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2013-14 Semi-Final Playoffs vs Stratford
Dutchmen Announce 2014 Spring Prospect Camp
May 10 and 11, 2014 at Sportsworld Arena
Registration Fee - $140 (Payable to Kitchener Dutchmen)
Teens For Jeans - THANK YOU
DUTCHMEN PREPARING FOR PLAYOFF RUN
When the Kitchener Dutchmen hit the ice for the first time this September, none of them expected the whirlwind of a season to come. But as all the pieces fell into place, it did not take long for the entire GOJHL to realize that this year Kitchener is a serious Cup contender. As at January 23rd, the Dutchmen are at the top of the Midwestern Conference in first place
All Star John Divo #22 Appreciates Support
John Divo has had an incredible hockey season for the 2013-2014 Kitchener Dutchmen so far, being named to the GOJHL All Star game for the first time in his career, and earning Defenseman of the Month this past October. His point production has soared as he has become one of Kitchener's highest scoring blue liners, and he has officially made his mark as one of the best defenders in the league.
But the 19 year old Kitchener native has now learned how quickly things turn around. John was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and started chemotherapy on Christmas Day.
John remains in the hospital as he fights off the disease, but the 6'4, 200lb teenager who always has a smile on his face has a spirit that will never break.
"He's doing good and being positive," Dutchmen captain Brett Clampitt says.
Clampitt and Marc Williams visited John in the hospital this past week, having played in the All Star game John was to take part in as well.
"He really wished he could have been there," Clampitt says. "But he was happy about his jerseys being hung up."
The support of the everyone in GOJHL, the community and friends of John has been overwhelming during this difficult time. The Dutchmen will post updates on how to continue showing support to Johno as details become available.
John really appreciated the support he has received so far and his wishes are that people get out and donate blood, if not to help him directly, to help other people in his situation. In the meantime, follow in his footsteps, and stay positive. John Divo pushes hard through every minute on the ice, and will continue to do that in his fight against leukaemia.
Congrats to the Kitchener Dutchmen October Conference
The 3 Player of the Month Award Winners would like to thank their Dutchie teammates for their help
Kitchener Dutchmen Start Season Strong
15 games in, and the Kitchener Jr. B Dutchmen are on top of the standings and currently riding a ten game win streak in the Midwestern Conference.
With a penalty kill working at over 85%, two goalies sitting in the top 5 in goals against average and save percentage in the GOJHL and a full roster contributing to give Kitchener the most goals in the conference, the Dutchmen seem unstoppable.
Matt Greenfield, a goalie new to the team, has won all four of his starts and has played 140 minutes straight of shut out hockey. Working tandem with Marc Williams, who backstopped Kitchener in their best season since 2009 last year and has 2 shut outs of his own this season, the goalies are undoubtedly the best duo in the GOJHL.
But goalies don't win the game on their own. The Dutchmen offense has picked up this season as well, starting with the old adage to just put shots on net. Kitchener leads the league in shots taken which is paying off as the team hasn't scored less than 2 goals in a game since September 15 - which was their last loss.
Newly appointed Captain, Brett Clampitt, has carried on his point production from the postseason last year, averaging over a point per game and tallying the Dutchmen's only shorthanded goal so far. Clampitt, who was one of the league's highest in penalty minutes last season, is managing to stay out of the box and his team is now last in the conference in PIM.
Keli Grant continues to lead the Dutchmen in points this year, but since joining the team from the Kitchener Rangers, defenseman Logan Schmidt and forward Kegan Blasby have quickly joined the scoring race.
New head coach, Dave Williams, has made some changes and mixed up the lines from last season, but the team is now showing how effective it is in all aspects of the game. With a start like this, it's clear the Kitchener Dutchmen are set on building from the momentum of last year - and fans are enjoying the show.
Kitchener Dutchmen Hockey Club - June 23, 2013 Press Release
The Kitchener Dutchmen are pleased to announce that Dave Williams has been retained as Head Coach for 2013 - 2014 season. Dave brings many years of coaching experience and success to the Dutchmen organization including previous Jr. B Finals appearances and a 2005 Cherrey Cup Championship. Dave also has several years at the CIS level with WLU.
Brad Lund will be continuing as General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations.
For information or enquiries please contact Brad Lund via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-572-1233.
Kitchener Dutchmen Awards
Kitchener Dutchmen Awards
As Christmas approached the Dutchmen worked alongside rivals to support the Salvation Army Toy Drive and then helped pack hampers at the Salvation Army warehouse. The new year saw team members barbequing on a cold January day to raise money for the PC Children's Charity. Partnering with Aeropostale, the Dutchmen ran a Teens for Jeans campaign. In only three games seventy nine pairs of jeans were donated on behalf of the Dutchmen, a proud accomplishment, as their team brought in the most donations to that date. In addition to this volunteer work in the community, the Dutchmen opened their dressing room and their hearts to KMHA Pre-Tyke players. They provided dressing room visits, post-game meetings and mentoring to these young players. The beneficiaries of their efforts have been many, not the least of whom are themselves. Building cooperation and team spirit off the ice has improved their game, while raising their profile in the community by providing examples of community spirit, team work and good sportsmanship.
It is an honour for the Awards of Excellence Committee to present the Kitchener Jr. B. Dutchmen, its coaches, players, supporters and many volunteers the Team Category Award in recognition of their commitment to excellence in sport, their many community initiatives and their willingness to mentor young hockey players.
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