan Ice Sports in Scarborough to win the title Tuesday night. Oliver Tarr scored two goals to pace Whitby Ben Krauja netted the shootout winner. Brennan Othman, Pickering’s leading scorer this season, had a goal and an assist. Pickeri...


    NEWMARKET'S GOEREE COMMITS TO NCAA FREDONIA

    Date:06/25/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Matt Goeree of the Newmarket Hurricanes (photo credit – Shawn Muir/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the State University of New York at Fredonia Blue Devils beginning with the 2018-19 season. The native of Ada, Michigan joined the Hurricanes midway through the 2017-18 season from the Burlington Cougars. Now 21, he also played for the Cobourg Cougars of the Ontario Juni...


    TAKE TWO: OJHLERS MCBAIN, MCFAUL PICKED AT NHL DRAFT

    Date:06/23/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    A pair of Ontario Junior Hockey League players were drafted during Day 2 of the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas Saturday. Jack McBain, a second-year centre with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, went to the Minnesota Wild with the first pick of the third round (63rd overall). The son of former NHLer Andrew McBain lives in the Beach neighbourhood of Toronto. He will play for Boston College beginning this f...


    JACK MCBAIN SELECTED BY MINNESOTA WILD AT NHL DRAFT

    Date:06/23/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Toronto Jr. Canadiens centre Jack McBain speaks to the media after being selected by the Minnesota Wild at the NHL Draft in Dallas Saturday. (Photo by Nate Ewell/College Hockey Inc) Jack McBain went Wild. The Toronto Jr. Canadiens centre was selected by the Minnesota Wild at the NHL Draft in Dallas Saturday – the first player taken in the third round, 63rd overall. The 18-year-old Toronto...


    DRAFT READY: QUINTET OF OJHLERS HOPE TO HEAR THEIR NAMES CALLED IN DALLAS

    Date:06/21/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Jack McBain of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens celebrates an OJHL goal in Pickering during the 2017-18 season. (Photo by Ray MacAloney/ OJHL Images) One or two more sleeps. That’s all for the five Ontario Junior Hockey League players ranked for the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas this weekend. If they can sleep at all. [TV coverage: Round 1 | Fri, June 22 (7:30 p.m. ET; NB...


    KINGSTON'S MURPHY COMMITS TO WISCONSIN SCHOOL

    Date:06/21/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Matt Murphy of the Kingston Voyageurs (photo credit – Ian Dixon/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA D3 Northland College LumberJacks in Ashland, Wis. beginning with the 2018-19 season. The native of London joined the Vees afer a season with the Ogden Mustangs in Utah. He also played junior hockey for the Burlington Cougars in the OJHL and the Jr...


    TROY APPAREL SIGNS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OJHL

    Date:06/20/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    June 20, 2018, Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce that Troy Apparel Inc. is the Official Jersey Supplier of the OJHL for the 2018-2019 season. Troy will sponsor a telecast feature during the OJ Today weekly show and provide jerseys to the OJHL for its events. The OJHL will support the partnership through its digital marking assets.  Through the p...


    MARKHAM'S LIKOUREZOS COMMITS TO BROCK BADGERS

    Date:06/20/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Kosta Likourezos of the Markham Royals (photo credit – Shawn Muir /OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Brock University Badgers of U Sports beginning with the 2018-19 season. The 21-year-old native of Toronto joined the Royals from the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL during the 2017-18 OJHL season. The 6-foot, 175-pound forward had 14 points (8G/6A) in 13 regular se...


    SEMIFINALS SET IN OJDL

    Date:06/19/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The 2018 regular season in the Ontario Junior Development League ends Thursday. The second season takes over next week. The final two regular-season games are being hosted by Trenton. Cobourg East visits tomorrow at 9 p.m. and Whitby provides the opposition Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Then it’s the divisional semifinals and finals: WEST DIVISION June 24th (16 Mile Creek, Oakville) 3:00pm-4:...


    OJHL'S ORANGEVILLE FLYERS FRANCHISE TO RELOCATE TO BRAMPTON

    Date:06/18/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      June 18, 2018, BRAMPTON, ON: The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) has approved the application made by the local ownership group behind the Orangeville Flyers to relocate the franchise to Brampton, Ontario. The club will continue to play in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) effective for the 2018-2019 season. The newly relocated club will play in the OJHL Western Division. Th...


    DUKES HONOURED AT OHA ANNUAL MEETING

    Date:06/17/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Wellington Dukes received their OHA championship banner and trophy Saturday during the association's annual meeting in Alliston. (Photo by Timothy Bates/OJHL Images) Alliston, ON -- The 129th Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston. The meeting was opened by OHA Chairman of the Board of Dir...


    OJHL GRADS PART OF MARLIES CALDER CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

    Date:06/15/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Mason Marchment of the Cobourg Cougars shoots on Joseph Pianta of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres during an OJHL game in Cobourg in 2013. Marchment scored twice for the Toronto Marlies to help them clinch the Calder Cup last night. (Photo by Andy Corneau/OJHL Images) The Toronto Marlies defeated the Texas Stars by a 6-1 final at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto on Thursday to secure the first Calder Cup vict...


    WALTERS JUST THE LATEST OJHL GRADUATE TO MOVE UP COACHING LADDER

    Date:06/13/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Stan Butler has coached in four Canadian Hockey League cities since 1994 after coaching the Wexford Raiders. (North Bay Battalion photo) When Greg Walters was introduced as coach of the Oshawa Generals Monday, he joined a club of Ontario Junior Hockey League coaches who have accepted jobs as head coaches with teams in the Canadian Hockey League. Walters, 47, spent eight years with Georgetown Rai...


    OJDL WEEK IN REVIEW: WEEK TO GO IN REGULAR SEASON

    Date:06/13/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    In just over a week we will know who the champions of the Ontario Junior Development League are for 2018. The regular season ends June 20. Semifinals and finals will follow in both divisions. Dates and locations will be announced shortly. The OJDL has two five-divisions. Games take place in Oshawa and Trenton in the East and Etobicoke and Oakville in the West. Cobourg East (7-0) remains the onl...