Former Players

Combining Education with Athletics

The Stratford Hockey Club is proud of the accomplishments of its former players. Many have used their hockey skills to gain further education at colleges and universities both Canada and the United States. Numerous players have pursued their dreams by playing in the Ontario Hockey League before moving on to very successful professional hockey and coaching careers.

The Stratford Hockey Club believes a player’s academic development is as equally important as his growth as an athlete.  School performance of each player is carefully monitored by club staff and support is always available.  We are very grateful to the faculty members at each of our local secondary schools for their co-operation and help in assisting  players as they combine education with athletics.

NOTABLE ALUMNI _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Rob Blake
Boyd Devereaux – Stanley Cup Winner (Detroit Red Wings 2002)
Greg de Vries – Stanley Cup Winner (Colorado Avalanche 2001)
Nelson Emerson
Dave Farrish
James Fitzpatrick
Jeff Halpern
Jay Heinbuck
Rem Murray
Ed Olczyk
Mike Peluso
Chris Pronger
David Shaw
Bryan Smolinski
Garth Snow
Tim Taylor – Stanley Cup Winner (Detroit Red Wings 1997), Stanley Cup Winner (Tampa Bay Lightning 2004)
Mike Watt

OTHER ALUMNI SUCCESSES _______________________________________________________________________

.J. Adams
Bowling Green University
Tim Adair
Plattsburg State University
Tyson Aitcheson
Ottawa 67’s OHL
Andre Allard
Laurentian University
John Allen
Princeton University
Erik Anderson
St. Lawrence University
Shayne Andrews
Wilfred Laurier University, University of Waterloo
Arron Arnett
American International College
Chad Arthur
Bowling Green University Drafted – Montreal Canadiens
Brad Austin
University of Western Ontario
Scott Ballantyne
Conestoga College
Matt Barnes
Western Michigan University, Central Texas Stampede, Tulsa Oilers-CHL, Austin Ice Bats
Frank Barth
University of New Hampshire
Paul Barton
University of New Hampshire
Steve Beacham
Seneca College
Chris Bechard
University of Waterloo, University of Ottawa, Joe Mavity Award
Mark Bell
Ottawa 67’s-Major A, Drafted-Chicago Blackhawks, Norfolk-AHL, Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks
Daryl Benjamin
University of Western Ontario
Jim Benn
University of Western Ontario
Phil Berger
Northern Michigan University
Jim Betts
Lake Surpenor State University
Rob Blake
Bowling Green University Drafted – Los Angeles Kings, 1997-98 Captain, Canadian Olympic Team, Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, 2002 Canadian Olympic Team, LA Kings
Kelsey Blinkhorn
University of Guelph
Jay Bogden
Fanshawe College, Joe Mavity Award
John Bossio
Northern Michigan University, Odessa Jackalopes, Odessa-WPHL
Justin Bremner
University of Guelph
Chris Brooks
Assistant Coach Western Michigan University
Brandon Buck
Guelph OHL
Warren Bullock
University of Western Ontario, Joe Mavity Award
Ali Butorac
Ottawa 67’s-Major A
Tyler Canal
Lake Forrest College, Chicago
Andrew Carey
Fanshawe College
Ron Carrigan
Cologate University
Brandon Carper
Bowling Green University Drafted – Calgary Flames, Mobile Mystics, Lubbock Cotton Kings
Kyle Casey
Neumann College
Dave Cassone
University of Western Ontario, Joe Mavity Award, Teaching in Stratford
Michael Chambers
University of Waterloo, Joe Mavity Award
Ken Chisholm
University of New Hampshire
Blair Clarance
St. Lawrence University, Varsity Captain-Columbia Inferno ECHL
Joe Cleary
Boston College Drafted – Chicago Blackhawks
Peter Clement
Oshwego College
Paul Coffel
Windsor Spitfires – Major A, University of Western Ontario, Joe Mavity Award
Jesse Cole
Neumann College
Kurtis Colling
Jeff Collins
University of Waterloo
Rick Comley
Northern Michigan University-Atheletic Director and Head Coach
Joe Coombs
Kitchener Rangers, Bellville Bulls-Major A
Dave Cousineau
Western Michigan
Matt Craig
Quinnipiac University
Simon Culliton
University of Windsor
Kevin Dahl
Bowling Green University Drafted – Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Team Canada Olympics
Andrew Dale
Sudbury Wolves-Major A Drafted – Los Angeles Kings, Johnstown-IHL, Lowell-IHL
Louie DeBrusk
London Knights-Major A Drafted – New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes
Rob Degagne
North Bay Centennials-Major A
C.J. Dennome
Kitchener Rangers-Major A, University of Western Ontario
Boyd Devereaux
Kitchener Rangers-Major A Drafted – Edmonton Oilers (1st round), Canadian National Junior Team, Edmonton Oilers, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, Stanley Cup Detroit Red Wings
Mike Devereaux
University of Waterloo
Greg de Vries
Bowling Green University, Niagara Falls-Major A Drafted – Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers
Aniket Dhadphale
Notre Dame University, Providence-AHL
Steve Dickinson
Bowling Green University
Devon Didiomete
Sudbury OHL, Drafted – Calgary Flames
Dave Divita
Lake Surperior University Drafted – Buffalo Sabres
Clark Donateli
Boston University, Minnesota North Stars
Mike Edwards
Brock University
Nelson Emerson
Bowling Green University Drafted – St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Los Angeles Kings
Dave Farrish
Drafted – New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs Coach – Fort Wayne Commets (IHL)
Ken Farrish
Harvard University
Josh Faulkner
Providence College
Rob Fischer
University of Miami Ohio
James Fitzpatrick
Princeton University
Mike Flammia
University of Western Ontario
Denis Flanagan Jr.
Northern Michigan University Manager/Coach – Stratford Cullitons
Mark Flanagan
University of Toronto, Teaching in Stratford
Terry Flanagan
University of New Hampshire Assistant Coach – Bowling Green University
Kyle Flaxey
Owen Sound Platers-Major A
Tim Foley
Lowell University
Dan Forget
University of New Hampshire
Dan Fowler
University of Maine Drafted – St. Louis Blues
Chris Fraser
University of Guelph
Casey Ftorek
Union College
Greg Fullerton
University of Waterloo, Joe Mavity Award
Geoff Fullerton
Wilfrid Laurier University
Joe Gaynor
Second round to Plymouth
Josh Gaynor
Neumann College
Nick Gibson
Wilfrid Laurier University, Joe Mavity Award
Bryn Gladding
Steve Graper
Wilfrid Laurier University, Omeda Maple Leafs – Osaka Japan
Josh Gratton
Sudbury Wolves, Kingston-OHL, Pheonix Coyotes
Gus Grecco
Windsor Spitfires-Major A
Darryl Green
Soo Greyhounds, Chatham Maroons, University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Todd Gregory
Peterbourough Petes-Major A
Doug Groenestege
Ottawa OHL
Jon Gustafson
Colorado College
Jeff Halpern
Princeton University, Varsity Captain, Washington Capitals, Dallas Stars
Jamie Hartnett
University of Waterloo, Joe Mavity Award, Playing in Germany
Scott Hastings
Wilfred Laurier University
Shawn Heaphy
Calgary Flames
Jay Heinbuck
Northeastern University Assistant Coach – St. Lawrence University
Jeff Hill
Fanshawe College, Joe Mavity Award
Tim Hill
Shrevport Muddbugs, Odessa-WPHL
Jamie Hislop
University of New Hampshire Drafted – Calgary Flames
Mike Hodson
Lowell University
Tim Holt
Colby College
Steve Hrynewich
Ottawa 67’s Drafted – Washington Capitals
Jim Hughes
Assistant Coach: Providence College R.P.I, Assistant Coach: Orlando Solar Bears I.H.L., Assistant Coach: Boston Bruins N.H.L., Assistant Coach: Toronto Marlies AHL
John Hurley
University of Waterloo, Mavity Award Winner
Trevor Janicki
Northern Michigan University, Varsity Captain, Amarillo Rattlers
Mike Jarmuth
Western Michigan University
Rick Kelly
Mohawk Valley Comets, ACHL New York Slapshots, Virginia Lancers, Las Vegas, PCHL Dallas Freeze, Daytona Beach Sundevils SHL
Now coaching in California and a player agent with The Sports Corporation / Ritch Winter / Edmonton Alberta
Bryce Kipfer
Wilfrid Laurier University, Joe Mavity Award
Brian Kominar
Union College
Seamus Kotyk
Ottawa 67’s – Major A, San Jose Sharks
Greg Kylm
Assistant Coach – University of New Hampshire
Dan Kwilas
Bowling Green University
Jordan Lang
Lake Forest College
Mark La Varre
North Bay OHL – Chicago Blackhawks
Kevin Lee
Colorado College, Team Physician Tampa Bay Lightening
Jim Leger
University of Main Blackbears
Eric Leroux
Princeton University
Nick Libbett
Drafted – Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott Lindsay
Niagara University
Jonathan Lupa
Western Michigan University
Chris MacDonald
University of Illinois Chicago
Ryan MacDonald
London Knights OHL, Guelph OHL
Terry Manning
University of Michigan
Tim Manning
University of Michigan
Jeff Martin
Windsor Spitfires-Major A Drafted – Buffalo Sabres
Mike Martin
Windsor Spitfires-Major A Drafted – New York Rangers, St. John-AHL
John Mavity
Bowling Green University, Director – Stratford Cullitons, Stratford Firefighter
Matt Merten
Providence College Drafted – Vancouver Cannucks
Jason Mervyn
University of Waterloo, Joe Mavity Award
Dan McCarthy
Sudbury Wolves-Major A Drafted – Minnesota North Stars, New York Rangers
Frank McCarthy
University of Toronto
Pat McClure
Wilfred Laurier University
Bill McComb
East Coast Hockey League
Brian McGuinness
Bowdoin College
Jack McLaren
Brock University
Mike McLeod
Lakehead University, University of Windsor, Joe Mavity Award, Teaching in Stratford
Dan McPherson
University of New Hampshire
Perrick Mia
Bowling Green University, 1996 Olympic Team-France
Tyler McMillan
Lakehead University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Joe Mavity Award
Steve Miller
OHL & AHL Linesman, OHA Major A Referee, NHL Linesman, Official 2006 Winter Olympics
Jamie Morris
Mount Allison University
Steve Morris
Plymoth Whalers – OHL, University of Guelph
Roland Morrison
Fanshawe College
Kevin Mota
Sarnia Sting-Major A
Cameron Mott
University of Western Ontario
Rick Mullins
Bowling Green University
Mark Murphy
R.P.I. Drafted – Toronto Maple Leafs, Portland Pirates, A.H.L.
Pat Murray
Michigan State University Drafted – Philadelphia Flyers, Playing in Germany
Rem Murray
Michigan State University Drafted – Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, Edmonton Oilers.
Sheldon Mustard
Conestoga College
Sean Neely
Yale University
John Neil
Oshawa Generals, OHL
Kendrick Nicholson
Conestoga College
Steve Noble
Notre Dame University, Varsity Captain Drafted – St. Louis Blues
Todd Norman
Guelph Storm-Major A Drafted – Vancouver Cannucks, Tupelo T-Rex, Indianapolis Ice-CHL
Perry Ohm
Birmingham Bulls
Ed Olczyk
Drafted – Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, Play by play commentator for Pittsburgh Penguins broadcasts, Head Coach Pittsburgh Penguins, NBC Hockey Analyst
Ricky Olczyk
Brown University Drafted – QuИbec Nordiques, NHL Player Agent
Pat O’Reilly
Lakehead University, Joe Mavity Award
Sean O’Reilly
Belleville Bulls, London Knights-Major A, Acadia University
Brian Ostrowski
Hamilton-Major A, University of Prince Edward Island
Dave Otto
Wilfrid Laurier University
Chad Paton
Fanshawe College
Mike Paul
University of Guelph
Mike Peluso
University of Alaska Drafted – Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames
Steve Peregus
Sudbury Wolves-Major A
Curtis Pinder
Durham College
Mike Polano
Niagara Falls, Kitchener Rangers-Major A
Marc Potvin
Bowling Green University Drafted – Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Hartford Whalers, Boston Briuns, coach Mississippi Sea Wolves, East Coast Hockey League
Rod Powell
Colgate University
Shawn Pringle
Selkirk College, BC, Mavity Award
Chris Pronger
Peterbourough Petes-Major A Drafted – Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues, 1997-98 Captain, Canadian Olympic Team, 1999-2000 Hart Memorial Trophy MVP, 1999-2000 James Norris Memorial Trophy as Top Defenceman, 2002 Canadian Olympic Team, Anaheim Ducks, Stanley Cup Anaheim Ducks.
Gino Pulente
Lake Surperior State University
Dave Randerson
Bowling Green University Drafted – New York Islanders
Joe Ranger
London Knights-Major A
Scott Rex
Ohio State University, Coaching in England, Coach Stratford Cullitons
Matt Robinson
Laurier University
Brian Rogers
Queens University, Varsity Captain, Joe Mavity Award
Randy Roth
Harvard University
Sean Ryan
Ottawa OHL
Dan Ryder
Windsor Spitfires – Major A
Jim Samec
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds-Major A
Ryan Scapinello
Lake Forest College
Don Schmeichel
Europe, Britain and Holland (1989-91)
Steve Scheifele
Boston College Drafted – Pliladelphia Flyers
Colin Schmidt
University of Alabama – Huntsville
Dave Shaw
Kitchener Rangers-Major A Drafted – QuИbec Nordiques, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago-IHL
Tim Shultz
Conestoga College, Coach Wingham Jr C, Coach Mitchell Jr D
Jon Sikkema
University of British Columbia, Fort Worth Brahmas
Steve Silversides
Colgate University
Dave Simpson
University of Western Ontario, Joe Mavity Award
Scott Skinner
Brown University
Dave Smith
Ohio State University
Bryan Smolinski
Michigan State University Drafted – Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks
Garth Snow
University of Maine Drafted – QuИbec Nordiques, Philadelphia Flyers,
Vancouver Cannucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, N.Y. Islanders
Paul Spina
Northern Michigan State University
Brad Spy
Ottawa 67’s-Major A
Jeff St. Cyr
Michigan Tech Drafted – Buffalo Sabres
Shane Stewart
Alabama, Huntsville University, Huntsville Tornado-CHL
Eric Stoyanovich
Neumann College
Jeff Sylvester
Fredonia State College
Boyd Sutton
University of Miami, University of Ohio Drafted – Buffalo Sabres
Joe Tallari
Niagara University
Rob Talucci
University of Windsor, Joe Mavity Award
Andrew Taylor
Kitchener Rangers, Detroit Junior Wings-Major A, Florida Everblades, Greensboro Generals
Tim Taylor
London Knights-Major A Drafted – Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Stanley cup Detroit Red Wings, Captain- Tampa Bay Lightning, Stanley Cup Tampa Bay Lightning
Tyler Taylor
Oshawa OHL
Shayne Tomlinson
Northern Michigan University
Tyler Townsend
Wilfrid Laurier University, Freiburg EHC, Quad City Mallards
Zack Torquato
First round to Saginaw OHL, OHL
Rick Tosto
R.P.I., Michigan State University
John Uniac
Kitchener Rangers Drafted – Montreal Canadiens
Terry Uniac
Wilfrid Laurier University, Coach Stratford Cullitons, Scout Sault Greyhounds Mjr. A, Scout London Knights OHL
Steve VanDerVeen
Conestoga College
Brock VanSlyke
Neumann College
Mark VanVliet
Quinnipiac University
Nick Vergeer
Wilfrid Laurier University
Daryl Vescio
University of Manitoba, Santarossa Award
Kevin Vescio
North Bay Centennials Drafted – New York Islanders
Dave Walker
Fanshawe College, Joe Mavity Award
Brad Walsh
University of Western Ontario, Joe Mavity Award
Mike Watt
Michigan State University Drafted – Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Nashville Predators, Milwaukee-IHL, Carolina Hurricanes, Playing in Russia
Sheldon Weber
Cambrian College
Ben White
Bowling Green University
Ron White
Ohio State University
Brad Wilkins
University of Western Ontario
Josh Willemsen
Royal Military College
Dave Williams
University of Western Ontario
Dennis Williams
Bowling Green University, Coach Neumann College
John Wilson
Lake Superior State University
John Wynne
Detroit Ambassadors-Major A, University of Waterloo, Playing in England
Peter Yaciuk
PhD, University of St. Louis
Reid Yantzi
Western Michigan
Ross Yantzi
University of New Hampshire Coach – Waterloo Siskins
Mike Yeoman
Fanshawe College, OHA Official
Jeff Zehr
Windsor Spitfires-Major A Drafted – New York Islanders, Boston Bruins

Congratulations to former players Dr. Kevin Lee and Tim Taylor as members of the Stanley Cup Champions Tampa Bay Lightning.