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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

O'Leary Takes Over Warriors

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  
Jan 7/20 Bayshore Broadcasting Sports
courtesy discovermoosejaw.com 


Ontario Hockey League

The Ontario Hockey League Trade Deadlines are this week.

The first posted trade saw the Niagara IceDogs send import Kyen Sopa to Erie in exchange for draft picks.

Sopa, who had a 4 point game for the IceDogs in Owen Sound December 4th, was a player of interest for the Attack who now plays for a divisional rival

Erie and Owen Sound are among the teams jockeying for a playoff position with about 30 games remaining in the regular season.

Thursday, the Owen Sound Attack embark on their annual Eastern road swing with games at Peterborough, Kingston & Ottawa

You can hear all 3 games live on 560 CFOS with Terry's Trailer Service-Kia of Owen Sound Bearadio

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The Barrie Colts (reportedly, but not yet posted officially) traded 2 former first rounders; Tyler Tucker and Riley Piercey, to the Flint Firebirds in exchange for Evan Vierling and draft picks.

Vierling was the 2nd overall pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection but departed Flint earlier in the season and has suited up for just 15 games in his sophomore season.




The Ontario Hockey League announced that Los Angeles Kings prospect Jacob Ingham of the Kitchener Rangers is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week with a 3-0 record, 1.33 goals-against average and a .964 save percentage.

Ingham receives the honour for the second time this season, turning aside 108 of the 112 shots that came his way as the Rangers defeated Erie, Saginaw and Guelph. The 6-foot-4, 198Ib. goaltender earned star of the game recognition in all three outings, kicking things off with a 35-save effort in Erie on New Year's Eve as the Rangers skated to a 6-1 victory. He returned to the crease on Friday, stopping 33 of 35 while picking up an assist on Jonathan Yantsis' game winning goal as the Blueshirts doubled-up visiting Saginaw 4-2. Ingham finished off the weekend in fine style, making 40 saves in a 2-1 road win over the rival Guelph Storm to pull the Rangers into a first place tie atop the Midwest Division with 49 points.

A 19-year-old from Barrie, Ont., Ingham owns an 18-4-2-1 record with a 2.52 goals-against average and .929 save percentage with two shutouts over 25 appearances this season. He earned OHL 'On the Run' Player of the Week honours for the week of Dec. 10-15 and was recently named OHL Goaltender of the Month for December, helping Kitchener win eight in a row to begin the month. Now in his fourth OHL season, the former Mississauga Steelheads netminder owns a career record of 78-57-7-8 with a 3.19 goals-against average and .898 save percentage with five shutouts over 156 regular season games. He was originally Mississauga's second round pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection and was chosen by Los Angeles in the sixth round of the 2018 NHL Draft.

Also considered for the award this week were Niagara IceDogs teammates Ivan Lodnia and Philip Tomasino, who each finished with three goals, eight assists and 11 points over four contests as their club earned a pair of high-scoring overtime wins.



2019-20 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:

Dec. 30 – Jan. 5: Jacob Ingham (Kitchener Rangers)
Dec. 18 – Dec. 29: Joseph Garreffa (Ottawa 67's)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 15: Jacob Ingham (Kitchener Rangers)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 8: Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1: Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 24: Riley McCourt (Flint Firebirds)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 17: Jan Jenik (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 10: Cam Hillis (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 3: Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 27: Nico Daws (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 13: Mack Guzda (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 6: Philip Tomasino (Niagara IceDogs)
Sept. 26 – Sept. 29: Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (Peterborough Petes)



WESTERN CONFERENCE

Windsor             36 24 8 4 0 52
Guelph               37 22 10 1 4 49
Saginaw             38 23 11 2 2 50
Kitchener            38 22 11 3 2 49
London               37 23 12 1 1 48
Flint                     36 20 15 1 0 41
Sault Ste Marie 39 19 18 2 0 40
Erie                     38 16 14 2 6 40
Owen Sound     37 17 15 3 2 39
Sarnia                39 15 20 4 0 34


EASTERN CONFERENCE

Ottawa            35 29 6 0 0 58
Sudbury          38 19 18 1 0 39
Peterborough 39 25 11 2 1 53
Oshawa           36 18 13 3 2 41
Hamilton          38 17 19 2 0 36
Barrie               35 16 16 2 1 35
Niagara           36 15 16 4 1 35
Mississauga   39 15 21 2 1 33
Kingston         37 10 23 2 2 24
North Bay       38 9 27 2 0 20






O'Leary Hired 

from discovermoosejaw.com

The Moose Jaw Warriors have announced that head coach Tim Hunter has been relived of his duties and he will be replaced by associate coach Mark O’Leary.

O’Leary, an Owen Sound native, previously has taken over as head coach for the Warriors when Hunter has been at the World Junior Hockey Championships, leading the team to a 24-6-4-and-1 record.

A graduate of the Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group, O'Leary is currently in his 8th season with the organization

As a player, O'Leary played in the Ontario Hockey League at Mississauga with the IceDogs & with the Guelph Storm

“It’s been a whirlwind here today, and kind of a mixed bag of emotions in terms of how it’s gone,” said O’Leary. “For me, Tim has been a big part of why I’m in the position I’m (in) here today. I can’t thank him enough for what he’s done for me for challenging me to be a better coach, pushing the status quo and always looking for new ways to do things.”
O’Leary said he’s excited for the opportunity.

“I really do love our group,” O’Leary said. “I know we’re young but there’s a lot of things to be excited about moving forward. I really can’t wait to get started. I know that we’re not going to change things overnight. But I’m really excited about the opporunity moving forward.”
Warriors general manager Alan Millar said a couple of factors came in to the decision to let Hunter go.

“Tim was in the last year of his contract, and over the course of the last weeks adn days, and last night and into this morning, I had come to the decision that I was not going to renew Tim in the summer or offer him a new contract, and I felt it was only fair to him, and I have too much respect for him, to string him along ifor the next 30 games in what has become a very difficult season,” Millar said. “This allows Tim to move on to find another opprtunity in the game, and I’m very confident that he will.”

In saying this isn’t an interim coaching decision, Millar said he would sit down with O’Leary in the offseason to hammer out a multi year contract for the position.

The Warriors have had a mixed bag of success in the Tim Hunter era.

Hunter, 59 was hired in 2014 as the Warriors head coach when then-coach Mike Stothers accepted a head coaching job in the American Hockey League. After playing 16 seasons in the National Hockey League with Calgary, Quebec, Vancouver, and San Jose, Hunter had been an assistant coach in the NHL for 13 seasons.

The Warriors finished out of the playoffs in his first season, 2014-15, with a 32-35-5 record but then made four straight playoff appearances, including the franchise’s best season – 52-15-5 – when they lost in the second round to the Swift Current Broncos.

Overall, he posted a 189-134-25-8 record with the Warriors.

The Warriors won only two rounds in the playoffs in Hunter’s five plus seasons with the Warriors.
This season, after getting off to a 5-1 start, the wheels started to fall off. They’ve only won six of their last 29 games, including a stretch of two wins in their last 18 games.

“Results are results,” said Millar. “Everybody’s going to look at this and look at our season. If we go back, we were very transparent in terms of what our team was going to look like, the age of our team. And we anticipated there would be tough nights. Some things certainly haven’t gone our way personnel wise that have added to the toughness of the season. Results matter, but that’s a really small part of the announcement today.”

Hunter was an assistant coach with Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships for two seasons before taking the reins for the 2019 tournament.

Hunter is the winningest head coach in Warriors history and ranks second in games coached.
Millar said this was one of the toughest decisions he’s had to make in hockey and said the team will be turning a page with the coaching change.

“(It’s a ) very difficult day for the organization and a very difficult day for me personally,” said Millar. “I met with Tim (Monday) morning. He’s a good man, a good coach, a good hockey guy. But at this time we just feel it’s time to turn the page... and look in a new direction.”
Millar said Hunter heightened their program through his experience at Hockey Canada.

“I look at some of the players that developed and moved on,” Millar said. “The one year, really unique that three 20-year-old free agents signed NHL contracts, in Tanner Jeannot, Jayden Halbgewachs and Brayden Burke and Tim certainly deserves a lof of credit for his leadership and what he’s done for the hockey club and what he’s done for the community.”

Millar said that they expect to finish the season with the staff they have: O’Leary as head coach, Scott King as assistant, Matt Wenninger as goaltending coach and Olivia Howe as coaching assistant.



 

Ontario Junior Hockey League

Cobourg Cougars 3 Stouffville Spirit 2

TJ Koufis scored twice for Cobourg

Andre Anania had both goals for Stouffville

In spite of the loss, the Spirit hold top spot in the North Division by 4 points over Pickering & Collingwood

The Collingwood Colts host the Markham Royals Friday night at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena.


Period 1
Cobourg - TJ Koufis (Darren Beattie, Derek Raposo) 7:46

Period 2
Stouffville - Andre Anania (Holden Doggett) 9:08

Period 3
Cobourg - TJ Koufis (George Krotiris, Jacob Campbell) 2:02
Cobourg - Mac Lowry (empty net) (Jacob Campbell, Nicholas Aromatario) 18:52
Stouffville - Andre Anania (Jamie Mazomenos, Justin Biraben) 19:21


Today

Trenton Golden Hawks at Burlington Cougars 2:30 PM



North Division

Stouffville 39 20 13 3 3 46
Pickering 36 20 14 2 0 42
Collingwood 39 17 14 1 7 42
Markham 36 17 16 0 3 37
Aurora 38 5 29 0 4 14


West Division

Oakville 39 29 6 2 2 62
Burlington 39 27 8 1 3 58
Buffalo 36 20 12 1 3 44
Georgetown 37 17 14 3 3 40
Brantford 37 19 17 0 1 39
Milton  36 10 21 3 2 25


South Division

Jr Canadiens 39 27 7 2 3 59
Tor Patriots 39 26 10 0 3 55
St Michaels 38 17 16 1 4 39
North York 38 15 17 2 4 36
Mississauga 39 14 22 1 2 31
Brampton 39 11 27 0 1 23


East Division

Trenton 40 29 8 1 2 61
Wellington 38 29 7 2 0 60
Cobourg 38 16 16 3 3 38
Whitby 36 12 20 1 3 28
Lindsay 38 5 30 1 2 13






Greater Metro Junior Hockey League

Durham Roadrunners 7 Bancroft Rockhounds 4

Ryan Dreossi had a hat trick for the Roadrunners.

Brodie Goddard made 22 saves to post the victory in goal.

The Knights of Meaford will host the Bradford Bulls Thursday night at the Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre.


1st Period
14:33 Durham Ryan Dreossi  (Liam Banavage, Jacob Adamczyk)

2nd Period
02:03 Durham Power Play - Ryan Dreossi  (Jake Rooney, Liam Banavage)
10:11 Bancroft Jan Skalka  (Sergey Sevostyanov, Vitezslav Klesla)
14:18 Bancroft Pavel Rozhkov  (Sergey Sevostyanov, Kristaps Jasevs)
15:34 Durham Bryant Trowsse  (Joey Gryglewski)
17:56 Durham Power Play - Liam Banavage  (Andrew Biancardi)

3rd Period
04:40 Durham Shayne Pearsall  (Unassisted)
07:57 Bancroft Dylan Burton  (Vladimir Builov)
15:10 Durham Power Play - Ryan Dreossi  (Unassisted)
16:04 Bancroft Brett Machin  (Vitezslav Klesla, Leon Hartl)
19:39 Durham Jacob Adamczyk  (Unassisted)



North Division

Temiscaming  30 24 5 0 1 49
Ville-Marie          32 23 8 0 1 47
New Tecumseth 31 20 10 0 1 41
Bradford Bulls 30 19 10 0 1 39
Bradford Rattlers 29 18 9 0 2 38
Bancroft              31 15 15 0 1 31
Almaguin          32 14 17 0 1 29
West Nipissing 31 12 18 0 1 25
South Muskoka 32 10 19 0 3 23
Meaford            28 10 17 0 1 21


South Division

St. George 30 25 5 0 0 50
Kingsville 31 22 6 0 3 47
North York 34 22 10 0 2 46
Niagara 33 22 10 0 1 45
Northumberland 30 14 13 0 3 31
Windsor 31 12 16 0 3 27
London 28 13 15 0 0 26
Durham 34 13 21 0 0 26
Tottenham 32 8 21 0 3 19
Toronto 33 6 25 0 2 14



PJHL

Amherstburg Admirals at Essex 73's 7:00 PM
Uxbridge Bruins at Lakefield Chiefs 7:25 PM
Paris Mounties at Burford Bulldogs 8:00 PM



PJHL Pollock Division December Awards

Howick Insurance MVP of the Month

Jack Birkett
Mount Forest Patriots

Jack has been a top scorer in the Pollock division every month since the start of the season.

Stats wise the most consistent player in the Pollock division

Jack had 9 goals & 15 assists this month



Miller Insurance Rookie of the Month

Coleson Fischer
Wingham Ironmen

Coleson has had a solid defensive year for Wingham 

This past month with a couple of defenseman hurt in Wingham he stepped up to fill a bigger role.

 


Pollock Division Standings

Wingham 34 25 7 1 1 52
Mount Forest 31 25 5 1 0 51
Mitchell 35 19 11 1 4 43
Kincardine 34 18 13 0 3 39
Hanover 33 15 15 1 2 33
Goderich 34 7 25 1 1 16
Walkerton 33 5 26 1 1 12


Carruthers Division Standings

Alliston 34 27 3 1 3 58
Orillia    34 22 10 0 2 46
Stayner 33 22 11 0 0 44
Schomberg 36 16 17 1 2 35
Penetang 33 15 17 0 1 31
Caledon 33 12 18 1 2 27
Midland 35 11 23 0 1 23
Huntsville 34 9 24 1 0 19
 


WOAA Senior Hockey Standings

Ripley Wolves             17 15 2 0 0 0 30
Clinton Radars            20 14 6 0 0 0 28
Saugeen Winterhawks 17 14 3 0 0 0 28
Shelburne Muskies      17 14 3 0 0 0 28
Tillsonburg Thunder        18 12 5 0 0 1 25
Seaforth Centenaires 16 9 5 0 1 1 20
Minto 81's                    17 9 7 0 0 1 19
Durham Thundercats 18 9 8 0 0 1 19
Tavistock Royals          17 7 8 0 1 1 16
Elora Rocks                  17 7 9 0 1 0 15
Petrolia Squires          18 5 13 0 0 0 10
Milverton 4 Wheel Drives 18 3 11 0 2 2 10
Shallow Lake Crushers 17 2 15 0 0 0 4
Lucknow Lancers            15 1 12 0 1 1 4



 

Owen Sound Industrial Curling League

SMC Geomatics 6 Joe Tomato's 3
Baywest Nissan 9 G & M Electrical\Hooman's Home Renovation 7
Ottewell Fencing 7 McArthur Tire 7 
Driv 6 Environmental Sales & Service Ltd 3 
Team Randi Belrose 7 Merrill Windows & Doors 6
Clancy Builders 6 Sound Heating & Cooling 4
Hopper Real Estate 8 Allan Cooke, HomeLife Bayside Realty 6 


Standings 

SMC Geomatics 9 0 0 18
Baywest Nissan  8 1 0 16
Ottewell Fencing 6 2 1 13
Driv                        6 3 0 12
Team Belrose      5 2 2 12
Clancy Builders    5 3 1 11
Merrill Windows    5 4 0 10
Joe Tomato's       4 4 1 9
McArthur Tire       3 4 2 8
Environmental      3 5 1 7
Cooke, Realty      3 6 0 6
Sound Heat & Cool 3 6 0 6
G & M\Hooman's      2 7 0 4
Hopper Real Estate 1 8 0 2
 

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