On behalf of the Tillsonburg Hurricanes I would like to thank everyone involed in a successfull 2016/17 season. We had players advance to the next levels, great community support, and great times by all that joined us. We met our goal to help raise money for special charities in the community and give back. This is our same goal this year "Give Back". We look forward to seeing everyone out for our second season starting Sept 10 @ 7pm at the Tillsonburg Community Center.
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.
THE HOME NEXT GAME:
SEPT 10 @ 7p.m.
Tillsonburg Community Center
CANES NEXT 5 GAMES:
@ NORTH YORK 9/17
VS NIAGARA 9/22
@ KINGSVILLE 9/24
VS ST.GEORGE 9/29
Chandler Knibb Signs with NCAA D1 University.
Chandler Knibb was the assistant captain of the Tillsonburg Hurricanes Hockey Club in the 2016/17 season. Hurricanes player development deptartment met with the Lindenwood Hockey Coach during the Greater Metro Hockey League Show Case in Dec 2016. They met to discuss Chandlers option to join Lindenwood for the 2017-18 season. When Hurricanes management and Knibb sat down to find an exit plan for Chandler at the start of the season, the Canes player development deptartment was looking for the right school that offered Chanlders requests for education. They found that Lindenwood University offered this program. Chandler wants an education he can bring back to his community he said. Knibb scored 22 goals with 46 points in 28 games prior to his trade to London Lakers where is score 4 points in 8 games. Chandler expressed his gratitude to the Hurricanes for helping him develop to get where he is today afer the 2016-17 season. Note: The Canes management sits down with every player at the start of the season to find out what goals the player wants to achieve during the season. So far the Canes have developed two players from their 2016-17 roster who have signed with universitys that off hockey programs.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Friends & Families,
Welcome to the Tillsonburg Hurricanes Jr A Hockey Club.
The Tillsonburg Hurricanes entered into the GMHL in the 2016/17 season. It was a very successfull season. Our club was awarded the All-Star Game and is recognized as a top Junior A program in Ontario. We have partnered with a Southern Pro Hockey League team to place our players at their training camp. We also have many connections around the world for other Pro leagues. We have connections and friendships with College and Universities in Canada and the USA, if you prefer to go to school and play hockey. This year we will send 2 players from our team to pro training camps and 2 players will have hockey scholarship opportunities. 1 player will make his Country’s Senior National Hockey Team.
The Greater Metro Hockey Leagues Values and Beliefs run parallel with our visions. Provide hockey players with an opportunity to start playing hockey at 15 and finish playing at 22.Allowing you to get a quicker start on your Jr hockey carrier and have two extra years to develop mentally and physically stronger. And the most important, promote and showcase players to the next level. Especially NCAA & CIS. This is our major focus. Develop players to have the opportunity to gain an education and play the sport you love at the same time.
The Hurricanes have an experienced coach in place that will develop your skills and knowledge helping you become a stronger player. I have put the right people in place to help you succeed. I have 3 pillars I follow in life: Trust, Integrity & Honesty. These pillars when they come together Build Strength. A solid foundation for our team’s success and your development.
Tillsonburg is in the Oxford County and is located 1.5hrs west of Toronto, 2hrs east of the Windsor/Detroit border and 1.5hrs from the Niagara Fall/Buffalo border, Tillsonburg is in a central location to some major cities & the next biggest growth area for the GMHL.
The organization's vision is to ice a team to be competitive and profiled with quality players that have good scholastic grades in school. Making it easy to attract international and global scouts. There are players from around the world that participate in the GMHL. This is just one of the many reasons why the GMHL is growing strong with international exposure.
Our goal within the community is to get Tillsonburg residents involved with the team. From Games Days to Fundraisers to Billeting to a Booster Club to Public School visits to Minor Hockey nights and much more. We welcome any supporters that are interested in becoming a member of the Tillsonburg Jr.A Hockey Club. There are many position available on the team.
We look forward to meeting you at the rink.
Tillsonburg Jr.A Hockey Club