Ontario Junior A Hockey League

    FORMER OAKVILLE BLADE LEADING NCAA DIVISION I IN SCORING

    Date:11/30/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Drew Worrad with the Oakville Blades during the 2017 OJHL playoffs. Now at Western Michigan, Worrad leads NCAA Division I in scoring this season. (Photo by Andy Corneau / OJHL Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former Ontario Junior Hockey League centre  Drew Worrad earned a Bauer National Collegiate Hockey Conference weekly honour after his performances is Western Michigan University&r...


    OJHL ALUMNI WIN ECAC WEEKLY AWARDS

    Date:11/30/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Liam Robertson (left) skating with the Whitby Fury and Dallas Stars’ prospect Ayrton Martino with the St. Michael’s Buzzers in their pre-NCAA days. (Photos by Shawn Muir and Amy Deroche of OJHL Images) CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — A pair of former Ontario Junior Hockey League players are ECAC Hockey weekly award winners for the week ending Nov. 28. Former Whitby Fury forward Liam Rober...


    TRENTON, BURLINGTON REPRESENT OJHL IN CJHL TOP 20

    Date:11/29/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – Now into their second month atop the table, the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) are once again slotted No. 1 overall in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 Rankings, announced Monday. The Ontario Junior Hockey League is represented by the Trenton Golden Hawks (8) and Burlington Eagles (17). The Pickering Panthers received an honourable mention. Having gone 26...


    OJHL WEEK IN REVIEW: MILTON MENACING IN TIGHT CONFINES OF THE WEST

    Date:11/29/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Jake Kovacs (left) of the Trenton Golden Hawks and Gunnar Van Damme of the Lindsay Muskies keep their eyes on the puck in Trenton last night. First-place Trenton won 5-2, scoring all their goals in the third period. (Photo by Amy Deroche / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE The Milton Menace are making a charge in the West Division with three wins in three tries this week in the Ontario Junio...


    ST. MIKE’S SPARKES COMMITS TO MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS

    Date:11/26/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Jack Sparkes of Toronto’s St. Michael’s Buzzers (photo credit – Christian Bender/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Michigan State University Spartans beginning with the 2023-24 season. Sparkes is one of four Ontario Junior Hockey League players on NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Players to Watch list for the 2022 NHL Draft. At 6 feet and 7.75 i...


    LEAFS' FILL-IN GOALIE LEADING OJHL ALUMNI TO UNIVERSIADE

    Date:11/24/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Alex Bishop was in the news last month when he served as the Toronto Maple Leafs' fill-in, backup goaltender in a game against the Ottawa Senators. The 24-year-old University of Toronto student, who played for the Markham Royals and Newmarket Hurricanes in the OJHL, will represent Canada at the 30th FISU Winter Universiade in Lucerne, Switzerland next month. The men’s hockey team that w...


    BURLINGTON’S CORY CONACHER GETS CALL TO CANISIUS HALL OF FAME

    Date:11/24/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Former Ontario Junior Hockey League star forward Cory Conacher '11 will be inducted into the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame, the Buffalo school announced this week. The 2009-10 Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year, Conacher rewrote the Canisius Division I era record book, establishing 12 single-game and career marks during his time on Main Street.  The school's Division I era ca...


    OJHL GRAD MCDONALD NAMED ECAC GOALIE OF WEEK

    Date:11/23/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    ITHACA, N.Y. — ECAC Hockey announced Monday that Ontario Junior Hockey League graduate Nate McDonald has been named the MAC Goaltending Goalie of the Week after he backstopped the Cornell men's hockey team to victories over Brown and Yale over the weekend at Lynah Rink. An AP with the OJHL’s Georgetown Raiders during the 2015-16 season, the North Bay native split 2017-18 between t...


    PICKERING JOINS TRENTON IN CJHL TOP 20

    Date:11/22/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Monday its Top 20 Rankings, and for a fourth straight week the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) hold down the No. 1 slot. The Trenton Golden Hawks (10) are the top-ranked team from the Ontario Junior Hockey League. They're joined in the Top 20 this week by the Pickering Panthers (17). The St. Michael's Buzzers earned an honour...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: TRIO OF TORONTO TEAMS BATTLING FOR SOUTHERN SUPREMACY

    Date:11/22/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Lucas Stanojevic of the Aurora Tigers – in the throwback Los Angeles Kings’ uniforms – deflects the puck in front of Georgetown Raiders netminder Mikael Kingo and defenceman Carson Lloyd during the second period of the Tigers’ 3-1 loss at the Aurora Community Centre Friday.  (Photo by Tim Bates / OJHL Images).  BY RON VALENTINE Seven weeks into the 2021-...


    RED LAKE TO HOST 2022 DUDLEY-HEWITT CUP

    Date:11/18/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL) in conjunction with the Northern Ontario Canadian Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Thursday that the Red Lake Miners will play host the 2022 Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Junior A Championship, May 10-14, 2022.    The ...


    NUTRAFARMS INC. SPONSORING OJHL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

    Date:11/16/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    November 16, 2021, Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Junior Hockey League announced today that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Nutrafarms Inc. for the title sponsorship of the OJHL Championship Series. The OJHL and Nutrafarms Inc. have signed a three-year agreement for sponsorship of the OJHL Championship Series, which pits the league’s North-West and South-East conference...


    OJHL GRAD DANFORTH MAKES NHL DEBUT IN COLUMBUS WIN

    Date:11/16/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Former Ontario Junior Hockey League all-star Justin Danforth made his NHL debut last night. Danforth, 28, played 7:23 and posted a team-high six hits in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 5-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Columbus. Danforth played three full seasons (2010-13) with the Cobourg Cougars of the OJHL after a three-game audition as an AP from the Oshawa Generals U18 team the previou...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: CATS ON THE PROWL IN OJHL NORTH

    Date:11/15/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Nicholas Cordeiro of the Mississauga Chargers celebrates his shorthanded goal against the St. Michael’s Buzzers Sunday. The Buzzers won 3-2 at St. Michael’s College School. (Photo by Ray MacAloney / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE ​​It was a good week for the Pickering Panthers and Aurora Tigers with three wins in three Ontario Junior Hockey League games each.  The George...


    TRENTON, BURLINGTON, GEORGETOWN REMAIN IN NATIONAL TOP 20

    Date:11/15/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – Having picked up 37 of a possible 38 points in their past 19 outings, the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) maintain their hold on the No. 1 slot in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 Rankings, announced Monday. Brooks had a stellar 18-game winning streak dashed on Saturday with a 5-4 shootout defeat on the road at the hands of the Spruce Grove Saints, who themselve...


    GEORGETOWN DEFENCEMAN COMMITS TO LONDON KNIGHTS

    Date:11/12/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Defenceman Carson Lloyd of the Georgetown Raiders (photo credit – Dave Fryer / OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League  beginning with the 2022-23 season. The 15-year-old – he turns 16 on Dec. 8 – has three assists in 13 games with the nationally-ranked Raiders this season. “Carson has had a smooth t...


    GOLDEN HAWKS' BANCROFT EARNS 3RD STAR FROM CJHL

    Date:11/10/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Wednesday that the trio of forward Ryan McAllister (Brooks Bandits/AJHL), goaltender Dawson Green (Winnipeg Blues/MJHL) and forward Dalton Bancroft (Trenton Golden Hawks/OJHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for October. 1ST STAR: RYAN MCALLISTER, (F) BROOKS BANDITS (AJHL) – The 19-year-old Lond...


    THE CAPTAINS: VACCARI LEADING YOUNG PATRIOTS SQUAD

    Date:11/10/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the 2021-22 team captains of The OJ. (Photo by Andy Corneau / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE "Honestly, it hasn't really sunk in yet. It's the first time I've ever worn a letter in hockey at any level so I'm very honoured to be named captain of the Patriots."  That's the comment of TYLER ...


    TRENTON'S BANCROFT IS OJHL SOUTH-EAST WARRIOR PLAYER OF MONTH

    Date:11/09/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    November 9, 2021, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Dalton Bancroft (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) of the Trenton Golden Hawks has been named the Warrior South-East Conference Player-of-the-Month for October. The winger led the 21-team OJHL during the month with 26 points (8 goals/18 assists) in 13 games. Two of his goals were game-winn...


    NORTH YORK'S GRAY SNAGS WARRIOR GOALIE HONOURS FOR OCTOBER

    Date:11/09/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    November 9, 2021, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that James Gray (Photo by Tim Bates / OJHL Images) of the North York Rangers has been named its Warrior Goaltender of the Month for October. Gray was 7-1-1 during October, posting a 1.83 goals-against average with a .938 save percentage. The 19-year-old from Toronto shut out the Wellington Dukes...


    BURLINGTON'S BELGRAVE NAMED NORTH-WEST PLAYER OF MONTH

    Date:11/09/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    November 9, 2021, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Josh Belgrave (Photo by Paul Mauceri / OJHL Images) has been named the Warrior North-West Conference Player-of-the-Month for October after he tallied 19 points during 12 games. His eight goals included two on the power play and one shorthanded. Belgrave joined his hometown Cougars this seas...


    BURLINGTON COUGARS LEAD OJHL CONTINGENT IN CJHL TOP 20

    Date:11/08/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – Sporting a very impressive 17-game winning streak leaves little doubt that the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) remain No. 1 in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 Rankings, released Monday. Brooks has not tasted defeat since a one-goal setback on September 18 and continue to top the table in Alberta with a solid 18-1-0-0 mark. Three teams in the Ontario Junior Hoc...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: NINE-GAME STREAK HAS ST. MICHAEL’S BUZZING

    Date:11/08/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Brad Somers – in the throwback Dave Keon No. 14 jersey – leads the Ontario Junior Hockey League with 30 points for the white-hot St. Michael’s Buzzers. (Photo by Paul Mauceri  / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE Three more wins this week for the South Division's St. Michael's Buzzers as the storied Toronto team extended their streak to nine to tie the season record set...


    COBOURG’S VACCARI TO PLAY IN CAPITAL CITY CHALLENGE

    Date:11/06/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Mason Vaccari celebrated being selected to play in the Capital City Challenge Friday as only a goaltender could. The Cobourg Cougars’ rookie recorded a 5-2 win for his team on the road against the Lindsay Muskies later in the day. He was named player of the game by his team after recording 34 saves. The 16-year-old is 3-3-0 this season with a 4.91 goals against average and .840 save percen...


    THE CAPTAINS: KIRWIN HEADS EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP GROUP IN STOUFFVILLE

    Date:11/04/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the 2021-22 team captains of The OJ. (Photo by Ray MacAloney / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE He is in his last season of junior hockey, as are the three assistants named by the Stouffville Spirit as their player leadership group, so between them they bring lots of experience to the table for the North Division team.  ...


    OJ TODAY RETURNS WITH THE NEW LOOK FOR SIXTH SEASON

    Date:11/02/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    November 2, 2021, Mississauga, ON – …. The OJ Today TV show returns to your phone, laptop and TV this week with a fresh new look, the Ontario Junior Hockey League announced today. Now in its sixth season, the weekly show will focus on all things Ontario Junior Hockey League, including its 60-second spotlight, new on league graduates, Performers of the Week, Plays of the Week and much...


    THE CAPTAINS: TUCKER FIRTH “HAS RIGHT VALUES TO CARRY ON ‘COUGARS’ CULTURE’ “

    Date:11/02/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ontario Junior Hockey League resident reporter Ron Valentine is profiling the 2021-22 team captains of The OJ. (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE The Cobourg Cougars are being captained this season by defenceman TUCKER FIRTH.  Assistant captains are forwards GEORGE KROTIRIS who recorded 34 points for the club in 2019-20, Trenton native JACOB GILBERT and Timmins Rock trans...


    TRENTON, BURLINGTON, GEORGETOWN MAKE NATIONAL TOP 20

    Date:11/01/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – As competition in the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) hits November, there is a familiar team back on top of its Top 20 Rankings, announced Monday. The Brooks Bandits (AJHL) are tabbed No. 1 nationally this week as they continue their winning ways out in Alberta. A perennial power, Brooks has reeled off 14 consecutive victories in the AJHL and are an impressive 15-1 o...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: HALIBURTON, ST. MIKE'S, LINDSAY, MILTON STAY HOT

    Date:11/01/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Lucas Rowe of the Pickering Panthers celebrates his overtime goal against Brantford with teammate Ben Pickell  at Chestnut Hill Recreation Complex in Pickering Friday. (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE A truncated 'Week in Review' this week due to the Governors’ Showcase, which ended Wednesday.  Since then, we’ve had 16 games this week. A...


    TRENTON’S BANCROFT COMMITS TO DI CORNELL

    Date:10/30/2021   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    DALTON BANCROFT of the Trenton Golden Hawks (photo credit – Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Cornell University Big Red in Ithaca, NY  beginning with the 2022-23  season. The Madoc-area resident split the 2018-19 OJHL season between the Wellington Dukes and Golden Hawks. The 20-year-old has been in Trenton ever since, save for last year&rsqu...