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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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!

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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 Vanables, 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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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PJHL Sets Dec. 1 as Target

Return Date to Play

 

August 26, 2020

 

The 63-team Provincial Junior Hockey League is planning to return to the ice Dec. 1.

The PJHL is calling the Dec. 1 date a target for its safe return-to-the-rink and notes they are subject to the approvals of government, local health officials and Hockey Canada authorities.

 

“Ontario’s largest junior hockey league is forecasting a meaningful regular season, with teams playing at least 24 games, and a competitive playoff format for the Schmalz Cup in an environment with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety requirements,” a PJHL statement released August 24th said.

 

In the coming weeks, PJHL executives will be working to finalize their return-to-the-rink provisions “in concert with the appropriate authorities.” They say the Dec. 1 target date is subject to change based on “evolving legislation and public health guidance”.

 

“Collectively, our members have worked diligently to be prepared for a safe return to competition when possible,” said PJHL Chair Sandra Neubauer. “By setting a targeted start date, we are supporting our players, teams, and communities to effectively plan to resume the game.”

 

The 2019-2020 PJHL season was cut short in March amid the COVID-19 shutdown measures when league executives cancelled the Schmalz Cup playoffs.

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