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The Class of 2005 will be honoured on February 4, 2005.


On February 4, 2005, the Markham Waxers held their 6th Annual Graduating Players The two Graduating Players, Derrell Levy and Brandon Rubeo. Appreciation Night before the Waxers hosted the St Michael's Buzzers at 7:30 pm.  This pregame ceremony honoured the two Waxers who, because of their age, are playing in their final year of Junior A eligibility.  Derrell Levy and Brandon Rubeo, the two 1984 born players on the squad, played in their final regular season home game.  

Levy, Team Captain, joined the Waxers at the beginning of the 2003-04 season after spending his rookie year with the North York Rangers.  

Rubeo has the unusual honour of making his first OPJAHL season also his last.  From McMurray, Pennsylvania, Rubeo has toiled in the past in the Metro Jr B of the USA.

The Waxers thank you for attending and assisting us in honouring these two fine players, and even better young men, on February 4, 2005. 

Pre-game ceremony  transcript:

Good evening Waxer fans and welcome to our Graduating Players Appreciation night. Each year the Waxers honour those players playing  in their final year of Jr. A eligibility. This year, in what is our final regular season home game, we are honouring 2 players.  

          Brandon Rubeo joined the Waxers this season after Brandon Rubeo receives a commerative photo and an engraved watch from Waxers President Don Bremner and General Manager Larry Herrington.beginning his Junior career in the US . Brandon hails from McMurray PA and last season he starred with the Jr. B team in Columbus , Ohio .  He has brought a wealth of experience to the Waxers squad. Soon after arriving in Markham he became a favourite of the fans and a highly respected teammate in our dressing room. Over the past 2 seasons he has scored 33 goals and 60 assists for a total of 93 points.  His career will continue south of the border, possibly at Canisius College near Buffalo . Please help the Waxers to recognize number 18 -BRANDON RUBEO!    

          This is the 4th  season in a row that our captain is graduating. Derrell Levy took over the captaincy from Albert Ferrante and he has continued the strong legacy of Waxers President Don BRemenr and General Manager Larry Herrington present Captain Derrell Levy with an engraved watch and a commerative photo during Graduate Appreciation Night ceremonies.leadership that is long established in this organization. Derrell joined the Waxers two seasons ago after playing his 1st year in the Provincial league. He is a Markham resident who is well known locally for his involvement in the community with under privileged kids and hockey players.  This year Derrell distinguished himself as a star on the T.V. show “Making the Cut”. Derrell brought high profile to the Waxers, to the town and to himself by proving his skills and his exceptional dedication to his family. Readers Digest magazine recognized Derrell’s strength of character with the back cover photo on the December addition. Derrell has scored 55 points in Junior hockey and is known as 1 of the fastest forwards in the league. Derrell is our team leader. His contributions will be greatly missed next season as he moves on the NCAA or professional hockey. Please recognize the Waxer captain number 17-Derrell LEVY!

The Markham Waxers management staff thank Brandon and Derrell for their dedication and commitment to the Waxers and ask that you give one more round of applause for the Class of 2005."




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