Club Oxford Hockey
    Tillsonburg's Competitive NBC League
  

How to Get Started in Club O

Players can pick up registration forms from Oxford Source for Sports (located beside the Beer Store). Complete the form and leave it along with a cheque/cash for $150 (payable to "Club Oxford Hockey") at the Source prior to September 29th.  Anyone not placed on a team will have their $150 refunded. The "Rookie Skate" for new players for 2019 will be held on Sunday September 29th at 7:15 on the Community Rink. Players should arrive at 6:30.  There is a $10 fee to pay for the ice rental. A draft will take place on Wednesday October 2nd and regular league play will begin on Sunday October 6th.

How  We Operate

The league uses a draft system in which player-coaches are allowed to protect their goalie and three other players from the previous season.  There are two divisions composed of 6 teams in the 'B' and 4 teams in the 'A'. 

New players are required to attend the "Rookie Skate" so they can be evaluated by the coaches and drafted into the appropriate division. Not everyone gets drafted. The players who were full-time the previous season have a place in the league guaranteed, provided they meet the registration requirements. New players undrafted are placed on the Spare List and are called to fill in for players who are ill, injured, or working shifts.  Over the course of the season several players from the Spare List are placed on teams as full-time players to replace those who cannot continue.

Games are played on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.

The $150 registration fee covers such items as the cost of new socks, pucks, sweater cleaning and replacement, photocopying, league insurance, team and individual awards and our year-end golf and meal. As well we provide financial support for the 'Hockey 4 Everone' program. The $10 game fee pays for ice rental, timekeeper, and referees. We pay by the game so if you have to miss due to illness, injury, family or work commitments a spare player can take your place and pay your game fee.  Players who do not get drafted will have their registration fee refunded.

A Bit of History

The Club Oxford Hockey League was started 1982 by Terry Peacock, Cam McKnight and Mathew Weber. In 1998 the league management was turned over to Kim Alexander. In 1999 we legalized the slapshot and allowed unlimited stick curve. In 2001 the traditional year-end banquet was changed to a golf and party day. If you didn't win at hockey maybe you could take home a prize for the longest drive !  In 2002 we adopted the "low-tolerance" hooking rule which added to the flow of the game and kept tempers under control. 2003 was  the year of the arena renovations and the beginning of new sweater styles. In 2004 we received a new sweater room that has artwork done by Karen Partlo on the doorway to show the Club Oxford logo. In 2005 we voted to remove the center line for 2-line passing and have gone to a "zero-tolerance" for hooking to open up the game a little more. Since 2006 we have been operating under the lead of Hockey Canada by placing a stricter emphasis on stick infractions and other tactics which impede a player's progress. For 2007 we have implemented a 3 on 3 sudden-death overtime to settle tie games.  In 2008 we reached our fundraising goal of $30 000 for the Arena Renovation Project.  Players should be proud of the fact that they have made a significant contribution to their community.
In 2009 we started a new project called "Hockey for Everyone". This campaign is designed to assist families by providing equipment, ice time and instruction, all at no cost. The program is for local boys and girls in grades 3 to 8 who are not enrolled in minor hockey.  This runs from January until the end of March.  Several of these kids continue on to play Spring League 3 on 3 which is also funded by Club O and other donors.

 

'A' Division Champions 2019 - Agrospray

Agrospray finished second in the regular season with 15 wins, 11 losses and a tie. They went on to defeat Fody's 3 games to 2 in a tough semi-final series before eliminating Re/Max 3 games to 1 in the finals. A high-octane offence made them difficult to contain by any opponent. Congratulations to coaches Evan Chute and Jason Davis for keeping the team on track to success.

 


Front : Chris Koteles, Jake Jefferies, co-captains Evan Chute & Jason Davis, Ryan Bruckler, Adam Vandepoele
Back : Brandon Rohrer, Aaron Phillips, Josh Dewachter, Kevin VanKooten, Kyle Jansen, Travis Horvath, Jordan Bruckler and goaltender Mark Gignac.


 'B' Division Champions 2019 - Team Visscher

Team Visscher finished first in the regular season but only by a single point ahead of McKenzie CarQuest, the team they would meet in the finals. Team Visscher eliminated Copper Mug 3 straight before meeting up with CarQuest for a dramatic 5-game series. Team Visscher won the first 2 games but CarQuest rebounded to win the next 2. The final was decided by a single goal in a 2-1 victory for Visscher. The series was highlighted by sensational goaltending from Nolan Collard and Brady Silverthorn.



Front : Abe Friesen, Josh Mulholland, Darren Swick (spare), goaltender Nolan Collard, Trent Legrandeur, Chris Coldham
Back : co-captain Cody Wilson, Brian Beaumont (spare), Stephen Byron (spare), co-captain Alex Visscher, James Rockx,
Jordan VanLagen (spare), Mike Evanitski

Absent : Joe Rosato, Mike Haegens, Jason Koteles, Marty Maerten, Jesse Haggith