Congratulations to both Orangeville Goalies # 59 Wyatt Pickrell & # 35 Nicholes Latinovich being named OJHL West Division Stars of the Week and to #57 Derek Topatigh who was named OJHL West Division Rookie of the week.
The Flyers are seeing a stark improvement early in the season, having already surpassed last season's win total of four games.
(Photo by Brian Watts / OJHL Images)
Flyers Surpass Last Year's Win Total
Just five weeks into this year's regular season, the Orangeville Flyers had already surpassed their win total of a year ago.
The Orangeville side had a hugely disappointing 2013-14 campaign, managing to win just four of their 53 regular season contests.
The Flyers seem to be a considerably improved bunch early on this year. Orangeville registered its fifth win, on Oct. 11, thanks to a 9-7 decision over the visiting Hamilton Red Wings.
The following night Orangeville picked up its sixth W, a 5-2 decision over the Stouffville Spirit. But the Flyers were unable to make it three wins in three days, dropping a 4-3 OT decision to the defending league champion Toronto Patriots on Oct. 13.
Besides having surpassed their win total of a year ago, perhaps more importantly, the Flyers had a record above .500 after their first dozen matches. The club was sporting a 6-5-1 mark.
Orangeville was being led offensively by 20-year-old Ian Nichols, who is in his fourth season with the team, and 17-year-old sophomore Lucas Smilsky.
Nichols had already surpassed his career high of 16 points he put up last season by accumulating a team high 23 points, including six goals.
As for Smilsky, he had netted 13 goals as a rookie, while appearing in all of the Flyers' contests a year ago. And he had already matched his 13 goals this year after a dozen games.
Smilsky had also been credited with eight assists thus far this season and he was a mere point behind Nichols in the team scoring race.
#23 Ian Nichols was named player of the week in the West Division of The OJHL, Congratulations to Ian.
Our very own Orangeville Flyers were very proud to be a part of the PINK RIBBON CAMPAIGN this past weekend. Selling ribbons and representing the Flyers were (left to right) Matt Barnes, Devon Gillham, Peter Stephanis and Ryan DaSilva.
Our annual PINK IN THE RINK game is scheduled for November 1 2014. With the help from our fans, we look forward to our continued support with the Canadian Cancer Society.
OAKVILLE, ON - Sep 26, 2014 : Ontario Junior Hockey League game action
between Trenton and Orangeville at the Govenors Showcase Tournament, Lucas
Smilsky #27 of the Orangeville Flyers Hockey Club receives the player of the
The Orangeville Lions 1st Sports& Leisure show held at the Orangeville Agriculture Centre Sept.27th & 28th.
Mike Johnson & Eileen Warren manning the booth.
On March 22 2014, the Orangeville community, friends and family were devastated when Spenser McFayden was tragically taken away. However with the support from our wonderful community, his legacy continues to live on through SPENSERS KIDS.
SPENSERS KIDS was founded by friends and family in order to enable kids of all ages to play the sport that Spenser loved so much. Hockey was everything to Spenser.
SPENSERS KIDS is dedicated to providing registration costs and hockey equipment for local youth in order to promote the benefits of team sports.
As of today and because of your generosity, 9 kids have been able to play hockey that may not have had the opportunity.
On August 9th, the Orangeville Junior A Flyers held their 2nd annual baseball tournament with proceeds going towards SPENSERS KIDS. The turnout of teams and spectators was overwhelming and the support for SPENSERS KIDS continued on with this event.
The Orangeville Junior A Flyers are very honored to be a continued and strong supporter of SPENSERS KIDS. And at this time we are proud to present a cheque to SPENSERS KIDS for $1815.00.
(EILEEN WARREN WILL HAND PRESENTATION CHEQUE OVER TO DAVE MCFAYDEN)
We would now like to call the captains of each team to center ice where DAVE MCFAYDEN will drop the puck…
Orangeville Mayor Rob Adams dropping the puck at the Home Opener for the 2014 season.
The Orangeville JrA Flyers are saddened with the passing of Jim McLennan peacefully at Toronto General Hospital on Saturday August 9th, 2014 at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Barb. Dear brother of Jerry (Cheryl). Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Trillium Gift of Life Network, Headwaters Health Care Foundation, or the Canadian Diabetes Association. This can be done directly or through Dods and McNair Funeral Home in Orangeville.
Jim was the lead in obtaining sponsorships for the Jr A Flyers for many years as well was on numerous boards for the town. He will be sadly missed.
Here are a few pics from McHappy Day in Orangeville.
The boys were selling Ronald McDonald "shoes:" for $1.00 to the drive thru customers. On a side note, our own Orangeville McDonalds raises the most money for McHappy Day in all of Canada. And it is known has one of busiest restaurants around.
Representing the Orangeville Junior A Flyers club are Dana Baker, Austin Kozluk and Emmerson Small.
On Sunday, April 27th, 2014 a group of 12 Orangeville Junior A hockey team players and staff cooked dinner for about 100 of the residents of the Ronald McDonald House (RMDH) in Toronto.
The Home for Dinner program invites groups to prepare a meal in the House kitchens for the families staying at RMDH. Once the team learned of the opportunity, Eileen Warren, Director of Community Events, spearheaded the involvement of the Orangeville Junior A Flyers in this initiative.
The Orangeville Junior A Flyers hockey club generously provided the donation for all the food purchased. Families enjoyed a wonderful, home cooked meal of spaghetti, penne, Caesar salad, garlic bread, veggies and dip and an endless selection of yummy desserts.
The heartfelt appreciation received from the residents was overwhelming. It was moving to be able to make life the tiniest bit easier for people that who are coping with the stress of taking care of their families as well as a seriously ill child so far from home on a daily basis.
What these families are going through is unimaginable to most people. It was apparent how much they appreciated coming back to the comfort of a home.
Mayor Rob Adams presented Mike Johnson with a Sesquicentennial Commemorative Award at Orangeville Council last night. Active in the donor awareness program, Mr. Johnson is a very active volunteer in the community. He has spent many years volunteering for Orangeville Minor Hockey, as well as Orangeville Jr. B Hockey and continues to work with Orangeville Jr. A Hockey. A former member of the Orangeville Kinsmen, he is also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. The award recognizes Orangeville’s first 150 years and people who have contributed to the community.
The Orangeville Jr. A Flyers will be headed in a new direction for the 2014-2015 Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) season and will be looking to recently named head coach Jamie Caruso to lead the way.
Caruso, who coached the Mississauga Rebels AAA Midgets for the past four seasons, will replace Kevin Stone behind the Flyers bench for the upcoming year and has been handed the task of coordinating the Flyers rise up the standings.
And there is nowhere to go but up!
The Flyers finished last in the OJHL with a 4-46-1-2 record this past season, and will be looking to overhaul the club for the year ahead.
Stone has been with the Flyers for the past three seasons, two as an associate coach with Bob Noble, before taking over the head coaching duties when Noble retired prior to the past campaign.
“Unfortunately the team’s record speaks for it self and management feels that is time for a change,” said general manager Dana Baker, in announcing the coaching change. “Kevin Stone is a good coach and an outstanding person with a lot of hockey knowledge. He will undoubtedly return to coaching at a high level in the near future.”
Baker added that Stone has been offered an opportunity to stay in the organization.
Caruso and his new staff are no strangers to the Orangeville area. Caruso is a Bolton resident while assistant coaches Aaron Alphonso, Bill Bradford and Craig Teeple, all hail from Orangeville. Lucky DeGrazia, the owner of Brampton’s Varsity Hockey Training Centre, will handle player development. Varsity will handle all the dryland training for the team next season.
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