Ontario Hockey League grad Derek Schoenmakers has finished up his post secondary career with Laurier University and is off to Hungary for 2017-18. Schoenmakers will start the season with Fehervari Titanok (aka Fehervar AV19) in the Hungary based MOL Liga. Playing in the league involves competing against teams in Slovakia, Austria and Romania, as well.
Derek Schoenmakers played four years in the OHL from 2009-10 to 2012-13 with the Mississauga Majors, Sudbury Wolves, Windsor Spitfires and Kitchener Rangers. He was also a member of the Peterborough Petes for a while but did not report to the team.
The Majors drafted Derek in the 14th round of the 2008 OHL Priority Selection, 269th overall. Over his four years, Schoenmakers scored 56 goals and assisted on 46 for 102 points in 203 regular season games. In the playoffs, he added seven points in 30 games.
His traveling began in January, 2012 when he was traded to the Wolves with Kristoff Kontos going to Mississauga. His time in Sudbury was fairly short and he would start 2012-13 with the Spitfires, traded at the start of September for draft picks.
Schoenmakers’ time in Windsor was even shorter and he was traded to the Peterborough Petes in November, 2012 with Brandon Devlin for Trevor Murphy and Zach Lorentz. However, Derek would not report to the Petes and got an early start on his OUA career, playing a pair of games for the Laurier Golden Hawks. In January, Derek was traded to the Kitchener Rangers for Nick Czinder and he would finish out his OHL career there.
Derek then went on to play four seasons in the OUA with the Laurier University Golden Hawks from 2013-14 to 2016-17.
Also known as Fehervar AV19, the team has been around in some form since 1960. Home games for the team are played at the Ifjabb Ocskay Gabor Ice Hall in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. The venue seats 3,500 for hockey and opened in 1991.
In 2016-17, the club finished eighth in the eleven team MOL Liga during the 40 game regular season. They finished in the final playoff spot and soon after fell in the quarter-finals. The MOL Liga has teams in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Romania.
Derek Schoenmakers OHL Stats