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January 2005

A MILESTONE WIN FOR COACH AS WAXERS DEFEAT VAUGHAN VIPERS 
Daniel Torres scored twice, including the winner, as the Waxers travelled to Vaughan Monday night and came away with a 4-2 victory.  The win was the Waxers 30th of the season and was the 250th Regular Season victory of Coach Russ Herrington's career. [recap]

WAXERS STYMIED BY PANTHER GOALTENDER IN PICKERING 
Travelling to Pickering for the final meeting of the two with the Panthers breathing down Markham's necks in the standings, the Waxers ran into a hot goaltender and although peppering 50 shots on net, came away on the wrong end of a 4-3 decision. [recap]

GOSH, GAULEY - WAXERS SWEEP LEGIONAIRES IN SEASON SERIES 
Markham, led by Leiland Gauley's two goals and two assists, defeated the visiting Oshawa Legionaires by a 7-3 count in their final meeting to sweep the regular season series 4-0. [recap]

WAXERS REBOUND WITH SOLID ROAD VICTORY IN COTTAGE COUNTRY 
Markham swept the season series with the Huntsville Muskoka Otters as they made their one and only trip of the year to Otterland and came home victors by a 7-3 score.  David Kostuch bagged the first two of the game as the Waxers never trailed all game. [recap]

UP AND DOWN WAXERS DOWN AGAIN AS COLLINGWOOD TAKES IMPORTANT TWO 
For the third time is as many weeks, the Waxers follow up a Friday night win with a weekend loss as the Collingwood Blues came to town and took two points from Markham, by a 4-2 score.  The Blues simply wanted it more than the Waxers in what has become a frustratingly constant event. [recap]

WAXERS AND AXEMEN COMBINE FOR A MARKHAM FIRST (WE ASSUME) 
In their final meeting of the year between the two teams, Markham defeated visiting Ajax by a convincing 12-0 score.  It marks the first time that Markham has ever scored more goals than the opposition had players in the lineup.  Trevor O'Neill earned his 4th shutout of the season, and second consecutive, stopping 12 shots. [recap]

NATHAN MORRIS SELECTED AS SOUTH DIVISION MOST IMPROVED PLAYER 
The Waxers are excited to announce that second year defenceman Nathan Morris has been selected by the South Division General Managers as the Most Improved Player for the 2004-05 season.  Congratulations Nathan!

JOEL GAULRAPP TO REPRESENT MARKHAM AT OPJAHL ALL-STAR GAME 
The Waxers are pleased to announce that winger Joel Gaulrapp has been selected to partake in this year's OPJAHL All-Star Game as a member of the South-East All-stars.  The All-Star game is being held Wednesday, January 26 at Cobourg. Congratulations Joel!.

CLASS OF THE SOUTH TAKE WAXERS TO SCHOOL ONCE AGAIN 
The Wexford Raiders swept the season series from the Waxers thanks to a 5-1 victory in the regular season meeting of the year.  The Waxers scored their lone goal early in the third, to make it 3-1 at that point, but could not muster any other offense as the Raiders scored the final two (one in to the empty net). [recap].

TWO GOALS ON ONE SHIFT EARLY IN FIRST ALL WAXERS NEED 
Before Praxair, the voice of the Markham Waxers, could finish announcing the Waxers first goal of the evening, Markham struck again, scoring twice in 10 seconds to open up a 2-0 lead and never looking back.  Trevor O'Neill earned his 3rd shut out of the season stopping 25 shots as the Waxers rolled to a 5-0 victory over Thornhill. A special thanks to all in attendance who enabled the Markham Waxers to donate over $1000 to the Markham-Stouffville Hospital MRI fundraising campaign! [recap].

MARKHAM MAKES TWO MOVES TO SHORE UP ROSTER AS DEADLINE PASSES 
The official OPJAHL roster deadline passed on January 10 and the Waxers made two moves to shore up the roster as the playoffs approach.  The first sees Daniel Torres return to the Waxers from the Oshawa Generals of the OHL.  This marks Torres' third season with the Waxers as he has collected 23 goals and 29 assists during the previous two seasons.  His biggest goal came in 2003, Game 7 against Wexford when the Waxers captured the South Division Championship.  In a related move, the Waxers have released Brandon Fackey to the Toledo IceDiggers of the NAHL.

WAXERS' TREVOR O'NEILL TABBED AS AN OPJAHL FUTURE STAR 
The Waxers are pleased to announce that first year goaltender Trevor O'Neill has been selected to participate in this year's OPJAHL Future Stars Game.  The 1988 born netminder leads the team with 18 victories and will tend the twine during the second of two Future Stars games on Wednesday, January 12 in Bramalea.

DOWN AN EARLY TOUCHDOWN, WAXERS ONLY GET TWO FIELD GOALS BACK
The impossible almost happened Saturday night as the Waxers fell behind 7-0 to the host Thornhill Thunderbirds and then scored 6 unanswered goals to make it close.  [recap]

RESILIENCY LEADS THE WAY AS WAXERS AND BUZZERS TIE ONE ON
The Waxers just wouldn't go away and after battling back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits, the Waxers earned a point when Shareef Labreche scored in the final minute to cap another comeback, after trailing 4-2, to end the game in a 4-4 tie.  [recap]

RILEY HILL HAT TRICK LEADS THE WAY IN A TUESDAY THUMPING
The Waxers travelled to Oshawa Tuesday night and returned with two points thanks to an 8-1 victory over the Legionaires.  Riley Hill led the way with his first Jr A Hat Trick.  [recap]

WAXERS OPEN 2005 WITH A DOMINANT WIN OVER THE AJAX AXEMEN
Coming out after a Christmas break of two weeks between games, the Waxers unloading on the host Axemen, scoring 4 goals in the first and completely dominating en route to a 5-1 victory.  [recap]

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