He's lived in Oakville for over 10 years, and he loves all sports. Christian also sent out a tweet addressing what was happening in the USA. Staff: Mike Tarantino (Head Coach), Rob Bentivegna (Assistant Coach), Ryan Hunter (Assistant Coach), Mark Edwards (Assistant Coach), Jordan Selinger (General Manager), Cole Crane (Assistant GM), Craig Clayton (Head Equipment Manager), Natalie Figueria (Trainer), Nicholas Fiore (Play by Play Broadcaster), Matthew Ahmadzai (Colour Commentator), John Cole (Home Game Camera Man). “My uncle had gone there, so there was a bit of familiarity as well.”. Wayne Purboo is a name that not many people would be familiar with, but should be. In the final game of the round robin, they defeated the host Newmarket Hurricanes 5-2. Unfortunately, the playoffs were cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Christen Purboo playing for the OJHL Oakville Blades. The team is one of the absolute top franchises in the OJHL with an unparalleled track record of helping local kids advance, so they were looking for someone from Oakville to buy the team.”. We have created a browser extension. They are a part of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. To install click the Add extension button. The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. Metro Junior A Hockey League: 1991–92 • 1992–93 • 1993–94 • 1994–95 • 1995–96 • 1996–97 • 1997–98 Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea! Cole Purboo playing against his brother Christian Purboo. The Blades started as a Junior C team, and made it to the Clarence Schmalz Cup Final once to compete for the All-Ontario Junior "C" title. It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. 2011–12 Croatian Ice Hockey League season, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League team, Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, Superior International Junior Hockey League, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA), https://icehockey.fandom.com/wiki/Oakville_Blades?oldid=679257. What we do. Despite outshooting them, the Blades were shocked by the Colts 5-4. The Blades then moved on to the Dudley Hewitt Cup, the Central Canadian championship. They went on to win the Central Division by six points over the Barrie Colts, and finish second in the Eastern Conference. The Blades had a great 2007-08 regular season. Just better. The big power forward led the team in scoring in the 2018-19 season with 55 points and finished second the season prior. Would you like Wikipedia to always look as professional and up-to-date? “There was a strong desire by the former owners to keep the ownership in Oakville,” said Purboo. Both had kids that they thought would play for the team, but there was one other reason the two bought the Blades. [2] With this, the Blades had to bring their back-up cold off the bench for the national championship. So when a bunch of teams were interested, I was pretty nervous, but my dad, my goalie coach and my GM all told me it would be for the best.”. He is a co-owner of the Oakville Blades who play in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and has two sons that have carved successful careers in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Storr was also named Head Coach and General Manager of the team. Purboo has two sons who have forged successful careers in the OHL. Quite the same Wikipedia. We won’t have a winning season like that every year, but seeing how much the kids go through, there’s so much passion.”. Purboo had talked with Storr when both lived in Los Angeles about purchasing a portion of the team. “Being a black person in Oakville, and one of the few black owners in Canada, I have a strong desire to see hockey become more diverse.”. “They’re a well-known program, and I really liked what the coaching staff had to say,” said Cole. In game 1, the Blades defeated the Thunder Bay Region champion Dryden Ice Dogs 5-1. With 39 wins, 6 losses, and 4 overtime losses, the Blades finished first overall in the West Division. Oakville moved up to the Junior B level for the 1970-71 season, and joined the Mid-Ontario Junior B league. The Oakville Blades had their best season yet in franchise history, winning the OJHL, the Dudley-Hewitt Cup, and coming in third place going to the semi finals at the National Jr. A Hockey Championship, the furthest they have got at the national tournament. Christian Purboo was the only one of Purboo’s sons to play for the Blades, but his career in the OHL has, so far, been successful as well. While the Blades as a team cannot provide a definitive answer to the injustice facing visible minorities, Purboo is an advisor to the newly formed Hockey Diversity Alliance. In 1971, the leagues realigned, and Oakville moved to the new Central Junior B league. Star goaltender Scott Greenham could not attend the tournament despite leading the Blades to the OPJHL and Central Canadian Championships. Metro Junior A Hockey League: Mimico Monarchs • Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins Team includes: Spencer Kersten, Peyton Reeves "C", Jack Ricketts "A", Thomas Maia, Josh Nixon, Harrison Israels, Kyle Potts, Kyle Lewis, Jason Pineo, Callum Jones "A", Garrett Pyke "A", Alton McDermott, Ryan Nicholson, Nicholas Aromatario, Ryan O'Hara, Holden Doggett, Tyler Amaral, Jack Lyons, Tanner McEachern, Chirstian Girhiny, Nathan Ribau, Cameron Hatziioannou, Will Barber, Chris Elliot. The second time, they were defeated by the Midwestern Junior B Hockey League's Waterloo Siskins 4-games-to-0. Purboo purchased the Blades alongside Tony Canade a few years ago. The 2008 campaign got rocky when the Blades shipped off to Cornwall, Ontario for the Royal Bank Cup. It was not to be though, as the Blades out-shot but still lost to the top ranked Camrose Kodiaks 6-1. You could also do it yourself at any point in time. He is a co-owner of the Oakville Blades who play in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and has two sons that have carved successful careers in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Ice Hockey Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. The shooting of George Floyd in the USA sparked outrage amongst black Americans, causing protests to erupt all over the world. The Dudley Hewitt Cup represents the Central Canadian Junior A championship. As if the success of the Blades wasn’t enough proof of how big hockey is here, Rogers’ Hometown Hockey broadcast their show from Oakville on November 26, 2017. The first time, they were defeated by the Metro Junior B Hockey League's Bramalea Blues 4-games-to-3. Cole Purboo spent four years with the Windsor Spitfires, with his final two as one of the team’s assistant captains. “It was great to recognize Oakville and be able to show the strength of the community and the love of hockey in Oakville,” said Purboo. This gave the Blades a bye to the final where they played the Hurricanes again and beat them 6-3. Luckily, Christian will most likely be heading back to the Wolves when the new season starts to improve on last season. Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club Ground, Won League, OHA Champions, 4-3 VS Kingston. Oakville Blades Jr. A Hockey Club. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. Purboo kept his stake in the Blades, because, as he puts it, “I still have an affinity for hockey here, and it’s fun to own a team.”. Having accepted a scholarship to play for the Alaska Nanooks,[1] he would lose his NCAA eligibility if he played in the Royal Bank Cup because his age (21). Professional and amateur athletes of all races spoke about the brutality and made statements of their own. Wayne Purboo is a name that not many people would be familiar with, but should be. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. The then defeated the Northern Ontario champion Sudbury Jr. Wolves 5-3. The Blades finished with the highest wins ever, and tied for most points in club history. The Oakville Blades are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. In the OPJHL Buckland Cup final, Blades dominated the Markham Waxers and won 4-games-to-1 to win their first ever Junior A league championship. Ontario Junior Hockey League: 1992–93 • 1993–94 • 1994–95 • 1995–96 • 1996–97 • 1997–98 • 1998–99 • 1999–00 • 2000–01 • 2001–02 • 2002–03 • 2003–04 • 2004–05 • 2005–06 • 2006–07 • 2007–08 • 2008–09 • 2009-10 CC/OJ • 2010–11. This earned them a berth into the 2008 Royal Bank Cup. Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League: Ajax Merchants • Belleville Bulls • Brampton Warriors • Cambridge Winterhawks • Dixie Beehives • Guelph Platers • Hamilton Mountain A's • Kingston Frontenacs • North Bay Trappers • Owen Sound Greys • Royal York Royals • Toronto Nationals • Weston Dodgers • Whitby Lawmen When asked how the Blades would do next season, Purboo was clear and confident. Whitby Fury, Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League: Brantford Foresters • Brantford Majors • Buffalo-Glencoe Tondas • Chatham Maroons • Detroit Jr. Red Wings • Guelph CMC's • Guelph Imperials • Michigan Americans • Niagara Falls Flyers • St. Thomas Elgins • Sarnia Bees • Sarnia Legionnaires • Welland Sabres • Windsor Spitfires