May 17, 2023, Leamington, ON– After winning the 2023 Suterland Cup, the Leamington Flyers are now taking on a new challenge, moving to Junior ‘A’ and becoming the 23rd franchise in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).
The Leamington Flyers are excited to embark on the new 2023-2024 season and look to improve upon their proven track record for development and success. With the move, the Flyers are excited to begin preparations for their first season in the OJHL, first up is the roster and the announcement of the OJHL Tryout Camp being held at the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre on June 3rd and June 4th.
For those interested in joining the Flyers for the exciting 2023-24 season, we invite you to fill out the form below in-order to get on the list for additional information as we build are camp rosters and hit the ice in the coming weeks.
“Joining the OJHL is a significant step forward for the Leamington Flyers organization and Junior hockey in Southwestern Ontario,” General Manager Justin Solcz states. “We are excited to continue our tradition of success at the Junior A level and provide our players with even more opportunities to develop and advance to the next level. We are committed to operating a first-class organization both on and off the ice, and we look forward to contributing to the competitiveness and success of the entire league. We are grateful for the continued support of our fans, volunteers and the Leamington community, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Flyers hockey in the OJHL.”
“We are thrilled to announce our entrance into the OJHL, marking a significant milestone for the Leamington Flyers organization,” Jason Melo, Flyers President and one of the Owners shares. “This move represents more than just a change in the playing field; it symbolizes our unwavering commitment to developing young talent and propelling them to the next level of their hockey careers. We wholeheartedly embrace the responsibility of fostering their growth, providing them with top-tier training, and preparing them to excel at the highest level.”
The Flyers are recently captured the 2023 Sutherland Cup Championship, becoming Junior ‘B’ Champions, after winning the Stan Moore Trophy for the best regular season in the GOJHL’s Western Conference. The Flyers currently have two players on the NHL 2023 Central Scouting List and three players committed to NCAA DI programs and two players committed to the OHL for next season. Over the course of the last five seasons, the Flyers have perennially developed players with several committing and playing in the OHL, USports while also leading the entire GOJHL previously with seven NCAA Division I commitments in that time frame.