2014-2015 Stouffville Spirit !
2014-2015 Schedule Released
The OJHL has released the schedule for the upcoming 2014-2015 season, which has each of the 22 teams playing a total of 54 games. This will include 26 home, 26 away and an additional 2 games played at the re-vamped Governers Showcase, being held the weekend of September 26-28 in Oakville, with the Spirit facing off against St. Mikes and Mississauga. Stouffville will open the season on the road agaings the Chargers in Mississauga on Monday Sept 8th, and then entertain the Aurora Tigers in the Home Opener on Sept 13th. A big change for the Spirit schedule this season is the scheduling of the majority of home games on Saturday evenings, allowing more fans to see the amazing talent and level of play that the OJHL has to offer!
A limited number of drastically reduced $50.00 season passes are still available, giving you access to all 26 home contests this season. As well, the Spirit have the lowest priced entrance fees in the league, with adult gate passes frozen at $10.00, and Seniors and Students get in the games for only $5.00.
The team continues to add pieces to the roster for the upcoming season, adding experience and youth, while still relying on a core of veterans to lead the charge. The result promises to provide an exciting brand of hockey, with a push to go far into the playoffs after 2 seasons of rebuilding.
2014 Spirit Golf Tournament at Maples of Ballantrae
The Stouffville Spirit are excited to introduce the details of our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament being held at Maples of Ballantrae. All participants will be treated to a fantastic day of Golf, an Amazing Dinner PLUS loads of prizes and give aways!
Click here for all of the details and registration.
Season for the Fans!
With summer in full swing, the Spirit volunteers and management are excited and focusing on a season that promises to keep you coming back to the Stouffville Arena! Main Camp will be upon us before you know it, and the 2014-15 season is looking as exciting as ever!
Here is just a sample of what will be available!
Keep your eye on the site for more exciting news ahead!
OHA 125th Annual General Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2014
ONTARIO HOCKEY ASSOCIATION 125th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NIAGARA FALLS, ON – The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) held its 125th Annual General Meeting (AGM) this afternoon at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel and Conference Centre.
The OHA returned to Niagara Falls for the second consecutive year after the success of last year’s AGM.
The 125th AGM was attended by over 200 guests and 95 voting delegates from across the Association.
The meeting concluded two days of dialogue about issues impacting junior hockey in Ontario. The meeting included a review and presentation on Tomorrow’s Game as well as a “Lobby Refresh Draw” won by six OHA Teams; Oakville Blades (Junior A), St. Thomas Stars (Junior B), Ancaster Avalanche (Junior B), Norwich Merchants (Junior C), Dunnville Mudcats (Junior C), Lucan Irish (Junior C)
The proposed Amendment to Regulation D17, regarding the use of half visors being changed to a full face shield was tabled until the 2015 AGM.
Brad Grant, from Milton Ontario, is the newly elected Chairman of the Board taking over from Welland Ontario native Leo Lostracco.
“It is an honour to take over and serve the OHA as the new Chairman of the Board. As the Finance Chair I have always shown my passion for the association and will continue to do so over the next two seasons,” said Grant.
The AGM included the governing body’s Board of Directors, Officers, Life Members and Team Delegates. The membership was shown a brief video from the June 6th OHA Awards at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Recently announced Vice-Chairman of the National Hockey League (NHL) Edmonton Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Hockey Canada, Bob Nicholson, was awarded the OHA Gold Stick. The Gold Stick is the Associations highest honour. Bob thanked the OHA and its Membership for the award through a brief video presentation.
Also recognized were the 2014 OHA Crystal Puck Award Winners:
- Steve Aglor – Dundas Blues
- Doug Kennedy – Kincardine Bulldogs
- Don MacArthur – Stratford Cullitons
- Frank Morris – Toronto Junior Canadiens
- Wayne Smith – SOJHL Convenor
OHA Officers for 2014-15:
- Brad Grant (Milton)– Chairman
- Gary Moroney (Aurora)– Vice Chairman
- John Kastner (Stratford)– Junior Chairman
- Tom Strauch (St. George) – Senior Chairman
- Leo Lostracco (Welland) – Immediate Past Chairman
OHA Directors for 2014-15:
- Larry Keenan (Chatham)
- Arnie Lawlor (Dorchester)
- Terry Lynch (Clarington)
- Bill Markle (Toronto)
- Bruce Schlitt (Guelph)
- Trevor Tinney (Campbellford)
Spirit Alumni Drake Caggiula "Goal of the Year"
Former Stouffville Spirit star Drake Caggiula (photo credit - UND Athletics/Eric Classen), now with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux, won the NCHC Goal of the Year contest that was announced during the inaugural championship weekend. For the full story and video click here.