History

The Ontario Under 17 Program of Excellence, which the HDCO facilitates on behalf of the 3 Ontario Branches, has developed a number of players and team personnel who have gone onto successful professional careers. Team Ontario alumni include NHL stars such as Eric Lindros, Owen Nolan, Mike Peca, Chris Pronger, Ed Jovanovski, Joe Thornton, Jason Spezza, Rick Nash and Eric Staal. Former coaches and administrators for Team Ontario include Marc Crawford, head coach of the Dallas Stars, Sam McMaster, former General Manager of the Los Angeles Kings and Sherry Bassin, General Manager of the Erie Otters.

Most recently, Team Ontario captured Gold at the 2011 WHC in Winnipeg, Silver at the 2010 WHC in Timmins and Gold at both the 2009 and 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge events held in Port Alberni, BC and London, ON respectively.

They also won gold at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon. In 2006, Team Ontario placed 5th at the World Hockey Challenge and in January 2005 Team Ontario placed fourth in the 2005 World Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge, Alberta. January of 2004 Team Ontario captured the Gold Medal at the World Hockey Challenge in St. John's Newfoundland. At the 2003 Canada Winter Games held in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Team Ontario captured the Bronze medal. In January of 2002 Team Ontario captured the Bronze Medal at the 2002 World Hockey Challenge in Selkirk and Stonewall Manitoba.

In January of 2001 Team Ontario captured the Bronze Medal at the 2001 World Hockey Challenge in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In January of 2000 Team Ontario captured the Silver Medal at the 2000 World Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ontario. In February of 1999, Team Ontario finished fourth 1999 Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

In January of 1998, Team Ontario won the Gold Medal at the International Hockey Championship in Kitchener, Ontario by defeating the Czech Republic 3-2 in double overtime.

YEAR

EVENT

LOCATION

RESULT

2012 WHC Windsor, Ontario Bronze
2011 WHC Winnipeg, Manitoba Gold
2011 CWGU16 Halifax, Nova Scotia 4th
2010 WHC Timmins, Ontario Silver
2009 WHC Port Alberni, British Columbia Gold
2008 WHC London, Ontario Gold

2007

CWG

Whitehorse, Yukon

Gold

2006

WHC

Regina, Saskatchewan

5th

2005

WHC

Lethbridge, Alberta

4th

2004

WHC

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Gold

2003

CWG

Bathurst/Campbellton, New Brunswick

Bronze

2002

WHC

Selkirk/Stonewall, Manitoba

Bronze

2001

WHC

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Bronze

2000

WHC

Timmins, Ontario

Silver

1999

CWG

Corner Brook, Newfoundland

4th

1998

WHC

Kitchener, Ontario

Gold

1997

WHC

Red Deer, Alberta

Gold

1996

WHC

Moncton, New Brunswick

Gold

1995

CWG

Grand Prairie, Alberta

4th

1994

WHC

Amos, Quebec

4th

1993

WHC

Kirkland Lake, Ontario

Gold

1992

WHC

Sudbury, Ontario

Gold

1991

CWG

Charlottetown, PEI

Gold



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