President’s Report – Annual General Meeting – May 2018, News (Quinte Red Devils)

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President’s Report – Annual General Meeting – May 2018
Submitted By gpopovich on Thursday, May 31, 2018
Here is the President's Report for the AGM - May 31, 2018...

It has been another very successful year for the Quinte Red Devil organization. There have been many challenges, but there have been many more successes. So much of the success is a result of the hard work, talent and dedication and of our athletes. We are blessed with an excellent group of young hockey players, and I have no doubt that next year our teams will achieve even more. Our success is also dependent on the coaches, volunteers, staff members, and parents and our ability to work together for the benefit of our young athletes. I would like to sincerely thank all of our coaches, board members, managers, trainers, statisticians, organizers, article writers, photographers, and supporters.

Special thanks must be given to our current, and outgoing board members. The Quinte Red Devils are extremely lucky to have excellent, hard working individuals who have volunteered to serve on our board. As I have said before, many of our successes over the past few years are the result of having good people on our board. Thanks very much to all of you.

JP Boyer is our Vice President of Hockey Operations
Mike Filip is one of our Co-Vice Presidents of Business
Tanya Carr is the other Co-Vice President of Business
Larry Votary is our Vice President OMHA Convenor
Leigh Musclow is our Secretary
Yolanda Ellis is our Treasurer
Gary Sage is a board member
Mike Brown is a board member
Daryl Erwin is a board member
Jeff Diamond is a board member
Kevin McGuire is a board member

Lesley Turcotte is our Executive Assistant of Administration
George Eastman is our Ice Scheduler
Jackie Jarrell is our Head Trainer
Shana Frost is our Referee in Chief
Mary Watson is our Accountant

I also need to thank our sponsors.

The Pond at Rhino Sports & Playland
KKP Printing
The Pita Pit
Madison Excavating and Landscaping
Bonn Law
Foley Bus Lines
Game Ready Hockey Development
Free Flow Petroleum
McInroy-Maines Construction

Here are a few examples of the successes from the past season…

-This year eight of our nine teams qualified for the OMHA Playdowns.  We had three teams, Minor Peewee, Minor Bantam and Minor Midget earn a spot in the OMHA Championships. The Minor Peewee won the Gold Medal after earning the Silver a year ago as Atoms. The Minor Bantams won the silver medal in a rematch of the 2013 OMHA Championships. The Minor Midgets played well enough in Bradford to earn a wildcard spot at the OHL Cup.

-We have 2 athletes that attended the OHL Combine- Jacob Vreugdenhil and Ben Roger

- Corbin Votary attended the brand new Hockey Canada Program of Excellence U14 Goalie Camp

- We also had 4 minor midget players drafted in the OHL Priority Selection -
Isaac Langdon, Ben Roger, Cole McGuire, and Jacob Vreugdenhil...





Isaac Langdon

Kitchener Rangers



Ben Roger

London Knights



Cole McGuire

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds



Jacob Vreugdenhil

Niagara Ice Dogs




- Isaac has since signed a standard player agreement with the Kitchener Rangers.

- Our borders were challenged, and we were successful in maintaining the existing territory.

- Our midget program continues to be one of the best in the ETA.


- AND we had a group of young athletes on our peewee team who distinguished themselves in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup who completed hundreds of hours of community service, raised thousands of dollars for worthy charities like The Canadian Cancer Society (breast cancer research) and Ronald McDonald House.

I am stepping down as President, and will assume the role of Past-President which is a board position. I look forward to continuing to work with all of you in the upcoming season. Good luck to all of our graduating players (and parents), and thanks again to all of our coaches – current and those that are moving on. We appreciate all you do for the organization.


Greg Popovich



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