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JANUARY 2002 NEWS

FOUR STRAIGHT AS WAXERS WIN AT PALLADINI MEMORIAL
The Waxers finally got a win in the 'Bridge as they defeated the Vaughan Vipers 6-4 on Monday night.  Jesse Boucher ran his goal total to 48 with a pair while Derek Doucette scored twice as well. Pat Porretta and Ryan Steane had the others and Kevin Cribari had a hat trick of assists on the evening. [recap]

BOUCHER COLLECTS LEAGUE HARDWARE
HONORED BY GM's AS SOUTH CONFERENCE'S MVP 

Second year Waxer Jesse Boucher has been voted the South Conference's 2001-2002 Most Valuable Player by the Conference General Manager's Wednesday night.  Boucher leads the Conference is both goals (44) and points (83) and is having a terrific follow up season to his stellar rookie campaign (35-28-63).  Boucher will attend the University of Miami starting in September and was recently ranked in the seventh round of the NHL Central Scouting North American list.  The Markham Waxers are extremely proud of this hometown product!

WAXERS IN HIGH GEAR AGAINST AXEMEN
The Markham Waxers ran their recent winning streak to three games with a 10-2 pouinding of Ajax. Peppering 60 shots at the Axemen goaltenders, Markham saw Matt Neely and  Jesse Boucher score twice each and Derek Doucette, Pat Porretta, Patrick Diotte, Kevin Cribari, Michael Fish and Ben Cottreau have singles.  B.J. Van Mierlo earned his first Waxer victory stopping 30 shots. [recap]

WAXERS FINALIZE ROSTER WITH ADDITION OF GOALTENDER
The Markham Waxers solidified their final roster this week when they signed veteran goalie B.J. Van Mierlo. After spending some time in the OPJAHL (Vaughan, Parry Sound, Huntsville), Van Mierlo has toiled the twine the past two seasons in the Maritimes, last year in Summerside and this year in Antigonish.

THIRD PERIOD EXPLOSION COMPLETES WEEKEND SWEEP
After playing listless hockey for 40 minutes, the Waxers exploded for 5 goals in the third period en route to a 9-4 victory over the Pickering Panthers Sunday night. Lead by the first Junior A Hat Trick of Ryan Steane, the Waxers blew open the 4-4 tie in the final frame.  Also scoring for the Waxers were Jesse Boucher with two, Derek Doucette, Joey Grasso, Ben Cottreau and Travis O'Rourke.  [recap]

WAXERS WIN THIRD STRAIGHT ON HOME ICE
Markham kept their home unbeaten streak alive for 2002 with a 7-4 win over the Pickering Panthers in the first of a home-and-home weekend Friday night.  Mark Menonte and Kevin Cribari had 2 each while Jesse Boucher, Ben Cottreau and Steve Nobili had singles.  Kevin Sit stopped 32 shots for the victory. [recap]

SOME HOLES YOU DIG ARE TOO DEEP TO GET OUT OF
The Waxers played a strong game tonight in Oshawa but dug themselves a 5-2 deficit halfway through the game from which they could not recover resulting in a 5-4 loss.  Markham dominated the game at times, out shooting the hard working Legionaires 48-19, but defensive miscues resulted directly in the 5 Oshawa goals. [recap]

WAXER TAME THE TIGERS
The Waxer turnaround continues with their second straight win of the New Year, turning away the Aurora Tigers 7-4 at Markham Centennial. The Waxers owned the first and last periods outscoring the visitors 5-0 in those two frames. Kevin Cribari's two goals (four point night) led the attack as the offense was well spread out with singles going to Pat Poretta, Jesse Boucher (SH, his 40th of the year), Jason Duffy (PP, GWG), Mark Menonte (SH) and Jason Young. Next the Waxers hit the road Tuesday night to battle Oshawa with the playoffs just a month away. [recap later]

Derek Doucette honored by League: Named South Conference Player of the Month for December.DOUCETTE EARNS RECOGNITION:
 HONORED BY LEAGUE AS SOUTH CONFERENCE'S PLAYER OF THE MONTH 
Just days after appearing in the OPJHL All-Star game, Waxers veteran defenceman Derek Doucette has been named as the South Conference Player-of-the-Month for December. Derek joined Markham last year in a late season deal (with Aurora) that has paid dividends ever since. The league's highest scoring defenceman scored 5 goals (3 PP) with 7 assists for 12 points in 11 games in the month of December. All season Derek's been consistently averaging a point a game or more (to date: 41 games, 12 goals, 31 assists, 43 points).

WAXERS ADD VETERAN DEFENSEMAN AS DEADLINE LOOMS
The Markham Waxers are excited to announce the acquisition of Markham resident Matt Neely to the squad. Neely started his career with the Waxers and has since then played with the Oshawa Generals, Aurora Tigers, Antigonish Bulldogs and most recently with the Campbellton Jr Tigers.  Last season Neely amassed 14 goals and 21 assists in 41 games and was named to the All-star game.  This season, Neely had 2 goals and 4 assists in 7 games played.  Neely will be wearing #13 and will suit up on Friday night when the Waxers host the Aurora Tigers.

ALL-STAR GAME AN EXAMPLE OF SCORING TOUCH IN JR.A
Jesse Boucher  had 2 assists and Derek Doucette 1 helper as the South/East All-stars defeated the Nort/WEst All-stars 15-10 Wednesday in Hamilton.

WAXERS SEND TWO TO THE ALL-STAR GAME
Jesse Boucher  and Derek Doucette have been selected to represent the Markham Waxers at the OPJAHL All-Star game Wednesday night in Hamilton. Boucher, the South Division leading scorer, and Doucette, the South Division leading Defenseman scorer, will suit up for the South/East All-stars.  The game starts 7:30 pm in Hamilton.

 

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