The Markham Waxers Associations the Tradition, Heritage, Community: The History, Archives, Team Lists, Statistics, and information from 1962-2005.WEB SITE http://markhamwaxersarchives.com
The Markham Waxers: Tradition, Heritage, Community, Development of Youth in Hockey, Sports and in Life! Markham is a true World Class Community.
(1888PressRelease) April 25, 2012 - Markham Waxers: The Markham Minor Hockey and Unionville Minor Hockey Association's and the Waxers Junior Hockey Club stand for Tradition, Heritage, Community and Youth Development.
The Town of Markham, (Unionville) Ontario, north of Toronto, isn't much different than other small communities across Canada. It has its own minor hockey associations, which grooms generation after generation of Canadian hockey youth. from house leagues to AAA, to Junior, over 110 years in the OHA.
Markham is remarkably successful in developing young hockey players, a fact the rest of the hockey world has known since the early 1960's, but now, has seen watching two of its most recent graduates come of age in the NHL, from Steven Stamkos, who played his youth hockey in Markham, was the first pick of the 2008 Entry Draft. In his short career, he's already won a Rocket Richard Trophy and currently leads the NHL with 20 goals and 35 points. Not long after the Lightning picked Stamkos, the New York Rangers drafted another Markham graduate, defenseman Michael Del Zotto at No. 20. Now add Skinner and Hodgson, to NHL. Steven Weiss also played in Markham.
We are adding to the original Web Site created by Don Bremner, Norman Lamarre, in 1994, Bremner and the Savolainen Family, and Russ and Larry Herrington up to 2005.
The Web Site: will answer some of your questions?
But we need more information to be added.
Questions: about Waxers: What is a Waxer ? Who played for the Waxers ?
The History ? The Alumni Teams and Rosters ? The Questions ? MMHA and UMHA, Old Coaches, old players, friends, family and community.
We want to create one of the best Web Sites for our community. Our Hockey History one hopefully every one can be proud of.
The Waxers Organization has created an organization for the development of young hockey players within the minor ranks from house league to Tier II Junior Level.
Markham is a town of commitment: A Town committed from the Mayor Scarpitti and in the past Don Cousens, down to all coaches, trainers, assistant coaches, parents, fans and from the volunteers up.
Markham is truly "Hockey Town Canada".
NHL former FARM TEAM - of The Toronto Maple Leafs
A former farm team of the Toronto Maple Leafs going back to the days of Maple Leafs owner, Colonel Conn Smythe one of the greatest hockey legends of the game when the Leafs were a contender every year for the Stanley Cup, and Mr Harold Ballard, and Mr. Stafford Smythe.
The joining of three amateur organizations at the time the Presidents are listed below that made the deal come together for the better of hockey in our community;
1. The Markham Minor Hockey Assocition President Jim Strasser
2. The Unionville Minor Hockey Association President Graham Martin
3. The Markham Waxers Junior "A" Hockey Club Don Bremner, Owner
Three organizations working together has seen development of many young great players now and in the past: Stamkos, Del Zotto, Hodgson, Skinner, Hodgson and many more.
NHL: John Anderson, Tim Armstrong, Sean Avery, Blair Barnes Bob Dailey, Brad Dalgarno, Michael Del Zotto, Gary Dillon, Wayne Dillon, Mike Donnelly, Jamie Doornbosch, Jerome Dupont, Tom Edur, Bob Essensa Chris Evans, Rob Garner, Cameron Gaunce, Mario Giallonardo, Glenn Goldup,Larry Goodenough, Brian Hayward,, Cody Hodgson, Ed Hospodar,Charlie Huddy ,John Hughes, Peter Ing, Brad Jones, Rick Kessell, Steve Konroyd, Yvon Labre, Ray LeBlanc, Mike Lenarduzzi, Mike Liut, Steve Ludzik, Dan Maloney, Dennis Maruk, Brad May, Greg Millen, Dave Morrison, Brian Murphy, Adam Oates, Mike Palmateer,Victor Posa, Mark Reeds, Ron Rowe, Sean Shanahan, Steven Stamkos, John Stewart, Rick Tabaracci, Chris Tanev, Steve Thomas, Jim Thomson, Rick Vasko, Steve Vickers, Brian Wilks, Ron Wilson, Jim Witherspoon. Now find the WHA Players.
Many non-Canadian born; USA and European players have played for the Waxers.
COLLEGE: Over 250 Waxers that went on the US and Canadian Colleges, many with scholarships.
OHL/CHL: The over 200 Waxers that went on to success in the Canadian Hockey League and The OHL.
PROFFESSIONAL: Many more went to the AHL,the minors and other professional Leagues in the USA and Europe.
COACHES: The Coaches from Minor and Junior "A" Waxers Hockey: Steven Spott, Russ Herrington, Paul Titanic, Joe Bowen (Voice of Leafs)
OHA: In 2002 Markham celebrated its 100 year in OHA -so many every year, 1000's of coaches and volunteers, over the span of a 100 years of hockey in the OHA,
YOUTH TEAMS plus HOUSE LEAGUES: 30 teams ice volunteer coaches, assistants, helpers, medical, trainers, equipment people every year.
Volunteers: Markham has 1,000's of great volunteers over 110 years of Hockey!
In Closing: I was very proud to be the Owner of The Markham Waxers Junior "A" Hockey Club and to carry on the Tradition by previous wonderful and dedicated owners; Glen "Doc" Kennedy 1962-1980, Lewis Hollett, 1962 -1994, and Bill Harding with Lewis Hollett, during the mid 1980's, Bremner 1994-2005 with partners.
For the Love of the Game Hockey Home Town Waxers Hockey !
The MARKHAM WAXERS WALL of FAME at Markham Centennial Arena. (Needs Updating!)
-Over 110 years of Hockey.
-OVER 70 YEARS OF JUNIOR HOCKEY Junior hockey came to Markham in the 1930s and now over 70 years later the Waxers continue the tradition.
- In 1961, the club found a new major corporate sponsor, INTERNATIONAL WAX INCORPORATED, and hence the new name. Seal a Wax Waxers.
-HISTORY Junior hockey officially arrived in Markham during the 1930s.
-The team operated as the Markham Jets Junior "C" Hockey Club and won it's only Ontario Championship in 1941.
-In 1961, the club became a Non-Profit Ontario Corporation #112542 and in that year found a new major corporate sponsor, International Wax Incorporated. International Wax has supported junior hockey since that day, and is still a sponsor of the Markham Waxers.(Waxers Non-Profit still in hands of Don Bremner)
ACHIEVEMENTS 1941 Junior "C" Championship - Markham Jets
1969 Junior "B" Championship - Markham Waxers
1972 Junior "B" Championship - Markham Waxers
2003 OPJAHL South Division Champions
Over 120 Waxer-Jet Graduates have gone to the NHL and the WHA
Over 200 Waxer Graduates have gone to the OHL
Over 250 to Numerous College and University Hockey Scholarships to Waxer Players
Former Farm Team of the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club and Toronto Marlboros Junior "A" Hockey Club for over twenty years.
GOALS GREAT HOCKEY PROGRAM: Build a great hockey program that the residents and business community of Markham and Unionville can be proud of as they travel throughout other towns of Ontario, across Canada the United States and the World.
EDUCATION: A solid foundation with many Waxer Graduates receiving U.S. College scholarships and/or graduating from Canadian Universities.
OHL MAJOR JUNIOR "A": Continued support of Waxer graduates that wish to go to the OHL and on to professional hockey.
CHAMPIONSHIP JUNIOR PROGRAM: Bring back championships to Markham.
Adam Oates and Steve Thomas multimedia files:
Oates and Thomas in 1999 @ Maple Leaf Gardens photo by Don Bremner
Oates in Action as a Waxer
Thomas in Action as a Waxer
Waxer Team Photo 1981-82
WAXERS CELEBRATE TWO MILESTONES
The Markham Waxers are excited to announce that the 2002-2003 season was one in which they celebrated two major milestones in the rich history of the Hockey Club.
NHL WAXERS - YEAR-BY-YEAR - ROSTERS Find out who was playing for the Waxers in any year from 1963-64 onwards.
Don Bremner 416-717-0541 or 1-800-894-4924
former Owner of The Markham Waxers Junior "A" Hockey Club 1994-2005
donbremner ( @ ) restorationenvironmental dot com
Web Site: 1962 -2005 - http://markhamwaxersarchives.com