Sept. 20 2008

The Crushers  were on the road again last night meeting up with the Collingwood Blues.The Blues looked to be getting revenge for the last meeting as they were up 2-0 at the end of the 1st period as the Crushers found themselves in penalty trouble.The Crushers never gave up scoring 5 unanswered goals in the 3rd period to win this game by the score of 6-3.The Crushers look to even a score tonight against the North York Rangers at the Alder St. arena in Orangeville.Game time is 7:30pm.

Sept. 15 2008

The Crushers wrapped up the the 3 game road trip this past weekend with 2 wins & 1 loss which was the first of the season.On Wednesday Sept. 10th the Crushers lost 6-5 against the North York Rangers but prevailed with 2 victories on Friday Sept 12 & 14th.The Crushers defeated UCHC by the score of 5-0 and finished the last road game of the week by a score or 3-2 over  the Huntsville Otters  in overtime.

Sept. 7 2008

The Crushers opened up the 2008-09 season with back to back wins.On Friday the Crushers defeated the Seguin Bruins 4-3 by way of a shootout,the next night they defeated the Collingwood Blues 9-1.The next Crushers game will be the first on the road where they will meet the North York Rangers.

Sept. 5 2008

The Crushers faced the Bramalea Blues on the evening of Sept. 2nd at the Alder St. Arena, the Crushers went on to win by the score of 7-4 , then to finish off the last preseason game the Crushers traveled to Whitby where they won by the score of 10-6.The Crushers record for preseason games is 10 wins 0 losses. The Crushers will open the 2008-09 season at home this evening. Game time 7:30pm.

Aug. 30 2008

The Crushers traveled to Georgetown to face the Raiders on August 28th .The game ended up going to a shootout where the Crushers prevailed the winners 4-3, this was the 1st of a back to back preseason games. The following evening August 29th at the Alder St. Arena the Crushers defeated the Georgetown Raiders by a score of 5-2.The Crushers preseason record sits at 6 & 0.The Crushers will face Bramalea Blues at the Alder St. Arena on Sept. 2nd at 7:30pm.This will be the last home preseason game before the season opener on Sept 5th 2008 where the Crushers will face the Seguin Bruins game time 7:30pm.

Aug. 28 2008

The Orangeville Crushers are pleased to sign 16 yr old Orangeville native Steven Beyers who was recently selected in the OHL Priority Selection in the 3rd round by the Sudbury Wolves.

Aug. 26 2008

The Crushers were on the road again last night meeting up with the Bramalea Blues at the Powerade Centre in Brampton.They went on to win their 3rd game of the preseason by the score of 6-2.The Crushers are at home tonight to face the the Brampton Capitols at the Alder St. Arena.Game time is 7:30pm.

Aug. 23 2008

The Crushers played their  first 2 Pre-season games for this year in the last 2 nights.They opened up the first game against  the Whitby Fury on Thursday , August 21st at the Alder St. Arena.The Crushers walked away with a win defeating the Fury 4-2 & outshooting the opponent by 58-24.The next night the Crushers travelled to Brampton also ending up with another win against the Capitols 6-2.The Crushers face the Bramalea Blues on Monday August 25, 2008 at the Powerade Centre, game time is 7:30pm.


Aug. 8  2008






The Orangeville Crushers are pleased to announce that 20yr old forward Ryan Connolly has committed to a Division 3  hockey program for the 2008-09 season  to Salem State.

Aug 4 2008


A Message From The Crushers

There are several very important aspects to operating a successful Junior 'A" hockey franchise. We feel that one of the vital components is to provide a comfortable living environment for each one of our billet players. As an organization we strive to find homes that will expose our players to a positive family environment.The experience of being a billet family can be a very positive experience that we would like for you to consider for the 2008-2009 season.To help with the expenses of housing one of our players the Crushers organization will provide a $400.00 allowance per player per month ,as well as 25 game day tickets per player.If after considering the possibility of welcoming a player into your home and you have more questions please do not hesitate to contact  Mike Johnson

at   519 941 6529.



July 22 2008


The Orangeville Crushers  will be holding the 3rd annual Crushers golf tournament this year at the home  of the 2007 Canadian Open course Angus Glen.The event will take place on Sunday September 28th, 2008 .Shotgun start at 1:30pm.For more info please call Mike Johnson at 519-941-6529.






July 17, 2008

The Orangeville Crushers are pleased to announce the signing of the following 2008 Crusher Rookies.

Matt Chiarantano a 17yr old  defenceman from Caledon, Ontario, from the Markham AAA Islanders Midget team

Kevin Van Dyk a 18 yr old defenceman from Grand Valley, Ontario, from the Grey Bruce AAA Midgets.

Mike Deston 17 yr old defenceman from Midland, Ontario, from the Midland Jr C Flyers.

Mark O'blenis 19 yr old forward from Caledon, Ontario ,from the Jr C Schomberg Cougars

Jarred Martin  17 yr old defenceman from Shelburne ,Ontario, drafted by the OHL Windsor Spitfires ,obtained from Jr B, Owen Sound.Dylan Hutton 16 yr old forward from  Ajax,Ontario, drafted by the OHL Ottawa 67's,obtained from the North York Rangers Minor Midget AAA.Jarrod Connolly , 19 year old forward & younger brother of ex Crusher Ryan Connolly obtained from USA Prep Hockey Program.






July 16, 2008

The Orangeville Crushers are pleased to announce the signing of 20 year old

forward veteran player Justin Cormack.Justin has been obtained from the Toronto

Dixe Bee Hives where he posted 24 points in 44 games in his rookie debut.






July 15, 2008

The Orangeville Crushers are pleased to announce the signing of 19 year old

forward veteran player Daniel Minor . Minor, who is a 3rd round

OHL draft choice of the Barrie Colts will bring OHL & OPJHL experience

to this 2008-09 Crushers club.


 July 2, 2008

Crushers preseason schedule:

August 21, 2008- 7:30pm. vs    Whitby          @ Alder St. Arena, Orangeville

August 22, 2008- 8pm.      vs    Brampton        @  Brampton , Archdekin Recreation Centre click for map

August 25, 2008- 8pm.  vs  Bramalea               @  Brampton Powerade Centre

August 26, 2008- 7:30pm.  vs   Brampton       @ Alder St.  Arena, Orangeville

August 28, 2008- 7:30pm.  vs   Georgetown    @ Georgetown ,Mold Masters Sportsplex

August 29, 2008- 7:30pm.  vs  Georgetown     @ Alder St. Arena, Orangeville

September 2, 2008- 7:30pm. vs Bramalea          @ Alder St. Arena, Orangeville


 September 4 , 2008-7:45pm. vs Whitby            @ Irouquois Park Sports Centre


Saturday June 28, 2008

The Stanley Cup makes its way to the Alder St Arena

The citizens of Orangeville had their chance today to view the most prestigious monument of the NHL.The Lord’s Stanley Cup was on display at the Crushers home rink at  the Alder St. Arena. There to make the display was Kyle Quincy from the Detroit Red Wings. Kyle a Caledon  resident ,  started his minor hockey career with the Orangeville Flyers Hockey Organization before moving on to the Halton Hurricanes AAA and then to the OHL where he was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings. There to celebrate this special event were 4 Orangeville Crusher players, Nicholas Vassos & Matt Chiarantano also from Caledon,Ontario, Matt Crilly a Brampton native & Robert Visca from Everett, Ontario.










June 24/2008

The  Orangeville Crushers attended the 2008 OHA Referee's  Rookie Tournament this past weekend. The Crushers defeated theStreetsville Derbies in the first game 4-3 via a shootout ,the Crushers went on to defeat the tournament host team the Guelph Dominators by a score of 6-1.The Crushers advanced to the Championship Game where they met the Couchiching Terriers and won by a score of 4-2, winning the tournament.This is the 2nd time in three years the Crushers have won this event.

June 1/08
The Orangeville Crushers are pleased to announce that Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk has been elected as 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.

April 21/08
The Orangeville Crushers are pleased to announce that Veteran player Nicholas Vassos has accepted a Division 1 NCAA scholarship for the 2009-10 season at University of Alabama-Huntsville.

August 22/07
The Orangeville Crushers are pleased to announce the Schomberg Cougars as the Jr C affiliate for the 2007/08 season.

August 16/07
The Orangeville Crushers 2007 main camp kicked off today. Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk seen here running practice at the Alder St. Arena in Orangeville Ontario.

March 12/07
The CJAHL launches new website. For more info click on logo.

February 27/07
The Orangeville Crushers will be holding the 2007 Rookie Camp at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, on May 11 & 12, 2007. Camp will be limited to 80 participants. The cost is $150. Each player will receive a jersey and will play 3 games. A team of 25 rookies will be selected to participate at the Referee's Tournament in June 2007 at Guelph University.

February 22/07
The Orangeville Crushers are pleased to announce that President Dale Hawerchuk will be taking on the position of Head Coach and Director of Player Personal for the upcoming 2007/08 season. Hawerchuk having played 17 years in the NHL in 1188 games had 518 goals 891 assists for a total of 1409 points. Dale was selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. Dale will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to this young Crushers Team.

January 30/07
Crushers rookie Nicholas Vassos has been selected as the OPJHL North Division Rookie of the Year. Vassos who is the youngest rookie in the league will share this award with co-winner 17 year old Corey Trivino of the Stouffville Spirit.