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WAXERS MINOR MIDGETS EARN OHL, OMHA RECOGNITION 
The Waxers Jr A team would like to congratulate the members of the Minor Midget Waxers AAA team that in recent weeks have earned special recognition from both the OMHA and the OHL.  Earning roster spots at the Final OMHA U-17 Camp to be held May 13-15th in Guelph are Ryan Gottschalk, George Lovatsis, Christopher Breen, and Kyle Miller .  On May 7, there were 7 players selected in the 2005 OHL Priority Selection Draft: Christopher Breen (Saginaw), Eric Daoust (Mississauga), Josh Domingues (Owen Sound), George Lovatsis (Barrie), Kyle Moore (London), and German Tsatsura (London), Brett Valliquette (Plymouth). Congratulations! 

FUTURE WAXER HODGSON SHINES AT 89 PROSPECTS TOURNEY 
Playing a year up during a recent 1989 birth year Prospects Tournament in Toronto, future Waxer Cody Hodgson (born in 1990) led the tournament in scoring amassing 12 points in only 6 games!   

JOSH JACOBS OFF TO PLAY FOR A WAXER ALUMNUS 
The Markham Waxers are very proud to announce that Josh Jacobs have accepted an offer to continue his career and education at Neumann College in the NCAA starting in 2005.  Jacobs, a two year Waxer who amassed 37 goals and 57 assists while wearing blue and white, will play for Alumnus Brett Barrer who is the Assistant Coach at Neumann.  The Neumann Knights play in the ECAC West Division and the school is located in Aston, Pennsylvania (just outside of Philadelphia).  Congratulations Josh! 

WAXERS ANNOUNCE SECOND 2005-06 COMMITMENT 
The Markham Waxers are excited to announce our second commitment for the 2005-06 season as 1987 born centreman Ryan Carey will join the Jr A team after a successful year with the Midget AAA Waxers.  Ryan, who played the previous two seasons with the Leaside Kings AA, was the Captain of the OMHA Champion Midgets and a member of the ETA All-Stars.  Ryan was the MVP of the Ajax-Pickering Tournament and the Midgets' leading scorer.

WAXERS ANNOUNCE FIRST COMMITMENT FOR 2005-06 ROSTER 
The Markham Waxers are pleased to announce our first early commitment for next season.  Local Markham resident Cody Hodgson will join the Junior team after completing a fantastic season with the very successful Waxers Bantam AAA team.  Cody is a dynamic power forward and this past season he returned to play in Markham after leading the Junior Canadiens to the Bell Challenge Cup Championship.  Cody has garnered a number of noteworthy individual awards this year with the Waxers, most recently as top scorer and MVP at the OMHA Championships.Earlier thisyear Cody was leading scorer at Sudbury Big Nickel Tourney (3.25 pts/game) and at the Silver Stick finals in Sarnia.  Cody was the leading scorer in the Marlie tourney and was also selected as top forward. Our recruiting continues and we hope to announce commitments of other local stars soon!:

WAXERS ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO COACHING STAFF 
The Markham Waxers regret to announce the resignation of Assistant Coach, and Waxer Alumnus, Matt Gibson.  Having been an important member of the success in the past three years, Matt has left the team for the time being to pursue family and business opportunities.  As a result of Matt's decision, the Waxers have tapped the vast Alumni again and have hired Adam Lamarre as the new Defense Coach.  A long time Markham resident, Adam played for the Waxers between 1990 to 1994 when he earned a scholarship to Bowling Green State University in the NCAA.  After a four year career as a Falcon, Adam played professionally in the Fort Worth and in Slough, England.

MINOR WAXERS IN HUNT FOR PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 
Two minor Waxers teams are playing in the Provicncial Championships at opposite ends of Ontario this coming week.  In North York, the Midget AAA team in playing for the right to represent Ontario at the Canadian Championships after winning the OMHA title last weekend.  Up in Thunder Bay, the Bantam AAA team is looking to grab the Ontario Championship after easily defending their OMHA title earlier in the month.  The Jr A Waxers extend our best wishes to these two fine teams who, no doubt, will advance players to the Jr A team in the coming seasons..

COTTREAU HELPS LAKERS PUSH EAGLES BUT ITS NOT ENOUGH 
Being the 16th seed in the NCAA tournament, not much was expected from the Mercyhurst Lakers when they met up with the #1 seed overall, Boston College.  Someone forgot to tell Ben Cottreau and his teammates as they gave BC all they could handle, losing by a 5-4 score.  Cottreau had a goal in the game, his 17th on the year, as the Lakers' season came to an end.  Meanwhile, above the 49th parallel, Jesse Boucher and UWO need to win Sunday to keep their CIS dreams alive (they lost to Moncton 8-3 on Friday).  In the OHL, Darryl Flowers' Peterborough Petes have taken a 2-0 lead over Belleville and Anthony Guadagnolo and the Ottawa 67s are tied 1-1 with Barrie.

ONE RUN ENDS, TWO CONTINUE, TWO BEGIN FOR ALUMNI 
Well the pseudo-Cinderella run of Evan Erdmann and Scott Gray's New England College Pilgrims came to an end Friday night in the NCAA Division III Frozen Four as they lost to eventual repeat Champion Middlebury (in Middlebury).  That however, was the only disappointing news for Alumni on the weekend as both Ben Cottreau's Mercyhurst Lakers and Jesse Boucher's University of Western Ontario Mustangs won their League titles en route to National Championship playoff berths. Cottreau and the Lakers needed overtime in both the semi-finals and Atlantic Hockey Championship affairs to win their title, defeating Quinnipiac 3-2 in the final.  Cottreau had 3 assists in two games including 2 in the final, the most important being on the OT winner. Boucher and the Mustangs blanked UQTR 4-0 to win the Queen's Cup OUA Championship.  Mercyhurst moves on to the NCAA tournament to play Boston College on Friday afternoon (tape delay Saturday 7:00 am on the NHL Network) while Boucher and UWO head to Alberta for the CIS Championship tournament next week.  Also on this side of the border, Anthony Guadagnolo and the Ottawa 67s open the OHL playoffs this week against the Barrie Colts (coached by Alumnus Marty Williamson). Meanwhile, Darryl Flowers and the Peterborough Petes take on Belleville.

ALUMNI BEN COTTREAU EARNS ATLANTIC HOCKEY TOP FRESHMAN AWARD 
After a solid freshman campaign at Mercyhurst College, Ben Cottreau continues to add to his trophy case a year after taking home OPJAHL All-Star MVP, South Division Atlantic Hockey Commissioner Bob DeGregorio, Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Year Ben Cottreau, and Quinnipiac Athletic Director Jack McDonaldMVP and OHA Top Prospects awards for his stellar 2003-04 season in the Blue and White.  Cottreau enhanced his hardware in 2005 as on March 17, Cottreau was recognized as Atlantic Hockey's Rookie-of-the-Year.  Scoring 16 goals and 14 assists for 30 points in 32 games, Cottreau led the Atlantic Hockey Conference with 4 game winning goals, was named to the All-Rookie Team, and is the only player in the 9 team conference to be rated on the NHL Central Scouting list for the upcoming NHL draft. 

UNIVERSITY PLAYOFFS CONTINUE FOR ALUMNI 
Now well rested after big wins last weekend, three prominent Waxers Alumni look to carry their teams deeper in the playoffs in the University ranks on both sides of the border.  Starting with the closest, Jesse Boucher and his University of Western Ontario Mustangs host the UQTR in a one game Queen's Cup OUA Final Saturday at 8:00 pm.  Regardless of the outcome, they have earned a berth in the CIS Championships next week at the University of Alberta.  Down South, the NCAA Division III Frozen Four is on tap this weekend for Scott Gray, Evan Erdmann and the NEw England College Pilgrims.  Friday at 7:00 pm, the Pilgrims take on host Middlebury for a chance at the Championship game Saturday at 7:00 pm.  There is a nice article about Gray on the US College Hockey OnLine site. [read the article] Finally, at Quinnipiac this weekend, Ben Cottreau and his Mercyhurst Lakers will battle for the Atlantic Hockey Championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.  The Lakers take on Holy Cross Friday at 7:30 pm with the Championship game Saturday at 7:00 pm. [listen to Mercyhurst radio]

WAXERS ALUMNI IN PLAYOFF FEVER SOUTH OF BORDER 
This weekend sees some of the recent Waxers NEC goalie Scott Gray took over the starting job midseason.Alumni enthralled in their own playoff fever in the NCAA ranks south of the border.  In first round action, freshman Ben Cottreau (fresh off his third Atlantic Hockey Rookie-of-the-Week Award of the season) and his Mercyhurst College Lakers face off against U-CONN in their first round match, Saturday at 8:00 pm.  [listen to Mercyhurst radio]
Prior to that (starting at 7:00 pm), in Division III action, sophomore Scott Gray (left) and freshman Evan Erdmann of the ECAC East Champion New England College Pilgrims faceoff against Manhattanville in NCAA Quaterfinal action. [watch webcast live]

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