Ontario Junior A Hockey League

    ST. MIKE’S SEARLES COMMITS TO GUELPH GRYPHONS

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Cameron Searles of the 2018-19 St. Michael’s Buzzers (photo credit – Ray MacAloney/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the University of Guelph Gryphons beginning with the 2019-20 season. The 21-year-old from Markham played all five of his junior hockey years with the Buzzers in Toronto. The 6-foot-5 centre had 62 points (21 goals/41 assists) in his final season &...


    BURLINGTON'S TOP ROOKIE COMMITS TO FLINT OF OHL

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Jack Harper of the 2018-19 Burlington Cougars (photo credit – Ryan McCulloughOJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League beginning with the 2019-20 season. The 17-year-old from Guelph had 19 points (9G, 10A) in 43 games as a rookie with Burlington of the OJHL last season. “We are excited to have Jack and his family c...


    WHITBY'S SMITH COMMITS TO LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Captain Greg Smith of the 2018-19 Whitby Fury (photo credit – Ed McPherson/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Lakehead University Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay, ON  beginning with the 2019-20 season. The 21-year-old from Ajax played the majority of his junior career in the OJHL with the Wellington Dukes, Aurora Tigers and Whitby Fury, although he did spend parts ...


    JOSH NIXON COMMITS TO NCAA DI ALASKA FAIRBANKS

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

    Josh Nixon of the Mississauga Chargers (photo credit – Tim Bates/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join NCAA Division I the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks beginning with the 2020-21 season. The native of Mississauga joined the Chargers from the OJHL champion Oakville Blades June 6. The 19-year-old began his OJHL career with the league finalist Georgetown Raiders in ...


    OHA GRAD PROFILE: FORMER KINGSTON VEE BRETT SENEY OF THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS

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

    Photo courtesy of Andy Marlin/New Jersey Devils Story by William Proulx, OHA Communications Manager NEW JERSEY - Brett Seney’s hockey career began when he was a child playing minor hockey in his hometown of London, Ont. and, like many Canadian children, he dreamed of playing in the National Hockey League (NHL). Fast forward seven hockey seasons and that dream came true for ...


    CORNWALL TO HOST CANADA EAST WJAC SELECTION CAMP

    Date:07/05/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    OTTAWA, Ont. - Hockey Canada, in conjunction the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), announced Friday that Benson Centre in Cornwall, Ont., will be the site of the Team Canada East Selection Camp, August 7-9, in advance of the 2019 World Junior A Challenge, which takes place Dec. 7-15 in Dawson Creek, B.C. It is expected that 44 players will be invited to participate in the Canada East cam...


    OJHL BUFFALO DEFENCEMAN COMMITS TO DI UNION

    Date:07/04/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Josh Philips of the OJHL’s Buffalo Jr. Sabres (photo credit – Spencer Smye/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA DI Union College Dutchmen in Schenectady, NY beginning with the 2020-21 season. “Thank you to my family, coaches, and teammates for their help and support,” Phillips said on his Twitter account, @_josh_89 The 18-year-old from Getzville...


    BRANTFORD'S SAMANSKI SIGNS WITH OWEN SOUND OF OHL

    Date:07/02/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    New Owen Sound Attack forward Josh Samanski poses with GM Dale DeGray after signing with the OHL team.  (Photo credit – Owen Sound Attack) Josh Samanski of the 2018-19 Brantford 99ers has confirmed his commitment to join the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League beginning with the 2019-20 season. Samanski, who turned 17 March 22, had 25 points (13 goals/12 assists) ...


    OJHL GRAD WILL PLAY HOCKEY, LACROSSE AT NORWICH

    Date:07/01/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Callum Jones of the 2018-19 OJHL champion Oakville Blades (photo credit – Kevin Raposo/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA Division III Norwich University Cadets beginning with the 2019-20 season. The Burlington resident, who turned 21 on Canada Day, will also play lacrosse at the Vermont school. Jones, who was an assistant captain with the Blades in 2018-19, pl...


    OAKVILLE'S LEWIS COMMITS TO NIPISSING

    Date:06/29/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Kyle Lewis of the OJHL champion Oakville Blades (photo credit – Kevin Raposo/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Nipissing University Lakers in U Sports beginning with the 2019-20 season. Lewis joined the Blades from the Mississauga Chargers just prior to the Jan. 10 trade deadline and made an immediate impact. He was a key forward for the team on Oakville’s run...


    LENNOX INVITED TO TEAM CANADA U18 CAMP

    Date:06/27/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Tristan Lennox is in elite company. The former Brantford 99ers goaltender is one of Forty-four of the nation’s top under-18 hockey players who have been invited to attend Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp, set for July 26-30 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Lennox, 16, split the 2018-19 se...


    OJHL GRADS AT NHL DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

    Date:06/25/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Ontario Junior Hockey League is represented at Development Camps run by NHL teams this summer – beginning this week: • Eric Ciccolini of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens is at camp with the New York Rangers – who selected him in the seventh round of Saturday’s NHL Draft. The Vaughan resident will play at the University of Michigan next season. • Mitchell Weeks of the New...


    BRANTFORD’S PACE COMMITTED TO WISCONSIN-SUPERIOR

    Date:06/24/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Jon Pace of the 2018-19 Brantford 99ers (photo credit – Dave Fryer/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA DIII University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellow Jackets beginning with the 2019-20 season. The 21-year-old defenceman from Hamilton had seven goals and 17 assists in 49 games in Brantford last season. In 2017-18, Pace had 11 assists during 54 games with Trenton of...


    CICCOLINI LIVES UP TO BILLING AT NHL DRAFT

    Date:06/22/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    It's "the best day" of Eric Ciccolini's life. So far anyway. The Top Prospect in the Ontario Junior Hockey League and across the Ontario Hockey Association in 2018-19 lived up to that billing in Vancouver today. The 18-year-old from Vaughan was selected by the New York Rangers in the seventh round of the NHL Draft. "It's a pretty surreal feeling," he told the OJ...


    OJHL GRAD GIORDANO CAPTURES NORRIS TROPHY

    Date:06/20/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    After a career year at the age of 35, Mark Giordano has been named this year's Norris Trophy winner. "It feels pretty surreal today, to be honest," said, Giordano, who played for Brampton in the Ontario Junior Hockey League in 2001-02. "It feels pretty good to be mentioned with (Brent Burns) and (Victor Hedman) as well as all the winners in the past, all the gr...


    OJDL PLAYERS OF INTEREST: DIXON TIED FOR LEAD LEAGUE IN GOALS

    Date:06/20/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Players of Interest is a weekly feature highlighting some of the fine young prospects in the Ontario Junior Development League during the 2019 season Mateo Dixon  Toronto Patriots, OJDL Played Minor Midget with Toronto Red Wings  Played Midget with Vaughan Kings  30 goals/30 Assists  Selected for midget all-star game  Born: 2002  The Toronto Patriots have committe...


    OJHL PLAYERS HOPE TO BE PICKED AT NHL DRAFT THIS WEEKEND

    Date:06/19/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Three players out of the Ontario Junior Hockey League hope to hear their name called during the NHL Draft in Vancouver this weekend. Eric Ciccolini of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens is the top-ranked player in the OJHL for the 2019 NHL Draft. National Hockey League Central Scouting released its final draft rankings in April. Ciccolini is slotted in the fourth round among North American skaters,...


    OJHL CHAMPION OAKVILLE BLADES HONOURED AT OHA MEETING

    Date:06/19/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Kitchener, Ont. -- The 130th Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Sat., June 15, 2019 at the Sunbridge Hotel and Conference Centre in Kitchener, Ont. The meeting was opened by OHA Chairman of the Board of Directors Tom Strauch who welcomed everyone in attendance and thanked them for coming. The AGM included representation from the governing body’s B...


    BLADES’ THERAPIST HIRED BY TORONTO ARGONAUTS

    Date:06/18/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Oakville Blades have announced that athletic therapist Natalie Figueira has taken a job with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Blades pride themselves with helping to contribute to moving players and staff forward in their careers. "Natalie is the consummate professional.  I can simply say our team wouldn't have been as successful as it was without ...


    OJHL SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR VP, FINANCE TREASURER ROLE

    Date:06/14/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Ontario Junior Hockey League is seeking applicants for the position of VP, Finance/Treasurer: OJHL Support Staff - Treasurer Position: VP, Finance / Treasurer Reports To: OJHL Chairman & OJHL Commissioner Job Purpose To manage and report on the association's finances.  OJHL representative on OHA Fina...


    OJHL HIRING CO-ORDINATOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS

    Date:06/14/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Ontario Junior Hockey League is seeking applicants for its C0 of Hockey Operations post:   Position:  Co-ordinator, Hockey Operations – Full Time Reports To: Director, Hockey Operations   Job Purpose The OJHL Co-ordinator of Hockey Operations will effectively coordinate the administrati...


    2019 OHA GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE UPDATE

    Date:06/14/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO - The upcoming 130th Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) will ring in a new era after a governance restructure over the past eight months. BACKGROUND It was resolved and approved at the June 16, 2018 OHA Annual General Meeting that an immediate restructuring of the OHA was to be initiated and undertaken with a view to completing implementation by...


    DOLLO COMMITS TO TRINE UNIVERSITY

    Date:06/14/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Noah Dollo of the 2018-19 Whitby Fury (photo credit – Amy Deroche/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Trine University Thunder in Angola, Indiana beginning with the 2019-20 season. “I’d like to thank my family, coaches, teammates and everyone else who put in their time into making this happen,” Dollo tweeted this week. The 20-year-old from Minden jo...


    OJDL PLAYERS OF INTEREST: CATALANO BOUNCES BACK FROM INJURED LIST

    Date:06/13/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Players of Interest is a weekly feature highlighting some of the fine young prospects in the OJHL's Ontario Junior Development League during the 2019 season CHRISTIAN CATALANO Brampton, OJDL Mississauga Rebels Minor Midget AAA DOB: 05-23-2003   Age: 16 OHL 5th round selection of the Owen Sound Attack, 101st overall Christian Catalano is hoping that his stint with Brampton’s en...


    FORMER OJHL AFFILIATES WIN STANLEY CUP

    Date:06/12/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Three players who suited up as affiliates in the Ontario Junior Hockey League hoisted the Stanley Cup in Boston tonight. Jordan Binnington (Dixie), Robby Fabbri (Toronto Jr. Canadiens) and Michael Del Zotto (Markham) were members of the St. Louis Blues who defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Cup final Wednesday. Binnington made 32 saves for St. Louis, which entered the NHL ...


    CAPTAIN IS 10TH NORTH YORK RANGER TO EARN SCHOOL COMMITMENT

    Date:06/10/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Grayden Gottschalk (photo credit – Christian Bender/OJHL Images) is the 10th member of the 2018-19 North York Rangers to commit to an NCAA or U Sports school. The Most Gentlemanly Player in the Ontario Junior Hockey League in 2018-19, Gottschalk  will join the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in Waterloo beginning with the 2019-20 season. The 6-4 forward enjoyed his best campaign, in his ...


    SIX OJHL GRADS WIN AHL CHAMPIONSHIP

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

    Six Ontario Junior Hockey League alumni are celebrating as American Hockey League champions today. Their Charlotte Checkers capped off their record-breaking season Saturday night, beating the Chicago Wolves in Game 5 to capture the franchise’s first-ever Calder Cup.  The league’s leading playoff scorer, former OJHL Buffalo Jr. Sabre Andrew Poturalski wasted no time getting the C...


    GILMOUR COMMITS TO SUNY GENESEO

    Date:06/04/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Tyson Gilmour of the Wellington Dukes (photo credit – Shawn Muir/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the SUNY Geneseo Knights in Geneseo, NY beginning with the 2019-20 season. The son of NHL great Doug Gilmour had 58 points (20 goals, 38 assists) in 52 games in the Ontario Junior Hockey League during 2018-19. He was acquired by the Dukes last summer following seasons of ...


    TRENTON'S ELLIOTT WILL PLAY AT UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

    Date:05/31/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Steven Elliott of the Trenton Golden Hawks (photo credit – Amy Deroche/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the University of Toronto Varsity Blues beginning with the 2019-20 season. The 21-year-old centre began his Ontario Junior Hockey League with his hometown Whitby Fury in the 2015-16 season. He was traded, first to the Pickering Panthers during the 2016-17 season and ...


    MARKHAM GOALIE COMMITS TO WISCONSIN-SUPERIOR

    Date:05/30/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Nick Althaus of the Markham Royals (photo credit – Ray MacAloney/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA Division III University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets beginning with the 2019-20 season. The 6-foot-4 native of St. Cloud, Minnesota joined the Royals for the 2018-19 season from the Syracuse Jr. Stars. A star at Apollo High in his home town, the 21-year-old...