The Uxbridge Bruins held their annual membership meeting on Thursday June 7th electing the following executive for the 2018/19 season.
President: Cam Stewart
Vice President: Terry Sovie
2nd Vice President: Dale Catherwood
Treasurer: Janet McGhee
Secretary: Elaine Cox
Directors: Don Lyons, Pat Kielly
There are 6 open director positions and this is a great opportunity to jump on board with your ideas on Junior C hockey in Uxbridge.
Also returning are Mark Savery as Director of Player Personnel/GM and Kevin Vander Geest as Assistant GM.
A message from the President!
“On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank Brian Evans for his dedicated efforts with the Bruins over the past several years as our former Treasurer and also for the many other duties he performed for our Hockey Club.
Also, on behalf of our Board Members, I want to say a sincere ‘Thank You’ to Wendy Locke who has resigned as our Secretary to pursue other interests. Wendy also performed other duties to help keep our Club running smoothly and successfully.
We will certainly miss not having both Wendy and Brian on our Board. We wish them the best of health and success in all their future endeavors.”
(Bruins File Photo: 2014)
I am pleased to announce the return of Andrew Langlands back to the Bear Den this upcoming season as an assistant coach.
Andrew is entering his 11th year of coaching and brings experience from multiple levels ranging from Minor hockey to Varsity High School and Junior. Andrew began coaching within the Uxbridge Minor Hockey association, he was also a Head Coach for Tier 1 Varsity High School hockey in the Toronto District School Board for 6 years, an assistant coach with the Uxbridge Bruins Jr C hockey club for 4 years and most recently spent a year as an Assistant Coach with the Markham Royals Jr A hockey club of the OJHL. He is also currently a member of the Team Elite Prospect (TEP) Hockey Showcase.
Welcome Home Andrew!
Director of Hockey Operations/ General Manager
Uxbridge Bruins GM Mark Savery announces the Bruins New Head Coach.
I would like to welcome Darren Trussler to the Uxbridge Bruins Family as our new Head Coach.
We are excited to begin this upcoming season with a veteran coach behind our bench.
Darren has spent the past few years as an Assistant Coach in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. During that time, Darren was an intricate part of the Newmarket Hurricanes bench staff taking the team all the way to win the North Division Championship. In addition, Darren spent two years as Video Coach with the
Mississauga Steelheads in the Ontario Hockey League and the York University Lions men’s team, which captured the West Division Championship.
Darren has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the greatest coaches from the American Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League, CIS, OHL and the OJHL. Using this knowledge, Darren has had the privilege of seeing many
of his former players continue their playing careers in D1 Universities as well as in the OHL and Professional Organizations.
Darren was a NCCP Instructor with the Greater Toronto Hockey League and a member of the Under 17 Evaluation Group.
Prior to coaching in the OJHL, Darren had a very successful career coaching minor hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. Darren currently resides in Aurora Ontario with his three boys.
Darren continues to volunteer his time and expertise to develop minor hockey players at the grassroots level.
Darren’s goal with the Uxbridge Bruins is to develop the team to rival even the most sought-after Junior A teams. He knows that this goal is achievable with hard work and perseverance from him, his staff and all the players.
Darren plans to fill in the rest of his bench staff in the near future.
Welcome once again Darren.
Director Hockey Ops/ General Manager.
The Uxbridge Bruins on behalf of President Terry Sovie congratulate the Lakefield organization on becoming the 2018 Schmalz Cup Champions. You have represented the Orr Division outstandingly, well deserved.
The Chiefs defeated the Glanbrook Rangers 4-0 to take the final series 4 games to 1 for their second Championship in 5 years and the 4th in their history of Junior C hockey. Enjoy the celebration tonight, we’ll see you in the fall!
“On behalf of the Uxbridge Bruins we congratulate our league representatives the Lakefield Chiefs in reaching the Schmalz Cup Finals. Good luck in your series against the Glanbrook Rangers and bring the cup back to the Orr division.”
Congrats from the Uxbridge Bruins to the Lakefield Chiefs with a hard fought 7 game series over the Stayner Siskins with a 6-2 win. All the best representing the Orr Division in the Schmalz Cup Finals versus the Glanbrook Rangers.
(Copyrighted Logo Courtesy the OHL)
The OHL draft was held on Sat. April.7th and local players Owen Shier, Ty Roberts and Carson Whitson saw their names selected by OHL clubs.
Sunderland native Owen Shier of the Central Ontario Wolves, a defenceman, was selected 159th in the 8th round by the Windsor Spitfires followed shortly thereafter by Ty Roberts from Uxbridge. He went 185th to the Saginaw Spirit as a right winger and played his triple AAA with the Vaughan Kings.
Also a right winger from Uxbridge, Carson Whitson was the third player from our community to be selected and the Mississauga Steelheads took him 228th in round 12 also from the Central Ontario Wolves.
The Uxbridge Bruins congratulate all these fine young men and wish them all the best in their pursuit of playing at the next level.
Our Orr division Champions took a 3-0 series lead over the Port Hope Panthers but couldn’t close out the series as the Panthers came back to tie the series at 3-3 and force a game 7. The Chiefs opened up 3-0 lead and took it into the third when the never say die Tod division champions scored two late goals but could not get the equalizer.
Congrats to both teams on an exciting series and good luck to the Chiefs as our Orr division representatives.
Lakefield will now play the Stayner Siskins in the Schmalz cup Semifinals, click on the logo to follow the road to the cup.