Wingham Ironmen Headline News
Congratulations to Wingham Ironmen Jamie Huber for being drafted by the OHL's North Bay Battalion!
59 teams eliminated, 4 battling for Clarence Schmalz Cup
Ironmen Claim Four League Titles
Huber is January's Player of the Month
With a 4 to 3 win over the Barons Sunday night the Wingham Ironmen are the Western Junior C Regular Season Champions. Congratulations!!!
Watson wins shootout goes 3 for 3 over holidays
Goaltender Nathan Watson earned three consecutive wins over the holidays helping his Ironmen collect six points. Watson made some highlight reel saves in Wingham's 4-3 shootout win over Mitchell on Saturday.
The Wingham Ironmen would like to thank Libro Financial Group, McDonagh Insurance Brokers Ltd, and Howick Mutual Insurance Company for their $912 donation from a portion of proceeds received during the NHL Alumni game held at the North Huron Recreation Complex on November 16th. These organizations contributed a total of $5,472 across several hockey associations. This was truly a great evening of entertainment hosted by many volunteers, thank you!
The Ironmen present Honorary Lifetime Executive Achievement awards to (L-R) Bill McGrath, Janet Haines and Bob Foxton.
Presenting are Assistant Captains Travis Donaldson & Brett Brophy along with Captain Aaron Armstrong
Wingham Santa Claus Parade
Player of the Month for October - Aaron Armstrong
Western Jr C Player of the Month of October is Aaron Armstrong of the Wingham Ironmen. Aaron had 13 goals and 16 assists for a total of 29 points in 8 games to bring his lead leading point total to 43 points in 13 games.
Aaron also reached another mile stone on scoring his 306 regular season point. Congratulations Aaron on another great month.
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Wingham Ironmen Announce Coaching Staff
The Wingham Ironmen are pleased to announce the signing of their 2013/14 Coaching Staff.
Louie Livingston will return to the Ironmen Bench to assume the Head Coach Position with the organization. Over the years Louie has held a variety of positions with the organization but is now returning to his true passion, coaching. In addition to his work with the Ironmen Louie has also worked with the Listowel Cyclones as an assistant Coach and Scout.
Assisting Louie on the bench this season will be veteran Bill Brown and new comer Joel Riley.
Bill Brown is no stranger to the Ironmen organization as he was the Head Coach for a few seasons in the early 90's. Following his work with the Ironmen, Brown went on to Coach in the GOJHL with the Owen Sound Greys where he was named the “Coach of the Year”. He followed that up with successfully coaching the Exeter Hawks to the OHA Jr D Championship. Most recently Bill was a scout with the OHL Windsor Spitfires and during his time with them he won two memorial cups. Bill’s vast hockey knowledge and intelligence will be an asset to the organization.
New to the team as a Coach, but not as a player, Joel Riley will be making his debut as an Ironmen assistant coach this season. Joel grew up in Wingham and was a significant player for the Ironmen teams that went to the OHA Junior C Championship Final and Semi Final in 2002 and 2003. During the past few seasons Joel has been developing as a coach in the Wingham Minor Hockey system. Last season Joel was the Head Coach of the Wingham Midget team that advanced to the All Ontario Semi Finals. Joel’s enthusiasm and passion for the game will be evident every minute he is at the rink.
In addition to the Coach signings the Ironmen are also pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Brophy as President for the organization. Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and innovative ideas that will undoubtedly help the organization achieve their goal of once again being a Championship Team.
The Wingham Ironmen Training Camp begins on August 23 and 24 in Listowel. Players interested in trying out for the team should contact General Manager, Rob Harrison at email@example.com.
Amstrong named OHA Junior C Player of the Year
For the second straight year Aaron Armstrong has been named the OHA Junior C Player of the Year.
The OHA will be present the award to Aaron at a Hockey Hall of Fame Ceremony in Toronto on June 7, 2013.
The executive and team wish to congratulate Aaron for this significant accomplishment and look forward to having him in the line up next season.
Wingham Ironmen Awards Banquet
On Saturday April 6th the Wingham Ironmen held their annual Awards Banquet at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The follow players won awards that evening.
Regular Season MVP, Regular Season Top Scorer and Playoff Top Scorer - Aaron Armstrong
Rookie of the Year - Derek Elliott
Top Defenceman and Most Sportsmanlike Player - Brett Brophy
Executive Award - Brett Brophy and Drew Gross
Most Improved Player - Matt Baker
Playoff MVP - Keegan Woodman
Dedicaiton Award - Darren Kerr
Armstrong recieves Three Western Junior C Awards
This just completed Western Junior C Hockey League season was highlighted by the record-breaking performance of Wingham Ironmen centre Aaron Armstrong.
The Wingham Ironmen players, executive and fans are extremely proud of Aaron's accomplishments. He is a great player and leader. Congratulations on these significant Awards.
New Western Junior C Scoring Record
With a 3 point performance last night in a 6 to 2 win over the Hanover Baron's, Aaron Armstrong matched and eclipsed the Western Junior C all time points record with 115.
Hanover's Dave Hopkins held the record with 113 points in 1986-87.
At the conclusion of last nights game Dave Hopkins, Terry Whiteside and Steve Coulter (OHA) presented Aaron with a trophy signifiying his accomplishment. Dave, Terry and Aaron are the only players that have eclipsed the 100 point mark in a single Western Junior C season.
The Wingham Ironmen are back at home this Friday night to take on the Mount Forest Patriots. Game time is 7:30 pm.
League Past Top Stats
Season Player, Team GP G A PTS
10-11 Drew Davidson, Walkerton 35 30 48 78
09-10 Jim Hutchison, Hanover 35 24 31 55
08-09 Blake Underwood, Kincardine 36 33 48 81
07-08 Brett Ziggel, Hanover 39 35 52 86
05-06 Cole Stewart, Wingham 39 33 44 77
06-07 Kevin Beirnes, Kincardine 34 48 39 87
2004-05 Nick Locking, Mt Forest 35 29 39 68
2003-04 Nick Locking, Mt Forest 33 36 27 63
2002-03 Jim McGillivray, Hanover 32 41 23 64
2001-02 Adam Millman, Hanover 35 39 40 79
2000-01 Jim McGillivray, Hanover 38 48 44 92
1999-00 Ryan Matheson, Wingham 35 27 41 68
1998-99 Brent McDermid, Kincardine 36 30 34 64
1997-98 Jason Howes, Hanover 34 32 40 72
1996-97 Mark Wappett, Kincardine 29 30 43 73
1995-96 Jeff Rahn, Mt Forest 29 26 35 61
1994-95 Jeff Rahn, Mt Forest 29 36 41 77
1993-94 Keith MacMillan, Hanover 32 24 39 63
1992-93 Jeremy Franks, Hanover 28 35 43 78
1991-92 Glenn Watt, Grand Valley 28 35 40 75
1990-91 Marty Rutledge, Brussels 29 34 33 67
1989-90 Marty Rutledge, Brussels 30 55 35 90
1988-89 Rob Beitz, Hanover 30 33 41 74
1987-88 Ken Gosleigh, Port Elgin 21 27 40 67
1986-87 Dave Hopkins, Hanover 6 48 65 113
1985-86 Terry Whiteside, Hanover 30 39 62 101
1984-85 Paul Snodgrass, Walkerton 29 40 34 74
1983-84 Troy Pocaluyko, Wingham 28 35 34 69
1982-83 Steve Simpson, Kincardine 26 26 42 68
1981-82 Derrick Burrows, Kincardine n/a
1980-81 Greg Flowers, Clinton 30 38 37 75
1979-80 Pete MacDermid, Port Elgin 30 36 42 78
1978-79 Rob Millican, Arthur 26 35 42 77
1977-78 Mike Huber, Port Elgin 33 39 33 72