- Huskies registered for 9th season with several roster moves for 2013
- Roster additions: (D) Andy Heatherington (D) Neil Revell (F) Kevin Ward
- Roster Subtractions:(F)Chris Taylor (D)Michael Gomes (F)Scott Johnston (F)Scott Gawne (D)Corey Halyk
- Rumours: Huskies look to sign one more D-man
- Tier 2: Huskies, French Toast, Ramrods, Oaktown Flyers, Nailers, Oakville Rangers
2013 Season: Could be the last season
Season start Monday April 15th at the new Toronto Rock Facility off of the North Service Rd. Here are the confirmed players:
Jake, Duncan, Friesen, Sinny, B. Chandler, McCoubrey, McKay, (new) Ward, J. Chandler
Field, Dobbie, (new) Heatherington, (new) Neil, (new) Huddleston
Retired: Mike Gomes, Corey Halyk
Extended IR: Chris Taylor Lost to Free Agency: Scott Johnston Switched to golfing: Mike Cee
New Ball Hockey Arena
History of the Heathfield Huskies
122GP--84W--25L--12T--1OTL--+209 =Huskies win on average by 1.71 goals
40GP--28W--8L--2T--2OTL--+50 =5 Championships and 3 Finalists
Heathfield Huskies All-time Stats Leader Board
1. Derek Friesen 138, 2. Jeff Chandler 107, 3. Corey Halyk 96
1. Kyle Dorosh 64, 2. Friesen Derek 44, 3. Kevin Sinclair 42
1. Kyle Dorosh 61, 2. Derek Friesen 60, 3. Kevin Sinclair 56
1. Kyle Dorosh 125, 2. Derek Friesen 108, 3. Kevin Sinclair 98
1. Devon Bigger 78, 2. Mike Chereshnevsky 63, 3. Derek Friesen 56
1. Angelo Alberga 56, 2. Dennis Field 14, 3. Jeff Lancaster 4
1. Angelo Alberga 1.86, 2. Kris McCoubrey 2.00, 3. Dennis Field 2.04
1. Angelo Alberga 18, 2. Dennis Field 2 3. Jeff Lancaster 1
Huskies honour Mark Friesen
Players Ball Hockey is in the initial stages of organizing a ball hockey tournament in memory of Heathfield Huskies defenseman Mark Friesen. Players Ball Hockey new owner Mike Wilson hasn’t confirmed a date but is looking into organizing a tournament played out of Oakville. Captain Matt Dobbie and Mike Chereshnevsky have ordered patchs with Mark’s number to we be worn on each jersey.
An avid hockey player, Mark worked his way up to playing triple-A hockey where a coach said he had the ability to go further, but needed to develop his ‘killer instinct. Rudy noted this request proved incompatible with his son’s gentle nature. “Mark was a classy player,” he said. “He was a strong guy, he was a defenceman and he always did his job, but he wasn’t into playing hockey that way.” Mark’s love of hockey continued to his final days playing for the Heathfield Huskies ball hockey team and playing with his cousins in Virgil.
The Friesen family is honouring Mark’s memory by establishing the Mark Friesen Award, dedicated to impacting the lives of students studying Mark’s chosen field in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University.
The award will be an endowment, which will make it a permanent fixture in the school’s scholarship program. Each year one student will be honoured with the award.
Mark was in his second year and was working towards a Bachelor’s Degree. He had a strong work ethic and an equally strong belief in fairness. He was talented, creative and had a wonderful nature. The award will aid future students who also posses these qualities.
The endowmentis set up right now for the student that improves the most from year one to two at RyersonTo start the endowment, $25,000 needs to be raised. Derek is organizing a fundraiser gala dinner to see his sibling’s memorial scholarship come to fruition.
The fundraiser will take place on Saturday May 2, 2009 from 6 pm to 1 am at St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre at 1280 Dundas St. W. in Oakville. There will be dinner, dancing, prizes, a silent auction and much more.
Tickets for the fundraising dinner are available up to April 26 and are $70 for students and seniors and $80 for adults. They can be purchased from Derek Friesen at 905-466-2576 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org