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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Junior C Hockey Back in Goderich

Goderich | by Fadi Didi  

Goderich Fliers to take to the ice for 2014-15 hockey season

When the puck drops on the upcoming Junior C hockey season, the Goderich Orr Insurance Fliers -- with an "i," not a "y," -- will be swooping into action.

The Fliers will replace the former Goderich Sailors, who were granted a leave of absence for the 2013-14 season.

Director of Player Development Doug Cruickshank says the Fliers name dates back to early hockey history in Canada's Prettiest Town.

In 1947, the Goderich Lauzon Fliers had a perfect season, going on to win the town's only Junior C championship.

The early Fliers were named after the training force to the north of town.

Cruickshank says he received a number of suggestions for team names that failed to make the cut, including Admirals, Black Aces, Capitals, Mariners, and Generals.

Suggestions to have the team reflect the 2011 twister were denied, though, due to the recent tornado devastation in Angus, Ontario.

Fans can get their first look at the Goderich Orr Insurance Fliers on July 12 at the Maitland Recreation Centre at 10:00 a.m..

Artwork for the new team is also expected to be unveiled at that time.

The home opener is Saturday September 13, at the MRC.

 

 

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