STEELHEADS COMPLETE SECOND TRADE WITH SPIRIT

For the second time in three days, Steelheads GM James Richmond has completed a trade with the Spirit ahead of next week’s deadline. Heading to Saginaw in the deal is long-time Steelhead, Owen Tippett. In exchange for the Peterborough native, the Steelheads receive ’01 Centreman, Aidan Prueter, a 3rd round pick in ’19 (SAG), a 7th round pick in ’19 (SAG), a 2nd round pick in ’20 (BAR), a 3rd round pick in ’20 (SAR), a 7th round pick in ’20 (SAG) and a 2nd round pick in ’21 (SBY).

Head Coach and GM, James Richmond comments on today’s transaction, “We would like to thank Owen Tippett for his time with the Mississauga Steelheads. He is a very special person and we wish the very best for him. Owen is a wonderful teammate and as fans have seen, a very electrifying hockey player. He will be missed and we wish him well.”

Originally selected 4th overall by the Steelheads in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, Tippett amassed a club record 114 goals and 203 points in just 182 regular season contests to go along with 27 points in 33 post-season appearances.

In regards to the player coming back in the deal, Richmond adds, “We are excited about adding Aidan Prueter to our hockey club. Aidan brings a high compete level and skill set to our team. We have just added another core piece for our hockey team now and moving forward. We would like to welcome Aidan and his family to the Steelheads family.”

Prueter, a late-birth ’01 Centreman, was selected 24th overall in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection by the Saginaw Spirit. In this, his second full Ontario Hockey League season, the London native has recorded 6 goals and 13 assists for a total of 19 points in 36 games played. In his rookie season with the Spirit, Prueter posted 3 goals and 11 points while skating in 63 of the club’s 68 games. Aidan is not eligible for the NHL Entry Draft until 2020.

Following today’s trade, the Steelheads roster now boasts 4 players selected in the top 30 of the 2017 OHL draft including Thomas Harley, Aidan Prueter, Duncan Penman and Keean Washkurak.

STEELHEADS COMPLETE TRADE WITH FIREBIRDS

The Steelheads opened 2019 by completing a trade with the West Division’s Flint Firebirds on Tuesday morning. In exchange for the club’s 4th round pick in the 2024 OHL Priority Selection, the Steelheads have acquired veteran forward, CJ Clarke from the Firebirds.

CJ Clarke

Clarke was originally selected 29th overall in the 2015 draft by the Peterborough Petes after amassing 64 points in 77 games as a member of the 2015 OHL Cup Champion Toronto Marlboros.

The Mississauga native has skated in a total of 213 OHL regular season games with his time split between the Petes (80) and the Firebirds (133). After registering a career-high 16 goals and 28 points last season, Clarke has posted 6 goals and 11 points through his first 38 games in 2018-19.

Head Coach and General Manager, James Richmond comments, “We are happy to welcome CJ and his family to the Steelheads organization. CJ is a versatile forward that we believe will improve our team immediately.”

Clarke is expected to make his Steelheads debut on Thursday, January 3rd when the Steelheads travel to Peterborough to take on the club that originally selected him in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.C

Countdown to 2019 on Celebration Square this New Year’s Eve!

The countdown is on to the biggest bash of the year! Mississauga Celebration Square is the place to be on December 31 to ring in 2019.

NYE 2019, presented by Pizza Pizza, features an impressive lineup of Canadian talent, including Mississauga’s own R&B and hip hop artist, Anders, all-female hip hop collective, The Sorority, Juno-award winner, k-os and platinum-certified breakout duo Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine

Kick off your night with a dynamic DJ Skate on the Celebration Square ice rink and be sure to stay for food trucks galore and a spectacular fireworks show at the stroke of midnight.

Schedule of Events

Main event hosted by Scott Willats

8 p.m. to midnight

8 p.m.              DJ Skate with DJ Tilt and Sir Lancelot

9:p.m.              The Sorority 
9:45 p.m.         k-os
10:30 p.m.       Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine

11:10 p.m.       Anders            

11: 59 p.m.      Countdown to 2019

Midnight          Fireworks

Where:

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr. 
Mississauga, ON 
(Map)

Cost: 

Free

Activities are weather permitting. To ensure safety, please note that the skating rink on the Square will close at 11 p.m. on December 31 in preparation for the fireworks show.

Transportation: 
Please be advised that road closures will be in effect in the downtown core between December 31 and January 1. For a map of the closures, visit celebrationsquare.ca

MiWay is offering free rides on routes across the city on New Year’s Eve from 7 p.m. on December 31 until 4 a.m. on January 1 to ensure event-goers get home safely. More information on fares and holiday bus schedules are available at miway.ca/holidayservice
 

For the full NYE schedule, more information on the rink or upcoming winter events, visit celebrationsquare.ca.

City Opts Out of Privately-Operated Retail Cannabis Stores

The City of Mississauga decided at its Council meeting today, that it will opt out and not allow privately-operated cannabis retail stores in Mississauga.

“Today, our Council made the decision to opt out as we feel that the recent changes to the retail cannabis model have occurred too quickly and there are too many unanswered questions at this time,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The province has not given municipalities any control over where cannabis stores can be located in our City. This is cause for great concern. The City of Mississauga may decide to opt-in in the future however in the meantime; we will continue to consult and engage with our community. It’s important we take the time to get this right. I will be writing a letter to the province to explain our Council’s decision and will be asking for greater powers for municipalities to have input into the location and number of retail stores that are permitted in our city.”

The Government of Ontario gave municipalities until January 22, 2019 to decide whether they will opt in or opt out of having retail cannabis stores.

The production, sale and use of recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018. Private cannabis stores will be legal starting April 1, 2019 for municipalities who choose to opt in. Until then, residents can purchase cannabis online from the Ontario Cannabis Store. Residents must be 19 years or older to purchase cannabis in Ontario. To learn more about recreational cannabis in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/portal/residents/cannabis-information.
 
 
BACKGROUND:
Ontario has elected to allow for recreational cannabis to be sold online or in privately-operated stores.

The province will regulate sales through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The province will continue to consult with municipalities including Mississauga, Peel Public Health and Peel Regional Police on the implementation of the private retail model.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT ERIN MILLS TOWN CENTRE: SHOP AND BE MERRY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Erin Mills Town Centre is a magnificent sight during the most wonderful time of year! The entire shopping centre is aglow and decked out in its festive holiday best, from the breathtaking Christmas tree in Centre Court to the​ ​​winter wonderland display where customers can take their photo with Santa.

In addition to the breathtaking holiday display, customers are invited to enjoy an array of activities at
Erin Mills Town Centre this holiday season. Please see calendar below outlining the holiday happenings:

PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Families are welcome to capture the spirit of the holidays by getting a photo with Santa. Visit his winter wonderland display for a priceless moment that will last a lifetime. ​Please check ​erinmills.ca​ for Santa Photo hours.

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Kids can join Santa as he reads a festive story, and then join in holiday caroling. Tuesday mornings at 11am until December 18.

FESTIVE SOUNDS

Mississauga Symphony Orchestra will be performing beloved melodies on Saturday, December 8 at 2pm.

GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE

An opportunity to have your gifts beautifully wrapped for only $5 each, with proceeds going to Trillium Health Partners​​​Initiative runs until December 24 on the lower level, near Centre Court.

TOYS FOR TOTS

Customers are encouraged to ​drop off unwrapped toys at the collection bin near Centre Court until December 21, ​in partnership with Peel Police to benefit families in the community.

BOXING DAY HOURS

Stores will be open from 8am to 8pm so customers can shop the best deals during Boxing Week.

EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS:

Extended shopping hours began Saturday, November 24 and are as follows:

  • ●  Monday to Saturday: 9:30am – 9:30pm
  • ●  Sunday: 10am – 7pm
  • ●  December 24: 8:30am – 6pm
  • ●  December 25: CLOSED
  • ●  December 26: 8am – 8pm
  • ●  December 27-28: 10am – 9pm
  • ●  December 29: 9:30am – 6pm
  • ●  December 30: 11am – 6pm
  • ●  December 31: 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • ●  January 1: CLOSED
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For more public information, please call 905-569-1981 or visit erinmills.ca or Guest Services.