Oct 2/17  Some may already know the answer, but the Canes are still looking for one.  Does anyone know the where abouts of the reporter!!!? Last Hurricanes article dates back to 2017BC. The last interview was in July, but never hit the printer???

 If anyone is interested in writing up the game reviews, doing player interviews, adding a pic to the article, and wants to be the team reporter and send it into the Tillsonburg News, to help out please contact the club. You will get into home and awat games for free, ride the bus and get a small meal on the away game bus trips.


The Hurricanes have come into town this 2017 season, won the home opener 10-3 with the Mayor dropping the cerimonial puck drop, have 2 local star hockey players, have done Celebrity Server at Boston Pizza, Played road hockey and signed autographs with the public school kids at Annendale PS open house, and helped out at the Helping Hands collecting food this past week-end and a Fundraiser Fish Fry "ALL YOU CAN EAT " Oct 25th 5pm and not a single article. Can someone please confirm if this is a budget cut or if we are not on the radar, and if NFL kneeling is, if so we will find another avenue to make reports to the fans.


Go Canes Go.



Canes Booster Club Opens Friday Oct 6 vs Lakers


The Canes hit Memorial ice pad this Friday vs London Lakers, which means the Hurricane Bunker is open. The "Bunker" a nick name for Booster Club or Blue Line Club is run by Matt Otto. Matt will have the doors open starting 7pm, when warm up starts and will close at 12am


Hometown Brew Beer is a team sponsor this year and will be served at all Hurricnane Bunker Events. This is a licenced event. ID is required. KTN is the Hurricanes fan taxi.

Sept 29/17   Canes lose 10-3 in Third Period to St.George



In front of 227 fans, they watched the best 2 epriod s of the season, and left scrathing their heads after a third period callaps by the Canes. Rookies goalie NoahAcciaccferri, who is only 14 years old, took 43 shots in the first 2 periods and only let 3 in goals. This grabbed the attention of two time Jr.C Smultz Cup Winner Jackson Swindells, who came over to Noah between the second and third periord to give him a priase tap on the pads for the saves Noah made in the game. 


Acciaccferri is a mature young person. He came to us from the the Pickering AAA system. Acciaccferri knowning prior to the season he would have to compete hard to get playing time. His maturity on the ice and with his commitment of good school habits has giving him the oppotunity to prove to coach he deserves game time.  And that he has.  He held the Ravens to only 3 golas in two periods, where as Kingsville and Windsor have allowed a total of 20 goals between them vs St.George in the first and second periods. We are very pleased with how Noah has been showing good signs of Confiedence and maturity. Thats what we want see, said Coach Dopaco"


The third period the Ravens came out of the dressing room meaning business. 20 mins went by quickly with 7 goals to 1. It certainly grab the attention of team enforcers Tyler Zyltany(21) paired of with Ravens Stevie(21) Alvo and Riley Ellis(16) dropped the mitts with 6'4''195lb forward Arron Smith(21). Both "E" &  "Z" won the fights, which gave a spark of energy to the team who went down and scored their third goal of the game. 


Griffin Sinden continues to build strentgh each game.  Sindin who is only 16, is playig like a 19 year old. His decision making, his size and hockey IQ is allowing him to compete at this level.  As mention by Ellis before, " he is 1 of 3 smartist 2001 born players in the Oxford area that I know".  Griffin has a bright future ahead of him.  


The Canes next home game is this Friday Oct 6 @7pm vs London Lakers


It is Thanksgiving Weekd end and the Canes would like to see as many High School and University Students ou to the game.






Sept 17/17.  Hurricanes went on the road Sunday to play agsinst the North York Renegardes at York University. Infront of 50 fans, 22 of them were Canes Fans.  Its nice to see strong fan ties and great family suopport of fans from the Tillsonburg and surrounding area come to cheer on these junior hockey players, says Owner Ian Ellis.  "These players need the encourangment and support from fans from our area".  This is how Championships are won, its a team, a fan base and a town support combination to bring the Russel Cup to Tillsonburg.


Over the Summer, Coach Jason Dopaco took on the General Manger responsibilities. A positon the ownership looked after for the first season.  Dopaco's knowledge and understanding of this league recruiting patterns came a long way very qucikly Ellis said. Ellis and Dopaco spend hours working together during the off season to build a stronger team for this season.  It showed in last nights game, only loosing to last years 3rd place team North York Renegades 3-1. The Renegades are Coached by Ryan Ramsey who was the Captain of the Peterborough Petes and played for the St.Louis Blues.  


The game was a good clean game.  The Canes out shot North York 50 shots to 37. The Renegades got 2 lucky bounces which the puck squeezed 1 goal on the short side, and a shot hit the cross bar and bounced off the back of Elmgren and into the net.  The other NYR goal was a PP goal.  Griffen Sinden scored the only goal for Tillsonburg. Max Elmgren was the 3rd Star.


Can play Niagara who are 0-1 this Friday Sept 22 at 8pm at the Tillsonburg Community Center.



 Sept 10/17. Brother Griffin 16 and Gray 20, Tillsonburg residence put on a show for the 239 fans that came down to watch the Hurricanes home openr Sept 10 against Tittenham Steam.  The Sinden broth combined for 7 points between them in a 10-3 victory. " The excitiment between these players is amazing!" said one fan with their child who got in free with a paying adult and was given a free pop and popcorn along with a "GoCANESGo" Fan Card for the child. "It a great price and a great team to watch.  Its so exciting". Myor Stephen Molnar the Canes #1 Fan came to the game to drop the ceremonial puck drop.


Zatylny # 15 , in his second year with the club really got the game going after he knocked out a Steam player with a "One Punch" after the Steam player elbowed Max Elmgren, Canes goalie.  The Canes opened the "Eye Of the Storm" with the opening goal from Noah Demelo # 24, with 1G 3A, Riley Ellis #55 with 1 G, Devin Laid #21 with 1G, Dalton Brown #10 with 1G 2A, Liam Madil with 1G. Gray Sinden took 1st Star and Demelo took 2nd Star.

Canes!!! BEAST!!! HABS!

Canes have been in the same conversation at the hot table with the Carolina Hurricanes, but The Montreal Canadiens!.


 Hurricanes Coach Jason Dopaco recieved a call today from the ECHL Bramtpon Beast pro hockey team. The Beast are Montreal Canadiens Farm Club team next to St.Johns Ice Caps.  The Beast are looking for our 21 years olds to join the rookie camp in July.  Logan Kerner, Mircea Constantin, Tyler Jansen, Nikita Chekardin & Steve Shapiro are the group that has interest.


Coach Dopaco is committed to sending players to the next level. Sending a player to a pro camp that is associated with the Montreal Canadiens shows the Hurricanes management have the right mixture of development in our program to be contacted by a ECH club.


The Canes have THE TRENCH starting June 28th running every Wed to Aug 16th. This camp is for Junior / College / Pro players.   This camp is to get you ready for a the next level. There are many spots still available.  Coach mentioned if a 21 year old player wants to start with us and then move to Beast camp, we will arrange that.


The canes are also in contact with Knoxville of the Southern Pro Hockey League(SPHL).  


To join THE TRENCH you can contact 1-519-573-7223 or email info@tillsonburgjrahockeyclub.ca

Selkirk College Saints Keeping It in the Family

Apr 17 2017
The Selkirk College Saints will rebuild a program that has lost several key players to graduation. The first players to be part of the recruiting class for the upcoming 2017-2018 BCIHL season are Logan Kerner and Brandon Sookro.

The Selkirk College Saints have started the post-graduation rebuilding project and hockey fans will be familiar with the names on the back of the jerseys of two of the newest recruits.

Following in the strides of their older brothers, Brandon Sookro and Logan Kerner will pull on a Saints jersey for the 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

“I choose Selkirk College to further my hockey career and obtain a post-secondary education,” says Kerner, whose older brother Tyler played three years with the Saints where he was the captain in 2016-2017. “I’ve been watching the Saints play hockey both in person and online, the team chemistry and grittiness of their game is exactly the kind of hockey I want to be a part of. Castlegar provides a great fan base and community feel which helps with the transition of moving to a new place for school and hockey.”

Logan Kerner played his final season for the Tillonsburg Hurricanes in Southern Ontario where he notched 56 points and amassed 175 penalty minutes in 37 games this past winter.

The younger Kerner will be enroled in the Heavy Mechanical Foundation Program on the Silver King Campus in Nelson when he joins the team this coming September. He played Junior A with the Olds Grizzlies (Alberta) and the Tillonsburg Hurricanes (Southern Ontario), finishing his junior career with the latter where he notched 56 points and amassed 175 penalty minutes in 37 games this past winter.

“Logan is a hard-nosed, two-way forward who showed last year by scoring 26 goals that he has a knack for the net,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven. “Just like his brother, Logan plays with a very large chip on his shoulder and that will be an asset in our line-up for the coming season.”

APRIL 9, 2017

Jason Dopaco Head coah of the Tillsonburg Hurricanes has added to his Elite coaching profile this past week-end at the 2017 OHL draft. Dopaco who is the Head of Development at SHA-SNIPERS HOCKEY ACADEMY was pleased to see his elite students of SHA be drafted in the 2017 OHL draft.


















The Hurricanes have been recognized as a top organization in the Greater Metro Hockey League in just their first season. The GMHL has awarded the Hurricanes with the 2016/17 All-Start Game. The first time in league history a first year team has been awarded the All-Start game. Tillsonburg has a professional program and state of the art facility to be hosting a high profile event. Top Elite players from around the world will be in Tillsonburg to display their skills Jan 10 2017.



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tillsonburg Community Centre

Team North America vs. Team World




Single Ticket $10.00

Group Tickets (10 Tickets) $90.00


Call the Hurricanes ticket office to reserve your tickets 1-519-573-7223 or Email info@tillsonburgjrahockeyclub.ca




5:30pm • All-Star Player's Pre-Game Meal

7:00pm • All-Star Warm Up

7:30pm • All-Star Game

Intermissions will feature Skills Competition type events

The Tillsonburg Hurricanes are set to host the 11th Annual GMHL All Star game. The game will take place on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at the Tillsonburg Community Centre.

Kicking off the night, the players will be treated to a pre-game meal at 5:30pm hosted by the Tillsonburg Hurricanes.

The Event will be following the style of having a Team North America (Canada and United States players) and a Team World seeing players represent any country not in North America, this is a great format as sometimes it can even see teammates matched up against each other.

The All-Star Game will begin at 7:30pm with national anthems and a statement from the GMHL. The puck will then be dropped with three 20 minute periods. The Tillsonburg Hurricanes will be hosting 50/50 draws amongst the all-star festivities.

Each intermission will feature a skills competition style event for the fans to enjoy and the players to show their stuff.

The GMHL All-Star game has always been popular for recruiters and scouts from higher levels of the game.

The All-Star Rosters will be released in the 2017 New Year.


Tillsonburg Hurricanes 1-519-573-7223

Email: info@tillsonburgjrahockeyclub.ca


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