Ontario Junior A Hockey League

    OJHLER 1 of 5 CJHLERS TO PARTICIPATE IN WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE

    Date:10/17/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – With Hockey Canada announcing Tuesday in 66-player roster selected to represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Nov. 3-10 in Saint John and Quispamsis, N.B., five members of the Canadian Junior Hockey League were among those selected. Earning places to represent Canada are goaltenders Tristan Lennox (Milton IceHawks, OJHL) and Joe Vrbetic (Powassan Voodo...


    THE CAPTAINS: SEARLES BREAKS A RECORD EVERY NIGHT AT ST. MIKE’S

    Date:10/17/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE It's the second season for ST. MICHAEL'S BUZZERS' centre CAMERON SEARLES (Photo by Tim Bates / OJHL Images) wearing the "C". The 6-foot-5 forward is in Year 5 with the Buzzers. The 20-year-old Markham resident, who is in his final year of jun...


    MILTON GOALIE NAMED TO WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE ROSTER

    Date:10/16/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced its 66-player roster selected to represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, set for Nov. 3-10 in Saint John and Quispamsis, N.B. today – and it includes a goaltender from the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Tristan Lennox (Photo by Ryan McCullough / OJHL Images), a 6-foot-2 netminder with the Milton Icehawks of the OJ...


    WRIGHT STUFF: FORMER OJHL ALL-STAR IS WCHA FORWARD OF THE WEEK

    Date:10/16/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Former Ontario Junior Hockey League all-star Cameron Wright was named forward of the week by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for games of Oct. 9-14. The Bowling Green State University sophomore played for the St. Michael’s Buzzers of the OJHL for three seasons (2014-17). Wright led the WCHA last week with two goals (tied), five points, one game-winning goal (tied)...


    OAKVILLE, NORTH YORK IN NATIONAL TOP 10

    Date:10/15/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – Another week, another new No. 1 in the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The CJHL announced their latest edition of the weekly listings Monday and moving to top spot overall is the Brooks Bandits (AJHL). The 2019 Canadian National Jr. A Championship-host Bandits enter play this week winners of 10 straight games and have gone 10-1 overall. Making a big jump to No. 2 nati...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: OAKVILLE REMAINS AT THE TOP OF THE OJHL

    Date:10/15/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Oakville Blades, the top team in the OJHL, are getting plenty of love at home games this season. (Photo by Kevin Raposo / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE It was a week with a few upsets, which goes to show that any team can end up on the right end of the final score this season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. The Oakville Blades continue to lead the way overall with an .846 winning p...


    THE CAPTAINS: MACLEAN HAS SEEN HIGHS, LOWS IN AURORA

    Date:10/13/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE Chances are you might not be able to pick STEVEN MACLEAN (Photo by Ray MacAloney / OJHL Images)  out in a crowd or on the ice. The last-year blueliner of the AURORA TIGERS in his second season with the club recorded 14 points while appearing in all the Tigers&#...


    OAKVILLE'S NICHOLSON COMMITTED TO RIT

    Date:10/12/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Ryan Nicholson of the Oakville Blades (photo credit – Spencer Smye / OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join NCAA Division 1 Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology beginning with the 2019-20 season. The native of Mississauga joined the Blades this season following two seasons with the Jr. B Stratford Warriors. The 6-foot-2 defenceman totaled 83 points while with Strat...


    THE CAPTAINS: MILTON’S RACICOT NO STRANGER TO THE ‘C’

    Date:10/11/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE Have ‘C’ will travel. That's the story for MAX RACICOT (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) who played last season for the GOJHL's Junior B 99ers and now suits up as Captain for the OJHL’s Milton Icehawks. Max captained the GOJHL club last se...


    OJHL GRAD NAMED U SPORTS ATHLETE OF WEEK

    Date:10/11/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Week for the period ending Oct. 7. Brad van Schubert, who played for the Aurora Tigers and Newmarket Hurricanes of the OJHL, is a first-year player with the Royal Military College Paladins  In his first-ever start for the Kingston school, the Barrie native made 36 saves, including all 21 shots he faced in a third period flurry, to help preserve a 2-1 win over Concordia in the Pala...


    ST. MIKE'S TRUMBLA COMMITS TO RIT

    Date:10/10/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Colton Trumbla of the St. Michael’s Buzzers (photo credit – Tim Bates / OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join NCAA Division 1 Rochester Institute of Technology  beginning with the 2019-20 season. The 19-year-old native of Oakville is in his fifth season with the Buzzers. He has 126 points (62G/64A) in 169 OJHL regular season games. Trumbla’s 13 goals lead ...


    TICKET PACKAGES NOW ON SALE FOR THE EASTERN CANADA CUP ALL-STAR CHALLENGE

    Date:10/10/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      October 9, 2018, Mississauga, ON – Ticket packages are now on sale for the Easter Canada Cup in Quinte West. Single Day passes cost only $10, while three-day passes are available for only $25. Children under 18 are $5. Purchases for all passes are available on line at https://tickets.trentongoldenhawks.ca/ The event will be hosted at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens ...


    AURORA'S MIZZI IS OJHL KEWL NORTH-WEST PLAYER OF THE MONTH

    Date:10/09/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    October 9, 2018, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Joseph Mizzi (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) of the Aurora Tigers has been named the Kewl North-West Conference Player-of-the-Month for September after he amassed 19 points during nine games. His eight goals included three game-winners. The 20-year-old from Markham began his OJHL career ...


    YEAMANS SCORES KEWL SOUTH-EAST CONFERENCE PLAYER-OF-THE-MONTH HONOUR

    Date:10/09/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      October 9, 2018, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Brandon Yeamans (Photo by Ryan McCullough / OJHL Images) of the Mississauga Chargers has been named the Kewl South-East Conference Player-of-the-Month for September after he tallied 17 points during eight games. His seven goals included two on the power-play and one shorthanded. In f...


    KINGSTON'S MASANKO NAMED KEWL GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH

    Date:10/09/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      October 9, 2018, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Alexei Masanko (Photo by Ryan McCullough / OJHL Images) of the Kingston Voyageurs has been named the Kewl Goaltender of the Month for September.  Masanko went 4-1-0 during September posting a 1.34 goals-against with a .960 save percentage. He had one shutout....


    THE CAPTAINS: FIVE SEASONS, FIVE TEAMS FOR WHITBY TEAM LEADER

    Date:10/09/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE GREG SMITH (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) has had his share of ups and downs in the hockey world but the veteran centre was named Captain of the WHITBY FURY for this season. Skating is the name of the game for Greg, who has played for the Wellington...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: STILL 'LOTS OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT' FOR FIRST-PLACE OAKVILLE

    Date:10/08/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Oakville Blades have had plenty to celebrate early in the 2018-19 Ontario Junior Hockey League season. The fifth-ranked team in the nation leads the league with a .833 winning percentage .(Photo by Andy Corneau / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE The Oakville Blades – now fifth-ranked in Canada – continue to lead the way across the Ontario Junior Hockey League with a .833 winning per...


    OAKVILLE JUMPS UP TO NO. 5 IN NATIONAL RANKINGS

    Date:10/08/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – Winners of nine consecutive games to commence their 2018-19 campaign, the Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) have soared to No. 1 overall in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 rankings, announced Monday. The weekly listings are compiled by an independent scouting service which uses a variety of factors to determine the rankings. The 9-0 Thunderbirds as the l...


    THE CAPTAINS: FRANZIN LOOKS TO STAY OUT OF PICKERING PENALTY BOX

    Date:10/06/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE He's only 18 years old but he is going into his third season for the PICKERING PANTHERS, and GM/Head Coach Dave DeMarinis has enough confidence in JOSEPH FRANZIN (Photo by Ray MacAloney / OJHL Images) to name him the club's road captain. Forward Adam Wheaton w...


    SEASON 4 OF ‘THE OJ TODAY’ TV SHOW LAUNCHED

    Date:10/05/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Friday, October 5, 2018 - Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Junior Hockey League announced today it has launched the fourth season of the OJHL’s flagship television show, ‘The OJ Today’. This season, viewers of The OJ Today can look forward to: ·      Weekly game highlight packages ·      Feature stories on OJHL...


    ROGER THAT! WELLINGTON ROOKIE SIGNS WITH LONDON KNIGHTS

    Date:10/05/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ben Roger of the Wellington Dukes (photo credit – Ryan McCullough / OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League full time beginning with the 2019-20 season. The 15-year-old – his birthday is Nov. 3 – from Brighton is expected to play some games with London this season, the Dukes said. The 6-foot-3 defenceman came to Wel...


    GEORGETOWN'S WOODS IS HALTON HILLS EMPLOYEE OF YEAR

    Date:10/04/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    A long-time volunteer with the Georgetown Raiders of the Ontario Junior Hockey League is being honoured by a local chamber of commerce this month. Veteran dressing room attendant Shawn Woods (blue shirt) will receive the Employee of the Year award at the Halton Hills Business Achievement Awards Gala Oct. 17 at Glencairn Golf Club Woods received word of his win at a surprise party ...


    THE CAPTAINS: TRETOWICZ LEADING A VETERAN BUFFALO SQUAD

    Date:10/04/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE While many OJHL clubs are in what can be called a rebuilding season the BUFFALO JUNIOR SABRES have eight 1998-born players on their roster, including returnees Anthony Hora, Matt Jukubowski (18 goals last season), Matthew Stanek, Nick Alfieri, Scott Ramaekers and this...


    THE CAPTAINS: NOLAN LEADING YOUNGER NEWMARKET SQUAD THIS SEASON

    Date:10/02/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE SHELDON NOLAN (Photo by Ryan McCullough  / OJHL Images) called me after his shift at work. He is also taking college courses online while playing defence for the NEWMARKET HURRICANES so he obviously not the kind of guy who likes to sit around. For the 2018-2019 ...


    FOUR OJHL PLAYERS ON 2019 NHL DRAFT PLAYERS TO WATCH LIST

    Date:10/01/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – National Hockey League Central Scouting released Monday its preliminary Players to Watch List as a prelude to the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft and 16 current Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) skaters – including four from the Ontario Junior Hockey League – are among those ranked. The OJHLers are: Kosta Manikis (Stouffville Spirit), Eric Ciccolini (Toront...


    COBOURG COUGARS JUMP UP TO 6TH IN NATIONAL RANKINGS

    Date:10/01/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Monday its latest Top 20 rankings to kick off the month of October. The weekly listings, that are compiled by an independent scouting service and which uses a variety of factors to determine the rankings, has the Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) remaining No .1 in the 133-team CJHL as they continue with their unbeaten record, whic...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: TOP DOGS EMERGE FOLLOWING OJHL GOVERNORS' SHOWCASE

    Date:10/01/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      The Aurora Tigers – in their new-look Vegas Golden Knights uniforms – have had plenty to celebrate early in the 2018-19 OJHL season, including a  2-1 victory over the Wellington Dukes during the Governors’ Showcase at HarborCenter in Buffalo Tuesday. (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE It was a busy week! The Governors’ Showcase tourname...


    THE CAPTAINS: JR. CANADIENS’ LEADER A 'HIT' WITH TEAMMATES

    Date:09/30/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE Opposing players have learned one thing quickly and that is to keep your head up when JASON PINEO (Photo by Spencer Smye / OJHL Images) is on the ice – and for this season he has been named Captain of the TORONTO JUNIOR CANADIENS. Jason had never threatened an...


    WELLINGTON'S PALUCH COMMITTED TO NCAA D1 VERMONT

    Date:09/28/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

        David Paluch of the Wellington Dukes (photo credit – Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA Division 1 University of Vermont Catamounts beginning with the 2020-21 season. The native of Toronto joined the Dukes this season. He played prep school hockey at The Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut last year. A 5-foot-11 defenceman, Paluch ...


    THE CAPTAINS: BUMSTEAD WOULD LIKE ANOTHER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR COBOURG

    Date:09/27/2018   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the team captains of The OJ this fall. BY RON VALENTINE MATT BUMSTEAD (Photo by Tim Bates /  OJHL Images) had the puck just inside the Brooks Bandits' blueline and passed to fellow defenceman Nick Minerva, who, by his own admission, closed his eyes and blasted the puck goalwards to give the COBOURG COUGARS an upse...