Graduating Players

From the Desk of Jason Clarke

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every single person in different ways since March of 2020. Families, work, business and sports have all suffered greatly with the restrictions and rolling lockdowns we’ve seen. It is my hope that with vaccines our current lockdown hopefully expiring in June we can get back to the life we all are craving.

The Stratford Warriors have quietly had to say goodbye to our graduating players like many other teams without official recognition. Our plan is to do this when restrictions allow. For now we will be saying thanks the best way we can through our social media accounts.

When the pandemic hit and cancelled the 2019/2020 season we had graduates Mitchell Casey, Clayton Lewis, Alex Grant and Jacob Uridil have their final run cut short.

This past season 2020/2021 which never got going saw Malcolm McLeod, Tyler Parr, Evan Dowd, Rhett Kimmel and Drew Welsh unable to play their final season.

Nine players who had the final buzzer sounded unfortunately to a pandemic and not by competition. We will feature these members of our hockey club in the coming days. We wish each and every one of you the very best and we will strive to keep the history & traditions going.

We would like to thank our “1999” players Jacob, Clayton, Alex and Mitchell who graduated at the end of the 2019-2020 season as well as our “2000” players Tyler, Rhett, Malcolm, Drew and Evan who graduated at the end of the 2020-2021 season.