OHL GOLD CUP - 2016 TEAM HEO PLAYER SELECTION

The process for player selection for Team HEO at the OHL Gold Cup, is a season long process. Players have been evaluated all season long through a collaborative effort between Hockey Canada, the CCHL, OHL, and HEO Staff.

On March 25th and 26th 30 Players will be invited to the Final Selection Camp at the Richcraft Sensplex. There will be two on-ice sessions on Friday, and 1 on Saturday. Players will also go through a series of off-ice testing on Saturday.

            Friday March 25th                           10:15am – 12:15pm         HEO Arena

                                                                        3:15pm – 5:15pm              HEO Arena

            Saturday March 26th                     3:00pm – 5:30pm              OPATC

                                                                        7:15pm – 9:15pm              HEO Arena

Players selected to attend this camp is by invitation only. There is no open tryout.

Cumberland Jr. Grads seeking qualified non-parent coaches

The Cumberland Jr. Grads are looking for qualified non-parent coaches for the 2016/17 season for all levels.  Applications will be accepted from February 11th to March 29th.  The interview process will begin as early as March 29th.  You will be notified once a date is set for an interview.  Please click on the link below to fill out your application.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SHBWSFJ

Esso Medals Big Score Contest

Esso Medals & Certificates of Achievement
Esso Medals Score Big Contest
 

This season, we’re providing financial support to minor hockey players in Canada with the Esso Medals Score Big Contest.
 

How To Win
Sign up for the Esso Medals & Certificates of Achievement program and you're automatically entered for a chance to win one of six $5,000 Esso Medals grants for your minor hockey association! All six winning contestants will also receive an additional $1,000 grant just for their team.

Register your teams before March 14, 2016 to enter.

No purchase necessary. See contest rules for details

Prescott community mourns young hockey player killed in car crash

The Prescott area was in mourning Monday after a 10-year-old boy was killed in a two-car collision early Saturday evening.

Dasan Munro was returning home from a hockey game in Cardinal when a car driven by his father, David, collided head-on with a Ford F-150 truck. Dasan died at an area hospital shortly after the crash. His father remains in hospital and is in stable condition, Ontario Provincial Police say.

With two other sons, one older and one younger, also heavily involved in hockey, the family is well known in the Prescott hockey community.

On Sunday, players on the South Grenville Minor Hockey Association teams wore black armbands to honour Dasan, who played for South Grenville’s Atom B rep team. A moment of silence was observed before the Midget B1 game against North Leeds.

The Executive and members of HEO Minor would like to convey our sincere condolences to the family and everyone who knew Dasan.

Minor Bantam Wild win Marlies Tournament

Hard earned title of the 2015 Toronto Marlboroughs Invitational Holiday Classic Champions.  The Eastern Ontario Wild minor bantams came together as a team and worked their talents to shine in the semis with a huge 4-1 win over the Marlies and on to a gripping 3-2 win over North York for this impressive tournament win.  Well done!!! 

Ottawa Sting win the Silver Stick

The Ottawa Sting Major Bantam AA team first won the Silver Stick Qualifying Tournament in Pembroke last November to earn a spot in the Silver Stick Finals held this past weekend in Port Huron, Michigan.  The Sting then went undefeated throughout the tournament with wins in all round robin and playoff games.  The Sting shutout the Mississauga Jets with a 2-0 victory to win the Silver Stick.  Congrats to the Ottawa Sting!

The Bantam AA Silver Stick Finals championship game was as good as it could get.

The Ottawa Sting – the No. 1-ranked team from Ontario – faced the No. 3-ranked Mississauga Jets and locked them down on defense with a 2-0 finals win. All the Sting allowed was just 11 shots on net, and that helped goaltender Justin Lee get the shutout win.

“Tonight it was about tenacity,” Sting head coach Bob Saikaley said.

“I’m a firm believer that our offense starts from the back end and our defense starts from the front end.”

All the Sting needed was one goal in the shutout win, and they got it with five minutes left in the first period off the stick of Sean Kearns.

“It was pretty exciting,” Kearns said. “It got us a little bit of breathing room.”

Kearns had a huge weekend wire-to-wire and was awarded with his play with the tournament and championship game MVP awards. He may seem undersized at a first look, but within seconds anyone could tell his game is championship-esque.

“Sean’s obviously the smallest guy on the ice, but he has the biggest heart on our team,” Saikaley said. “He’s a fearless leader and I can’t say enough about him.”

The Jets had a late power play with just under five minutes left in the game, but Lee was never called on to make a save. Just after they killed that penalty, the Sting went on a power play and got an insurance goal by Clay Byers with 1:14 left on the clock.

As the seconds expired off the clock, the players all mobbed each other behind the net they protected well all night long. It certainly makes the eight-hour drive home a little better.

“There will be some smiles,” Saikaley said. “Until the boys fall asleep.”

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