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MARKHAM TAKES FINAL TUNE-UP MATCH, READY FOR NEW BEGINNING 
Friday night the Waxers defeated the visiting Orangeville Crushers 7-4. Dan Leclair and Chris DelRosario split goaltending duties. The Waxers season and home opener on Friday, September 15, features your new Markham Waxers and the Pickering Panthers at Markham Centennial, 8:00pm start.

Kevin Tompkins, "the Thumper" and captain of your Waxers led the Markham attack with two goals and an assist.WAXERS WORK WELL TOGETHER TO DEFEAT BRAMPTON 
Sunday night in Brampton the Waxers avenged their earlier pre-season loss to the Capitals with a 7-2 victory. Anchored by newcomer Dan Leclair in net the Waxers offense came from Jesse Boucher (2 goals, 1 assist), Kevin Tompkins (2g, 1a), Mark Menonte (1g, 1a), Eric Kleine and Jimmy Ball with one goal each to round out the scoring.

Dan Leclair joins the WaxersWAXERS SIGN VETERAN NETMINDER 
The Waxers are pleased to announce the signing of 20-year old goaltender Dan Leclair. Dan brings a wealth of experience having played previously in the league with Huntsville and Georgetown. [story]

WAXER RALLY FALLS SHORT IN THIRD PRE-SEASON TILT 
Markham rallied from a 4-1 deficit to make it close at 4-3 before a late Brampton powerplay goal iced the victory for the visiting Capitals. Mark Menonte, Kevin Tompkins and James Regan scored the Waxer markers.

WAXERS DEFEAT RIVAL RATTLERS IN THORNHILL 
The Waxers second pre-season affair saw Markham face rival Thornhill at Thornhill Community Centre. The visiting Waxers took advantage of their scoring chances and defeated the Rattlers 7-2. Jason Duffy and Mark Menonte scored two each while Jesse Boucher, Kevin Tompkins and Mike Stoyan added singles.

Jason Young scored one of the two Waxer goals in their first tuneup game of the season.NEW WAXERS SHOW WELL IN PRE-SEASON OPENER 
Markham's first tune-up match before the start of the 2000-01 campaign saw Orangeville defeat the Waxers 5-2. Markham's goals came off the sticks of Jason Young and newcomer Jason Duffy. The Waxers continue to prepare for the new season with a Saturday match against the rival Thornhill Rattlers.

Ryan Steane is out indefinitely following a serious off-ice injury.WAXERS' STEANE RECOVERING FROM SERIOUS OFF-ICE INJURY 
Second-year veteran Ryan Steane was seriously injured on Saturday, August 12, 200 in a swimming accident. Ryan fractured a vertebrae in his neck and was taken to St. Michael's Hospital. [story]

Chris Knapp joins the Markham Waxers coaching staffWAXERS ADD GOALTENDING SPECIALIST 
The Markham Waxers are proud to announce that Chris Knapp has joined the coaching staff. A former goaltender under the Herringtons in Thornhill, Chris joins the Waxers for the 2000-2001 season. [story]

WAXERS' PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE FOR 2000-2001
The Markham Waxers have scheduled five pre-season games as they begin their tune-up for the regular season. [story]

COACH'S DEATH SHOCKS A COMMUNITY
Barry "Hawk" Tabobondung, coach with the Parry Sound Shamrocks last season died saving his son's life in a tragic accident. The staff of the Waxers would like to pass on our sympathy to the Tabobondung family. Full story can be read from the Parry Sound Shamrocks website at www.shamrocks.on.ca/hawk_story.html

HERRINGTON PUPIL ON THE VERGE OF SOMETHING BIG
Saturday June 24, 2000 was a big day in the life of Raffi Torres, a walk-on with the Thornhill franchise three years ago. Coach Russ Herrington and GM Larry Herrington saw talent (the Herringtons were mainstays of the Thornhill franchise for many years) and worked with the hard-working left winger throughout the season and Raffi rewarded their faith in him with a steady season that culminated in an outstanding playoff performance. Brampton (OHL) "finally" drafted the tough-nosed but clean winger in the sixth round and now he's steps from the "show". The New York Islanders wasted no time in selecting Torres with the fifth overall selection (he was only one of two GTA players drafted in the first 95 picks, Dom Moore was selected 95th). More exciting things are to come as Raffi was invited to tryout for the Canadian National Junior squad and it would be somewhat of a surprise if he doesn't make that squad. Quite an example of perseverance and a living example of what hard work will accomplish. Congrats to the Herringtons and Raffi Torres and family, there's no doubt many fine days lie ahead for the Torres'.

WAXERS CONTINUE TO ADD LOCAL TALENT
As mentioned in previous posts, the Waxers are excited at the opportunities to add hometown talent to the 2000-2001 squad. The Waxers are pleased to announce that we have added two more Markham residents as Steve Kelly and Kevin Cribari have accepted commitments from the coaching staff for the upcoming season. [story]

PLAYER COMMITMENT UPDATE
This site recently detailed the Waxers' commitment to Corey Smith, a star player from Syracuse, New York. [story]

The Waxers and the coaching staff enjoyed their years working with Coach Laceby.WAXERS TO MISS OUTGOING ASSISTANT COACH 
It is a sad day for the Markham Waxers, having received the resignation notice from goaltending specialist Jeff Laceby. A valued member of the staff in Markham for the past two seasons, and last season completed his fourth term of service with the Coach Russ Herrington and GM Larry Herrington. [story]

WAXERS ANNOUNCE THREE MORE 2000-2001 COMMITMENTS 
The Waxers are pleased to announce three more commitments for the upcoming season, these are in addition to the earlier commitments announced in the middle of May. [story]

Jimmy Ball's headed to NCAA Division 1 in 2001-02.WAXERS STAR BLUELINER LANDS MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP 
The Waxers are thrilled to announce that Jimmy Ball has agreed to accept a full scholarship offer from St. Lawrence. This is a classic good news and more good news type of event. [story]

WAXERS ANNOUNCE 2000-01 EARLY COMMITMENTS 
The Waxers are pleased to announce a number of early commitments for the 2000-01 season. The team offered positions and these players have each agreed to wear the blue and white next season. [story]

WAXERS SPRING CAMP 
Following our successful 1999-2000 season the team is already working hard towards next season. The scouting process requires a great deal of time and travel. [details]

Greg Chambers scored the tying goal at the time, his 9th of the postseason...but the Waxers were eliminated despite the best efforts of 24 of the finest young men around.MARKHAM'S SEASON CONCLUDES
The Vaughan Vipers continued to make good use of their horse shoes and stole a game from the Waxers, this time by a 5-2 count in another contest that had the scoreboard paint a rather inaccurate picture. The Waxers are full marks for their efforts although that consolation prize rests uncomfortably at the moment. The group of guys on this team were the best bunch that I've ever been associated with in my few years of direct involvement. [recap]

Rob Mazzuca senior member of the WaxersWAXERS DOMINATE MUCH OF THE CONTEST BUT BAD LUCK PLAYS A PART IN LOSS
Markham and Vaughan played game four of their division semi-finals as the friendly series finally continued after a layoff that began after the Waxers dominant victory on Monday night. This was a night when nothing would go the Waxers way and despite outplaying the visitors for much of the contest, particularly in the opening frame the boys in blue and white fell 6-0. Game five goes in Vaughan on Saturday night (Mar. 4) @ 6:00pm. [recap]


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