Minor Atom, Minor Peewee and Minor Midget prepare for Whitby Silver Stick, News (York-Simcoe Express)

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Minor Atom, Minor Peewee and Minor Midget prepare for Whitby Silver Stick
Submitted By Adam Nightingale on Wednesday, November 26, 2014
As three of our teams pack their hockey bags, they’re also packing a suite case.  On Thursday, our boys will make the journey to Whitby, Ontario to participate in a three day tournament.  The Whitby Silver Stick tournament features some of the top AAA clubs from across Canada and the USA.  Some of the clubs will come from as far as Edmonton, Alberta while others hail from Detroit, Michigan and Boston Massachusetts.  But enough about the competition, here's what you need to know about OUR YSE teams!


  • First in the ETA West with a record of 12-1 Our Minor Atom boys are leaders in goals for with 73 and leaders in goals against, having given up a mere 24 goals against.
  • Have competed in three tournaments thus far this season.
  • Have advanced to the quarterfinals of each and are looking to surpass that mark this weekend.
  • They open the tournament against their arch rival the Brampton 45's.  The 45’s defeated the Minor Atom boys 4-3 in OT last March to take the bronze medal at the OMHA championships.
  • Roster breaks down like this:


§  #10 Marcello Giorgi

§  #11 Michael Derbidge

§  #13 Nathan Stiles

§  #16 Fionn Keon

§  #17 Matthew Lyons

§  #23 Owen McNamara

§  #25 Bradley Gardiner

§  #88 Denver Barkey

§  #89 Jack Seney


§  #4 Declen McDougall

§  #9 Christos Tassopolous

§  #19 RJ Schmidt

§  #33 Jack Hunter

      §  #91 Lucas Vacca

- #34 Andrew Claughton
- #60 Chris Quizi


§  Head Coach - Ian McDougall

§  Manager - Robert Schmidt

§  Assistant Coach – Sean Barkey

§  Assistant Coach – Bruce Gardiner

§ Trainer - Lee Williams

  • Schedule:
  • Thursday November 27th Vs Brampton 45's - 3pm puck drop - Iroquois Sports Complex - Whitby, Ontario
  • Friday November 28th Vs Cumberland Jr. Grads - 12:25pm puck drop - Iroquois Sports Complex - Whitby, Ontario
  • Saturday November 29th Vs Boston Minutemen Flames - 11:55AM - Canlan Ice Sports - Oshawa, Ontario
  • Saturday November 29th Vs Detroit Honeybaked - 5:55pm - McKinney Centre - Whitby, Ontario


- Currently tied for 5th place in the ETA West division with the Markham Waxers (5-8-4)
- Goals for - 40, goals against 51
-1-5-4 in their last ten games
- Thursday November 27th Vs Toronto Titans - 4:35PM - Iroquois Sports Complex - Whitby, Ontario
- Friday November 28th Vs Buffalo Regals - 5:00pm - Canlan Ice Sports - Oshawa, Ontario
- Saturday November 29th Vs Team Comcast - 2:00PM - McKinney Centre - Whitby, Ontario
- Saturday November 29th Vs Providence Capitals - 6:20pm - Iroquois Sports Complex - Whitby, Ontario

Minor Midget boys are heading into the Silver Stick on a real streak!
9 straight wins in the ETA West,  including the first defeat of North Central and a win in Whitby.
- The team has also won its last 3 games in the London tournament at Thanksgiving, stretching the win streak to 12 games
- The team has 24 pts in 16 games and are leading the Western Division on % points over North Central and Barrie.

- Head Coach Mike De Pellegrin says that the goaltending has been one of the highlights for the team this season.
- With the injury to goaltender Jacob Brayford, goaltender James Elmhirst has stepped up to the challenge and has not disappointed
- De Pellegrin also praises his team's defensive execution, noting that there were many changes to the system in a short period of time

  • #84 Connor Smart
  • #64 William Sirman
  • #25 Peter Bryce
  • #23 Aidan Brown
  • #19 Cory Andonovski (A)
  • #17 Jonathan Malowney
  • #16 Ian Vucko
  • #13 Luke Wyatt
  • #9 Robert Thomas (A)
  • #7 Joshua Battistella
  • #47 Jacob Ledson
  • #44 Nelson Duffy
  • #26 Quintin Wheeler
  • #24 Liam Ham (C)
  • #6 Andrew Richards
  • #5 Grady Noonan (A)
  • #35 Jacob Brayford
  • #30 James Elmhirst
  • Robert Thomas - 21 points in 15 games
  • William Sirman - 16 points in 15 games
  • Liam Ham - 12 points in 15 games
  • Thursday November 27th Vs Edmonton SSAC Bulldogs - 3:45PM - Iroquois Sports Complex, Whitby, Ontario
  • Friday November 28th Vs Detroit Belle Tire - 9:30AM - Iroquois Sports Complex, Whitby, Ontario
  • Friday November 28th Vs Peterborough Jr. Petes - 2:20PM - Iroquois Sports Complex, Whitby, Ontario
  • Saturday November 29th Vs Toronto Titans - 1:50PM - Iroquois Sports Complex, Whitby, Ontario


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