Hurricanes Snatch 2 Points from The Ravens Nest with 8-6 Win



With Saturdays game behind in the books, the Canes looked forward to se what the can take away from the Ravens Sunday after noon in the St.George arena during the towns busiest festival, Apple Fest.

St.George has built another strong conpeitive team to compete yet again for the league Championship "Russle Cup".  The Ravens staff has 14 - 20/21 year olds to help with their quest.  They a are a small, fast group of players that can make good plays, shoot and score.  The team is made up of moostly local Onatrio players from the surrounding areas with a few Euro players.  


The Raven came into the game thinking they would walk all over the Canes, like they di last year, out scoring the Canes 94 goals to 14.  That wasnt the case on this festive day in Sty.George.  The Canes destroyed the Ravens in all the puck battles.  The Hurricanes ar by fsr a bigger strong and faster team.  The Canes management designed a team to beat up on the Raven.  After going through losses of 15-2, 10-0 etc , last season, the Canes decided they had enough. The Raven players clearly quit playing tough hock when they realized the Cane players are Bigger, Stronger and Faster.  Going into the 3rd period, up 7-3 on the Raven, the Canes started to get heavy legs.  They took a couple of penalties which allowed the Ravens to come back and score a couple of goals.  But in the end the Ravens didnt have the depth to beat the short Benched Hurricanes.  The Canes walked away with the second win against St.George in frachise history with a 8-6 win.  Ivan Bondaranko with 4 goals & 2 Assists(1st Star0, Griffin Sinden with 1G & 2 A(3rd star), Riley Ellis 2A, Noah Demlo 2A.


This win for the Canes sent out a shock wave to the league and hockey community around the world.  Players from other leagues have been calling the past 24 hours wanting to see if there are spots available on the club.  Owner Ian Ellis has an open door policy for all players eliagible to play.  We give everyone one a chance.  We are most excited for the top rated players from other leagues that have caleld wanting to join our club.  We want to build a contenderthis year, and we started off our season opening week-end Break Waves, and Stealing from the Nest.  We are very pleased. 


Next Home Game is Oct 5 @ 730pm in the Memorial Areena Tillsonburg Community Center.



Sat Sept 15, 2018


Canes General Manager and Head Coach Jason Dopaco has assembled a team of mature and talented junior hockey players for the 2018/19 season.  Sat night was the first test to see how the team has gelled. The team is stronger than Gorllia Glue. 24-0 Win over the London Lakers at the Ice Park on Brookside in London Ontario. 


The game long awaited for ....A redemption in the making from a game 2 years ago when London beat Tillsonburg 19-2.  Coach Dopaco has never forgot and always will make sure he pays back whats been given.  Which seems to be the same old school way through the rest of the oragnization, Top down.  The Canes went in to the game with only 11 skaters and 2 goalies.  With a couple of players still to arrive and on the IR.  The Canes started the game off short handed verses London bench of 15 players. 


New addition to the Canes is Ivan Bonaranko, 5'8'' 165pnd 21 year old from Russia.  Ivan came to the Canes from Oklahoma City Blazer Jr.A Hockey Club, in the Western States Hockey League.  Ivan was fifth in scoring in the WSHL during the 2017/18 season with 126 points.  Ivan scored a team record  9 goals & 6 assists in the game against the lakers.  Almost setting a league record. Ivan is an All round hockey player both on and off the ice.  He comes from a good blood line of hockey in his family, and plays and acts as a professional. His personality and excitment has made players around him step their game up to preform better.  Home town GMHL Rookie of the Year Runner up in 2017/18  Griffin Sinden 6'2'' 185pnd(Tillsonburg) scored a personal high 12 points, 5G & 7A.  Louis Rebelle 6'1''200pnd(France) scored 5G & 1A. Captian Mitch Randel5'11'' 198pnd(Burford Ontario) scored 1G & 3A,  Riley Ellis6'1'' 195pnd(Woodstock) Scored 1G & 2A, Jacob Walter 6'4'' 245pnd(Sweden) scored 1G & 2A, and Dalton Brown(Washington State) who has made it 3 years in a row now, scored his first goal of the season makin it a club record, scoring a goal in the first season game opener.  


The Hurricanes played a seductive simple game of first date night hockey.  The Canes keep the play very passive with crips clean puck movement.  Always keeping London on their heels and not prepared for the next play.  Canes broke out of their end with simple break outs and easy entry offensive zone attacks that the Lakers could not defend. Lakers are carrying a young group of players.  Jeff Zehr is a great Coach to help develop these young players on the Lakers. He has a very positive attitude, and a styrong work eithic.  He wont forget this loss.   


On behalf of the Hurricanes Management, I would like to take a few moments of your time to thank the Community of Tillsonburg for thier support in allowing the Hurricanes Hockey Club compete at the Tillsonburg Community Complex. Thank you to all the Fans that came out to support the players both at home games and away games this past season.  Thank you to the Billet Families that took in one or serveral players into their homes.  Thank you to All the Sponsor that supported our club. Thank you to all the players that competed for the Hurricanes this past season. You gave the fans great entertainment and made great friend for a life time. Thank you to the coaching staff for a job well done.  Your professionalism and efforts paid off and and our target of competing for the Russell Cup in 2018/19 is set.


 The 2017/18 season was a success in our standards of development. We produced a quality program to allow players to Grow Smarter, Stronger, Faster in a possitive enviroment.  Our club finished 3 spots higher in the standings this year.  We won our first Play off game beating Tottenham 8-2 , and losing the next game in a shoot out 4-3 to the Predators.  We had 2 players go and play Pro after our season was completed and offers from ACHA and NCAA school have been sent to 3 of our players.  These achievements we strive for our players.


Our goals are set and our program is in motion for the 2018/19 season.  Our management team has set the Russel Cup finals as our goal this season.  The program has set a 5 year plan to win the Russell Cup.  We are heading into year 3 full steam ahead.  We are looking for Strong Smart hockey players that want to compete and WIN.  


The GMHL Draft is May 13 2018.  Players intetested in being Drafted or Tendered please contact


If there is any hockey players ages 02-97 interested in playing junior hockey, please call the Head Coach/GM.







Hurricanes Sign Sieber!

Hurricanes are pleased to announce the signing of Bryan Sieber of Switzerland. The 6'3" 220 Power forward has been on the
HC Davos sqaud in the Swiss Elite League this season. Bryan is a 96 born player who has
North American Junior Experience in the WSHL & GMHL.
Sieber will make his Canes DEBUT Friday January 5th  versus Bradford Bulls at Kinsmen Memorial Arena AT 7:30PM
Welcome to the Canes Family.

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Chandler Knibb Signs with NCAA D1 University!

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Message from the Owner

On behalf of the Tillsonburg Hurricanes I would like to thank everyone involed in a successfull 2016/On behalf of the Tillsonburg Hurricanes I would like to thank everyone involed in a successfull 2016/17 season. 

Hurricanes win back-to-back at home

Tillsonburg Hurricanes coach Jason Dopaco was pleased with the way the team stepped up on the Thanksgiving weekend, combining to outscore two Greater Metro Junior Hockey League opponents 19-6 at the Kinsmen Memorial Arena.

Our Celebrity Sever Night Was another huge success!!!

We would just like to thank Boston Pizza and our Tillsonburg community for their continued support.

Memorial Cup Winner Joins Canes Staff

Chris Bain who won the Memorial Cup with the London Knights joins the Hurricanes coaching staff.  Chris bring a large amount of hockey knowledge to the team after playing 190 games in the OHL and 78 PRO games.  Bain will join Head Coach Jason Dopaco and Assistant Coach Mark Jones who are coming back for their second season.  New addition to the team is trainer Paulo Costa.


FRI, FEB. 16th - @ 7:30 p.m.

Tillsonburg Community Centre





VS KINGSVILLE 02/09 - 7:30PM

@ NIAGARA 02/11 - 7:00PM

VS WINDSOR 02/12 - 2:30PM

VS KINGSVILLE  02/16 - 7:30PM

@ LONDON 02/17 - 8:00PM


Adult - $10.00(1 Free Child 12+under)

Senior Adult (65 & over) - $5.00

Student (13-16) - $5.00

Children (6-12) - $5.00


Flex Pass - 10 Games - $90.00

Flex Pass - 15 Games - $125.00

Season Pass(21 Home Games) - $150.00


Kids now have there own section!! Right behind the opponents goalie for period 1 & 3.  Kids get 1 FREE Fountain Pop and 1 Free PopCorn bag and a New Go Canes Go Fan Card when they come in with a Paying adult.


The hockey club is looking for billet families.  We have players from around the world coming to play.  Billet fees are $525/mth.  Contact the managment for inquiries.


Do you want to play Jr'A' hockey for the Canes?.  Contact our Head Coach Jason Dopaco and he will guide you through the process.


Contact the Howard Johnson Hotel to book your reservations when your family is in town to watch the Canes.


We want to add to our team.  we have the following positons availble.


Kids Zone Attendant

Souvenir Shop Attendant

Gate Attendant

Video Game Recorder

Penalty Box Attendant

Booster Club Security



Twitter: (@tburgcanes  / Facebook:/tillsonburghurricanes.


Come to the NEW Canes Bunker Souvenir Stand. New 2018/19 Items









2017 Logan Kerner  - Selkirk Saint (BCIHL)

2017 Mircea Contstantine - Romania Mens World Ice Hockey Team (IIHF)

Chandler Knibb - Lindenwood University NCAA D1  


Players Testimonials

If you would like to hear a testimonial from one of our past players please contact us. We would be happy to connect you with them.

Our partners and sponsors

Thank you to all our Sponsors and Supports.  If it wasn't for a great team like your team, this organization wouldn't be as successful as it is recognized around the Greater Metro Hockey League and the world as it is today.  To become a sponsor please contact Canes management.

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