Year End Banquet & Awards Ceremony

On Saturday, May 25th the Otters held their Year End Banquet & Awards Ceremony at the Active Living Centre. This was a great evening which saw players, bench staff, executive, volunteers, family members and guests join together to celebrate the past season. All in attendance were treated to an awesome dinner provided by the Algonquin Deli & Cafe.

Following Dinner, Brian Crozier (Otters GM) and Jason Farnsworth (Otters Head Coach) both addressed the crowd with a wrap up of the past season, highlighting the successes the Club experienced throughout the year. Among the year’s successes, Crozier noted the positive growth the Otters have experienced over the last couple of seasons, with the declaration of how the team is on a “moving up” trajectory that will continue in the upcoming season, along with thanking all of the volunteers involved in supporting the team and helping to make it successful. Farnsworth spoke of how proud he was of all the hard work and team effort this group put in day in and day out, which materialized on the ice and brought competition to our opponents in every game the Otters laced up their skates. He noted that the on ice successes were very important, but that this group came out of this season with something even more valuable – that the group became very tight knit, had each other’s back both on and off the ice and that the strength of those relationships will follow them not only through hockey, but for life and that type of comradery is a very valuable gift.

Brandon Janke was welcomed to the Otters organization as he will be joining the Bench as an Assistant Coach for the upcoming season. Brandon is a young man who played hockey both locally and beyond and has also coached in Huntsville at the Minor Hockey Level. We are thrilled to have Brandon join the team.

The evening continued with some awards being handed out for exceptional proficiency in a number of aspects earned over the last season.

The ceremony concluded with a heartfelt speech by our retiring (overage) Captain, Isaac Little. Isaac touched on what the team and the players meant to him and also emphasized that beyond even the hockey, the relationships made are forever and valued.

Many thanks to this past year’s exceptional group of young men we proudly call the Huntsville Jr C Otters – your dedication, hard work, team play and competitive style of hockey is so appreciated – thank you for entertaining us all season long!

The following is a list of the Awards, along with the Recipients:

Rookie of the Year: Jacob Jennings

Most Improved Player: Rhett MacFarlane

MVP: Isaac Little & Adam Dupuis

Manager’s Award – Unsung Hero: Aiden Hamelin

Best Defensive Forward: Adam Dupuis

Defensive Player of the Year: Jack Lyndon

Leading Scorer: Sam Litt
Most Sportsmanlike: Sam Litt

Barkey/MacPherson Award (recognizing the Season’s Overaged Players & all they have contributed to the Team):

Isaac Little, Nathan Markle, Adam Dupuis, Jack Lyndon


Congratulations to all Award Recipients!

Once an Otter, always an Otter!

Such Gratitude for Our Countless Volunteers

Behind the Otters Jr C Team that brings us exciting and entertaining hometown hockey, is a huge team of Volunteers that work together to make having a Huntsville Jr C Hockey Team possible. Without all of our wonderful Volunteers, this would not happen and we would like to recognize and thank them all for their time, effort and commitment to hockey in Huntsville and our Team.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Below is a list of our Volunteers and a partial list of some of the main tasks they perform (many people wear several hats and there are so many different pieces of the puzzle that this list can’t fully do justice for).
Bench Staff:
Jason Farnsworth – Head Coach
Mike Lines – Assistant Coach
Zac Farnsworth – Assistant Coach, Video Review
Equipment Manager/Trainer – Bob Mortimer
Trainer – Jordy Haskim
Trainer’s Assistant – Jared Markle
Pregame Physio – Katie MacAskill, Dr Rich Trenholm, Chad Oliver (Reactivate)
Gate/Chuck-A-Puck/Security – Game Day Operations:
Deb Hopcraft
Sandy Little
Laurie Lamont
Pam Nadrofsky
Lesley Reynolds
Dawna Therrien
Krysia Dupuis
Janice Markle
Abby Cameron
Bella Garnett
Dal Lumley
Blake Hayden
Steve Garner
Debbie Reynolds
Anthem Singer:
Sophie Mann
Coulter White
Video Recording:
Summer Shea
Pam Nadrofsky
Debbie Reynolds – YouTube Channel
Off Ice Officials/Game Presentation:
Wilf McQuinn – Scorekeeper
Debbie Demers – Timekeeper, Music
Bryce Fleming – Music, Timekeeper
Alan East – Timekeeper
Jack Cryderman – Timekeeper
Debbie Reynolds – Game Announcer
Kelly Farnsworth – Game Announcer
Statistics:
Bernie Dupuis
Kelly Farnsworth
Executive:
Monty Clouthier – President
Brian Crozier – Director of Hockey Operations, General Manager
Stever Garner – Business Manager
Debbie Reynolds – Treasurer, Sponsorship
Kelly Farnsworth – Secretary, Media

Thank You to Our Amazing Sponsors!

We are a Community Owned Team – what does that mean?
It means we are rely on local businesses to be sponsors for the Huntsville Jr C Otters. Without such great Community Support, our team could not operate. Please check out the attached poster which lists our amazing Sponsors. Please remember these businesses, individuals and organizations when you are shopping for products and services in Huntsville and the Muskoka Area.
If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor for the upcoming season, please reach out to the Huntsville Jr C Otters at: huntsvillejrcotters@gmail.com

Preseason Skates

We are busy preparing for the upcoming 2024-2025 Season.

We will be hosting a series of preseason skates and tryout camps in preparation for the upcoming season.

If you are interested in the Otters Organization or would like to be notified when our preseason skates are scheduled, please fill out a Preseason Skate Form (below).

If you have an questions, please reach out to our GM, Brian Crozier at (705) 388-0835 (text or call).

 

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Playoffs Start Tuesday, February 27th

1st Round of Playoffs: Huntsville Otters vs Orillia Terriers

SCHEDULE:

Game 1: Tuesday, February 27 – 7:50 Orillia

Game 2: Friday, March 1 – 7:30 Huntsville

Game 3: Saturday, March 2 – 7:30 Orillia

Game 4: Friday, March 8 – 7:30 Huntsville

Game 5: Saturday, March 9 – 7:30 Orillia

Game 6: Sunday, March 10 – 2:30 Huntsville

Game 7: Monday, March 11 – 7:00 Orillia

All Huntsville games played at the Canada Summit Centre

All Orillia games played at the West Orillia Sports Complex

 

Come cheer on your Hometown Otters!

Make Some Noise for the Boys!

GO OTTERS GO!!

 

 

Jennings Represents Otters at Prospect Game

Jacob Jennings has been selected to represent the Huntsville Otters in the PJHL Prospect Game this Saturday, November 4th in Wingham at 1:00.

Each year the PJHL hosts two prospect games showcasing the league’s top 16 and 17 year old players. This year will see the North Conference host the West Conference and the East Conference will host the South Conference. Jacob is rostered to the North team, that is made up of players from the Carruthers and Pollock Divisions as they take on the West team, that is made of players from the Stobbs and Yeck Divisions.

As a 16 year old, this is Jacob’s first season in the PJHL and playing for the Huntsville Otters. Jacob is a Bracebridge native who played minor hockey with the South Muskoka Bears Minor Hockey Association in the Muskoka Parry Sound League. Jacob and his Bears team finished last season on a high note with an OMHA Red Hat win at the U18 level.

Jacob is a very energetic and tenacious forward who gives it his all every shift he hits the ice. He has confidently jumped into his first season at the junior level and has quickly settled in to the fast paced and physical play associated with this level of hockey. Jacob is a determined player that does what needs to be done on the ice, who finds success both in making the play and finding the net. He isn’t afraid to dig the puck out of the corner or work to get it off an opponent. He is a welcome addition to the Otters organization.

Best of luck this Saturday in Wingham, Jacob. We will all be cheering for you from Huntsville!

 

Otters Sign 3 More Players

The Otters signed three more to the team in advance of the 2023-2024 season.

This round sees the Otters adding three Rookies – two players and one goaltender. We are so happy to have you aboard – Welcome to Otter Nation, Gentlemen!

 

   Welcome to the team Hunter!

  • Hunter Crawford
  • Position: Defense
  • Hometown: Huntsville
  • Previous Team: Huntsville Otters U18 (Tier 1)

 

 

   Welcome to the team Glen!

  • Glen Thur
  • Position: Defense
  • Hometown: Huntsville
  • Previous Team: Huntsville Otters U18 (Tier 1)

 

   Welcome to the team Austin!

  • Austin Serbinek
  • Position: Goaltender
  • Hometown: Orillia
  • Previous Team: Orillia Terriers U18A