Congratulations to Sam Verbonac

The Huntsville Junior C Otters Team and Executive would like to congratulate Sam Verbonac for being selected to play in the upcoming PJHL Prospect Game on November 5th in Mitchell, Ontario.

Each year the PJHL hosts two prospect games which showcase the top 16 and 17 year olds in the league and Scouts are invited to attend. This year will see the North Conference (with players from the Carruthers and Pollock Divisions) take on the West Conference (with players from the Stobbs and Yeck Divisions) and the South Conference (with players from the Bloomfield and Doherty Divisions) take on the East Conference (with players from the Orr and Tod Divisions). Sam will be representing the Otters as a player on the North Conference Team.

This is Sam’s first year as a Huntsville Otter. The Sault Ste. Marie native played last season as the Captain of the Soo Greyhounds U18 AAA in the GNML. Sam is a skilled D-Man whose work ethic, physical presence and ability to play both ends of the ice make him a welcome addition to our Defense Core and Team.

Best of luck to Sam in the Prospect Game – your Otters Team is cheering for you!

New Website

Otter Family and Friends, we bring you the new website. Here you will find Schedules, Player and Game Stats, Links to live play-by-play games, Player bios, and News as it becomes available.

As we navigate through uncertain times, we are so happy to be back in action and able to invite most fans to the stands.

This year so far has had many challenges along the way, but the team is now focused and ready to compete at their very best to bring you the quality hockey that they are capable of.

We hope to see you all back in the stands and supporting your community team as huge steps in their level of teamwork and structure is on display.


Otters GM announces new Head Coach


“The whole Otters Organization is happy to announce Andrew Shipley from Barrie as new Head Coach. Andrew coached bantam AAA last season and has coached at different levels in Barrie. Andrew played and coached in    China as well.  Andrew also has been doing skills camps for the last years in Barrie. Andrew stated “I’m excited to be a part of the organization.  Looking forward to starting the season”. I am very excited to have him on board. He’s well respected and will be a great fit.”



Also announcing:

Barry Parish. Assistant GM

Mitchell Jones. Full time goalie coach

Cody Jones. HMHA liaison/scout

Keith Cyr. Scout – Barrie area

Jared Stevens. – Local scout

Jake McIntyre – Scout

Any players wanting to play for the Otters or want more info on the progress please contact me at

Marc Gagnon, GM

Huntsville Junior Otters