With the 2012 Premier summer season just around the corner I would like to announce the newest members that will join the highest level of ball hockey the province has to offer.
After a successful Premier 2011 fall/winter season the Vaughan Red Wings will make the jump to the Premier Division. Otherwise known as VRW, they were one goal away from reaching the finals in their first try. This young group has worked its way up through the levels dominating Tier 2 and are ready to become a full time Tier 1 member. GM Philip Ciarabellini has years of experience behind him and if the fall session is any indication the Vaughan Red Wings are ready for the challenges of the Premier Division.
From Niagara/St. Catherine’s area we would like to welcome the Niagara Generals who will replace the departing Iron Men. The Generals will be operated by GM Jason Capaldi. The Generals are sure to be a top flight franchise and are looking forward to making their Premier debut.
The Oakville Rangers will make their Premier debut in 2012. The Rangers will bring excitement and intensity to every game they play. GM Elio Pascuzzo who spear headed the St. Michael's franchise in its first two years will once again commence to build a program at the highest level. With a wealth of experience in operating a Premier franchise Elio will field a competitive squad nightly.
Along with our three newest members, we will have nine returning clubs from our 2011 campaign the Brampton Express, Metro Orangemen, Mississauga Hawks, Oshawa Bruins, St.Michael’s BHC, Thornhill Steelers, Toronto Polar Bears, Toronto Thunder and the Vaughan Jets.
Good luck to all teams in 2012!