2017 Russell Cup Playoffs
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2017 Russell Cup Playoffs

The GMHL will enter the 2016-17 Russell Cup Playoffs with all 21 teams competing for the prized league championship -- the Russell Cup. There will be two divisions based on geographical alignment, just as the regular season.

In each division, the highest seed receives home ice advantage in reference to the regular season standings,

* Teams are reseeded following every round in reference to the groupings of standings denoted with the remaining teams -- thus the bracket is subject to change.

Divisions have an uneven number of teams with 10 in the North and 11 in the South Divisions respectively. All teams given a shot in playoffs, meaning qualifying elimination rounds will need to be played to have a division-based eight team playoff bracket. The top 7 teams at the end of the regular season are automatically seeded into the playoff bracket, while the remaining teams will play single game eliminations for the final seed.


Preliminary (Bo5)Quarter-final (Bo5)Semi-final (Bo7)Russell Cup Final (Bo7)



















N1New Tecumseth3
N8Meaford
0

N1New Tecumseth3



N5
Temiscaming
1

N4Bradford Rattlers
1
N5Temiscaming
3


N1
New Tecumseth
3

N2
Parry Sound
4

N2Parry Sound
3

N7Bradford Bulls
0


N2
Parry Sound
3


N3
South Muskoka
1

N3South Muskoka
3
N6Almaguin
2


N2
Parry Sound
0

S1
Niagara
4
S1Niagara3
S8Oshawa
0

S1Niagara3


S4
North York
0

S4North York
3
S5London
1


S1
Niagara
4

S2
St. George
0

S3Kingsville3

S6Tor. Attack0

S2
St. George
3


S3
Kingsville
0

S2St. George
3
S7Tor. Predators
0

Qualifiers

North

Rd 1R2






S8Meaford1
S11Orangeville (Forfeit)0
S8Meaford1
S9West Nipissing
S9West Nipissing1
S10Seguin0

South

Rd 1R2






S8Oshawa1
S11Tillsonburg0
S8Oshawa1
S9Tottenham
S9Tottenham1
S10Northumberland0
Last Updated ( Monday, 27 March 2017 08:21 )
 
GMHL Expansion: Fergus Awarded Franchise
Sunday, 29 January 2017 22:26    PDF Print E-mail

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The Greater Metro Junior 'A' Hockey League is very proud to confirm that the first expansion team has been accepted for the 2017-18 season. The Fergus Force will join the GMHL and call the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex home

The Force will be the only team in the Fergus/Elora area and will also be the closest team to Guelph hopefully drawing fans from the large hockey community. It is likely the Force will play against the Southern division teams with St. George being the closest franchise. The Force are expected to play the majority of their home games on Sunday afternoons.

The Force will be headed by Marshall Uretsky, former owner of the Toronto Canada Moose and most recently the assistant coach of the Bradford Bulls.

GMHL President Bob Russell expects the franchise do very well in the market and is excited for Uretsky, who will have the support of the league as he hopes to build a successful franchise in Fergus

The Force website can be found here and they are currently hosting a contest to design their logo. 

Welcome to the League Fergus, may the Force be with you.


 
All Star Game 2017 Recap
Sunday, 22 January 2017 20:46    PDF Print E-mail

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On Tuesday January 10th, the Tillsonburg Hurricanes hosted a very successful GMHL All star game at the Tillsonburg Community Centre.

Despite weather concerns most teams were able to take part in the All Star event that started off with the player Dinner and introductory statements from Tillsonburg owner Ian Ellis. This is where Ian truly brought the spirit of camaraderie to the selected All Stars encouraging them to use the night to form relationships with one another.

Throughout the course of the night there were skills competitions in between the periods to show off the wide range of talents these players had. The three skills competitions featured were the Fastest Skater Competition, the Shootout Competition, and the Obstacle Course Challenge, with Team Canada winning the latter of the two to win the overall skills challenge 2-1.

The main event saw a different outcome however as Team World was able to get revenge taking down Team Canada 6-3, despite two goals from Tillsonburg home favorite Logan Kerner for Team Canada. The world put on an offensive display led by game MVP Stepan Timofeyev from the Bradford Rattlers who had 3 points (2G, 1A) including what would be the game winner.

Ellis had this to say about the event, " The entire night was a success from beginning to end. I'd like to thank every single volunteer who allowed the night to run as smooth as it did including the kitchen staff, the blue line and security personnel and the game staff for really making the night a reality. I spoke with the fans, the parents and many of the coaches and the one constant that was brought up was the quality of the game itself it was a fast paced game featuring the true all stars of the league, and it showed. I'd also like to thank the GMHL for the opportunity that Tillsonburg received to host this and show not only community wise but globally the true quality of the league. "

The Final Scoring results for the game was as follows:

1st Period

2:13 Team World Scored by David Christopher, Assist to Khassan Al-Dzhilaui 

2:51 Team Canada Scored by Logan Kerner, Assists to Felix Morin and Brendan Barron

9:26 Team Canada Scored by Logan Kerner, Assists to Regan Yew and Derek Atwood

2nd Period

0:32 Team World Scored by Lukas Marovsky, Assist to Stepan Timofeyev

6:32 Team Canada Scored by Paolo Sivilotti, Assists to Chris Haigh and Dalton Barnes

3rd Period

8:19 Team World Scored by Mikelis Pavelson, Assists to Artem Lubyanoi and David Christopher

10:49 Team World Scored by Stepan Timofeyev, Assist to Jonne Walky

14:32 Team World Scored by Mikelis Pavelson, Assists to Danila Rybin and Zack McDonough

17:16 Team World Scored by Stepan Timofeyev


 
Behind the Bench: Chris Levesque
Friday, 27 January 2017 19:24    PDF Print E-mail

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*All Quotes obtained first hand during November of 2016*

Temiscaming Titans Head Coach Chris Levesque is one of the more unique cases of a Head Coach in the GMHL, this is not to say bad but it is not very often that someone gets to coach the very team they spent years playing for on the ice.

That's right before Levesque joined the coaching staff of the Titans two years ago, and promptly helped lead them to a Russell Cup Victory, he spent the prior 3 seasons playing for them. A fan favorite over his 3 years in Temiscaming, the heavy hitting and soft finishing defencemen had 97 points (25G, 72A) during his career and is one of four Titans honored at Le Centre with a Banner of Achievement 

We sat down with Levesque and talked with him on a number of topics, 

On the evolution of the league over the past 6 years, " Lots of things have changed since I played, there was a lower amount of teams in the league when I began my journey here in the GMHL the league has gradually expanded year by year which has allowed more players from across the world to get the opportunity to play which I feel gives more players an opportunity to play at a high level of hockey."

Spending all 6 of his GMHL associated years in Temiscaming one can't help but ask Levesque about the town where his heart has been for so long, " Being a part of an organization such as Temiscaming is something that I take pride in and that I'm grateful for, it really is like no other, having the chance to play and now coach in front of 500 fans a game is very exciting and it brings an extra level out of your game, the talk of the town throughout the week is usually about the Titans. The ownership does a great job running this team, they make it a very welcoming and comfortable environment to be in."

This season so far has seen its shares of ups and downs for the Titans and currently sees them as a middle of the pack team in terms of standings, Coach Levesque has high hopes for the season still however, "We are currently 3 wins over .500 but it's still fairly early in the season and I feel like we are making progress every day. I'd like to personally thank the support I have been getting from my assistant coach Bryn Roberts who I believe is the best person that could be on the staff with me and works just as hard if not harder than I do day in and day out. The regular season is definitely a good learning tool and process in many areas for our hockey club, such as overcoming adversity, learning how to rebound, staying composed and to not get too far ahead of ourselves that way we are ready for a Russell Cup run."

Here's wishing that Coach Levesque can continue his 6 year run of excellence up in Temiscaming and help lead the Titans on an exciting Russell Cup playoff run.


 
All-Star Update: Rosters
Friday, 18 December 2015 10:30    PDF Print E-mail

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tottenham Community & Fitness Centre


Team Canada vs. Team World

Schedule:
5:00pm • All-Star Player's Pre-Game Meal
8:00pm • All-Star Game
Intermission #1 • All-Star Shootout
Intermission #2 • Skills Competition


The Tottenham Steam are set to host the 10th Annual All Star game for the GMHL. The game will take place on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at the Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre.


Kicking off the night, the players will be treated to a pre-game meal at 5:00pm hosted by the Tottenham Steam.


The All-Star Game will begin at 8:00pm with national anthems and a statement from the GMHL. The puck will then be dropped with three 20 minute periods. The Tottenham Steam will be hosting 50/50 draws amongst the all-star festivities.

Find the All-Star Rosters listed below:

Team Canada

Head Coach: Doug Taylor, Asst. Coach: Chris Levesque

Position

Name

Team

Birthyear

F

Luke Sinclair

Halton Ravens

1994

F

Matt Fischer

Tottenham Steam

1994

F

Greg Wilson

Bradford Bulls

1994

F

Stefan von Engelbrechten

Toronto Attack

1994

F

Devin Fullum

Bradford Rattlers

1994

F

Mark Mannarn

North York Renegades

1998

F

Nick Hunter

Haliburton Wolves

1995

F

Kyle Powell

Oshawa Riverkings

1994

F

Josh Cameron

Oshawa RIverkings

1994

F

Shane O'Brien

Komoka Dragons

1994

F

Ryder Murray

Temiscaming Titans

1995

F

Ryan Hunter

Meaford Knights

1994

D

Alex Basey

Colborne Chiefs

1994

D

Bryan Austin

Almaguin Spartans

1996

D

Liam Finn

Bradford Bulls

1994

D

Justin Abraham

Halton Ravens

1994

D

Chris Hrabec

London Lakers

1994

D

Dayton Murray

Temiscaming Titans

1996

G

Denny Dubblestyne

Tottenham Steam

1994

G

Mike Stiliadis

Toronto Ice Jets

1994

G

Braedon Turco

Niagara Whalers

1994

Team World

Head Coach: Jim Aldred, Asst. Coach: Frank De Masi

Position

Name

Team

Birthyear

Country

F

Chris Hunt

Coldwater Falcons

1996

USA

F

Matt Matyi

Kingsville Kings

1995

USA

F

Cam Pfieffer

Grey Highlands Bravehearts

1994

USA

F

Slava Chegrintsev

Alliston Coyotes

1996

Russia

F

Erik Erkers

Almaguin Spartans

1994

Sweden

F

Carl Lynden

South Muskoka Shield

1994

Sweden

F

Andrey Romanov

Toronto Predators

1995

Russia

F

Jakub Pejsa

Parry Sound Islanders

1996

Czech

F

Enver Presheva

Parry Sound Islanders

1994

Czech

F

Sandis Mezaraups

Bracebridge Blues

1996

Latvia

F

David Hooper

Shelburne Sharks

1996

Russia

F

Nils Niklasson

Alliston Coyotes

1995

Sweden

D

Alfred Borg

South Muskoka Shield

1994

Sweden

D

Marcus Hedberg

Bradford Rattlers

1995

Sweden

D

Liam Morris

Toronto Attack

1994

Scotland

D

Roman Muratov

Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks

1994

Russia

D

Hayden Verge

Bobcaygeon Storm

1994

USA

D

Anthony Antonlli

Norfolk Vikings

1994

USA

G

Emil Soderburg

Orangeville Crushers

1995

Sweden

G

Jan Pachek

Kingsville Kings

1996

Czech

G

Chase Sanford

Seguin Huskies

1996

USA


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 January 2016 10:44 )
 
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