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OMHA Grads Highlight New OHL Season

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 09/22/16, 9:30AM EDT


Follow along the OMHA grads on your favourite OHL team

This week opens another OHL Season and marks a great time to highlight the accomplishments of some of our graduates. The Ontario Hockey League brings players one step closer to reaching the NHL. There are 141 players in the OHL who grew up playing Hometown Hockey in the OMHA and come from all over the province. All 20 OHL teams have at least three former OMHA players and over half have a netminder who played with us. Nearly all of the Minor Midget AAA have at least one grad on an OHL roster.

Which team will you be cheering for this OHL season? Find a complete list of grads below.

Matthew Brassard

Barrie Colts
Forwards: Cordell James (Hamilton - Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs), Kyle Heitzner (Orillia - North Central Predators), Aidan Brown (Newmarket - York-Simcoe Express), Giordano Finoro (Guelph - Guelph Jr. Gyphons), Lucas Chiodo (Churchill - Barrie Jr. Colts)

Defence: Matthew Brassard (Barrie - Barrie Jr. Colts)

Goalie: Christian Propp (Milton - Halton Hurricanes), Ruan Badenhorst (Tiny Township - North Central Predators)

Christian Girhiny

Erie Otters
Riley MacRae (Dundas - Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs), Carson Edwardson (Niagara Falls - Southern Tier Admirals), Christian Girhiny (Thorold - Southern Tier Admirals)

Defence: Jack Duff (Kingston - Kingston Jr. Frontenacs), Josh Wainman (Peterborough - Peterborough Minor Petes), Jordan Sambrook (Markham - Richmond Hill Coyotes)

Goalie: Jake Lawr (Caledon - Halton Hurricanes)

Nicholas Caamano

Flint Firebirds
Forwards: Hunter Holmes (St. Davids - Niagara North Stars), Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry - Central Ontario Wolves), Everett Clark (Whitby - Whitby Wildcats), Jacob Durham (Port Perry - Central Ontario Wolves), Nicholas Caamano (Ancaster - Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs), Jack Phibbs (Cayuga - Southern Tier Admirals)

Defence: Dennis Busby (Barrie - Barrie Jr. Colts)

Goalie: Matthew Menna (Aurora - Barrie Jr. Colts)

Luke Burghardt

Guelph Storm
Nicholas Deakin-Poot (Georgetown – Halton Hurricanes), Luke Burghardt (Bowmanville – Whitby Wildcats), Matthew Hotchkiss (Ajax – Whitby Wildcats), Liam Stevens (Waterdown – Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs), Cedric Ralph (Peterborough – Peterborough Minor Petes), Barret Kirwin (Barrie - Barrie Jr. Colts), Jake Bricknell (Port Perry – Central Ontario Wolves)

Defence: Garrett McFadden (Kincardine – Grey-Bruce Highlanders), Quinn Hanna (Peterborough – Peterborough Minor Petes)

Goalie: Anthony Popovich (Belleville – Quinte Red Devils)

Matt Luff

Hamilton Bulldogs
Forwards: Connor Roberts (Owen Sound – Grey-Bruce Highlanders), Matt Luff (Oakville – Oakville Rangers), Adam Laishram (Ashburn – Whitby Wildcats), Brandon Saigeon (Grimsby – Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs), Niki Petti (Welland - Southern Tier Admirals)

Defence: Connor Walters (Welland - Southern Tier Admirals), Jack Hanley (Whitby - Whitby Wildcats), Justin Lemcke (Whitby - Whitby Wildcats)

Goalies: None

Jakob Brahaney

Kingston Frontenacs
Nathan Dunkley (Campbellford – Quinte Red Devils), Tyler Burnie (Midhurst – Barrie Jr. Colts), Sam Harding (Stoufville – York-Simcoe Express)

Defence: Jakob Brahaney (Hastings – Quinte Red Devils), Colin Van Den Hurk (Havelock – Quinte Red Devils)

Goalie: Zach Moore (St. Catharines – Southern Tier Admirals)

Connor Bunnaman

Kitchener Rangers
Forwards: Connor Bunnaman (Guelph – Guelph Jr. Gryphons)

Defence: Kyle Gentles (Ajax – Richmond Hill Coyotes)

Goalie: Luke Richardson (Barrie – North Central Predators)

Evan Bouchard

London Knights
Richard Whittaker (Holland Landing – York-Simcoe Express), Robert Thomas (Aurora – York-Simcoe Express), Justin Badour (Bowmanville – Clarington Toros), Owen MacDonald (Elora – Guelph Jr. Storm)

Defence: Ian Blacker (Oakville – Brampton 45’s), Evan Bouchard (Oakville – Oakville Rangers)

Goalie: None

Stefan LeBlanc

Mississauga Steelheads
Jason Smith (Brampton – Brampton 45’s), Aidan McFarland (Quinte West – Quinte Red Devils), Scoley Dow (Wallbridge – Quinte Red Devils), Shaw Boomhower (Belleville – Quinte Red Devils)

Defence: Stefan LeBlanc (Oakville – Oakville Rangers), Jake O’Donnell (Bowmanville – Clarington Toros), Austin Osmanski (East Aurora (NY) – Buffalo Regals)

Goalie: Jacob Ingham (Barrie – Barrie Jr. Colts), Joseph Murdaca (Niagara Falls – Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs)

Graham Knott

Niagara IceDogs
Cal Davis (Peterborough – Peterborough Minor Petes), Johnny Corniel (Lindsay – Central Ontario Wolves), Danial Singer (St. Catharines – Niagara North Stars), Chris Pauqette (Kingston – Kingston Jr. Frontenacs), Graham Knott (Holland Landing – York-Simcoe Express), Kyle Langdon (Thorold – Southern Tier Admirals)

Defence: Liam Ham (Newmarket – York-Simcoe Express), Justin MacPherson (Richmond Hill – York-Simcoe Express), Johnathon Schaefer (Stoney Creek – Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs)

Goalie: None

Jacob Ball

North Bay Battalion
Rhys Forhan (Bradford – York-Simcoe Express), Maurizio Colella (Tottenham – York-Simcoe Express), Adam McMaster (Beamsville – Niagara North Stars), Jacob Ball (Peterborough – Peterborough Minor Petes), Kyle Potts (Oakville – Oakville Rangers), Brett McKenzie (Vars – Oakville Rangers)

Defence: None

Goalie: None

Stephen Templeton

Oshawa Generals
Grayden Gottschalk (Thornhill – Richmond Hill Coyotes)

Defence: Stephen Templeton (Waterdown – Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs), Riley Stillman (Peterborough – Peterborough Minor Petes), Sean Allen (Puslinch – Guelph Jr. Gryphons

Goalies: None

Austen Keating

Ottawa 67’s
Ben Evans (Thorold – Southern Tier Admirals), David Pearce (Barrie – Richmond Hill Coyotes), Austen Keating (Guelph – Guelph Jr. Gryphons)

Defence: Carter Robertson (Holland Landing – York-Simcoe Express)

Goalie: Olivier Lafreniere (Bradford – York-Simcoe Express)

Michael McNiven

Owen Sound Attack
Aidan Dudas (Parry Sound – North Central Predators), Matt Schmalz (Dunnville – Southern Tier Admirals), Jonah Gadjovich (Whitby - Whitby Wildcats), Matthew Struthers (Milton – Halton Hurricanes), Greg Smith (Ajax - Richmond Hill Coyotes), Zachary Roberts (Stoufville – Markham Waxers)

Defence: Tyler MacArthur (Collingwood – Barrie Jr. Colts), Trenton Bourque (Burlington – Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs), Luke Beamish (Mississauga – Halton Hurricanes), Jacob Friend (Bowmanville – Ajax-Pickering Raiders)

Goalie: Bradley van Schubert (Barrie – Barrie Jr. Colts), Michael McNiven (Georgetown – Halton Hurricanes)

Eddie Schulz

Peterborough Petes
Logan DeNoble (Peterborough – Peterborough Minor Petes), Ian McKinnon (Whitby - Whitby Wildcats), Jonathan Ang (Markham – Markham Waxers), Eddie Schulz (Erin – Halton Hurricanes), Tyler Rollo (Burlington – Burlington Eagles)

Defence: Matt Spencer (Oakville – Oakville Rangers)

Goalie: Dylan Wells (St. Catharines – Niagara North Stars), Scott Smith (Burlington – Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs)

Marcus Crawford

Saginaw Spirit
Forwards: Mike Davies (Thorold – Southern Tier Admirals), Jesse Barwell (Oakville – Oakville Rangers), Matthew Kreis (Georgetown – Halton Hurricanes), Brady Gilmour (Grafton – Quinte Red Devils)

Defence: Chet Phillips (Dundalk – Grey-Bruce Highlanders), Marcus Crawford (Ajax – Richmond Hill Coyotes)

Goalie: Evan Cormier (Bowmanville – Clarington Toros)

Ryan McGregor

Sarnia Sting
Curtis Egert (Welland – Southern Tier Admirals), Ryan McGregor (Burlington – Burlington Eagles)

Defence: Connor Schlichting (Newmarket – York-Simcoe Express), Braden Henderson (Baxter – Barrie Jr. Colts)

Goalies: None

Conor Timmins

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Bobby MacIntyre (Whitby - Whitby Wildcats), Bryce Yetman (Whitby - Whitby Wildcats), Morgan Frost (Barrie – Barrie Jr. Colts), Calvin Martin (Peterborough – Peterborough Minor Petes)

Defence: Conor Timmins (Thorold – Southern Tier Admirals), Mac Hollowell (Niagara Falls – Niagara Falls Rivermen)

Goalie: Matthew Vilalta (Kingston – Kingston Jr. Frontenacs)

Macauley Carson

Sudbury Wolves
Macauley Carson (Midhurst – Barrie Jr. Colts), Dawson Baker (Baltimore – Quinte Red Devils)

Defence: Aiden Jamieson (Lindsay – Central Ontario Wolves), Conor Ali (Brampton – Brampton 45’s)

Goalie: Zach Bowman (St. Catharines – Niagara North Stars)

Tyler Nother

Windsor Spitfires
Aaron Luchuk (Kingston – Kingston Jr. Frontenacs), Hayden McCool (Whitby - Whitby Wildcats), Mike Baird (Cayuga – Southern Tier Admirals), Tyler Angle (Thorold – Southern Tier Admirals)

Defence: Tyler Nother (Orangeville – Halton Hurricanes), Andrew Burns (Oakville – Oakville Rangers), Connor Corcoran (Beeton – Barrie Jr. Colts), Austin McEneny (Waterdown – Niagara North Stars), Patrick Sanvido (Guelph – Guelph Jr. Gryphons)

Goalie: None

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