The Georgetown Raiders Hockey Club
A BIG THANK YOU!!
The Georgetown Raiders wish to thank all our fans and volunteers for all their help and support during the 2012/2013 hockey season. Visit our website for next season details.
2013 GEORGETOWN RAIDERS MINI CAMP
The Georgetown Raiders would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants and their parents for attending the Georgetown Raiders Mini Camp. The Raiders are the only team in the OJHL to invite NCAA coaches to its Mini Camp and the 5 coaches that attended were very impressed with the talent level at our camp. The competition level was very high at our camp and all players should be very proud of the way in which they represented their past teams, their parents and most importantly themselves. The coaching staff was very impressed with the professionalism with which the players handled themselves.
The coaching staff will be in touch very shortly to all players regarding the next step with our hockey club. If you do not hear from us, please feel free to reach out to us.
Once again we thank everyone for making our camp a tremendous success.
Raiders-Buzzers (Game 4)
Raiders-Buzzers (Game 3)
Raiders-Buzzers (Game 2)
NEW 2012-2013 SEASON DETAILS
HOPE TO SEE ALL OUR FANS CHEERING US ON DURING THE PLAYOFFS AND OUR DRIVE TO THE ROYAL BANK CUP!!!
First Round Winners!!!!
Last Two Game Scores
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 8:00pm (Win 3-2 OT)
Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8:00pm (Win 3-2 OT)
Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Hockey League, announced today the 22 players that will represent Canada East at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, Nov. 5-11 in Yarmouth, N.S.
Last year Georgetown’s head coach Greg Walters was an assistant coach for the 2011 Canada East silver medalists. This year, after being named head coach for the 2012 Team Canada East, Greg and his assistants look to improve on that silver medal win and have assembled a group of talented young hockey players from the CCHL and OJHL. Included in that group, also representing Team Canada East, will be Georgetown’s Goalie Daniel Mannella, Defenseman Thomas Welch, and Forward Stephan Hladin. The Junior A Georgetown Raiders organization wishes to congratulate all the players and coaches named to this year’s 2012 Canada East team and wish them the best of luck in their quest to achieve the Gold Medal at this year’s 2012 World Jr. A Challenge.
CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Hockey League, announced Tuesday (October 23) the 60 players that will attend the Canada East selection camp in preparation for the 2012 World Junior A Challenge.
The selection camp, scheduled for Oct. 28-31, will be held at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto. The 60 players will be divided into three teams – Black, Gold and Green – and will play three intrasquad games, in addition to daily practices.
The 2012 World Junior A Challenge will be held Nov. 5-11 at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S. Canada East (with the Georgetown Raiders' Greg Walters as head coach) will play in Group B, joined by Switzerland and the United States, while Canada West, the Czech Republic and Russia will comprise Group A.
Georgetown, Ont- The Georgetown Raiders are pleased to announce in conjunction with the OJHL, OHA and Hockey Canada that 5 Raiders have been invited to the Team Canada East Selection Camp October 28-November 1 at the Mastercard Centre. The Raiders team wish to congratulate Goaltender Daniel Mannella, defencemen Thomas Welsh and Santino Centorame as well as forwards Drake Hart and Stephen Hladin.
BURLINGTON COUGARS PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT
COUGARS CHALLENGE CUP 2012 CHAMPIONS!
Tues, August 28th, 2012 at 8:00 pm vs. MILTON ICE HAWKS - Mold Masters - WIN 2-0
Wed., August 29th, 2012 at 7:30 pm vs. MILTON ICE HAWKS - Milton Sports Centre - OT WIN 5-4
Brandon Pirri - Chicago Blackhawk
Our very own Brandon Pirri will be in the line up for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Where Are They Now?
Over the past years, the Georgetown Hockey organization has been able to develop talented young hockey players who have moved onto the next level of play. I am sure there are many Raider fans that have wondered what has happened to their once favourite players to wear the Raider crest. Here we will take a brief look at a few Raiders from the past and see where they are now.
Jay Sprague, has moved on to play for the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL.
Wade Finegan, a past captain of the Raiders is graduating this year from Bowling Green State University (CCHL). There he was awarded as being the most improved athlete throughout all of Bowling Green’s athletics.
Mike Gurtler, who went on scholarship to Mercyhurt College (AHA) is graduating this year. Next season he will be suiting up with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL.
Kevin Harvey, who was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 2003 NHL entry draft, has moved on to play in the AHL for the Springfield Falcons and is currently playing in the CHL for the Rapid City Rush.
Rob Sgarbossa, who had received a scholarship to Morrisville State College (SUNTAC) is also graduating this year.
Tyson Gimblett, is graduating this year from the University of Prince Edward Island.
Matt Carter, is also graduating this year from the University of Prince Edward Island. Matt was also awarded 2nd Team All Canadian, and 1st Team All Atlantic Conference. Matt Carter was also at Dallas Star's Rookie Camp this September 2011.
Jay Sprague, Wade Finegan, Kevin Harvey, Rob Sgarbossa, Mike Gurtler and Tyson Gimblett were all key members of the 2004-2005 Raider’s hockey team who came first in the division, won the Dudley Hewitt Cup and then moved onto the Royal Back Cup. At this time having a line consisting of Finegan, Sgarbossa and Gurtler really proved to be a huge asset in helping the team reach the RBC.
We would like to wish all the Raiders of the past the best of luck in all their future endeavors, and hope to see them come support the new players to wear the Raider crest.
BILLETS Required, the Georgetown Raiders are looking for families who would be interested in billeting our hockey players. Interested parties should contact Coach Greg Walters at 519-312-2665
Keeping with Tradition
NCAA - Commitments
Over the years, the Georgetown Raiders Hockey Club has been dedicated to developing outstanding hockey players ready for the next level of play. This season we are pleased to announce that the following Georgetown Raiders are keeping with tradition and have secured themselves NCAA scholarships.
Alex Lubzcuk - Geneseo
Ryan Lopes - Laurier University
Jeremy DeFazio - Brockport
Matthew Chiarantano - Niagara
Steven Racine - Michigan
Nathaniel Domagala - Holy Cross
Patrick Megannety - Clarkson
On behalf of the Georgetown coaching staff, management, volunteers and fans we would like to congratulate these players on their success and wish them the best of luck in their future hockey careers.
We should also congratulate Michael Giugovaz who will be with the OHL next season. Michael will be in net for the Peterborough Petes. All the best Michael.