Ontario Junior A Hockey League

    NATIONAL JR. A CHAMPIONSHIP IS THE CENTENNIAL CUP AGAIN

    Date:09/17/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – As Canada’s National Junior A Championship prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in May in Portage la Prairie, Man., Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Hockey League, has announced that Canada’s National Junior A Championship will return to its original name - the Centennial Cup – starting in 2020. “There is a long-standing a...


    THE CAPTAINS: AROMATARIO WANTS BACK IN ‘THE DANCE’ WITH COBOURG

    Date:09/17/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the 2019-20 team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE Woodbridge native and veteran blueliner NICHOLAS "Nick" AROMATARIO has been "to the dance". Now, he wants to do it again with a different club. The 20-year-old who started his OJHL career as a Toronto Patriot before moving to the Mis...


    PATS’ PERICAO VOTED OJHL SCOTIABANK FAN FAVOURITE

    Date:09/16/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Marcelo Pericao of the Toronto Patriots is presented with the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Scotiabank Fan Favourite award for 2018-19 by Rob McGregor, the OJHL’s director of officiating, during an on-ice ceremony before the Pats’ game at Westwood Arena Sunday night. (Photo by Ray MacAloney/OJHL Images) Marcelo Pericao is officially a popular dude. The Toronto Patriots defence...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: FOUR TEAMS STAY PERFECT IN OJHL STANDINGS

    Date:09/16/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Mitchell Morrison and his Burlington Cougars teammates celebrate one of his two goals during the Cougars’ 10-0 win over the Buffalo Jr Sabres at Haborcenter in Buffalo Wednesday. At 5-0, Burlington has the best record in the OJHL. (Spencer Smye / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE Coming out of Week 2 of the 2019-20 Ontario Junior Hockey League season are four clubs with perfect records: The We...


    1,300 FANS WELCOME THEIR COLTS TO COLLINGWOOD

    Date:09/14/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Charlene Horse with big brother Charlie Horse and a very happy fan in the sold-out crowd of 1,300 in Collingwood Friday night. (Collingwood Colts photo) Pomp. Circumstance. And a sell-out. The Collingwood Colts marked the return of the Ontario Junior Hockey League to the Blue Mountains in a big way Friday night. Seventy-three-year-old Eddie Bush Arena in downtown Collingwood was at capacity. Th...


    WALTER GRETZKY OPENS OJHL SEASON IN BRANTFORD

    Date:09/14/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Walter Gretzky with the Brantford 99ers at their home opener Thursday night – in the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. (Mike Mackley/Brantford 99ers photo) The Brantford 99ers had hockey royalty in the house at their Ontario Junior Hockey League home opener Thursday. A guy from just around the corner. Hometown icon Walter Gretzky dropped the puck on the 99ers’ 2019-20 season in the arena...


    ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY RETURNS TO CHCH-TV

    Date:09/12/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    September 12, 2019, Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Junior Hockey League today announced the renewal and expansion of its broadcast partnership with CHCH-TV – including the airing of nine live hockey games during the 2019-20 OJHL season. The “CHCH Game of the Week” will provide viewers across Canada with thrilling Junior ‘A’ hockey action from the largest Jr. A ...


    THE CAPTAINS: VETERAN SNIPER SURIYUTH ‘OBVIOUS’ CHOICE TO LEAD COLLINGWOOD’S RETURN TO OJHL

    Date:09/12/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the 2019-20 team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE ANDREW SURIYUTH (photo by Andy Corneau/OJHL Images) had the knack for scoring important goals last season for his hometown Kingston Voyageurs. Of the 19 he potted, five came on the powerplay, three were shorthanded and five were game winners. He also added two...


    THE CAPTAINS: DELLA CIVITA JOINS TEAM THAT ENDED HIS SEASON LAST YEAR

    Date:09/11/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Nathan Gooch of the Pickering Panthers and captain Domenic Della Civita of the Markham Royals participate in the ceremonial puck drop at Markham Centennial Arena Friday. They are joined by Dr. Kevin Koo, Toronto Maple Leaf Zach Hyman and Jennifer Hammond. (Ray MacAloney / OJHL Images) Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the 2019-20 team captains of The O...


    ROGERS HOMETOWN HOCKEY MAKING STOPS IN THREE OJHL COMMUNITIES THIS SEASON

    Date:09/10/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Back in the OJHL! This October, Rogers Hometown Hockey returns for its sixth season, making stops in 25 communities across the country to celebrate the local hockey stories that connect the nation – including three weekends in Ontario Junior Hockey League communities. Hosted once again by Sportsnet favourites Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiaba...


    RAIDERS' BALL HOCKEY TOURNEY RAISES $6,000 FOR CANCER UNIT

    Date:09/10/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Georgetown Raiders know how to give back to their community in a big way. The Ontario Junior Hockey League team hosted its annual ball hockey tournament Sunday. The event featured 25 teams from the Halton Hills Thunder, Twisters and Hurricanes organizations. The biggest winner? The tournament raised approximately $6,000 for Georgetown’s hospital cancer unit. ...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: OJ GRAD ZACH HYMAN HELPS LAUNCH 2019-20 SEASON

    Date:09/09/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Toronto Maple Leaf Zach Hyman, who played three seasons in the OJHL, signs an autograph before taking part in the ceremonial faceoff at the Pickering Panthers vs Markham Royals game at Markham Centennial arena Friday. (Ray MacAloney / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE And we’re off! Six contests started up the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s 2019-20 season on Friday. It was not a good ...


    FULL HOUSE WELCOMES MILTON BACK TO THE OJHL

    Date:09/07/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    It was standing room only for the Milton Menace’s first-ever home game at Memorial Arena Friday. More than 1,000 fans were at the sold-out event, (OJHL photo) BY RON VALENTINE The newly-minted Milton Menace took their first regular season on-ice steps last night at their venerable home Memorial Arena against fellow West Division foes the Burlington Cougars. Behind the bench in their inau...


    STOUFFVILLE BLUELINER RETURNS WEST – TO PRINCE GEORGE OF WHL

    Date:09/06/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Joe Kennedy of the 2018-19 Stouffville Spirit (photo credit – Prince George Cougars) has signed a Standard Player Agreement with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League for the 2019-20 season. The native of Washington state joined the Spirit midway through last season in a trade with the Markham Royals. Kennedy was a free agent WHL signing who was claimed off league wa...


    2019-20 OJHL REGULAR SEASON BEGINS TONIGHT

    Date:09/06/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    September 6, 2019, Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Junior Hockey League opens its 2019-20 schedule tonight. Opening night has six games, featuring appearances by the two new teams to the OJHL this season: the Milton Menace and Collingwood Colts. Milton hosts Burlington while Collingwood travels to Trenton. The defending OJHL (Buckland Cup) and Central Canadian (Dudley-Hewitt Cup) champi...


    OAKVILLE DEFENCEMAN SIGNS WITH SUDBURY WOLVES

    Date:09/05/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Nathan Ribau of the 2018-19 Oakville Blades (photo credit – Spencer Smye/OJHL Images) committed to play for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League this week. Ribau, 17, was selected by the Wolves in the fourth round (78th overall) of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. The 6-foot-1, 174-pound defenceman was a member of the 2019 OJHL and Central Canadian champion Blades and...


    THE CAPTAINS: HOBBS LIKES LOOK OF NEW CATS IN BURLINGTON

    Date:09/04/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the 2019-20 team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE The fruits of MATTHEW HOBBS' on-ice labours are not always shown in the goals and assists columns on the game scoresheet but the 20-year old forward from Burlington is a worthy choice as the captain of this season's edition of his hometown Cougars. S...


    OAKVILLE, NORTH YORK, WELLINGTON IN PRESEASON NATIONAL TOP 20

    Date:09/04/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

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    Eight new OJHL coaches include three former NHLers

    Date:09/03/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ex-NHLer Jamie Storr, the new owner and head coach of the Oakville Blades, being interviewed by the team’s play-by-play voice Nicholas Fiore. (Oakville Blades photo) The Ontario Junior Hockey League launches its 2019-20 season this weekend with new coaches behind the benches for eight of 22 teams. Three of the newcomers are former NHL players. The new coaches are: Pete Goulet, Trent...


    OSHAWA GENERALS SIGN PAIR OF MISSISSAUGA CHARGERS

    Date:08/30/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League announced the signing of a pair Mississauga Chargers from the Ontario Junior Hockey League today. Tye McSorley and David Jesus both committed to Ontario Hockey League standard player agreements with the Generals. McSorley, a Brampton, ON native, was the Generals 11th round selection in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection. The 6’0, 198-pound...


    THE OJ TO THE Q: PATRIOTS DIMOVKSI SIGNS IN DRUMMONDVILLE

    Date:08/29/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Aleks Dimovski of the 2018-19 Toronto Patriots (photo credit – Amy Deroche/OJHL Images) has signed with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the 2019-20 season. “More hard work paying for Aleks,” the Patriots said on their Twitter account, @patriotsjra The resident of Markham played most of his minor hockey seasons at the AA level. He a...


    THE CAPTAINS: FLACK WANTS TO MAINTAIN ‘RANGER MENTALITY’

    Date:08/27/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the 2019-20 team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE Tyler Flack has played under two North York Rangers' captains in Kyle Clark and Grayden Gottschalk who helped him grow as a hockey player. Now this season, Tyler will wear the "C" and he is honoured to be following in their footsteps. Despite a...


    FORT FRANCES TO HOST 2020 DUDLEY-HEWITT CUP

    Date:08/27/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

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    THE CAPTAINS: RICKETTS WANTS A NATIONAL TITLE FOR OAKVILLE

    Date:08/23/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the 2019-20 team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE During 2018-19, the Oakville Blades set a club points record (92), won the South Division by almost 30 points, hoisted the Dudley-Hewitt Cup beating the Hearst Lumberjacks 2-0 in the final game, advanced to the national finals and had 15 players on their roste...


    MILTON MENACE MAKING WAVES BEFORE PLAYING FIRST GAME

    Date:08/22/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Milton OJHL franchise on social media and at work in its community. The Milton Menace are the Vegas Golden Knights of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Without playing a regular season game, they’ve sold out of merchandise and rocked their social media presence while jumping into the real world at community events throughout Milton. The franchise was purchased and moved to Milton from...


    THE CAPTAINS: ALEXANDER, ST. MIKE’S WANT TO TAKE NEXT STEP

    Date:08/20/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the 2019-20 team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE A warning to OJHL defencemen this season: look out for the line of Jonah Alexander, younger brother Ryan ('bro') and Finn Brown ('Brownie'). Jonah, in his last junior season, has been named captain of the 2019-20 edition of the St. Michael...


    PALANDRA LATEST OJHLER TO COMMIT TO RIT

    Date:08/19/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Michael Palandra of the Brantford 99ers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (photo credit – Tim Bates/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA Division I RIT Tigers in Rochester, NY beginning with the 2020-21 season. The 18-year-old – born on New Year’s Day 2001 – defenceman from Markham was traded to Brantford from the Aurora Tigers during the offse...


    OJHL TEAMS USING NEW SUMMER SHOWCASE TO CHECK OUT YOUNG PLAYERS

    Date:08/18/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Georgetown Raiders coach and GM Scott McCrory instructs during the OJHL JHPC Summer Showcase in Toronto Saturday. Ten Ontario Junior Hockey League teams are getting a crash course at the new OJHL JHPC Summer Showcase in suburban Toronto this week. Each team is playing four games in as many days at Westwood Arenas, in the shadows of Pearson International Airport in Etobicoke. The tourney, which o...


    JR. CANADIENS MANIKIS COMMITS TO SUDBURY WOLVES

    Date:08/14/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Kosta Manikis of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (photo credit – Sudbury Wolves) has confirmed his commitment to join the Sudbury Wolves beginning with the 2019-20 Ontario Hockey League season. The Richmond Hill resident was selected by the Wolves in the fifth round of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection. The 6-foot-2, 182-pound forward split his time last season between the Stouffville Spirit a...


    ST. MIKE'S BUZZERS STAR IN CANADA EAST CAMP FINALE

    Date:08/09/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

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