President’s Message

WELCOME! _______________________________________________________________________________

As we prepare for another season of exciting Junior Hockey in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League — featuring our very own Stratford Warriors — I would like to emphasize that due to COVID-19 we are not sure when the season will begin but we hope to start early December 2020.

We are very proud of our hockey club and the strong tradition it brings to our community and our loyal fans. As we prepare for the 2020-2021 season we are looking to have another very exciting Stratford Warrior Hockey team. We have a lot of history in the William Allman Memorial Arena and will continue to put a successful hockey club on the ice each year.

We are also pleased that Phil Westman will return as the Director of Hockey operations and Glen Childerley will return as our General Manager. Both Phil and Glen are familiar with our local hockey players and are looking to build another exciting hockey team for the Stratford Warriors Hockey fans.

We would also like to welcome back the 2019-2020 OHA Coach of the Year Dave Williams and his staff… Mike McLeod, Dave Schlitt and Mark Nelson.  We look forward to an exciting year when it begins.

This season we will have several star players returning from last year along with a mix of new young talent making the Stratford Warriors a very exciting team for the 2020-2021 season. The returning players are excited about returning and look forward to the task ahead. They will be sharing their experiences with the new player’s and leading by example. All our players play a strong roll in our community with many extraordinary events.

The Warrior’s appreciate the continued support of all our passionate fans. We want this team to be your team as we continue our journey towards another championship.  Once we complete our journey with COVID-19 hopefully we can embark on a new journey towards another championship.

We look forward to continuing to develop hockey players for their next step in hockey and in their life.

The Stratford Warriors would like to recognize our commitment to the hockey community. We want this to be your Junior hockey team. We want you to be proud of our players on and off the ice!

On behalf of the Stratford Warrior‘s Board of Directors I would like to thank all our volunteers, corporate partners and loyal fans who are truly invested in our success. You are the energy that drives this team and without your support this would not happen.

Financially it takes a lot to run this organization. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all sweater sponsors, ice sponsors, power play and penalty kill sponsors, businesses that advertise in our programs and all our fans who attend games and our fundraising events. We sincerely appreciate your continued support for this organization and hockey team!  As we work through COVID-19 we know it will be a tough year financially for both our Stratford Hockey Club and all our great sponsors and fans.

On behalf of the Stratford Warrior’s Board of Directors, the players and staff, we would like to thank you, our loyal fans, who are among the greatest in all Jr B hockey! Thank you for your continued support and remember you are a very important part of the Stratford Hockey Club and the many traditions that have developed over the years. Thank you very much!  Hope to see you soon!

Thank you
Jamie Nigro,
President, Stratford Hockey Club