73's Dominate Winless Sharks, 10-0

The Essex 73's found the perfect way to rebound after their tough loss on Sunday to Lakeshore by mounting a 10-0 victory over the visiting Wheatley Sharks, tonight.

The 73's came out with a vengeance early, dominating the game from the opening faceoff and out shooting their opponents 34-20 after it was all said and done.

Though the Sharks offence was lack-luster at the best of times, 73's goaltender Jax D'hont did record the shutout with the help of some solid defence by his teammates.

“Doesn't matter how you get one, but getting a shutout is always special no matter what the score is,” said D'hont, who was announced as the Subway Player of the Game for his efforts.

 

“The guys (defence) played solid in front of me, no doubt. There was a lot of communication out there and that really helps when you’re on the defending side.”

Besides D'hont’s shutout, there were multi-goal games by a few 73's including Michael Vieira, captain Tyler Boughner and defenceman Adam Gaiarin. Each enjoyed two-goal tallies. For Gaiarin, it was the first multi-goal game in his junior career.

“Yes, that's special for me, first time ever,” said Gaiarin. “It’s nice to get one, but a couple in one game is awesome for sure. Right place, right time tonight.”

William Stadder, Brett Smith, rookies Justin Bondy and Dallas Anderson all notched singles.

The win improves the 73s record to 3-1 as they travel to Mooretown Saturday night to take on the 4-0 Flags who currently lead the division. Game time in Mooretown is 7:30 pm

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73's Dominate Winless Sharks, 10-0

The Essex 73's found the perfect way to rebound after their tough loss on Sunday to Lakeshore by mounting a 10-0 victory over the visiting Wheatley Sharks, tonight.

The 73's came out with a vengeance early, dominating the game from the opening faceoff and out shooting their opponents 34-20 after it was all said and done.

Though the Sharks offence was lack-luster at the best of times, 73's goaltender Jax D'hont did record the shutout with the help of some solid defence by his teammates.

“Doesn't matter how you get one, but getting a shutout is always special no matter what the score is,” said D'hont, who was announced as the Subway Player of the Game for his efforts.

 

“The guys (defence) played solid in front of me, no doubt. There was a lot of communication out there and that really helps when you’re on the defending side.”

Besides D'hont’s shutout, there were multi-goal games by a few 73's including Michael Vieira, captain Tyler Boughner and defenceman Adam Gaiarin. Each enjoyed two-goal tallies. For Gaiarin, it was the first multi-goal game in his junior career.

“Yes, that's special for me, first time ever,” said Gaiarin. “It’s nice to get one, but a couple in one game is awesome for sure. Right place, right time tonight.”

William Stadder, Brett Smith, rookies Justin Bondy and Dallas Anderson all notched singles.

The win improves the 73s record to 3-1 as they travel to Mooretown Saturday night to take on the 4-0 Flags who currently lead the division. Game time in Mooretown is 7:30 pm

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McDermott and Nicodemo Join 73's

 

May 3, 2020

 

The Essex 73's have added a couple alumni to its organization this year, former player and coach, Jamie McDermott, and former player, Nicholas Nicodemo.

Jamie returns as an assistant coach after a few seasons away from the rink. He coached many years alongside Tony Piroski, with the Essex 73's and the Leamington Flyers. He brings much experience to the 73's coaching staff, and will be a nice compliment to head coach, Danny Anger.

Assistant coach, Chad Wolters, also returns to the 73's.

Nick will be the 73's new trainer. He played with the 73's in 2009 and 2010, winning a Schmalz Cup in '09. He captained the Leamington Flyers and played there two years, 2011 and 2012.

 

He is currently in his final year of study at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. Nick's been working at Powertech Hockey Development in Tecumseh since 2018. He has also recently began offering Holistic Manual Therapy at Great Lakes Chiropractic in Windsor.

The Essex 73's select Mike Pailey as its next General Manager

April 27, 2020

 

ESSEX – The Essex 73's would like to welcome Mile Pailey as our new General Manager.

Mike is born, raised and lives in Essex. After years of coaching minor hockey in Essex, Mike moved on to work with the Windsor Lancers Men's hockey team the last 4 years as Assistant Coach and Head Scout.

He was a skilled goaltender himself in his days, playing 3 years of Junior B hockey in Leamington and Windsor, and 2 years of Junior C hockey with the Belle River Canadians where he won a Schmalz Cup in 1995.

Mike is married to Tammy, and has 2 girls, McKenna 19, and Avery 16.

Mike's number one priority is to continue the winning tradition in Essex, and to ice a team that makes the Town of Essex proud.

Essex 73's schedule Annual General Meeting

April 27, 2020

 

The Essex 73's will host its Annual General Meeting via Zoom (virtual) on Wednesday, May 27th.

 

Due to the nature of this meeting, if you would like to participate, or you have an appetite to sit on the Essex 73's Executive, please contact, in advance, Jim Barnett at jimmbarnett44@gmail.com

Time of the meeting is 7pm. 

OHF and Member Partner statement on Spring Tryouts in response Coronavirus (COVID-19)

PJHL HOCKEY SEASON CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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CAMBRIDGE - As you may have seen, the Ontario Hockey Federation and its seven member partners, the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario (ALLIANCE), Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA), issued a statement March 12 in support of the Hockey Canada Statement quoted below referencing the 2019-20 season.

HOCKEY CANADA STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)


The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Without question, this is an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada.

After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including our national championships, until further notice, effective Friday, March 13, 2020.

We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada’s game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.”

The health and safety of all participants in the sport is of the utmost importance to the OHF and its member partners. As such, tryouts for the 2020-21 season will not be conducted this Spring. Instead the OHF will provide guidance on when the introduction of the 2020-21 season will begin, subject to the Hockey Canada Board of Directors’ future decision when to reinstate all Hockey Canada sanctioned activities. Such introduction will take into consideration ice availability, capacity and other logistics involved in organizing hockey programs.

ONTARIO HOCKEY FEDERATION
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www.ohf.on.ca

The OHF and its member partners will be in direct contact with all members to establish when sanctioned activities can resume.

Further information will follow as it becomes available.

73s Season Ends!

March 3, 2020

By: Garrett Fodor

Entering Friday night, the Essex 73’s trailed 3-1 in their series against the first seeded Lakeshore Canadiens and were looking to stay alive.

 

After the opening faceoff, the 73’s were quick to show they were in do or die mode. The team came out with a new tempo that wasn’t seen Tuesday night. While being physical, they were also generating offensive zone chances and making crisp passes through the Lakeshore defence. As a result, Canadiens goalie Matt Tovell was tested early and often. The 73’s fired 13 shots his way, and found the twine twice. As Everett Parent snuck a shot five-hole and Conor Dembinski fooled him with a wrap around. Skating into the intermission, the 73’s were up 2-0, as Jax D’Hondt turned aside all 8 shots he faced.

 

In the second period, Lakeshore began to tighten up, making it harder for Essex to complete passes and in return spent much of the period with the puck. Dylan Bradley would blast a shot by  D’Hondt to put Lakeshore on the board. Shots after 40 minutes were 24-16 in favour of Essex.

 

The third period was tense as throughout the game, the 1,000 fans in attendance nervelessly watched as their respective team’s goalie made several 10 bell saves. The teams would exchange goals in the opening minutes, and midway through the period, the game was tied at 3’s. Despite a last second breakaway by Bryce Ryan, who was unable to find the back of the net, as Game 5 was set for overtime.

 

In overtime, just over five minutes in, Lakeshore forward Blake Bain capitalized on a tired 73’s line, as he banged a shot by D’Hondt to end the 73’s night and season. Final shots in the contest were 32-27 in favour of Essex.

 

The entire 73’s organization would like to thank the fans, community and sponsors for their continued support on and off the ice. Without it, this wouldn’t be possible.

 

The organization would also like to thank and congratulate graduating players: Josh Pope-Ferguson, Bryce O’Brien, Connor Meyerink and Riley Meyerink on their respective junior hockey careers. 

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REQUEST FOR SPONSORSHIP

 

The Essex 73's are a non-profit organization that relies on it's community partnerships to meet the majority of our annual budget. We are a community operated club with a board of directors who work hard all year round to ensure that players have a place to play after minor hockey.

Although we are a non-profit organization, we will consider requests for sponsorship by emailing us (see above). Please include your organization name and be thorough in your request. In most cases, the 73's are willing to donate game tickets and/or merchandise. Requests for financial sponsorship are not accepted in most cases.

Email requests to joegaron@homail.com

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