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Steelheads acquire right winger Ty Collins from Guelph Storm

The Mississauga Steelheads announced today that the hockey club has acquired forward Ty Collins from the Guelph Storm in exchange for a 3rd round pick in 2022 (SAG) and a 5th round pick in 2022.

Collins, 17, has 6 points (4G,2A) through his first 11 games this season. In 59 career OHL games, the Newmarket, Ontario native has registered 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists). Collins also appeared in four playoff games last season during the Storm’s OHL Championship run. 

General Manager and Head Coach James Richmond had this to say about acquiring the 6’0, 177 lbs. forward:

“We are extremely excited to get another ’02 on our roster. Ty is very offensively gifted and will fit right into the lineup for this weekend.”

Collins was originally selected by the Guelph Storm in the second round (38thoverall) in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. Following the draft, the right winger was selected to represent Team OMHA Black where he registered 5 points (2G,3A) in 4 games.

The Steelheads would like to officially welcome Ty Collins and his family to Mississauga.

Mississauga Steelheads will once again partner with the Canadian Cancer Society

MISSISSAUGA, ON – On Thursday November 21st, the Mississauga Steelheads host the London Knights in the club’s 8th annual Pink at the Rink game, presented by Pandora Square One.

Keeping with tradition, the Steelheads will don unique pink jerseys that will be available for auction following the game on CHL Auctions. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society as the club aims to surpass last year’s fundraising total. Keep an eye on Steelheads social media accounts in the coming weeks as we unveil this year’s Pink at the Rink jerseys.

Last season the hockey club was able to raise $8,763.32 for the Canadian Cancer Society, including a donation from a social media campaign started by Assistant Captain, Nic Canade. As part of the Pink at the Rink Game, Canade wanted to make an impact and posted a picture on Instagram, wearing a pink jersey from a previous season. His caption read “With the breast cancer awareness game coming up on Sunday for the Steelheads, I would like to donate .25 cents for every like I receive on this post for the first 10,000 likes. All the proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.” In just a matter of days, Canade generated over 65,000 likes on the post.

“I was actually talking to my parents, hoping it would get around 10,000 and it ended up blowing up with overwhelming support from everyone,” said Canade. “I’m just happy and overwhelmed by everything that’s happened.” During last season’s game, it was also announced that Enterprise Rent-A-Car would match Canade’s donation of $2,500 for a total of $5,000. A donation from defenceman Charlie Callaghan and his family would increase the final number to $6,000. “It’s something for me that touches close to home and (it does) for many other people obviously,” Canade said. “Getting it out there and making people aware of what we’re doing with the Steelheads organization is a big thing. I want to do it again this year… but make it bigger and better. I am hoping to get more companies involved and raise more money for the Canadian Cancer Society.”

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Steelheads complete trade with Sarnia Sting

The Mississauga Steelheads announced today that the hockey club has acquired overage forward Calvin Martin from the Sarnia Sting in exchange for an 8th round pick in 2023.

Martin, 20, has 9 points (5G,4A) over his first 8 games this season, averaging 1.13 points per game. In 143 career OHL games the Peterborough, Ontario native has registered 55 points (24 goals, 31 assists). Over a five-year career Martin has split playing time for the Soo Greyhounds (2015-2018), Val-d’Or Foreurs (QMJHL) (2018) and the Sarnia Sting (2018-2019).

General Manager and Head Coach James Richmond had this to say about acquiring the 6’0, 188 lbs. forward.

“We would like to welcome Calvin and his family to the Steelheads. Calvin has been a point-a-game guy this season and we have been looking to add offence to the lineup. He is a strong forward that we are extremely excited to get and will be inserted into the lineup for the game on Friday.”

Martin was originally selected by the Soo Greyhounds in the sixth round (121st overall) in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.

LAST FEW DAYS LEFT TO ENTER THE NORTH MISSISSAUGA SOCCER CLUB COMPETITIVE TRIALS

Registrations are open for the last two sessions scheduled on Sept 28 and Oct 5 for U13-U18

Mississauga, 24th Sept 2019: The city’s not-for-profit community, North Mississauga Soccer Club (NMSC) that began its trials/try-outs at the competitive level on 14 September will soon draw close to its conclusion. It is accepting registrations from soccer enthusiasts U13-U18 (Boys & Girls) for its remaining slots on Sept 28 and Oct 5. The trials will be inclusive of competitive players for all-levels, including Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), Golden Horseshoe Soccer League (GHSL), and Peel Halton Development League (PHDL) teams.

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STEELHEADS ANNOUNCE 2019-20 LEADERSHIP GROUP

Liam Ham to become seventh captain to serve for the Mississauga Steelheads.

The Mississauga Steelheads proudly announced their leadership group for the 2019-20 season on Tuesday. Veteran defenceman Liam Ham will Captain the hockey club while Nicholas Canade and Keean Washkurak will serve as Assistant Captains.

General Manager and Head Coach James Richmond commented on his new leadership team. “We are pleased to announce our 2019-20 Captains. Liam Ham will wear the “C”, Nicholas Canade and Keean Washkurak will wear the “A’s”. We have a ton of character in our dressing room and quite honestly there are a number of players the coaches will be leaning on for leadership this season. Liam, Nicholas and Keean are all true leaders on and off the ice and they will all be tremendous reflections of what a Steelhead is. We would like to congratulate all three of these players on this accomplishment and we all look forward to a great season.”

Liam Ham played his minor hockey for the York Simcoe Express of the Eastern Minor Midget Hockey League and was one of the league’s top defencemen with 27 points in 32 games. Ham would go on to be selected by Niagara IceDog’s in the sixth round (113th overall) on the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. The Newmarket, Ontario native made the Niagara IceDogs roster the following year, where he would spend the next two and half seasons, before a trade ultimately landed him wearing the blue and white. After being acquired midway through the 2018-19 season, Ham put up strong numbers, recording 30 points (8 goals, 22 assists) in 41 games for the Steelheads. He was ranked in a tie for 2nd as the best defensive defenseman in the year-end OHL Coaches poll, a testament to his on-ice play in both ends of the ice.

Ham spoke about the honour of wearing the “C” and becoming the seventh captain of the franchise. “I am honoured to be selected by our coaching staff as captain to represent our team this year. We have a very tight knit group that works hard and loves to play together. Along with Keean and Nick who also will be representing our team as leaders we are very focused on having a long and successful year.” 

Nicholas Canade will be an Assistant Captain for the second year in a row. As an Assistant Captain of the 2018-19 Steelheads he showed his dedication and leadership both on and off the ice. Canade was recognized at the end of the season as the OHL’s Humanitarian of the Year, an award which recognizes a player that demonstrates himself as an outstanding role model in the community.

Keean Washkurak had a breakout season in 2018-19 where he put himself on the radar of NHL scouts, registering 47 points (16 goals, 31 assists) in 66 games. He was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2019 U18 World Junior Championship and was recognized as the OHL Western Conference’s Hardest Working Player in the annual Coaches Poll. The St. Louis Blues 5th round selection leads by example with his fast and physical style of play.