73's Send Shout Out For Equipment Personnel

The Essex 73's are looking for an equipment person to work along side Frank Matthys.


Candidate  must have experience with:


- Skate sharpening (with blackstone sharpening system) as well as skate riveting

- Must be familiar with equipment fitting and helmet and visor repair

- Must be  able to control inventory of all equipment

- Must be personable with staff and players as part of the team concept

- Must be available for most games and practices.

- Must be able to keep dressing room neat and clean


 Please respond to Scott Miller at scott.miller@essex73s.ca

Caldwell to Take Over as Essex' New Assistant General Manager

PRESS RELEASE - July 1, 2014


Scott Miller, GM of the Essex 73`s has announced the hiring of Steve Caldwell as Assistant General Manager starting July 15, 2014. Steve will be taking tover the duties from Craig Miller who was earlier announced as the new defencemen coach of the 73`s. Steve was an assistant coach with Essex the last three years.

73's Hire From Within the Organization to Fill Vacant Assistant Coaching Job

PRESS RELEASE - June 13, 2014


The Essex 73's have hired Craig Miller as an assistant coach. Craig has seven years of coaching experience with Essex Minor Hockey and has been part of one Ontario Hockey Federation Midget championship, as well as two OMHA  titles. He  was a member of the Essex 73's for three seasons, one of which was a Schmalz Cup championship in 2005. He is the son of General Manager, Scott Miller, and was the team's assistant general manager for the past three years.

Iaquinta to Seek Other Opportunities

PRESS RELEASE - June 1, 2014


The Essex 73's have announced that assistant coach Anthony Iaquinta, after taking some time to consider whether to return this year or not, has decided to step down from his duties and pursue other opportunities.


Iaquinta, a former 73's player and Schmalz Cup champion, was with the club for three years, two of which the 73's reached the Ontario finals.


The Essex 73's thanked Iaqunita for his years of service to the club, and wished him success in his future endeavors.

Caldwell Stepping Down; 73's Hire Assistant Coach and Former 73, Cam Crowder

PRESS RELEASE - May 13, 2014


The Essex 73's announced that assistant coach Steve Caldwell has stepped down from his position after three successful seasons to spend more time with his family.


The 73's also announced that Cam Crowder has been hired has his replacement. Crowder, whose father Keith played for the 73's and in the NHL for the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings, will be in charge of the forwards.


Crowder, himself, is also a former Essex 73's player, and has coached at the AAA level, and at the Jr. B level with the LaSalle Vipers.

Beaulieu Tops Off Junior Career With Several Individual Awards at Annual Banquet

Courtesy of the Essex Free Press



ESSEX - There were no surprises at this year’s Essex 73′s Awards Banquet as captain Corey Beaulieu carted home most of the hardware.

Last Tuesday night at the Essex Legion, the graduating rightwinger was named the Player of the Year (MVP) and the MVP of the playoffs.


Leading the local Junior ‘C’ team in scoring for the second straight year, and topping the Great Lakes Junior ‘C’ Hockey League with 66 points, Beaulieu also added 14 points in the post-season which saw the 73′s go all the way to the Schmalz Cup final.


At the end of the night, Beaulieu took time to look back on four very successful seasons with the club.


“When you sign that card, you become a role model and you are expected to win. Losing is not excepted so you find a way to win,” said Beaulieu.


A dozen of his 31 goals came on the powerplay and two while the team was playing shorthanded and he only had 18 penalty minutes.


“It’s been an honor to be the captain of the 73′s. Our fingers might be empty but our hearts will be filled with memories,” he said.


Beaulieu and the 73′s made it to the OHA finals last year where they were beaten by Picton and a few weeks ago they fell to the Lakefield Chiefs.


“To be the only team in Essex and Windsor playing at the end of the year is amazing,” he said.


Essex also bid farewell to fellow over-agers Alex Garon, Dylan Solecki and Chad Hedrick. Solecki, who had an outstanding post-season, won the trophy for Most Consistent and shared the Most Dedicated award with rookie goalie Jacob Kment.


Hedrick was the team’s Best Defenceman Award winner while the Most Improved went to Phil Janikowski. Tyler Scott was the Rookie-of-the-Year. With only two penalty minutes in 38 regular season games, Matthew Hebert was the Most Sportsmanlike Player and shared the Bursary Award with Kment. Defenceman Scott Bromley was the recipient of the Coaches’ Award.


The 73′s will have several new faces behind the bench next season and last week said goodbye to assistant coach Steve Caldwell who will not be returning.


“I want to thank you for three years. You are a class act and the reason the 73′s have been so successful,” said GM Scott Miller of Caldwell.


Essex will also have to do without the hard work of Ron Prpich as he steps aside after 11 years in which he assisted with equipment and was the team’s statistician.


As far as what is ahead, Miller said, “like it’s been said before, a lot of teams would have loved to be in our position this year and hopefully we will be the best team next year.”


Coach Gil Langlois said the team gets back to work this week with it’s rookie camp. No doubt the 73′s will be on the hunt for a new goalie, as Darien Ekblad is not expected to return.


SLAPSHOTS…The 73′s annual golf tournament will be held on May 31…Kment who went to Essex District High School this year and was living away from his home in Sault Ste. Marie had a 96 average in school…Big round of applause and a show of respect once again for Mr. 73′s Frank Matthys…Jason Lambier was the Volunteer of the Year.

ESSEX 73's TRIVIA QUESTION will return next season.

Deadline: Sunday 11:59pm Sunday before next Essex 73's home game.


This week's winner receives two (2) tickets to the next Essex 73's home game.



1) Select your choice

2) If your choice is correct, and you are the only person to answer the question correctly, you are the winner

3) Tie breaker determined by draw. Example two or more correct answers, all will be entered into a draw and first person's name pulled is the winner

4) Winning prize will be available for pickup at Essex 73's box office the night of next home game

5) You can enter as many times as you want providing you use a unique and valid email address

6) You can only win once in a given month

7) Valid ID required to claim prize

8) Prize has no cash value and can not be exchnaged or refunded

9) Executive members and volunteers of the Essex 73's are ineligible