Stouffville Spirit Jr. `A` Hockey Club
The Spirit is in the North Conference, along with Aurora, Newmarket, Collingwood, Seguin, Orangeville and Huntsville.
All teams play a 49-game regular schedule, starting in mid-September and ending in February. Almost all Spirit games are scheduled between Thursday and Sunday, allowing players time for their schoolwork.
Conference and league champions are crowned during the late winter and spring playoffs. The Spirit were league finalists in 2006 after winning the North and North-West championships.
The league champs advance to the Dudley Hewitt Cup, where they play the champions of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association in late April. The cup winners represent Central Canada in the national championship tournament, the Royal Bank Cup.
Spirit players have several opportunities to play in front of scouts from major junior and Canadian and U.S. colleges and universities. All teams in the Provincial Junior League play one league game in the annual Governor’s Showcase College Weekend event in Bowmanville, scheduled for September. The league also hosts an annual all-star game and prospects’ night. The Spirit won the popular OHA tournament in Vaughan in September 2004. Scouts are regulars at Spirit home games on Thursday nights in Stouffville. For more details click here to visit the Stouffville Spirit website.