OJHL Collingwood Blues

    Ricards Landmanis commits to UAF (University of Alaska Fairbanks) for 2022

    Date:01/18/2022   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues are proud to announce that defensemen Ricards Landmanis has committed to UAF - University of Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA) Men’s Ice hockey team for the 2022 season.    "From day one of Ricards joining the Blues he fit in extremely well. He's a fantastic young man and has been a leader and mentor to all players on our roster. His work ethic, communication...


    Ricards Landmanis commits to UAF (University of Alaska Fairbanks) for 2022

    Date:01/18/2022   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues are proud to announce that defensemen Ricards Landmanis has committed to UAF - University of Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA) Men’s Ice hockey team for the 2022 season.    "From day one of Ricards joining the Blues he fit in extremely well. He's a fantastic young man and has been a leader and mentor to all players on our roster. His work ethic, communication...


    The Blues make deadline moves

    Date:01/12/2022   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues are excited to announce the acquisitions at this year's trade deadline.  "The goal was to improve our hockey club the second half of the season and we feel we have done that.  Vlad & Taylor will make an immediate impact upfront and Eamon and Pearce were both top D on their previous teams. We thought adding some veteran experience upfront and to the...


    Campoli Named Interim Head Coach

    Date:12/19/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues have announced that Andrew Campoli has been named the interim Head Coach after the resignation of Rob Bentivegna. Campoli joined the Blues before the start of this season (2021-22) after he previously held the position of Head Coach with the Stouffville Spirit (OJHL).    “Andrew works daily with the Blues on and off the ice and has experience with our team b...


    Noak Pak commits to Yale University (NCAA)

    Date:10/12/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues are proud to announce that goaltender Noah Pak has committed to Yale University (NCAA) Men’s Ice hockey team for the 2023 season.   "Over the past 2 years, Noah has demonstrated that he is an exceptional goaltender and person. In my years of being involved in Jr. hockey in Ontario, Noah is as good as I've seen in terms of athleticism, quickness, co...


    Blues Drop Opening Weekend Games to Pickering

    Date:10/04/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues kicked off the OJHL season over the weekend at The Eddie Bush Memorial Arena taking on the Pickering Panthers. The Blues were in action both Friday and Saturday night. On Friday with the excitement of a new season in the air and the pregame festivities amping the crowd of over 500 and change in attendance. The Blues were slow to get out of the gate spotting Pickering a four-...


    Blues defeat Haliburton Huskies 6-1

    Date:09/25/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues were back at The Eddie Bush Memorial Arena facing the new look Haliburton County Huskies. The usual Friday night atmosphere was alive with over 400 people in attendance for the final home exhibition game. From the puck drop, the Blues were far superior in every category. Stifling Haliburton at every turn. When called upon Noah Pak was solid between the pipes. Ayden Dooley g...


    Blues pull off comeback vs Caledon

    Date:09/13/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues were back in action at Central Park Arena Saturday night taking on the visiting Caledon Admirals. Wearing the home Whites, the Blues made a couple of late lineup changes but iced many returning players for their first game action in nearly a year.   The Blues came out fast but could not convert any chances as the Caledon goaltender was equal to the task on several di...


    Fink & Sztuska sign in OHL

    Date:09/07/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    Collingwood Blues (OJHL) Charlie Fink & Liam Sztuska have signed with OHL teams for the 2021-22 season.    Forward Charlie Fink has signed with the Saginaw Spirit (OHL). “​​My time in Collingwood couldn’t have been better. I would not be signing in to the OHL without the support and motivation from my teammates and coaches. Out of all the places you could play in junior...


    Blues Sign 3 Players after Successful Identification Camp

    Date:08/25/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    During the weekend of August 13-15, the Collingwood Blues hosted their annual Identification Camp with 80 prospects travelling to the Eddie Bush Arena for an opportunity to compete for a spot on the 2021-22 Blues roster. After the 3-day camp, only 3 players made the cut and earned on spot in the blue, yellow and white; Forward Jack Piper, Forward Spencer Young & Goalie Samuel Moncada.   ...


    Blues Acquire Eric Moreau

    Date:06/04/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues have acquired defenseman Eric Moreau from the Timmins Rock (NOJHL).    “The Blues are very excited to add a veteran defenceman in Eric. He is someone that has been a target for our club for quite some time now and we are thrilled to bring him into our defence core. Eric is an extremely reliable defender and brings a tremendous amount of leadership, character...


    Robinson Commits to Sudbury (OHL)

    Date:05/17/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    Payton Robinson of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Collingwood Blues (photo credit – Tim Bates | OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Sudbury Wolves (OHL) in Sudbury, Ontario for the 2021-22 season. "The Collingwood Blues gave me the opportunity to develop into a better hockey player and person. Coach (Rob) Bentivegna gave me...


    Mason Piercey commits to Rivier University (NCAA)

    Date:04/06/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues are proud to announce that veteran defenseman Mason Piercey has committed to NCAA Rivier University Men’s Ice hockey team for the 2021-2022 season.  Over part of two seasons, Mason was a reliable presence on the Blues backend, most noted for his consistent and aggressive play.  Mason was not a player opponents enjoyed playing against.   “After coa...


    Andrew Campoli joins the Collingwood Blues as an Associate Coach

    Date:03/15/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues are excited to announce that Andrew Campoli is joining the Collingwood Blues as an Associate Coach effective immediately.   Andrew joins the Blues after serving as the Head Coach of the Stouffville Spirit. “I’m very excited to be joining the Collingwood Blues organization and working with such a passionate group devoted to the success and development of our...


    Nick Ricca will be leaving his position of Associate Coach and taking on the role of Assistant Director of Hockey Operations.

    Date:03/15/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    “After being behind the bench for more than 25 years it was time to retire the whistle. When the opportunity came up to be the Assistant Director of Hockey Operations, and a chance to work alongside Jordan and Mike I knew this was right for me. I am excited to get going in my new role with the Collingwood Blues. I want to thank everyone in the blues organization who made this happen” s...


    Blues Backyard Rink Contest on The Peak 95.1 FM

    Date:02/19/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

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    Blues Backyard Rink Contest

    Date:02/02/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues Jr A Hockey Club has launched the Blues Backyard Rink Contest that will run during the month of February 2021. Fans and hockey families are invited to enter the contest by submitting the photos of their backyard rinks with online voting on the Blues website that will decide the winning backyard rinks. With many exciting prizes to be won! This community initiative celebrat...


    Derek Sweeney traded to Stayner (PJHL)

    Date:01/20/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues trade Derek Sweeney to the Stayner Siskins (PJHL) GM Mike Tarantino had this to say about the trade, "As with the other 2000 born players on the roster, Derek was moved simply to extend his playing career due to Covid. Derek had options in other leagues and offers from NCAA schools to continue playing next year, but ultimately, he has decided to pursue education cl...


    Blues Acquire Kyle Kuznik

    Date:01/13/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues have acquired forward Kyle Kuznik. Director of Hockey Operations Jordan Selinger had this to say about the acquisition, “Kyle Kuznik provides a veteran presence and two years of junior hockey experience that will help to mentor our young club. He brings a unique blend of speed, competition level and physicality that will provide an example for our young core. ...


    Blues Acquire Liam Sztuska

    Date:01/12/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues have acquired Goalie Liam Sztuska.  Head Coach Rob Bentivenga had this to say about the acquisition, "Liam is an athletic goaltender who never gives up on a puck. To be able to add someone with his combination of athleticism and competitiveness was a no brainer for our club. His lateral movement and puck tracking, along with his ability to stay calm in big moments ...


    Blues transfer Rose to Kenai River (NAHL)

    Date:01/11/2021   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues have transferred Goalie Andrew Rose to Kenai River Brown Bears.  GM Mike Tarantino has this to say about the transfer, "Rosie was a rock last year for the Blues and led them to a playoff appearance as an expansion team. Due to Covid delaying the start of the season and Andrew being in his last year of eligibility, we wanted to make sure he was in a situation w...


    Blues name Derek Sweeney as new captain

    Date:12/01/2020   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues have named Derek Sweeney as the new captain.  Blues Head Coach Rob Bentivegna had this to say about naming Derek Sweeney as the new Blues' captain. "Derek is entering his 4th year of Junior hockey and was an easy decision for our staff to name a captain. He is a lead-by-example player who never takes a shift off. Derek is the perfect leader for our yo...


    Game 7 Exhibition Wrap Up

    Date:11/30/2020   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    A tight first period in which the Blues found themselves behind in the shot total to Lindsay. After trading penalties all period the teams headed into the first intermission tied at 0. The second period saw a complete change of pace for the Blues. Responding after a pep talk from Head Coach Rob Bentivegna, the Blues would strike four times in the second period including a Power-play strike by Ja...


    Blues add Erie Otters 1st Round Pick & former Guelph U18 Captain

    Date:11/28/2020   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues have acquired defenceman, Ethan Broderick. In April, Ethan was drafted by the Erie Otters in 1st round of the OHL U18 Draft.  Director of Hockey Operations Jordan Sellinger had this to say about the acquisition “Ethan is a dynamic defenceman who has been on our radar for a number of years having coached in the 2003 age group. His exceptional skating ability, ...


    Captain Patrick Brown traded to Fredericton Red Wings (Maritime Hockey League).

    Date:11/26/2020   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues have traded Captain Patrick Brown to the Fredricton Red Wings (MHL). GM Mike Tarantino had this to say about the trade, "Given the uncertainty of our season starting, and Patrick being in his last year, we wanted to do what we felt was right in terms of allowing Patrick to play in a hockey season. The Maritimes have far fewer Covid cases, and at the time of this tr...


    Isaac MacLeod commits to SLU for 2021

    Date:08/25/2020   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    Isaac (Oakley) MacLeod has committed to St. Lawrence University (D1) for the 2021/22 season. He joins current Blues player Cole Hipken who has also committed to SLU. Last season, Isaac & Cole were teammates at New Hampton Prep.    Director of Hockey Operations Jordan Selinger had this to say about Isaac's commitment to St. Lawrence University, “We are ...


    Ricards Landmanis invited to Latvian U20 training camp (World Juniors)

    Date:08/06/2020   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The newly signed Collingwood Blues defenseman Ricards Landmanis has been invited to attend the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation's U20 training camp in preparation for the World Juniors. Latvia plays in Group A of Division 1 during the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.  GM Mike Tarantino had this to say about Ricard's invitation to Latvia's U20 camp,&nb...


    BLUES ACQUIRE CAM GARVEY

    Date:08/05/2020   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues have acquired Centre Cam Garvey from the Oakville Blades in a 3-way deal where the Blues have moved Rocco Testa-Basi to Aurora and Evan Pringle goes from Aurora to Oakville.  Last season, Cam scored 15 goals and 22 assists in 49 games playing with Oakville. Head Coach Rob Bentivenga has this to say about acquiring Cam, "We are very ex...


    '03 FORWARD COLE HIPKIN COMMITS TO COLLINGWOOD

    Date:07/24/2020   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    Forward Cole Hipkin will be joining the Blues from New Hampton Prep and joins New Hampton Prep teammate Oakley MacLeod in Collingwood. Cole is committed to Division 1 St. Lawrence for the 2022-23 Season. The 6th round Saginaw Spirit draft pick scored 22 goals and 11 assists in 33 games last season with New Hampton Prep.    Director of Hockey Operations Jordan Selinger has this to ...


    '02 DEFENSEMAN CAMERON VASSOS TRADED TO GRAND PRAIRIE (AJHL)

    Date:06/24/2020   Source:OJHL Collingwood Blues  

    The Collingwood Blues want to announce that defenseman Cameron Vassos has been traded to the Grande Prairie Storm in the AJHL.  Director of Hockey Operations Jordan Selinger had this to say at the time of the trade, "With some of our signings and acquisitions, we had a bit of a logjam on the back end. The result of that is us having to move some pieces to put them in a spot wh...