2013-2014 Stouffville Spirit !
The Spirit /Stouffville Toyota Holiday Food Drive
The Stouffville Spirit and Stouffville Toyota would like to invite you to join us for some Holiday Fun and Skate with the team after our game against the Trenton Golden Hawks on Dec. 19th! We will be gathering Donations for the Whitchurch Stouffville Food Bank! Please bring a non-perishable food item to the game and get some ice time with the team! If you are unable to make the game, donations will be accepted at the Dealership!
Robert Powers Heading to Patriots
The Spirit have completed a trade that will move Assistant Captain Robert Powers to the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots in exchange for 1994 BD Defenceman Jack O'Hara and 1994 BD Forward Andre Kopstals. O'Hara, listed as 6'7", has experience in the OJHL with both the Burlington Cougars and the Patriots. In 28 games this season, O'Hara has amassed a total of 2 goals and 15 assists, and has 58 Penalty Minutes. Kopstals was a 7th round pick (137th overall) of the Mississauga Steelheads in the 2010 OHL Draft. He has played 76 OHL games and this season has suited up for 6 with the Patriots. Also joining the team will be 19 year old forward Barrie native Graham Pickard. Graham had been playing with the Winkler Flyers of the MJHL, and also has experience in the NOJHL with the North Bay Trappers.
The Spirit wish Rob the best of success in his future endeavors, both with the Patriots for the remainder of this season and through the playoffs, as well as his journey attending Robert Morris University for the 2014-2015 Season. His dedication and commitment to the team along with his leadership abilities is something that teammates and staff will fondly remember.
The Spirit have also released 20yr old forward Michael Stevens and 17 yr old F Liam O'Dette. Stevens joined the team last season and was a very big contributor to the Spirit, and was awarded the Assistant Captain status. O'Dette unfortunately had an injury plagued start to the season, and will report to the Midget AAA Waxers when recovered for further development.
photo courtesy of Tim Bates - OJHL Images , http://ojhlimages.photoshelter.com
Spirit Earn 2 Points on visit to US.
Join the Spirit to Raise Funds !
Movember is in full swing, and the team is going full steam ahead to raise as much as possible to support this very worthwhile cause, and to raise awareness to "Change the Face of Mens Health" Simply click the image above and you will be taken to the page where you can donate and join! Thanks in advance from Captain Matt Heffernan and the 2013-14 Stouffville Spirit Team and Management!
Spirit pick up 2 points in Division Battle.
Joseph Deveny and Michael Morgan scored unanswered goals in the third period to enable the Stouffville Spirit to snap a six-game winless streak with a 3-2 victory over the Pickering Panthers in Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Stouffville Arena Thursday.
The Panthers opened the scoring just 90 seconds after the opening face-off on a power play-marker by Brodie Tutton.
Just past the midway point of the period, the Panthers added to their lead on a goal by Nicholas Lepone.
The Spirit got on the scoreboard late in the second period on a goal by Peyton Backus and set the stage for their third-period rally.
The Spirit outshot the Panthers 46-31.
With the victory, the Spirit moved out of the North Division cellar with a record of six wins, one shootout win, one overtime loss, one shootout loss and nine losses for 16 points.
They also moved to within one point of the third place Panthers, who lost their second straight game.
The Spirit resume action against the Georgetown Raiders in Georgetown Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Click on the image above to see highlights courtesy of Jenmark Digital Media www.jenmarkdigital.com
Sunday Battle vs Rangers ends in 5-4 Spirit Win!
The Spirit headed south into relatively unfamiliar territory as they visited the North York Centennial Arena to face the Rangers, one of the new franchises that they will face this season as a result of realignment and inter-league play. Both teams were coming off wins the previous night, and were eager to start a streak of sorts, and the Spirit ended up stealing the 2 points from the home team. Spectacular goaltending by Spirit netminder Daniel Manella and another multi-point night for Robert Powers (2g, 2a) seemed to fuel the squad as they battled to hold on in the dying minutes for a 5-4 win. Spencer Roberts recorded his first goal of the campaign and as a Junior player, as did Connor Cummings, who scored a nice goal in the second to give his team a 3-2 lead. The Spirit held a commanding 5-2 lead, but the Rangers took advantage of a questionable high sticking call on Captain Matt Heffernan at the 17:41 mark and were able to cut the lead to 5-3 with only 1:23 left on the clock. The single extra attacker earned the home team another tally, with only 11 seconds left in the game, making the countdown a nailbiter for Stouffville, but they held the fort, and earned the 2 points with the 5-4 victory.
The Spirit now sit 4 points out of first place in the North Division. with 3 games in hand. The Spirit next hit the ice this coming Thursday when the Cobourg Cougars visit the Stouffville Arena. Puck Drop is at 7:30
Click the image of #16, Chris Brill-Morgan above for video highlights of last nights victory in North York.
2013 Spirit Alumni Showcase & Game
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Stouffville Spirit Team and Volunteers
Thank you to all our fans and volunteers!!