You would think a team like the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks of the OUA with it’s 16 players with Ontario Hockey League experience would be quite strong. The Ridgebacks finished seventh in the nine team Western Conference.
Here are those 16 players:
Jeremy Whalen – Jeremy played 20 games over three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2003-04 to 2005-06. Whalen played for the Mississauga IceDogs and the Barrie Colts.
Michael Montgomery – Michael played two seasons with the Peterborough Petes, 2004-05 and 2005-06.
Nathan Spaling – Nathan played with the Guelph Storm during the 2003-04 season.
Scott Baker – Scott played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2003-04 to 2006-07 with the Oshawa Generals, Belleville Bulls and the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors.
Josh Vatri – Josh played three seasons in the OHL from 2005-06 to 2007-08 with the Erie Otters and Kingston Frontenacs.
Derrick Bagshaw – Derrick played seven seasons with the Erie Otters from 2003-04 to 2006-07.
Derek Gregorack – Derek played during the 2008-09 season with the Peterborough Petes and the Brampton Battalion.
Tony Rizzi – Tony played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2003-04 to 2006-07. Rizzi played with the Kingston Frontenacs and Peterborough Petes.
Luke VanMoerkerke – Luke played three season in the OHL from 2006-07 to 2008-09 with the London Knights and the Brampton Battalion.
Mike Noyes – Mike played two seasons with the London Knights, 2005-06 and 2006-07.
Jeff Barletta – Jeff played three seasons with the Toronto / Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors from 2005-06 to 2007-08.
Shawn Connors – Shawn played two seasons with the Kingston Frontenacs, 2004-05 and 2005-06.
Steve Spade – Steve played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2003-04 to 2006-07. Spade played with the Barrie Colts, Belleville Bulls and Toronto St. Michael’s Majors.
Chris Purves – Chris played two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, 2005-06 and 2006-07, with the Windsor Spitfires and Barrie Colts.
Jason Guy – Jason played four seasons in the OHL from 2005-06 to 2008-09. Guy played with the Guelph Storm, Kingston Frontenacs and London Knights.
Jeff Dawson – Jeff played briefly with the Erie Otters during the 2006-07 season.
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