Good news for hockey fans in Milton, junior hockey has returned to the town.
Jason Tryfon, Milton Menace Hockey Club President and Halton-based entrepreneur, recently announced that Junior A Hockey is returning to Milton.
Tryfon, along with his partners, purchased the Newmarket Hurricane team in early March.
They then decided to relocate the franchise to Milton creating the Milton Menace team.
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“When we first learned of the opportunity to purchase and relocate an OJHL [Ontario Junior Hockey League] franchise, there wasn’t a hesitation to place Milton’s name in the ring as one of our preferred destinations,” Tryfon said in a press release. “As a former resident of Milton, this town has long been a part of my life. My immediate family lives here. Both of my children were born here and learned to skate here.
“But the most intriguing aspect for us is Milton’s affinity and passion for the game of hockey,” Tryfon continued to explain. “Nothing points to that more than the fact that the town’s own minor hockey organization, The Milton Winterhawks, have one of the largest minor hockey programs in Ontario.”
The Milton Menace team will play at the Milton Memorial Arena during the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
This is something that Milton Mayor Gord Krantz is excited about.
“Milton is a great hockey town with a long history of supporting Junior A Hockey,” Krantz said in the release. “I am delighted to welcome the Milton Menace to the Thompson Memorial Arena for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.”
Management, and coaching staff for the Milton Menace team have not been revealed yet, however, this announcement is expected to be made soon.
“In the coming days, we’ll be announcing our management and coaching staff, but today I’m thrilled to announce Paige Dixon as our Director of Hockey Operations and Communications,” Tryfon said in the release. “Paige joins The Menace with an extensive background in professional hockey working for both the Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers, and we are proud to have her part of our team.”
Welcome to The OJ, Menace! https://t.co/FI7ywYR5bm
— OJHL (@OJHLOfficial) March 29, 2019
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Photo is courtesy of the Milton Menace Twitter page.