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Powassan Eagles

Powassan Eagles
2012-13 GMHL season
City Powassan, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Founded 2008
Home arena Powassan Sportsplex
Colours Black, Yellow, and White
Owner(s) Mike Kolarik
General manager Gary Astalos
Head coach Gary Astalos
Media MCTV
Franchise history
2008-2009 Ville-Marie Dragons
2009-2011 Powassan Dragons
2011-Present Powassan Eagles

The Powassan Eagles are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based out of Powassan, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.


Ville-Marie first attempted to join the Ontario junior hockey ranks in 2007, making offers to both the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League to form an expansion team. The GMHL turned down the offer due to their acceptance of a Temiscaming franchise that would have been compromised with a team in such proximity. The NOJHL looked like they were going to accept the team, but the deal fell through late summer. The NOJHL claimed that the Ville-Marie franchise would probably join them in 2008.

In the summer of 2008, the NOJHL made no mention of their interest in a Ville-Marie franchise, but courted the already established Temiscaming Royals GMHL club. Temiscaming took the bait and the Town of Ville-Marie reapplied for GMHL membership. On June 23, 2008, the GMHL officially announced the expansion of the Ville-Marie Dragons for the 2008-09 season.

Ville-Marie played their first ever game on September 12, 2008 at home against the Nipissing Alouettes. The Alouettes, who were entering their third season in the GMHL, put the boots to the expansion club 17-4. On October 16, 2008, the Dragons won their first game defeating the Oro-Medonte 77's by a score of 4-3 at home.

On January 16, 2009, the Oro-Medonte 77's posted on their website that the upcoming game between the 77's and the Dragons had been cancelled as the Dragons had folded for the season.[1] This marks the first time that a GMHL team has folded mid-season.

On April 8, 2009, it was announced that the team had been moved to Powassan, Ontario.

On September 11, 2009, the Dragons played their first game in Powassan, a 6-3 victory over the Minden Riverkings.

In December 2009, Dragons goalie Martijn Oosterwijk played as the starting goaltender for the Netherlands in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division II Pool B. He finished with a 4-1 record, leading his team to second place in their tournament and within inches of promotion to Division I.

In May 2011, the team was sold and renamed the Powassan Eagles and is getting ready for 2012/2013 season .[2][3]

Season-by-Season Standings

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2008-09 26 2 24 - 0 71 286 4 15th GMHL Folded
2009-10 42 8 32 - 2 139 271 18 11th GMHL Lost Qualifier
2010-11 42 15 24 - 3 195 274 33 10th GMHL Lost Quarter-final
2011-12 Did Not Participate
2012-13 42 25 13 2 2 194 171 54 5th GMHL Lost Division Semi-final


  • 2010 Lost Last Minute Qualifier
Algoma Avalanche defeated Powassan Dragons 6-2 in the Last Minute Qualifier
  • 2011 Lost Quarter-final
Powassan Dragons defeated Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks 2-games-to-1 in qualifier
Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Powassan Dragons 3-games-to-none in quarter-final
  • 2013 Lost Division Semi-final
Powassan Eagles defeated Rama Aces 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final
Temiscaming Titans defeated Powassan Eagles 3-games-to-none in division semi-final

Head coaches

Nat From To Regular Season Playoffs
Gary Astalos United States 2012 Present 42 25 13 2 2 6 3 3

Team captains

Nat From To
James Steele United States 2012 Present

Current roster

Updated March 2, 2013.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
1 Czech Republic Kysa, MartinMartin Kysa G R 21 2012-13 Prostějov
2 Russia Varlamov, VladislavVladislav Varlamov G R 18 2012-13 Moscow, Russia
6 United States Gleason, PatrickPatrick Gleason D L 20 2012-13 Royal Oak, Michigan
7 United States Steele, JamesJames Steele (C) F L 22 2012-13 Lincoln Park, Michigan
8 United States Popovich, CodyCody Popovich F R 20 2012-13 Monroe, Michigan
9 Czech Republic Stupka, RomanRoman Stupka F L 20 2012-13 Czech Republic
10 Czech Republic Klecka, DenisDenis Klecka F L 19 2012-13 Studénka
11 Czech Republic Kulhanek, JakubJakub Kulhanek D L 21 2012-13 Czech Republic
12 Czech Republic Sestak, MilanMilan Sestak F L 19 2012-13 České Budějovice
14 Czech Republic Vlach, DanielDaniel Vlach F L 19 2012-13 Říčany
19 Canada Palfrey, KevinKevin Palfrey (A) F R 22 2012-13 Powassan, Ontario
22 Czech Republic Pesja, JakubJakub Pesja F R 18 2012-13 Czech Republic
27 United States Kates, TylerTyler Kates D R 20 2012-13 Garden City, Michigan
29 Canada Storie, JoshuaJoshua Storie F R 20 2012-13 North Bay, Ontario
30 Czech Republic Heinisch, PetrPetr Heinisch G L 19 2012-13 Czech Republic
32 Canada Marceau, AdamAdam Marceau F L 23 2012-13 North Bay, Ontario
33 Canada Trozzo, AnthonyAnthony Trozzo F L 21 2012-13 Toronto, Ontario
35 Czech Republic Hak, VlastimilVlastimil Hak G L 18 2012-13 Czech Republic
42 Czech Republic Krucky, LukasLukas Krucky F R 22 2012-13 Zlín Region
44 United States Selix, CodyCody Selix D L 20 2012-13 United States
55 United States Keen, AdamAdam Keen D R 23 2012-13 Holland, Michigan
66 Canada Nicholson, CJCJ Nicholson F R 20 2012-13 Burlington, Ontario
71 Czech Republic Löbl, PatrikPatrik Löbl (A) D L 19 2012-13 Prague
74 Canada Rideout, PatPat Rideout D R 22 2012-13 North Bay, Ontario
77 Czech Republic Kundrat, DominikDominik Kundrat F L 20 2012-13 Tábor
88 Czech Republic Krikava, JanekJanek Krikava D L 17 2012-13 Czech Republic
94 Czech Republic Pokorny, MiroslavMiroslav Pokorny D L 19 2012-13 Czech Republic
97 Czech Republic Barta, FrantisekFrantisek Barta F L 17 2012-13 Czech Republic
99 United States Tsygurov, AlberyAlbery Tsygurov F R 17 2012-13 United States

Team records

Franchise record Name of player Statistic Year(s)
Most goals in a season James Steele 24 2012-2013
Most assists in a season Denis Klecka 35 2012-2013
Most points in a season Denis Klecka 50 2012-2013
Most points in a season, defenceman Janek Krikava 24 2012-2013
Most penalty minutes in a season Anthony Trozzo 138 2012-2013
Most playoff games played James Steele 6 2012-2013
Most goaltender wins in a season Petr Heinisch 12 2012-2013
Most shutouts in a season - -
Lowest G.A.A. in a season Petr Heinisch 3.58 2012-2013
Best save percentage in a season Petr Heinisch .898 2012-2013


External links

  • Powassan Eagles Webpage
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