Windsor - Aug. 1, 2014: General Manager Warren Rychel and Head Coach Bob Boughner announced the club has signed Luke Kirwan during a media conference this morning at the WFCU Centre.
Originally Guelph's second round pick (#32 overall) in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection, the Spitfires acquired the rights to the 1997-born native of Syracuse, New York last month, in a deal that saw a pair of second round selections (2018 and 2019) head to the Storm. FULL STORY
Oshawa - Aug. 1, 2014: The Oshawa Generals announced today that they will officially retire John Tavares’ number “91” in a ceremony at the 2014-15 season home opener on Sunday, September 28 at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario.
Tavares joined the Oshawa Generals in 2005 at the age of 15, after being granted exceptional status by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). FULL STORY
Mississauga - Jul. 24, 2014: The Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League are proud to announce that they have reached a new four year lease agreement with the City of Mississauga that will keep the Steelheads at the Hershey Centre for four more exciting seasons. FULL STORY
Plymouth - Jul. 17, 2014: Plymouth Whalers general manager Mark Craig today announced the hiring of Whalers alum John Vigilante as the team’s new assistant coach. Vigilante joins head coach Don Elland behind the Whalers bench in 2014-15.
Peterborough - Jul. 11, 2014: The Peterborough Petes are excited to announce that Jody Hull has been named Head Coach for Team Canada at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Under-18 Tournament to be held in Slovakia and the Czech Republic from August 11-16, 2014. Hull was initially named an Assistant Coach for the team in June, but following the Texas Stars’ hiring of Derek Laxdal, Hull has been promoted to U-18 Head Coach. FULL STORY
Kitchener - Jul. 11, 2014: The Ontario Hockey League today announced the exhibition game schedule for the 2014-15 season.
The Kitchener Rangers pre-season schedule includes seven games, including a meeting with the Mississauga Steelheads at the annual Fan Fest on Sunday, August 31. The team will host a trio of games at The Aud, including Friday, September 5 against the Niagara IceDogs and close the exhibition season with a home game against the Sudbury Wolves on Wednesday, September 17, just one week before the launch of the 2014-15 regular season. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jul. 11, 2014: 2014 CHL Import Draft pick Markus Soberg has agreed to join the Windsor Spitfires for the 2014-15 season. The news was confirmed today by General Manager Warren Rychel, who travelled to Columbus with Spitfires President and Head Coach Bob Boughner to meet Soberg and his agent, in hopes of a deal. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jul. 11, 2014: On Friday, August 15th, a committee led by Bob and Jenn Boughner will host a Black Tie TailGate event at the WFCU Centre in support of Transition To Betterness and the community efforts of the Windsor Spitfires Foundation. The event will feature Nashville country music sensation Jake Maurer, great food and fun, along with Spits alumni
including: Steve Ott, Mike Weber, Taylor Hall, Zack Kassian, Cam Fowler, Adam Henrique and Eric Wellwood. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jul. 4, 2014: With the 29th pick in the 2014 CHL Import Draft, the Windsor Spitfires selected Markus Soberg, of Oslo, Norway, from Vastras Frolunda of the Swedish J20 Super Elit league. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jul. 4, 2014: General Manager Warren Rychel is pleased to announce prospect Nick Gauvin has committed to the club, joining the Windsor Spitfires by signing a standard player agreement and education package. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 26, 2014: Through the Player Transfer Process instituted by the OHL, the Windsor Spitfires have been successful in claiming centreman Brandon Shea from the QMJHL. The eighteen year old brings size to the centre position, and the Spitfires are hoping this addition will provide the team with an edge when battling in front of the crease, as well as a player who can get back to help on 'd'. Only time will tell, but for us at HometownHockey, we are excited to see how the team does next season. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 26, 2014: The Windsor Spitfires have released their 2014-15 season schedule. This upcoming campaign will begin with a slew of home games, with five of the first six being played at the WFCU Centre. Fans will have plenty of opportunities to see the Spits play in October and February as the team will host more opponents during these months than any other during the season. With plenty of new faces, as well as hometown favourites, the Spitfires should come out firing on all cylinders and give Windsor fans something to cheer about. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 24, 2014: The Windsor Spitfires have added depth to their blue line by acquiring free agent defenseman Jalen Chatfield. The club will look to Chatfield to help fill some of the voids found in the Spitfires defence. The mobile defender has been pleasantly received by the Spitfires organization, who hope that the young player will get acquainted with league play quickly and efficiently. FULL STORY
Kitchener - Jun. 23, 2014: Kitchener Rangers General Manager Murray Hiebert announced today that forward Connor Bunnaman has committed to the team and has signed an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement. Bunnaman was the Rangers’ second round pick (#31 overall) in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. FULL STORY
Kingston - Jun. 17, 2014: General Manager Doug Gilmour announced today Zack Dorval, the Kingston Frontenacs second round pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, has committed to the team and entered into a Standard Player Agreement. Dorval, a 1998-born forward who turned 16 on April 20, was the 35th overall selection. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 17, 2014: This year's Mickey Run, an event created to honour the life and memory of Windsor Spitfires' captain Mickey Renaud, was another phenomenal success. Altogether, the event raised over $14,000. All who attended took part in creating a sense of camaraderie that honoured Mickey's legacy. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 12, 2014: The Windsor Spitfires have acquired the rights to studded left winger Luke Kirwan from the Guelph Storm. The Spitfires' brass is impressed by the young players talents, especially after the year he has had with the Under-17 American national team. Stay tuned for more information on Kirwan and his journey to becoming an official Windsor Spitfire. FULL STORY
Niagara - Jun. 3, 2014: Niagara IceDogs head coach and general manager Marty Williamson announced today that the IceDogs have acquired the rights to defenceman Ryan Mantha from the Soo Greyhounds in exchange for a conditional second round pick, Plymouth's, in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection and the IceDogs fifth round pick in 2017. FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 27, 2014: What was originally a hefty suspension has now been deemed more suitable for Windsor Spitfires' forward Josh Ho-Sang. The original fifteen game suspension was lessened to six games Tuesday, May 27th after league officials met with Spitfires' brass. FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 20, 2014: Another Windsor Spitfire has managed to 'wow' the personnel of a major sports franchise. The New Jersey Devils have confirmed a three year, two-way deal with Windsor's powerhouse winger, Ben Johnson. The news broke Tuesday, when Johnson mentioned to the Spitfires' staff that he agreed to the deal. With it being a two-way deal, Johnson will most likely get the opportunity to play with the Devil's AHL affiliate, the Albany Devils, before getting his chance at playing in the NHL. FULL STORY
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