Well, this past week, we did an article on the honoured numbers of the Kingston Frontenacs and an article on the OHL grads playing for the University of Waterloo Warriors of the OUA in 2013-14. Today, we’ll combine the city of Kingston and the OUA and look at OHL alumni set to play this season for the Queen’s University Gaels.
Queen’s is not quite as OHL heavy as Waterloo with seven Ontario Hockey League grads in the linup, compared to 12 with the Warriors. However, the OHL is well represented behind the bench with alumni acting as head coach and assistant coach.
Stellick played two years with the Belleville Bulls, 2007-08 and 2008-09, playing in 12 games the first year and 50 in the next. The Bulls picked him up in the sixth round of the 2007 OHL Priority Selection, 114th overall. Robert has been with Queen’s since 2009.
Stephane played three years in the Ontario Hockey League from 2005-06 to 2007-08. His first two years were spent with the Brampton Battalion and he played for the Frontenacs in 2007-08. Chabot was a fourth round pick of the Battalion in 2004. Like Robert Stellick, Stephane has been with Queen’s since 2009-10.
Clements played just five games in the OHL, all with the Barrie Colts during the 2010-11 season. He was a very deep draft pick of the Guelph Storm in 2008, going in the 15th round, 293rd overall. Taylor will be entering his second year with the Gaels.
Corbeth played three years with the Belleville Bulls from 2009-10 to 2011-12. Another deep draft pick, Braeden was selected in the eleventh round by the Bulls at the 2008 OHL Priority Selection, 220th overall. He will enter his second year with the Gaels in 2013-14.
Bureau played four years with the Mississauga Majors from 2007-08 to 2010-11. He was drafted by the club when they were still the Toronto Majors in the second round in 2007. Corey is entering his third year with Queen’s. In 2011-12, he was the OUA East Rookie of the Year.
Auld played two years with the Brampton Battalion in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He was an eleventh round pick by the club in 2009. After not playing in 2012-13, 2013-14 will be Jordan’s first year with the Gaels.
McEachen played seven games with the Mississauga Majors, all during the 2010-11 season. The Majors selected him in the sixth round of the 2007 OHL Priority Selection, 103rd overall. Patrick is entering his second year with Queen’s.
Brett Gibson – Head Coach
Gibson has been the head coach at Queen’s University since 2006-07. The eighth overall pick by the Erie Otters in 1996 played four years in the OHL from 1996-97 to 1999-00 with the Otters, North Bay Centennials and London Knights. He followed his OHL career up with four years at St. Mary’s University in the AUS. Brett’s pro career was limited to six games in the ECHL with the Johnstown Chiefs at the end of the 1999-00 season and 45 games in the ECHL with the Pensacola Ice Pilots in 2003-04.
Tony Cimellaro – Assistant Coach
Cimellaro is all Kingston. He played for the Kingston Raiders/Frontenacs during his four year OHL career. He also played for the North Bay Centennials and Belleville Bulls in that span between 1988-89 and 1991-92. He returned to the Frontenacs to be assistant coach from 2001-02 to 2009-10 and has been assistant to Brett Gibson since 2010-11.
Tony played pro hockey from 1992-93 to 1999-00 in the AHL, NHL, WPHL, UHL and in Italy, England, Denmark and Germany. In 1992-93 with the Ottawa Senators, he got into his only two National Hockey League games.