The Tillsonburg Hurricanes have been quick out of the gate in their third Greater Metro Junior Hockey League season.
Winners of their first three hockey games, the Hurricanes rocketed into the upper stratosphere of the South Division, for the first time putting them on par with teams like with Kingsville (4-3-0), Niagara-on-the-Lake (3-1), Oshawa (2-0) and Niagara (2-0) and North York (2-0).
Team owner and general manager Ian Ellis said recruitment and retainment have led to the team’s early success.
“He (head coach Jason Dopaco) has done a top shelf job over the off season,” said Ellis, noting they had planned to take a few weeks off, maybe even a month, to relax after the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, but both Dopaco and Ellis found themselves ‘back at it’ and recruiting within the first two weeks.
“Recruiting really started backed in December 2017, talking to players around the world,” said Ellis. “We took off a good week and went right back at ‘er. Jason has done a fantastic job talking to players – good quality players that we know will help us get to our chief target and goal, and help us this year become a winning team and aim to win the league championship.