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73's Particpate in Stashe 4 Cash Fundraiser
November 29, 2020
General manager Mike Pailey (seen in picture) and three of the Essex 73's players (Connor and Carter Dembinski as well as Everett Parent) all participated in Fury Training Grounds 1st annual Charity Event STASHE 4 CASH in support Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation. It was a great day as the community raised over $75,000.
The 73's who participated were excited and thankful to be a part of the day with Jennifer Bergeron Cassidy and her team, the Team Canada Olympic Girls hockey players (Natalie Spooner, Sarah Nurse and Ranata Fast), and all the others who supported this great cause.
73's Sign Cottam Native and Goaltender, Kolter Mealing
November 2, 2020
The Essex 73s are excited to announce the signing of Cottam native Kolter Mealin. Kolter joins the 73s after spending last season with the Belle River AA Juvenille team… He will share the pipes this season with veteran, Jax D'hondt.
73's Sign Carter Dembinski
October 28, 2020
The Essex 73s are excited announce the signing of 16-year old, Carter Dembinski.
Carter is a highly skilled, hardworking, 200-foot player that will fit right in the Essex culture.
The Woodslee resident spent last season playing AA in Belle River.
73's Sign Defenceman Jack Bulmer
October 24, 2020
The Essex 73's are proud to announce they have signed Jack Bulmer to a junior card. Jack played last season with the Windsor Jr. Spitfires U18 AAA's and is 17 years of age.
Jack is 6'-0" and is a solid defenceman. The Essex 73's are excited to have Jack joining the Orange, Black and White this season.
73's Add Brett to Team Staff
The Essex 73s are excited to announce Jeff Brett will be joining the staff in a scout/advisory role.
Jeff is an alumni and played with the 73's from 1984-85 to 1985-86 and again from 1987-88 to 1988-1989.
Jeff brings a wealth of experience to the staff with his background as a player and a coach.
Welcome back Jeff!
VanderPark Signs in Sweden
September 29, 2020
Congratulations to Cayden Vanderpark who has recently signed a pro contract to play in Sweden with Bollnäs IS Div. 3.
The 19-year old defeceman from Belle River ON, played last year with the 73's as a rookie and contributed 1 goal and 5 points from the back end.
The 73's wish Cayden all the success this year in Sweden.
160 Golfers Turn Out For 73's Annual Golf Tournament
September 26, 2020
It was a great day for golf as 160 golfers participated in the Essex 73's Annual Golf Tournament at Belleview Golf Club in Woodslee.
Many former 73's showed up including former coaches Cam Crowder, Dave Prpich and Tony Piroski. Other notable participants from the past included Cam Sinclair, Bernie Fuerth, Joe McLeod, Sean McCabe, Brian Pluimers, Dennis Fuerth, Joe Garon, Brian Wuerch, Tim McDermott, Jamie McDermott, Craig Miller, R.J. Hotts, Mike Venables, Nic Nicodemo, Rob Shepley, Jeff Brett, Dan Croft, Chad Wolters, Conor Meyerink, Jordy Piroski, Chris Zelko, Dan Bacon, Chris Conley, Steve Bacon, and former 73's executive members, Dick Pluimers and Dean Beaumont.
Anderson Coming Back to 73's
September 14, 2020
The Essex 73's would like to welcome back Dallas Anderson to the team.
Dallas played last season in Chatham junior B where he had a great season, scoring 8 goals and 24 points in just 33 games played.
Prior to that, Dallas played 2 years with the 73's and recorded 10 goals and 31 points in 77 games.
"Dallas is a hard-working, highly skilled player," said general manager, Mike Pailey. "We are very excited to have him back. He plays the game the right way and is dedicated to winning."
Bratic Inks Contract to Play in Essex
August 17, 2020
The Essex 73's are pleased to announce the signing of Aleks Bratic.
Aleks is a 2003 Defenceman that has played Windsor AAA midget for the past 2 seasons. He affiliated with the 73's last season.
Aleks is exactly what the team is looking for in a defencman and teammate, and is going to be a great addition to the team this season.
73's Sign Essex Native, Tate Wright
June 29, 2020
The Essex 73's have added another important piece to the puzzle. Please welcome Tate Wright to our team.
Tate is from Harrow and played last season with the Windsor AAA Jr. Spitfires…Tate is a very talented D-man and an excellent person. 73's fans will enjoy watching Tate play. Welcome aboard Tate.
73's Sign Forward, Josh Root
June 2, 2020
The Essex 73’s are excited to announce the signing of Josh Root.
Josh lives 10 mins from the rink here in Essex and comes in after spending last season with the Nepean Raiders in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL).
He will be heading to the University of Windsor to take business.
Josh is a 200-foot player and a hard-working forward that will instantly make his mark with the 73’s.
Josh said that he is looking forward to wearing the orange, black and white and is very excited to join the Essex 73's.
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.
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PJHL Pushes Start of Season Back to February 1, 2021
The 63-team Provincial Junior Hockey League was planning to return to the ice Dec. 1. With the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Ontario, that plan has been derailed.
During a meeting of the Governors of the Provincial Junior Hockey League, it was decided that the league would set a projected starting date of February 1, 2021 for the regular season.
This date will be incumbent upon gaining the permission of all health authorities and governing bodies and will take into account the safety of our players, coaches, officials, staff and fans.
Details regarding schedules and playoff formats have been reviewed and will be decided closer to the projected start date.
Thank you for your interest in the PJHL.
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The 2019-2020 PJHL season was cut short in March amid the COVID-19 shutdown measures when league executives cancelled the Schmalz Cup playoffs.
The league is still anticipating a season which will hopefully consist of at least 20 regular season games and a playoff format still to be determined.