|Name:||2016-17 Kemptville Peewee Rep Hockey Team|
The 2016-17 season for the Kemptville Peewee Rep hockey team was an incredible ride. They were undefeated in league play with a 19-0-5 record. They won the regional Silver Stick tournament and participated in the International Silver Stick in Forest, Ontario. The team went on to win the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League Playoff Championship maintaining their undefeated record in league and playoff play finishing the UCMHL regular and playoff season with a 26-0-7 record.
Unfortunately this group of parents, players and coaches suffered a terrible loss along the way which was not on the ice. On Monday, March 20th, while vacationing in Costa Rica
Assistant Coach Joshua Dixon passed away. Although this team had an incredible win/loss record and dominated their competition throughout the season the adversity that this team had to go through in March was something that most teams could not handle. Playing on through this tragedy to finish the season was never questioned by the team and their families.
This is a story of family strength and it is the best example of how sport can pull people together, help heal families who are suffering and most importantly celebrate the life of a man who gave back to his community through sports.
Todd Durie (Head Coach)
Josh Dixon (Asst Coach)
Steve Collins (Asst Coach)
Dean Howell (Trainer)
Dan Mellon (Manager)