2022/23 Season Primer
As the teams and players get ready for a new GMHL season, the league is excited to preview the eventSeptember 15th, 2022 at 9:36AM September 15th, 2022 2:46PM
As the teams and players get ready for a new GMHL season, the league is excited to preview the events planned for the 2022-2023 season.
Regular Season Puck drop:
This weekend will mark the 17th season of the Greater Metro Junior ‘A’ Hockey League. Opening weekend will feature three matches:
Temiscaming Titans vs Ville Marie Pirates (Game of the Week)
St. George Ravens vs. Niagara Predators
Tottenham Thunder vs. Windsor Aces
GMHL Showcase Classic:
This season will mark the return of the annual GMHL Showcase Classic. The event had been on hold the previous two seasons due to Covid restrictions. The Showcase Classic will take place in Niagara Falls, Ontario on December 13th & 14th. All 17 clubs in the North & South Divisions will be present to play in two matches.
GMHL All-Star Game & Young Guns Game
On January 10th, 2023, the GMHL will have their annual All Star Game and ‘Young Guns’ game.
This event will include the top players and prospects in the two games. The ‘Young Guns’ match will be the top U18 players of the league. The host of the all-star festivities will be announced shortly.
Russell Cup Playoffs
The Russell Cup Playoffs will begin February 20th, 2023. The North & South Divisions will play three rounds of playoffs, crowning champions within their respective divisions who will advance to the National Championship tournament. The West Division playoff format will be announced at a later date.
The inaugural GMHL National Championship Tournament will take place from March 30th to April 2nd, 2023. This event will feature the playoff champion from the North Division, South Division and West Division, along with the host Temiscaming Titans. The event will take place at La Centre in Temiscaming, Quebec.
League News & Notes
The New Tecumseth Civics have taken a one-year leave of absence for the 2022/23 season to restructure. The Civics remain in good standing with the league and will return for the 2023/24 season.
The Bradford Bulls have been moved from the North Division to the South Division.
The Streetville Flyers have moved homes to Paramount Thornhill Arena in Thornhill, Ontario.
The Almaguin Spartans have moved home arenas to the Sundridge Strong Joly Arena based out of Sundridge, Ontario.