The Islanders found themselves on the wrong side of a 3-2 result vs. Northumberland, on Sunday – ending their post-season run as quickly as it started. The eventful game was hotly contested, but time ran out in the end and now the focus is on next season.
The team would like to thank everybody that came out to support us throughout the year. We look forward to starting fresh in October and welcome any new players, volunteers, and sponsors! If you’re interested, or know somebody who might be, please have them reach out to us through our contact form.
Take care, enjoy the warm weather (when it finally arrives) and see you next season!
Riding the momentum of an appearance in the bronze medal final, at the Cruisers Cup Tournament (playing 6 games in less than 48 hours), the Islanders kicked off the regular season, with a 2-0 victory over Niagara. It was a hard-fought road win for the short-handed squad, but a great start and important 2 points, in what will be a challenging OSHA “Intermediate B” season.
The Islanders were recently featured in Snap’d Markham – a community-based, free publication that uses photos to promote life, entertainment and the spirit of the community.
Special thanks to Darrell Hein, for coming out to chat pre-game and take pics of us, the Northumberland Predators, and our fans.
Our upcoming playoff game against the Peterborough Patriots is featured on Snap’d calendar.
After a closely-contested 2-0 victory in the semifinals vs. Northumberland, the Islanders were in tough again on Champion’s Day vs. the Buffalo Sabres Gold.
The teams traded chances through 3 periods, with Markham maintaining most of the pressure, but an unlucky deflection during 3-on-3 overtime gave the visiting Sabres the 1-0 victory and a gold medal to declare at customs.
Heartbreak and disappointment aside, the team should be proud of their accomplishments, this season. We experienced a large turn-over in personnel (losing several veterans, but only adding 2 rookies and a new coach) and still managed to equal last year’s result of making the final. Congratulations to the entire team, our supporters, and to “Coach Diddy”, on a well-played season!
We now turn our focus to next season and strengthening our team/growing our program. Anybody interested in joining or sponsoring the team can reach us via the Contact form, or by calling our coach directly (Rick: 647-551-5909).
The Islanders have been featured locally, in the past week – first by the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) and then the York Region News! We hope that this exposure will help raise the profile of our teams and allow us to grow our program further, and attract potential sponsors.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to read either of these articles, please do and help spread the word!