WASHKURAK NAMED GOALIE OF THE MONTH
Part of the reason for the success of the team this season has been consistant high level goaltending.
Successful teams build from the net out and the Chargers are no exception.
The goaltending due of Washkurak and Lepore have demonstrated that they can play in this league and excel. They come to play every night give 100% when they get the call to play.
Austin Washurak has been particularly sharp since the christmas break and deserves much of the credit for the teams winning record in 2014.
Austin's play has not gone unnoticed at the league level. He was named goalie of the month for February from the OJHL.
A short on ice pre game presentation was performed in his honor this past Wednesday night at the Chargers home game vs. Buffalo.
This is the second time in as many months that a Chargers player has been recognized as player of the month. Captain Trevor Warnaar was name fowward of the month for January by the OJHL.
Congrats to # 92 Austin Washkurak in being recognized by the league for your exceptional play!!
Keep up the good work and good luck the rest of the way!!
Photo courtesy of OJHL Images.
CHARGERS BATTLE BUFFALO IN 1ST ROUND
The chargers did not have miuch time to enjoy their 1st appearance in the playoffs in over 6 years. They have been in a tough battle with the Jr. Sabres for the last week. Going back and forth to Buffalo is tough grind but the team is still in the fight.
Down 3 games to 1 they need to win tonight at home to stay alive. Game time is 8 pm at PC arena.
The team had to endure a zamboni breakdown last saturday night. The game had to be cancelled and rescheduled.
So if they win tonight the cancelled game will be played at PC Arena Monday the 10th.
Fans that have been following the team during the season this is a shout out to you to attend tonight!! We need your loud cheering to help us get by the Jr. Sabres.
Coach Washkurak has got the team playing at the top of their game. Many players are having career seasons.
This is great entertainment folks at a very reasonable cost.
Hope to see you out tonight!!
Be loud and proud!!
Photo courtesy of OJHL Images.
Chargers Rookie Camp Announced
The Chargers are getting ready for next season!!
Five players will be graduating from the team and moving to higher levels of play for next season.
In order to continue the success the team had this season they will be holding a rookie camp beginning April. 23rd in Mississauga.
If you would like to play for the Chargers next season please click the Chargers logo link on the left side of the home page. This will take you to the Rookie Camp page where you can download and complete the camp registration form and waiver.
Good luck to all those who try out !!
Charger Open 1st round in Buffalo
The Chargers are celebrating their first playoff appearance in over 6 years and are travelling down the QEW tonight for the opening game of the first round against the Buffalo Jr. Sabres.
Game 2 is back at PC Arena Saturday March 1st game time is 8 pm.
Congrats to the team, coaches, managers and trainers. Keep it going guys!
To all the hockey fans in Port Credit lets get behind these boys!!!
They play a great brand of hockey in a beautiful renovated arena, one of the best small classic venues in Canada.
$10.00 walk up ticket.
Best entertainment deal in town!!
FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT FEB.22nd
The Chargers will be hosting Fan Appreciation Night at PC Arena Saturday Feb. 22nd.Game time is 8 pm.
To thank the Fans for their support the team is planning some extra special ferstivities during the game.
There will also be a ceremony at center ice pre game to honour the five players who will be graduating from the team at the end of the season.
Tevor Warnaar, Nick Tetley, Corey Hyashi, Ryan Harrison and Ayrton Velente will receive keepsake trophies from Coach Joe Washkurak.
Tevor Warnaar will also recieve the OJHL North Easrt Conference Player of the Month for January.
Congrats to these players for their outstanding contributions.
CHARGERS MAKE PLAYOFFS
For the first time in six years the Chargers have made the playoffs. With their win over Wellington on Friday February 21st the team has secured a playoff spot the in the south west conference.
The team is very proud of their accomplishment and look forward to an exciting playoff series.
Fans should check back regularly for scheduling updates.
PINK IN THE RINK A BIG SUCCESS
The chargers would like to thank all the fans, volunteers and sponsors for making our event a big success.
We had a good crowd and everyone seemed to enjoy the evening.
The team won 3 -1 against Cobourg which made the evening even more exciting.
Team management are tallying up the finances from the evening and will be advising ASAP as to their donation to Cancer.
Thank you again for all your support.
CHARGERS READY TO ROCK IN PINK
After months of preparation the team is ready to put on a show.
The team is doing great on the ice and fighting for that last available playoff spot in the SW Division.
TheY won 4-2 over Stouffville thursday night in Stouffville setting up a barn burner of game tonight at PC Arena.
Game time 8 pm.
The Team will be wearing pink jerseys the whole game.
We have booked a sound system so the place will be jumpin!!
KATI PEARSON WILL ROCK THE ANTHEM
We have several fundraising activities going off inside the arena.
Pink Cup Cakes $2.00, Team Photos $3.00, Pink Jerseys $35.00 (cash only), Puck Shoot Contest an a Silent Auction.
The Port Credit Paper Weights will show us their skills at the 1st intermission and the Port Credit Figure Skaters wil perform at 2nd intermission. The Rapid Fire Puck Shoot Contest will go at the end of the 2nd intermission.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO FANS
To all fans please enter the arena through the doors in the lower level on the west side of the arena.
If you don't have a ticket proceed to the box office on the lower level, purchase your ticket, pick up a program and then head up the west stairs to the upper level. We will have a ticket taker at the door to the arena to take you ticket stub and stamp your hand.
If you already have a ticket please head straight up the west stairs to the upper level entrance and our ticket takers will take car of you.
Please donot go through the sliding glass doors in the level leading to the dressing rooms. This area is for players, officials staff, volunteers and entertainers. We will jhave security at this entrance to send you back up stairs .
Thank you and enjoy the evening Please give generously
Pink in The Rink Update
We are now just one week away from the big event. Everything is coming together for a great evening.
Oue sponsors for the evening are Insurance Land, Chris Thomson Royal Lepage Realty, Marville Travel and The Waterside Inn.
Freaky Media will be looking after the sound and music system for the evening. We should have great atmosphere in the rink.
We have several fundraising activities going off in the concourse area at the end of the rink closest to the lobby.
The Silent Auction Company will be bringing out several interesting items for auction.
Pink Cup Cakes will be sold for $2.00 each
Game Worn Signed Pink Jerseys will be on sale during the game at $50.00 each. The players will be wearing the jerseys during the game. Sold jerseys will be available for pick up at practise the week following the game.
Puck Shoot Contest: Sign up for the puck shoot contest at the Canadian Cancer Society booth in the concourse. A donation to cancer is required.
Team Photos: A small stock of team photos will be on sale for $3.00. They will be available at the Pink Jersey booth.
We should have a great evening.
Be sure to pick up your free game night program when you arrive at the arena entrance.
Arrive early to get you favourite seat.
Cheer load and proud for the Chargers!!!
Player of the Month Ceremony at PC Arena Tonight
The Chargers will be honouring the Player of the Month tonight at their home game at Port Credit Arena vs. Stouffville.
Trevor Warnaar is the player of the month for the Chargers and Brooklyn Robb is the player of the month for minor hockey.
Brooklyn is in her first year of house league hockey with the Mississauga Chiefs Girls Hockey League.
Both players will be honored at center ice prior to puck drop.
Game time at PC arena is 8 pm.
Warnaar Named SW Player of the Month
The OJHL announced today that Mississauga Chargers captain Trevor Warnaar has been named the Gongshow Gear South-West Conference Player-of-the-Month for January after registering 11 goals and 22 points in 10 games played during the month.
"To be recognized as South-West Player-of-the-Month is a great honour," said the Chargers' captain. "This year has been the most challenging, and yet memorable, hockey season of my career. If it had not been for the support and encouragement of my teammates, coaches and medical staff, I would likely not have made it back on the ice after my injury at the Showcase Tournament. I consider this Player-of-the-Month recognition as a team award and I want to share this award with them. What everyone on this team did for me I will never forget and it will be with me for the rest of my life."
"As an overage player in the league," continued Warnaar, "it would mean a great deal to me to make the playoffs and have a strong run in the post-season. We've been successful in the New Year so far and the team has been playing well together. If we continue to play the way we have been I think we will surprise some teams and there is no other group of people that I would rather share that success with than the players, coaches and staff in that room right now."
"The entire organization is very proud of Trevor," said Chargers Head Coach Joe Washkurak. "As the entire OJHL knows, Trevor had a very serious injury at Governors' Showcase Weekend and has worked very hard to come back. Trevor's linemates Lucas Venuto and Mitch Mehling have played very well along with Trevor and have been instrumental in helping Trevor win this award. Trevor is a very humble person, but I feel has really been the heart and soul of our team since he came back and a huge reason where our team is today. Trevor is a true leader and I would like to thank our therapist Dr. Karen Chrobak for helping Trevor back to where he is today...she worked very hard with him."
Chargers Face Tough Test Ahead
The Chargers have six tough games ahead including 5 road games in 12 days. Probably the toughest test of their season.
With a stellar record after the new year the team will take on the St. Mikes Buzzers tomorrow at 2 pm at PC Arena. That will the 3rd game of a 3 game home stand. The team split the first 2 games.
The road games begin Monday night January 27th and go straight through to Friday Feb. 7th with games against Hamilton, Kingston, Whitby, Toronto Lakeshore and Trenton.
A successful record through these next 6 game could earn them a playoff position.
Image courtesy of OJHL Images
The team returns home Saturday February 8th for a game with the Stouffville Spirit at PC arena game time is 8pm.
PINK IN THE RINK UPDATE
The planning of the Pink in the Rink Event continues to move along on schedule.
Volunteers from the local community are stepping forward and offering their assistance during the evening.
We are putting together a game night program for the event and have some limited space for sponsors.
Three corporate sponsors came on board this week including Insurance Land, The Waterside Inn, and Chris Thomson Royal Lepage Realestate.
One more half page ad space is available. Please contact the team management if you would like an ad in the program.
Chargers Make it 5 in Row
The Chargers are one of the hottest teams in junior hockey right now with 5 wins in a row since the new year.
They walked into Milton last night and took out the Ice hawks 7-4 in front of 225 fans at the Milton Memorial Arena.
The scoring was spread around with Zack Lansfield leading the way with 2 goals. Also scoring were Thomas Lattavo, Stefano Alonzi, Mitch Mehling, Lucas Venuto and Cory Hyashi.
The chargers lead 3-1 after the first but Milton stormed back and lead 4-3 after the second.
It was all Mississauga in the 3rd with the chargers pumping in 4 unanswered goals.
The chargers outshot the Icehawks 40-31
The Chargers go for 6 in row tonight at home vs. the Toronto Jr. Canadiens. This is a four point game as the TJC are only 2 points ahead of the Chargers in the standings.
Game time is 8 pm.
Kati Pearson will sing the national anthem tonight and the Port Credit Figure Skating Club will perform at first intermission.
Chargers off to Great Start in 2014
The Chargers have come out of the gate like gangbusters in 2014. Since the new year the team is 3 and 0 with wins over St. Mikes, Milton and Oakville. This is the longest winning streak of the season. It is great to see that the hard work and dedication of the players and coaches is paying off.
Way to go guys!! Keep up the great work!!
Photo Courtesy of OJHL images
PINK IN THE RINK VOLUNTEERS WANTED
The Chargers are working hard in preparation for our Pink in the Rink Fundraiser set for Saturday Feb. 15th at PC Arena.
There are a lot of details to take care of and we could use some help particularly on game night.
Some of the tasks include: set up and take down of booths, pink cup sales, selling tickets, pink jersey auction, fan puck shoot competition, puck toss and much more.
If you have some time to help the team with this event please contact Dave Robinson at email@example.com
PINK IN THE RINK UPDATE
The Chargers 1st annual Pink in the Rink fundraiser for cancer is progressing along on schedule and set for Saturday Feb. 15 2014 at PC Arena.Game time is 8 pm vs the Cobourg Cougars.
The evening promises to be an enjoyable mid winter break situated on Family Day Weekend and it is just one day after Valentines Day. Numerous activities are planned for the evening including a silent auction, puck toss, and a skating demonstration courtesy of the PC Figure Skating Club. Pink cup cakes will be for sale at $2.00 each. All the ladies will recieve a flower when they buy a ticket.
Tickets are now on sale at all Chargers home games.
Our goal is to have 500 people in the rink for this evening.
Please spread the word to family friends and business associates.
See you there!!
Christmas Break Score Card
At the Christmas break the Chargers are in 6th place in the south division with 28 points in 34 games. They have 104 goals for and 146 against with 661 minutes in penalties.
The top 3 goal scorers are Vince Figliomeni,Ryan Hunter and Zory Hyashi.
Vince has 21 goals 12 assists for 33 points. Ryan has 11 goals 17 assists for 28 points, and Zory Hyashi has 6 goals, 14 assists for 20 points.
The team's goalies are Austin Washkurak and Alex Lapore. Austin has a GAA of 4.19 and SV% of .904. Alex has a 4.06 GAA and a SV% of .898
Game vs. Hamilton Rescheduled
The game that was cancelled last Saturday December 14th vs. The Hamilton Red Wings has been rescheduled for Saturday Dec. 28th at Westwood Arena. Game Time is 7:30 pm.
Anthem Singers Wanted
The Chargers are looking for anthem singers to sing the Canadian and American National Anthems at our home games.
If you have the gift of song and would like to show it off in front of the home town crowd please get in touch with us.
An audition will be required. If interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PLAYER OF THE MONTH
The Chargers introduced a player of the month program for the first time this season at their home game on November 28th vs. Lindsay.
#63 Vince Figliomeni from the Chargers and Andrew Desouza from the Atom AAA Mississauga Jets were chosen for their outstanding contribution to their respective teams over the last month.(photo courtesy of Brian Watts OJHL Images)
Vince is the leading scorer on the Chargers with 16 goals and 10 assists for 26 points. Andew is in his third year of hockey and plays defence for his team.
The Chargers will highlight players every month with on ice interviews and feature articles on this site as a means of promoting the team to the fan base.
Chargers Live On Haze FM
The Mississauga Chargers made their first appearance on community radio this season when they went live on air at 8:30am Friday morning December 6th, 2013. The team was invited to speak on the stations morning sports talk radio show by the Stephenie McKenzie the stations talk show host. Stephanie was in attendance at the Clarkson tree lighting last week.
Players Ryan Harrison, Alex Mills, and Nick Tetely along with assistant coach Darren Smith and marketing rep Dave Robinson chatted it up with Stephanie live on air for about an hour. We had fun time about the team and what we want to do for the rest of the season, added Dave Robinson. The players did a great job talking about the team and their careers with the Chargers.
Haze FM is an internet radio station broadcasting from their office at 309 Lakeshore Rd. East in Port Credit. To tune in go www.hazefm.ca
Lucas Venuto Celebrate a Goal vs. Lindsay (Photo by Brian Watts OJHL Images)
Chargers off to a Great Start in 2014!!
The Chargers have started 2014 with 3 straight wins. Since the new year the team has wins over St.Mikes, Milton and Oakville.
This is the longest winning streak of the season. It is great to see that the hard work and dedication of the players and the coaching staff is paying off.
Way to go guys!! Keep up the good work!!
Players Light Up Clarkson Christmas Tree
The chargers were out in the community November 28th to help the local folks of Clarkson light their Chistmas tree. This annual event officially kicks off christmas in Clarkson and was attended by over 100 people.The event was held at the Chartwell Baptist Church in the village of Clarkson. The 50 foot living blue spruce that is on the church property was planted in the early 50's and made a magificent christmas when fully lit. Assistant Coach Darren Smith, along with players Ryan Harrison,Michael Hollister, Joey Molinaro, Thomas Lattavo and marketing rep Dave Robinson enjoyed hanging out with the kids, enjoying some hot chocolate and Christmas goodies. The players even got to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.
Chargers Hook Up with Port Credit BIA
The Chargers are pleased to announce their affiliation with the Port Credit BIA. The Port Credit Business Improvement Area supports and fosters business development in the village of Port Credit. The group which boasts a membership of over 300 local businesses meets on a regular basis throughout the year and is an organizer of many exciting events going on around the Port Credit area.
"Becoming a part of the local BIA and attending their events is a key component of our marketing plan." states Dave Robinson the teams marketing rep. "We have to be out in the community meeting people on a regular basis to remind them of our presence as Port Credit's Junior A Hockey Team. Not only will we be attending BIA meetings but we will be volunteering our time to help with the events that the BIA produce."
Members of the BIA who are in need of volunteers for an event or special promotion should contact the team to arrange for some players to lend a hand. We are an elite hockey team, we are on skates typically 5 times a week but we will make time for local businesses who need our help.
"The best way to get people to know your sports team is to give back to the community," adds Robinson.
FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT FEB.22nd
The chargers are at home for their last regular season game at PC arena Saturday Feb. 22nd vs Toronto Lakeshore.
The team will be paying trubute to their fans with some extra special celebrations planned.
In addition there will be a ceremony for the five players graduating from the team at the end of the season.
Trevor Warnaar will be honored at center ice for winning the OJHL North East Conference Player of the Month for January.
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Chargers to Appear @ PCS Coaches Game
The chargers will be out in the community tonight to help the Port Credit Storm Minor Hockey League with their annual coaches game.
Thiis annual event supports needy causes in the Port Credit/Mississauga area. This year the league is designating the game as a memorial to a Michael Newnham a young man who played in the league. Michael passed away in early December following a GO Train accident.
The Chargers will be volunteering their time to help the organizers with the game.
The PCS organization will be giving away a Ford F150 to the winner of their intermission fan puck shoot competition.
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