End of the Season

With the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs winning the Sutherland Cup last night, the end of the 2013-2014 season has finally come. It has been a very long season and I just want to take a moment to properly close it out.

First, congratulations to Caledonia on the season they had. They shot out of the gate to the top of the Golden Horseshoe Conference and really didn’t look back.

I also want to congratulate the S Catharines Falcons. They fought hard all season to catch Caledonia and battled with them every step of the way. I know the Sutherland Cup is every team’s dream, but you have no reason to hang your heads after the season you’ve had.

In my opinion, all 27 teams in the GOJHL need to be congratulated on the seasons they’ve had. We had teams that struggled next to teams that thrived, but the ones that struggled, it makes you better for next year. You need to go through times of adversity to appreciate your achievements.

I want to mention Chris Lazary and the Waterloo Siskins. You took a very young team and captured the Siskins first Cherrey Cup in 20 years. That is no small feat and it’s unfortunate how things turned out after your season ended. I don’t personally know Chris, but from the things I’ve heard and read, I’m sure you’ll land somewhere in the GOJHL for next year.

Leamington Flyers, they captured their first Western Jr. B title ever. Your play-off run this season, it was exactly what your community needed. You pulled everybody together and gave them hope.

You’re going to be surprised at this, but I also want to mention Chatham Maroons. No season is complete without some controversy and you were it this year. But it should not reflect upon the players. They went out and did their job as they were instructed. In my opinion, the issues surrounding Chatham are the fault of their coach and owner/GM. It was their decisions that got them in the hot water to begin with.

Now each team is looking forward to the 2014-2015 season and I wish them all good luck.

Now that the season is over, the blog will be dormant for the summer.

There are also some exciting changes coming with the blog. I expect them to take place over the next couple weeks. Once it happens, if you have any questions, about it or anything else, please feel free to email me at s_rockets@hotmail.com

Thanks everyone and have a great summer!

You all know that I am a die-hard Rockets fan, but I am also a die-hard GOJHL fan, having been watching Jr. B hockey since I was 10 years old. I will only watch the GOJHL and during the hockey season, you never know what arena RG is gonna show up at. I'm bringing you the games, news, and updates of the GOJHL. RG is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheRocketGirl16 and you can find me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheRocketGirl16 If you hear of anything about any of the teams in the GOJHL, or have questions about anything, feel free to post it. If I don't know the answer, I know how to find it.

1 Comment

  1. David Honsberger

    David Honsberger

    May 26, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    It was a very exciting and often unpredictable post season. I’m sure the OHA is having a serious look at their new Sutherland Cup format. I wonder how the GOJHL GMs feel about this matter. The four teams that were directly involved should have some interesting comments.

    The structure of how to build a contending team has changed. The off season will be an important time for all the teams as they discuss if they should change their direction and areas of emphasis.

    We look forward to a new and revitalized GOJHL in 2014-15.

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