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January 2004

COTTREAU FIRST WAXERS SINCE OATES TO WIN SCORING TITLE
Congratulations to Ben Cottreau who became the first Markham Waxers since Adam Oates (in the 1981-82 season) to win the League Scoring Title. Cottreau's 95 points were 4 better than the runner up, and 12 better than the next best in the South.  Cottreau accomplished this in the fewest number of games played among the top 10 scorers league wide and finished with the best points-per-game average (2.21) as well.

WAXERS COME UP SHORT ON FINAL WEEKEND
Playing the top teams in both the South and North Division on the final weekend, Markham acquitted themselves well but came up 0 for 2 as they lost two squeakers, 3-2 to St Mike's and 6-4 to Aurora, as the regular season came to close.  Based on the other results from Sunday, Markham will now play Couchiching in the first round of the playoffs. [vs St Michael's] [vs Aurora

COTTREAU UNANIMOUS SOUTH DIVISION  MVP
The Markham Waxers are pleased to announce that Ben Cottreau has been unanimously selected as the South Division's Most Valuable Player for the 2003-04 season.  The award is voted on by the South Division General Managers and caps off what has been a stellar regular season for the third year Waxer. Congratulations Ben! 

OPJAHL ALL-STAR GAME PHOTOS ONLINE
There are a variety of photos of the two Markham Waxers' representatives at the 2004 OPJAHL All-Star Game from January 21 (Ben Cottreau and Albert Ferrante) now available to view. [photos]

RUNNING ON EMPTY BUT ALMOST GET SOME POINTS
The Waxers ran out of gas and fortune Sunday afternoon in North York, the so-called third place showdown, as they fell by a 6-5 score to the home squad Rangers. A gritty effort and a terrific overall weekend for Markham who know have a week off to prepare for the Graduate Appreciation Night, January 30th.  [recap]

GRITTY EFFORT GETS MARKHAM TWO-THIRDS OF THE WAY THROUGH WEEKEND
Markham travelled to Thornhill Saturday night for their final of 6 regular season matchups. The Waxers would come out on top for the fourth time this season by recording a 4-3 victory over the Major Islanders with their last of 3 games in 2 1/2 days to come on Sunday in North York..  [recap]

WAXERS POUND AXEMEN
The Markham Waxers got back at the Ajax Axemen for an earlier January loss by pounding the visitors to the tune of a 9-2 score in their second last home game of the schedule.  This marks the first of 3 games in 2 1/2 days as the Waxers are in the midst of their final 10% of the schedule.  [recap]

NORTH-WEST WINS GAME, COTTREAU WINS TROPHY
The North-West All-Stars were victorious in the annual OPJAHL All-Star game, by a 9-6 score, in the usual high paced and skillful affair.  Markham was well represented by Captain Albert Ferrante and Ben CottreauCottreau lead South-East scorers with 2 goals and 1 assist and was named the South East Player of the Game! [photos]

MARKHAM FINALLY SOLVE LEGIONAIRES
It took four meetings this season but Markham finally defeated the Oshawa Legionaires thanks to a solid effort from the entire squad Tuesday night.  The Waxers never trailed in the game and used a 3 goal outburst in the third period to win convincingly by a 6-2 score. [recap]

TRIP NORTH ALMOST EARNS TWO POINTS
Markham travelled to CasinoLand (Couchiching) on Sunday afternoon and almost came back winners, but the home town Terriers were able to tie the game 5-5 with a goal with just 12 seconds left on the clock.  Markham, again spent too much time in the box to be able to generate and sustained pressure which will have to change if they wish to advance either in the standings or in the upcoming playoffs.. [recap]

MARKHAM JUMPS BACK IN TO WIN COLUMN
Markham got back in to the win column Friday night, in what may be a repeat first round playoff match up, with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Markham Major Islanders.  The win puts Markham ahead 3-2 in the season series with the final game between the two next week. [recap]

ROAD LOSS RESULTS IN SPLIT OF WEEKEND SERIES
Shortstaffed and extremely undisciplined, the Markham Waxers end up gaining no ground in the chase for the spots ahead in the standings as they split the weekend series with second place Wexford after a 5-2 loss. [recap]

MARKHAM GRABS OPENING HALF OF HOME AND HOME
The Waxers took the opening half of a home-and-home series with Wexford by a 7-5 score Friday night.  The usual type of game between the rivals saw plenty of speed, hits, scoring chances and even a tussle or two.  Should make for an exciting finish to the season series Sunday night at the SAG. [recap]

FUTURE STARS AND ALL-STARS
Markham is excited to announce the naming of three players to the upcoming Futre Stars and All Star games.  Riley Hill will represent the Waxers in the OPJAHL Future Stars Game at 6:00 pm January 14th.  On January 21st, leading scorer Ben Cottreau and team Captain Albert Ferrante will play in the OPJAHL as members of the South-East Squad.  For Ferrante it is his second straight All-Star selection, and the game will be held in Georgetown at 7:30 pm.

NOT PRETTY BUT TWO POINTS NONE THE LESS
Markham got back to their winning ways as they travelled to Pickering on Wednesday night, but it was a little too close for comfort as the Waxers won 7-6. Markham will now prepare for a home-and-home weekend with the Wexford Raiders. [recap]

GUADAGNOLO TO STAY IN OTTAWA
Goaltender Anthony Guadagnolo will stay in Ottawa as the 67s have secured his release from the Waxers for the remainder of the season.  Guadagnolo impressed with 2 victories in consecutive starts last week and with the untimely health problems of one of the current 67s tenders, Anthony will stay on in the backup role.  Best of luck to "G" from the Waxers!

WINNING STREAK COMES TO ABRUPT HALT IN AJAX
Full credit to the Ajax Axemen as they badly out hustled the Waxers in Ajax Sunday afternoon in a 7-4 victory for the home squad, stopping the Waxers five game winning streak. [recap]

WAXERS OPEN 2004 WITH A VICTORY
The Waxers continue their winning streak thanks to a quick start and a superb finish that vaulted them to a 5-3 win over the visiting Vaughan Vipers. [recap]

WAXERS COMPLETE ROSTER WITH ADDITION OF SPEEDSTER
The Markham Waxers are pleased to announce the signing of 20 year old speedster Evan Erdmann to the team as of January 2, 2004.  Erdmann toiled with Dayton of the NAHL and Toledo of the CEHL this year.  The signing of the right shot centreman completes the roster signings for the 2003-04 season.

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