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“OJHL Unveils Four All-Star Team Rosters Comprised of 80 Players”
November 3, 2014, MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) today unveiled the rosters for the four All-Star Teams that will compete at the 2014 (4th Annual) Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge scheduled to take place in Toronto (Etobicoke), Ontario from November 14-16 at the MasterCard Centre for Excellence.
The four rosters consist of 80 players and includes 18 NCAA Division I commitments, as well as 11 players that competed at the 2013 Central Canada Cup that was held in Terrebonne, Quebec.
Returning from last year’s runner-up South-West Conference All-Star squad are Liam Clare and Steve Hladin (Hladin was named, but missed the event due to injury) of the Georgetown Raiders, September Player-of-the-Month Vince Figliomeni of the Mississauga Chargers, Ian Edmondson of the St. Michael’s Buzzers, Anthony Repaci of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens and Niko Kovachis of the Toronto Patriots.
Back from participating last year as members of the North-East Conference All-Star Teams are Eric Williams of the Aurora Tigers, Matt Heffernan of the Stouffville Spirit, teammates Brady Wiffen and Zach DeConcilys of the Trenton Golden Hawks, and Andrew Coupland of the Wellington Dukes.
The defending OJHL runner-up and North Division leading Aurora Tigers lead the way with nine players named to the Central Canada Cup rosters, while the always strong East Division is heavily represented as well with the Kingston Voyageurs, Wellington Dukes and Whitby Fury each placing seven players on the four rosters. Close behind their division rivals are the Trenton Golden Hawks and Cobourg Cougars with six players each. The defending champion Toronto (formerly Lakeshore) Patriots will send the most players from the South-West Conference with five that will represent the OJHL.
Please follow the link below for the full 20-man rosters of each OJHL All-Star Team:
OJHL All-Star Team Rosters
Thank you Whitby Fury from the Pinkney Family
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Join us as we welcome a special WWII Veteran coming along with the Wellington Dukes to drop the puck at centre ice at our Remembrance Day Pre- Game Ceremony Tuesday night November 11th. Be there by 7:30 PM to ensure that you don't miss this special opportunity to show your gratitude and respect for this special Veteran.
Douglas Rice Pinkney
Doug was born in Montreal, March 19, 1919.
In April 1937 Doug graduated from grade 11 and started working for the Dominion Bank (now TD Bank). The Great Depression had taken its toll on the economy, work was scarce hence the decision to forgo post secondary education to earn money was a priority.
By September 1939 WWII started and Prime Minister Mackenzie King declared conscription in May 1940. A few months later Doug joined the Royal Montreal Regiment, 2nd Battalion. Initially, the 2nd Battalion had no uniforms and were known as the infamous "Shirtsleeve Army". In the evenings after work well over 50,000 men all across Canada would roll up their sleeves and knuckle down on the elements of military training as the second line behind Canada's 150,000 soldiers in active service.
During the early years of 1940s there were heavy bombings in Allied countries and the Allies need aircrews for bomber planes. In 1943 Doug decided to leave the army and join the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
Interestingly, it took Doug three attempts to be accepted for air crew on account of no post secondary education. Once accepted into the RCAF, Doug was able to complete his high school education (mostly math) while excelling with his pilot and navigational training on Tiger Moths bi planes.
In March 1944 Doug earned his RCAF Officer's Commission Script as a Pilot Officer. By the early summer of 1944 Doug was transferred to the United Kingdom for extensive navigational training. By June 1944 Doug was stationed in northern Scotland and flew missions on Sterling bombers and Wellington aircrafts. By December 1944 Doug joined the #192 Squadron stationed in Norfolk, England for his final tour of duty until the war ended in May 1945. During this time Doug navigated Halifax bombers and Anson war planes. When the war ended Doug had navigated over 400 hours of successful flight missions.
Doug arrived home from the war August 3, 1945 only to learn his Father, "Bud" Pinkney had passed away on July 31, 1945, survived by his step-mother Mary Ann Meehan who eventually pass away in October 1967. Doug also returned to the Dominion Bank to continue his banking career.
In the summer of 1947, Doug would meet Patricia Anne Larock of Notre Dame de Grace, Montreal. They married on September 17, 1949 and went on to have 5 children (4 daughters and 1 son).
In April 1966 Doug relocated with his family from Montreal to Toronto as a result of a bank transfer. Doug went on to have an extremely successful career with TD Bank fulfilling several key senior management roles until his retirement in March 1982. Doug was known for his wit, knowledge, and leadership as a business developer and a
Not only does Doug enjoy working with numbers, he has a passion for sports, in particular hockey, baseball, and golf. To this day Doug still manually balances his cheque book and completes his income taxes (before the accountant completes) without a calculator - guess that's the banker & navigator in him. Today, Doug and Patricia live an active and healthy life together as they celebrate everyday along with their children's families including 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Fury sweep OJHL Governor's Showcase
In the first game of the OJHL Governnor's Showcase the Whitby Fury scored four goals in the second period to pull away from the Burlington Cougars and clinch a 6-0 win.
Matt Fischer had two goals and two assists to lead Whitby. Fischer scored the first of his two goals at 10:36 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Whitby. Mitch Emerson assisted on the tally. Fischer's next tally made the score 4-0 Whitby with 5:23 left in the second period. Patrick McAuliffe provided the assist.
The Fury put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Burlington to score on any of its five power plays. Whitby's defensive play was more effective than usual against the Cougars. The Fury average 2.3 goals allowed per game. Whitby forced Burlington goalie Evgueni Makarski to work between the pipes, taking 46 shots. The Fury got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game.
Whitby also got points from McAuliffe, who also finished with two goals and one assist. Others who scored for Whitby included Scott Kirton and Daniel Barnes, who each put in one. More assists for Whitby came via Zack Elsonand Ryan Kirkup, who contributed one each and Jonathan OHara, Jeremy Wu, and Davis Kuksis, who each chipped in two.
The Cougars could not produce up to their normal offensive output. Burlington averages 2.7 goals per game. The Cougars' offense were handcuffed by Whitby's defensive play, and Burlington managed only 13 shots on goal during the game. The Cougars struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as they finished the game with 28 penalty minutes for nine opposing power plays.
Tyler Feaver recorded 13 saves for the Fury. Whitby ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. Team's Mitchell Burghardt and Emerson were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game. Evgueni Makarski made 40 saves for Burlington on 46 shots. The Cougars ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Matt Holmes was ejected from the game.
Fury coaching staff named Tyler Feaver Fury Sheriff of the Game and Luke Keenan Deputy of the Game!
In the second game Henry Thompson netted a hat trick to lead the Whitby Fury over the Milton Icehawks, 7-2.
Thompson's first goal came 2:58 into the first period. He then added goals at 15:55 into the first and at 12:30 into the third.
Whitby forced Milton's goaltenders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, totaling 53 shots and forcing 46 saves. Tyler Lewismade one stops and Cosimo Lazzarino made 45. The Fury's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Milton power plays. Whitby outdid its season average for goals scored. The Fury average 4.8 goals per game.
Whitby also got points from Ryan Kirkup, who also tallied two goals and three assists to lead the team in points and Mitch Emerson, who also registered one goal and two assists. Patrick McAuliffe also scored for Whitby. More assists for Whitby came via Jeremy Wu, who had two and Zack Elson, Jesse Dunn, Daniel Barnes, and Tyler Feaver, who each chipped in one.
The Icehawks could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 28 minutes in penalties during the game.
Feaver rejected 25 shots on goal for Whitby. The Fury totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-8 on the power play. Whitby ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, andJustin Brand was ejected from the game. For Milton, Jake Baird was ejected from the game.
Fury coaching staff named Pat McAuliffe Fury Sheriff of the Game and Zack Elson Deputy of the Game!
Thompson powers Whitby past Newmarket in OT
The Whitby Fury's Henry Thompson scored 1:07 into overtime to beat the Newmarket Hurricanes, 3-2 (OT).
Whitby stifled Newmarket's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
The Hurricanes' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Newmarket finished with 24 penalty minutes.
The Hurricanes were led by Nik Coric, who finished with two goals. Coric scored the first of his two goals at 14:05 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Newmarket. Matt Pyzpicked up the assist. Coric's next tally made the score 2-2 with 5:42 left in the third period. Sam Hu assisted on the tally. Other players who recorded assists for Newmarket were Taylor Joseph and Anthony Salemi, who contributed one each.
The Fury's Tyler Feaver stopped 21 shots out of the 23 that he faced. Whitby incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Tyler Richardson rejected 24 shots on goal for Newmarket. The Hurricanes registered zero goals on three power play opportunities.
Fury coaching staff named Henry Thompson Fury Sheriff of the Game and Jesse Dunn Deputy of the Game!
Cobourg downs Whitby in OT
The Cobourg Cougars' Connor Armour scored 3:05 into overtime to beat the Whitby Fury, 4-3 (OT).
Armour had two goals and one assist to lead Cobourg. Armour scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 12:47 into the third period to make the score 3-3. A hooking penalty on Henry Thompson had put the Cougars on the power play. Taylor Gauldpicked up the assist. Armour's next tally on the power play made the score 4-3 Cobourg with 16:55 left in overtime.
Cobourg kept Whitby's goalie busy throughout the game, andAustin Cain made 33 saves on 37 shots.
Cobourg also had goals scored by Ryan Taylor and Austin Veleke, who scored one goal each. In addition, Cobourg received assists from Josh Hopkin, Mitchell Gibson, and Connor Hogg, who contributed one each.
The Fury forced the Cougars goalie Austin Washkurak to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots.
Whitby was helped by Adam Clements, who racked up one goal. Clements scored on the power play 16:25 into the second period to make the score 2-2. The Fury had gotten the advantage when Cobourg's Veleke was sent off for slashing. Jeremy Wu provided the assist. Mitchell Burghardt also scored for Whitby. More assists for Whitby came via Patrick McAuliffe and Daniel Barnes, who each chipped in one.
Austin Washkurak made 28 saves for the Cougars on 31 shots. Cobourg incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. The Cougars ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Liam Grande was ejected from the game. Whitby incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.
ATTENTION ALL FANS
Please note the Fury's first home game is not until Sunday October 5th, 2014 at 2:10pm vs the Cobourg Cougars! Some outlets have advertised a home game on Sunday September 28 vs Milton which is incorrect. The Fury will play this game in Oakville as part as the OJHL Showcase.
We hope to see everyone out to the arena on October 5th and do not forget to order your season pass today!!
Fury Defeat Georgetown 6-1
Another night on the road for the Fury saw them take a 6-1 victory over the Georgetown Raiders. 6 different goal scorers included Mitch Emerson, Ryan Kirkup, Adam Clements, Jack Scanlan, Mitch Burghardt and Henry Thompson. Clements returned for his first game back with the Fury and Scanlan chipped in with his first ever Jr. A goal! Other players to find the score sheet included Wu (2 assists), Elson (2 assists), Kirkup (1 goal, 1 assist), Clements (1 goal, 1 assist), A. Fischer (1 assist), Kuksis (1 assist), M. Fischer (1 assist) and O'Hara (1 assist).
Next up is Monday night in Cobourg at 7:00pm which will mark the half way point of a 10 game road swing to start the season!
Fury Drop First Game Of Season
The Fury travelled to Buffalo for their 3rd game of a 10 game road swing to open the year. Buffalo walked away with a hard earned 2 points with a 4-3 regulation win. The Fury struggled to find their legs in this one and some untimely penalties prevented them from gaining any momentum. Scoring for the fury were Ryan Kirkup, Scott Kirton and Matt Fischer. Other players to find the score sheet with one assist each were Davis Kuksis, Jeremy Wu, Jonathan O'Hara, Mitch Burghardt and Jesse Dunn!
Next up for the Fury is the Georgetown Raiders Saturday night for a 7:30pm puck drop.
Fury Take Part in OHAHelps
The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Junior Hockey League Whitby Fury have completed the OHAHelps/SafeTALK training, developed by LivingWorks.
Yesterday evening (Monday September 15, 2014) at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre the Fury players and staff took part in the program which is designed to get participants to think and interact with each other on the topics of suicide and suicide prevention. The day turned out to be a great success.
The team began their training and educational components at 5:30pm. SafeTALK facilitator CeciliaMarie Flynn took the group through a series of modules designed to get participants to think and interact with each other during the clinic.
The OHA Board of Directors along with OHA Staff Members attended the SafeTALK program on October 9, 2013, as part of the OHA’s commitment to their program.
For more information on OHA HELPS and SafeTALK or to find out how your team or community group can become involved with the program please contact Wendy MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-622-2402 ext. 0.
LivingWorks is an internationally recognized leader in developing training programs for suicide intervention skills development. These standardized trainings are offered worldwide by local trainers. For more information about LivingWorks, go to www.livingworks.net.
Fury Knock Off Oakville On The Road
Friday night saw the Fury travel to Oakville to take on the Blades for a 7:30pm puck drop. This was the 2nd game of a 10 game road swing for the club. The Fury took home their second win of the season 5-3 and are now 2-0 to start the 2014-2015 season. Tyler Feaver got his second straight win in goal, Henry Thompson scored for his seond straight game, Jonathan O'Hara (goal and assist) and Jeremy Wu (goal and two assists) added their first goals of the season. To round out the scoring Scott Kirton and Jake Schultz both scored their first ever Jr. A goals tonight in the winning cause. Also finding the score sheet were Luke Keenan (1 assist), Mitchell Burghardt (1 assist), Mitch Emerson (1 assist) and Ryan Kirkup (2 assists). The Fury coaching staff named Jonathan O'Hara the Fury Sheriff of the Game and Ryan Kickup the Deputy of the Game! The Fury continue their road swing Tuesday night in Buffalo!
Fury Open With Win!
The Fury travelled to North York to take on the Rangers on Sunday September 7th at 3:00pm with the Fury taking home the 2 points with a 5-2 win. Tyler Feaver got the win in goal, Henry Thompson added a pair of goals and an assist. Matt Fischer and William Ward both added their first Jr. A goals while Mitch Emerson added the other Fury goal to go along with 2 assists. Also finding the game sheet were Ryan Kirkup (2 assists), Jeremy Wu (1 assist), Davis Kuksis (1 assist), Justin Brand (1 assist), Scott Kirton (1 assist) and Patrick McAuliffe (1 assist). Fury coaching staff named Tyler Feaver Fury Sheriff of the Game and Henry Thompson Deputy of the Game!
Highlights can be found here courtesy of Steve Mitchell: http://vimeo.com/105512906
Whitby Family Day
The Fury took part in the Town of Whitby's Family Day on Saturday September 6th. The team took part with an on ice demonstration and were made available for autographs in the lobby as well!
Opening Weekend Dedicated To Jaime Palm
The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) today announced that the league, along with all 22 member clubs will dedicate the 2014-15 regular season opening weekend to the memory of Jaime Palm.
On July 30, tragedy struck the entire hockey community and hit particularly close to home locally. Fifteen year old Jaime Palm passed away suddenly and tragically in an accident near her hometown of Newmarket, Ontario and was taken from the world much too soon.
Jaime was a bright, beautiful, strong, athletic and caring young woman whose compassion had no limits. A friend and teammate to all, Jaime always gave 100% in everything she set her mind toward accomplishing.
Jaime's father, Rob Palm (pictured on right), is a long-time official within both the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) and the OJHL, while her mother, Jacqui, is a long-serving official within Hockey Canada and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The Palm family is truly the epitome of a "Hockey Family" and their loss is shared by the entire hockey community.
The OJHL will be dedicating the opening of the 2014-15 regular season to the memory of Jaime Palm and a moment of silence will be observed prior to each game this weekend out of respect to Jaime, her family and her friends.
Along with the moment of silence, all home teams will be accepting donations with 100% of the proceeds going to the Jaime Palm Athletic Scholarship Fund that has been set-up in her memory.
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Interested families please contact:
Andrew Moore 905-259-2186
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