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JOSHUA FRANEY FUNDRAISER - "MEET THE OLYMPIANS"

[updated Nov. 15/2000] Young Joshua Franey is a local Markham boy currently recovering from a life threatening brain injury. On Friday, November 24th the Waxers host Oshawa in a regular season game. The Waxers are pleased to announce that local Olympians Mathieu Turgeon and Karen Cockburn will be joined by their coach Dave Ross. Olympian Ken Pereira will also be participating in the festivities.

Former Markham Waxer Junior and currently with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Steve Thomas has committed to an appearance in support of the Joshua Franey fundraiser. [full story]

..FROM THE DESK OF MIKE HAYAKAWA..
WAXERS SPLIT WEEKEND GAMES, BIG TRADE FOLLOWS LOSS TO VIPERS
Markham Waxers' head coach Russ Herrington cannot figure it out. For some reason he can't fathom why his club could play well in a hard-fought 3-2 overtime win over the Oshawa Legionaires at Centennial Arena Friday and then do the opposite the following day in a 6-3 road loss to the Vaughan Vipers. [article]

Waxers deal for Adam and Derek DoucetteWAXERS DEAL WITH THE TIGERS LANDS MARKHAM A PAIR OF "DUCES" 
The Markham Waxers are excited to announce that Adam Doucette and Derek Doucette have been acquired from the Aurora Tigers. [story].

NOVEMBER ENDS MERCIFULLY FOR THE WAXERS
Saturday night the Waxers dropped their fifth game of the month, this time in Vaughan by a 6-3 score. After a promising start the Waxers suffered through a miserable November that saw them exit the month with a less than spectacular 4-5 record. Enough is enough, the Waxers will re-emerge as a force in the South Division through a combination of hard work, sound game plans conceived by the coaching staff and expert management, very adept in dealing with matters concerning player personnel. [recap]

Young Joshua Franey was the star of this special nightFRANEY WINS AND MITCHELL'S OT MARKER SENDS THE WAXERS HOME VICTORS TOO
Friday night, a very special night, featuring appearances by numerous celebrities saw the Markham community generously support the special drive to raise funds in support of Joshua Franey. Then there was a hockey game and what a game it was. An action filled affair that featured a Waxer domination that wasn't reflected on the scoreboard and to the credit of the boys in blue and white they never quit and finally prevailed with a 3-2 overtime decision. Bobby Fitkin, Jason Young and Mark Mitchell supplied the scoring. In addition to his OT winnner, Mitchell assisted on the other goals and Kevin Tompkins was a force everytime on the ice and was rewarded with a three point night as well. Paul Guthrie turned aside 30 of 32 shots to earn the victory in net. Saturday evening the Waxers travel to Vaughan to take on the Vipers. [recap]

Come out Nov. 24th and support Joshua Franey. Meet Olympians, Steve Thomas, Joe Bowen.....FROM THE DESK OF MIKE HAYAKAWA..
WAXERS LOOK TO SCORE FOR YOUNG JOSHUA FRANEY
When the Markham Waxers take to the ice for its Nov. 24 Provincial Junior A Hockey League game against the Oshawa Legionaires, they will be out to win more than the contest that will be played on the Centennial Arena ice surface. [article]

..FROM THE DESK OF MIKE HAYAKAWA..
MINOR SLUMP NO CAUSE TO PANIC
Losing games on Friday to the St. Michael's Buzzers 2-1 and to the host Wexford Raiders 4-2 on Sunday, the Markham Waxers are in a bit of a funk. For the record, the Waxers have lost three in a row and four of their last five. [article]

Kevin Tompkins was in on both Waxer goals and continues to be the heart of the Waxers.NOVEMBER BLUES CONTINUE TO DRAG WAXERS DOWN
Sunday night, in a battle for first place in the South Division, the Waxers were dealt a 4-2 defeat by the Wexford Raiders. The defeat drops the Waxers record for the month to a disappointing 3-4, not at all reflective of the level that the Markham club should be playing at. This week the Waxers will regroup and look to turn things around starting Friday night when they host the Oshawa Legionaires on a very special night (Joshua Franey - Meet the Olympians night). [recap]

Dan Leclair made his second straight outstanding start in net for the Waxers.HOT NETMINDER DEALS THE WAXERS A DEFEAT
St. Michaels Buzzers rode a first period 2-0 lead all the way home to take a 2-1 decision from the host Waxers Friday night. The Waxers outshot the Buzzers 51-34 but a combination of cold hands and a red hot goalkeeper allowed the Buzzers to steal a win. Dan Leclair was outstanding in net for the Waxers, particularly in the second and third periods to give Markham a chance to win. Next stop is Sunday night for the Waxers when they travel to Wexford. [recap]

..FROM THE DESK OF MIKE HAYAKAWA..
WAXERS COACH DISAPPOINTED
Disappointing. That's the word that Markham Waxers head coach Russ Herrington used to describe his Provincial Junior A Hockey League club's performance in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Ajax Axemen at Centennial Arena. [article]

Captain Kevin Tompkins wasn't happy at all with the Waxer's performance in their loss against the Axemen.WAXERS START WITH A FURY, THEN COAST AND TURN TO BURNT TOAST 
Friday night's rematch with the Axemen was game of contrasts like none other this year. After dominating the opening twenty minutes and leading 2-0 the Waxers hit the snooze button and fell behind 4-3 after two. An exchange of goals kept the Waxers down by one before an empty net marker with almost no time left concluded the scoring. [recap]

..FROM THE DESK OF MIKE HAYAKAWA..
WAXERS GIVE ANOTHER FIRST PLACE EFFORT
Call it another first-place effort by a first-place club. Receiving contributions from some of its blue-collar workers, the southern division-leading Markham Waxers overcame some adversity in Tuesday's Provincial Junior A Hockey League road contest against the Ajax Axemen and skated home with a hard-fought 3-2 win. [article]

Dan Leclair turned away 27 of 29 shots he faced, earning praise from Head Coach Russ Herrington.WAXERS TAKE ROUND ONE, 3-2 OVER AXEMEN 
Tuesday night the Waxers defeated Ajax 3-2 in the opener of the home-and-home series with the Axemen that concludes Friday night in Markham. Jason Young, Albert Ferrante and James Regan supplied the offense while Dan Leclair turned away 27 of 29 shots he faced on the night. [recap]

..FROM THE DESK OF MIKE HAYAKAWA..
WAXERS STAY ATOP THE SOUTH DIVISION DESPITE TAXING SCHEDULE AND INJURY BUG
Markham Waxers head coach Russ Herrington pointed out that first place clubs occupy the position they are in because they possess certain intangibles. [article]

SUNDAY LOSS IN AURORA, MARKHAM TAKES 4 OF 6 WEEKEND POINTS 
The Waxers traveled to Aurora Sunday night, playing in their third game in as many nights the injury depleted Markham squad was turned away by the Tigers 6-5. The loss spoiled the Waxers chance for a weekend sweep after defeating Thornhill Friday and Pickering on Saturday night. [recap]

Kevin Cribari combined effectively with linemates Paul Robinson and Kevin Tompkins and scored the first two Waxer goals in a 4-2 decision over the Panthers.UNDERMANNED WAXERS WIN DECISIVELY OVER THE PANTHERS  
The Waxers made their first trip of the year to Pickering to face the Panthers, they had split two earlier contests in Markham. Playing their second of three weekend contests and with a lineup full of holes due to injuries the Waxers persevered and brought home a well deserved 4-2 victory. [recap]

BATTLE FOR FIRST LEAVES WAXERS ALONE ON TOP 
After a scoreless first period the Waxers opened up with three goals and then swapped a pair with with the second place Rattlers in the final period. Paul Guthrie single handedly was responsible for allowing the Waxers a chance to win with several outstanding stops, many in the opening frame. Waxer goals came from Bobby Fitkin (2), Kevin Cribari, Jesse Boucher and Jason Fraccaro. The shorthanded Waxers took game one of a tough three game weekend despite missing the services of several key players. [recap]


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