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Markham Waxers News Items

PreSeason 2003

WAXERS ROSTER SET FOR 2003-04 SEASON
With the Regular Season to get under way this week, the Waxers finalized their roster with the addition of two players.  Riley Hill is a 1987 born centreman who played with the Markham Islanders Minor Midgets last season.  Shoring up the defense, the Waxers have added 1987 born Nathan Morris who played last season with the Vaughan Kings Minor Midgets. [roster].

REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE FINALIZED - HOME GAMES CHANGED TO 7:30 PM
The Markham Waxers 2003-2004 Regular Season Schedule is now finalized.  The Waxers play a 49 game schedule starting with their home and season opener September 12 versus North York.  The Waxers have also changed their home game times on Friday nights from 8:00 pm to 7:30 pm in attempt to allow more families to attend our games. Come out and cheer on the Waxers!. [schedule].

WAXERS CAPTURE FIRST ANNUAL ST MICHAEL'S SHOOTOUT
In the aptly named "Shootout" Final, the Markham Waxers outlasted the host St Michael's Buzzers by a 9-5 score to win the inaugural event.  Led by a Ben Cottreau hat trick, the Waxers had intermission leads of 3-0 and 6-2.  Also scoring for the Waxers were Stephen Wong, Riley Hill, Ryan Olidis, BJ Quinto, Nathaniel Brooks and Josh Jacobs.  The Waxers placed three players on the Tournament All-Star Team: Anthony Guadagnolo, Olidis and Cottreau. [recap].

WAXERS WIN FIRST GAME OF THE SHOOTOUT SERIES
Playing the first ever game of the St Michael's Shootout Series, the Markham Waxers won their first preseason game when they doubled up  their close neighbour Stouffville by a 6-3 count.  Player-of-the-Game Derrell Levy lead the way with one goal and one assist while Josh Jacobs, Ben Cottreau, Albert Ferrante, Nathaniel Brooks and Ryan Olidis had the other goals.  Anthony Guadagnolo earned the victory which places the Waxers in to the Final Saturday at 7:00 pm versus the winner of St Michael's and Georgetown. [recap to come].

WAXERS MAKE SOME CHANGES TO STAFF
The Markham Waxers are pleased to announce the appointment of two new staff members for the upcoming season.  Taking over the Athletic Therapist role from Phil Lamont, is another graduate of York University's Athletic Trainer programme, Rose Capone.  Rose has been heavily involved with the Varsity teams at York, including being Head Therapist for the York Football squad, and works at Bally's Fitness as a Personal Trainer.  Lamont had earlier resigned from the position to be able to spend more time at home as his wife recently gave birth to their second child.  The second staff position to change hands is that of Strength and Conditioning  coach.  Rob Pagliaro, who held the position last season, also left the team for family reasons and has been replaced by Anthony Belza.  Anthony is one of the oldest Herrington Alumni, having played for Coach Herrington's first Junior A team in Thornhill, where Anthony was also Coach Herrington's first Captain.  After moving on to Laurier University, Anthony has spent the past 4 years playing professionally in the ECHL, UHL and AHL.  Recently retired, Anthony has joined forces with the Waxers to run dryland training sessions and assist on-ice during practices.  The Waxers welcome Rose and Anthony to the organization and wish to extend our sincerest thanks to Rob and Phil for a job well done the past year.

WAXERS ADD THREE MORE TO THE LINEUP
The Markham Waxers have added three more players to the roster - one via trade and two first year Rookies.  Markham acquired rugged and hard working winger Josh Jacobs from the Thornhill Rattlers (now called the Major Islanders) to add another 1985 born veteran up front. The Waxers then signed left winger B.J. Quinto, who last played for the St Michael's High School squad, and has impressed thus far with his work ethic.  Finally, Chris Korte has been added to the rearguard from the Waxers Midget AA team.  Korte, is a 6' 4" left shot, born in 1986, and has made the jump from AA to Junior A after an head turning camp this summer.  The Waxers squad is now almost set for the season as the Waxers wait for word on players still at OHL camps.  Look for the final roster and regular season schedule to be posted in the coming days

WAXERS GET ONE GOAL CLOSER BUT HAVE SAME RESULT
The Markham Waxers worked extremely hard all night in their second of two preseason games with the Newmarket Hurricanes but came away on the wrong end of a 5-4 score.  The Waxers now have a week off before their final two preseason games, Friday and Saturday when they take part in the St Michael's Shootout. [recap] 

PRESEASON STARTS WITH A DEFEAT
The Markham Waxers did not start the preseason the way the wanted as they spotted the visiting Newmarket Hurricanes leads of 4-0 and 5-1 after 40 minutes.  Playing their best period of the night, Markham scored twice in the third to make the final 5-3 in their first of two with the Hurricanes this week. [recap] 

ROSTER STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE WITH FOUR ADDITIONS
The Markham Waxers have been busy solidifying their roster for next year and are pleased to announce four additions to the team for the upcoming season.  In two separate transactions, the Waxers picked up two veteran players from Division rivals North York and Ajax.  Derrell Levy, a Markham resident and Brother Andre student, was acquired from the North York Rangers. The 1984 born speedster is a right handed forward who last year collected 4 goals and 8 assists in his first year in the league.  Shortly after, the Waxers shored up their goaltending when they acquired Greg van't Hof from the Ajax Axemen. Like Levy, a one year veteran and born in 1984, last year van't Hof saw action in 13 games for the Axemen posting a goals against average of 4.52.  The Waxers have also added two graduates from their Midget Waxers to the squad: forward Joel Lenius and defenseman Darryl Flowers.  Lenius is a 1986 born forward who played in the past with current Waxers Ryan Olidis, Rainor Guminny and David Lyall.  Flowers has played the past two seasons with the Midget team and was brought up by the Waxers during the playoffs last season seeing time against Wellington in the South-East Conference Finals. 

WAXERS RELEASE EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
The Markham Waxers return to the ice on August 27th as their 2003 exhibition schedule has now been finalized.  The Waxers begin by playing a home-and-home with North Division Newmarket Hurricanes on back-to-back nights August 27 and 28.  The Waxers will then be part of the first ever St Michael's Shoot-Out Series on September 5 and 6 at St Michael's.  Invited by the Buzzers to the Shoot-Out, the Waxers open at 4:00 pm on September 5 vs Stouffville and then play the next day against either St Michael's or Georgetown (the 4-team tourney will see winners face winners and losers face losers on September 6).

WAXER AND GIBSON FAMILY GROWS BY ONE
Congratulations to Assistant Coach Matt Gibson and his wife Julie on the birth of their first child.  Their daughter, Jasper Paisley, was born on August 1st in Markham.  Mom and baby are home and healthy. (Click here for photo)

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