GAME DAY PLAYERS
(Final Roster)

Current Brantford hometown NHL players and those who have gone on to play at hockey's highest levels will be asked to play an integral role along with national and local sponsors in the community's annual Hockey Night in Brantford

 
 
Zac Dalpe

Graduate of both Paris & Brantford Minor Hockey systems and is a member of the Minnesota Wild. Dalpe returned from injury this past season to join the Wild during their final regular season games and their playoff run versus the Dallas stars.

Adam Henrique

A graduate of both Burford and Brantford Minor Hockey, now playing for the New Jersey Devils, he was the first rookie in NHL history to score two series-clinching overtime goals in the same playoffs.

Kyle Walker
Kyle is a BMHA grad who is from Woodstock. After playing his minor hockey in town he joined the Burford Bulldogs for one season before coming to Brantford last year. He was voted a league all-star in his first season and will be one of the top offensive producers in the GOJHL this coming season.
 
Nathan Bastian

Nate was an original day one 99er with the Jr. B team as a 16-year-old.  He led the way that season as the youngest player on the team.  Nate has played for the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL since then and was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round, 42nd overall in June.

Nate Mitton

Played  Brantford Jr. B hockey  and now has moved on to University Hockey in Oshawa.

Zac Rinaldo

The enforcer joined the Boston Bruins in 2015/16 after a stint with the Philadelphia Flyers. He played four seasons in the OHL with the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, the London Knights and Barrie Colts.

Paige Rynne

Paige was also a member of Brantford Ice-Cats midget team that captured the Esso Cup national championship.  She has also committed to the University of New Hampshire.

Derek Medeiros

A Cayuga native, Derek has been a prolific scorer on every team he has played on.  He is currently a key member of the Brantford Blast.

Rick Kowalsky - Coach

Rick is a Simcoe native who has been coaching the New Jersey Devils AHL and ECHL teams for the last 11 seasons.  He was the recipient of on the AHL Coach of the Year award this past season.  As a player Rick won a Memorial Cup and an ECHL Kelly Cup.

Keegan Alvestad

A BMHA grad, and Paris Mountie representative, Keegan was an original Brantford Jr. B 99er.  After spending two seasons with the club he is now a key member for the Mounties and a University of Guelph student.

Scott Rex - Coach

Scott Rex played with the Brantford Alexanders (Junior A), attended Ohio State University on scholarship, played and coached professionally in Europe, and coached the Brantford Golden Eagles to a Sutherland Cup Provincial Junior B championship in 2009. He is currently the head coach of the Brantford Junior B 99ers. 

Jay Dekker

Jay is a Brantford resident heading into his second season with the Jr. B 99ers.  Jay plays a powerful game on the wing and will be relied upon heavily to help lead the way this coming GOJHL season.

Michael Stevens

Michael is a BMHA grad like his older brother and is a great success story after suffering a horrible neck injury in minor hockey.  Michael is currently a member of the University of Guelph Gryphons.

Matt Cummings

Representing the Anderson Family and Grandson of Arnold and Jean Anderson.

Emily Rickwood

Emily has played her minor hockey in Brantford with both the AAA 99ers and the Ice Cats organizations. She was a member of the Ice Cats Midget AA team that won the National Championship this year. Emily is playing for the Oakville Hornets in the PWHL this upcoming season and is committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of New Hampshire in 2018.

Dan Gratton

Inducted into the Brantford Sports Hall of Recognition this year, Danny is a BMHA graduate that was a first round pick in both the OHL and NHL.  He played for the Los Angeles Kings as well as spending time in various pro leagues around the world.  Danny won gold at the World Junior Championships and also spent time in the Canadian Olympic program.

Justin Stevens

The eldest of the Stevens brothers, Justin is at student-athlete at Carleton University.  He has also spent time at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA after a successful junior career which started here in town with the Brantford Golden Eagles.

Randy Rowe

Randy is a Burford native who played his OHL hockey for four years in Belleville.  A prolific goal-scorer at every level, he had a long career in the AHL and ECHL.  Randy is now an advisor for young players.

Mathieu Henderson

Matt is a BMHA grad who spent the last three years in the OHL with the Plymouth Whalers/Flint Firebirds.  An offensive defenseman, Matt will suit up for Flint once again next year.

Laura Fortino

Laura is our Canadian Olympic gold medalist who graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca NY.  She has played with Canada’s Women’s National Hockey team since 2011 and was the first overall draft choice in the CWHL draft.  Along with her hockey, Laura is heavily involved in charity work as well.

Ron Hoover

Ron is a Brantford resident who spent time in the NHL with the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues.  He was a two-year captain at Western Michigan University in the NCAA ranks before embarking on his pro career.  He finished his career here in town with the Brantford Smoke.

Emma Woods

Emma is a Burford native who is entering her senior season at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.  She has been named a captain next season and was also drafted to the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL

Brandon Montour

A former BMHA player, Brandon also had a stellar junior lacrosse career.  Two years ago he played Junior hockey, NCAA and AHL all in the same season.  Brandon is property of the Anaheim Ducks and spent last season with San Diego of the AHL earning almost a point per game as a defenseman.

Ben Dalpe

Ben is a Paris and Brantford minor hockey grad who played junior B here in town before climbing the junior ladder in Pembroke and Penticton.  Ben is now a student athlete at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

Adam Brady

Adam is a Delhi native who played his minor hockey with the BMHA.  A horrible car accident ended his season in the USHL at Christmas last year.  An unreal commitment to his rehabilitation program will see him suiting up for Bemidji State next year in the NCAA ranks.

Mike DiPaolo

Michael is a BMHA grad who went on the play major junior hockey with the Sarnia Sting and Charlottetown in the QMJHL.  He has attended training camps with Columbus and San Jose in the NHL and is now a scholar athlete with the UWO Mustangs.

Anthony Marshall

Anthony is here representing the Brantford Blast.  He is a veteran of the Major League Hockey loop winning various championships and awards including the Allan Cup in 2008.

Cameron Sault

An Ohsweken native, Cam has extensive minor-pro experience and has been a key member of the Brantford Blast Senior A hockey team for the last four seasons.

Marc Stevens

The youngest of the Stevens boys, Marc also spent his time in the BMHA.  He has spent the last four seasons with the Guelph Storm of the OHL where he was an assistant captain last year.

Ryan Horvat

A Simcoe native, Ryan was a captain here in town for the BMHA minor-midget 99ers.  He spent his OHL career with the Guelph Storm where he was an assistant captain for two years.  He has spent the last two years with the Los Angeles Kings AHL affiliate.

Matt Hoover

Matt Hoover played for the Brantford 99ers before moving on to play competitive high school hockey in the US. He spent time with Cushing Academy, the Boston Jr. Bruins and the Kingston Voyageurs, and was recently recruited to Canisius College where he will play next season in the NCAA.  

Michael Stevens

Michael is currently playing university hockey for the Guelph Gryphons, winning the OUA championship this season and placing third at Nationals across Canada.He grew up playing minor hockey in Brantford for the 99ers, then for the Ridley College Tigers Prep School. He played his junior hockey for the Georgetown Raiders, Stouffville Spirit, and the Kingston Voyageurs, all from the OJHL.

Evan Bidenti

Evan played Brantford minor for many years moving on to play for the local Jr. B team. Last season he played Jr. A for the Kirkland Lake Goldminers who hosted the Dudley Hewitt Cup.

Michael Crocock

Mike is a BMHA grad that played Junior B hockey in town before embarking on a journey that took all over Eastern Canada and back.  He is entering his second season as a student athlete at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

Andrew Fritsch

Another BMHA grad, Andrew had a very strong OHL career suiting up for Niagara, Owen Sound and the Soo.  Andrew was a draft choice of the Phoenix Coyotes and is a third year CIS student athlete.  He will be attending Wilfrid Laurier University after two years at St. Thomas University.

Dave Mazurek

A graduate of the BMHA, Davey was selected by the Barrie Colts in the 2nd round of the OHL draft.  He spent time with Barrie and Kingston in the OHL and is now a student athlete at the University of Prince Edward Island.