Mississauga Power

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Mississauga Power
Mississauga Power logo.png
Founded 2011
League National Basketball League of Canada
Division Central Division
Team history Oshawa Power
2011-2013
Mississauga Power
2013-present
Based in Mississauga, Ontario
Arena Hershey Centre
Colors Black and white
         
Owner(s) ACE Sports and Entertainment
(Henry Chow)
Head coach Canada Kyle Julius
Mascot POW
Website PowerBasketball.ca

The Mississauga Power is a Canadian professional basketball team based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The team is a charter member of the National Basketball League of Canada which began play in 2011 as the Oshawa Power. On November 5, 2013 the Power played their inaugural regular season home game versus Brampton at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

Logo when the team played as the Oshawa Power.

The team was formed as the Oshawa Power in 2011 as a charter member of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). The Power was awarded the 1st Overall Pick in the inaugural draft and chose Morgan Lewis from Findlay, Ohio.[1] For the inaugural 2012 All-Star Game, four members of the Power were selected which featured NBLC's first overall pick Morgan Lewis, Brandon Robinson, Tut Ruach, and Omari Johnson.[2]

An announcement was made officially in April 2013 that the team was relocated to Mississauga.[3]

Home Arena[edit]

Hershey Centre (2013-Present)[edit]

Main article: Hershey Centre

Mississauga Power holds all home games at the Hershey Centre, located across from Iceland Mississauga in Mississauga. The Hershey Centre will play host to wrestling, judo, tae kwon do, and karate competitions as part of the 2015 Parapan Am Games. In addition, the Hershey Centre will also host goalball, powerlifting and wheelchair rugby sports as part of the Parapan Games.[4]

Corporate Support[edit]

Power and BioSteel
Mississauga Power Alex "Superman" Johnson" wearing the new Peak Sports Canada jersey & holding the BioSteel Sports Supplements Inc pink drink

On October 2, 2014, the Mississauga Power secured significant corporate support by announcing their partnership with BioSteel Sports Supplements Inc & Peak Sports Canada.[5]

This the second significant sponsorship announcement in the basketball market for BioSteel Sports Supplements Inc. Earlier in the summer BioSteel Sports Supplements Inc became the exclusive sports drink provider for Canada Basketball.[6]

Mascot[edit]

Mississauga Power's official mascot is named "POW". This mascot is easily one of the most recognizable mascots in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) and around the Greater Toronto Area. POW has been seen across the city in various community and city events like the Toronto Auto Show.[7]

Mississauga Power Official Mascot - POW with Team President, Henry Chow, and Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion

Megacity Pro-Am Summer League[edit]

Mississauga Power partnered with Megacity Basketball to create an annual summer Pro-Am.[8] Megacity is a well established men's recreation, co-ed, and advance basketball league in the Greater Toronto Area.[9] The summer league consisted of players with previous professional playing experience and recent graduates from well known university basketball programs.

Power Development Team (PDT)[edit]

The Power Development Team (PDT) is a development program that provides a platform for promising athletes to compete internationally to play against elite competition. PDT allows the Power to promote their brand globally as an organization that is dedicated towards assisting the growth of basketball in Canada and worldwide.

PDT Alumni have utilized their international experience and development with the Power to spearhead their basketball career. For example, our 2013 PDT Head Coach, Sean Bookal, is now working in one of China's most prestigious basketball academies.

PDT - China Logo
"Being a part of the Mississauga Power basketball organization has truly been nothing short of a boost in my coaching career" - Coach Sean Bookal

2013 PDT[edit]

Coach Sean Bookal was chosen from the Megacity Pro-Am League to lead the PDT to China to compete in the 2013 Four Nations Men's Basketball Invitational Tournament that was co-hosted by the city of Shen Zhen and Zhong Shan from July 28, 2013 to August 4, 2013. The tournament featured the New Zealand Men's National Basketball Team, Cameroon National Men's Basketball featuring NBA Sacramento King's Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, and China Basketball Association Select Team featuring former NBA Player and 2003 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, Mengke Bateer.

2013 - PDT Roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 01 Canada Campbell, Emmanuel 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 175 lb (79 kg)
G 03 Canada Johnson, Antonio 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 181 lb (82 kg)
G 05 Canada Wynter, Jordan 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 187 lb (85 kg)
G 10 Canada Semira, Jon 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 175 lb (79 kg)
C 50 Canada Ferguson, Shamus 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 235 lb (107 kg)
G 15 Canada Murray, Tyler 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 195 lb (88 kg)
F 21 Canada Bewley, Chad 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 240 lb (110 kg)
F 23 Canada Johnson, Christopher 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 205 lb (93 kg)
F 25 United States Kibi, Eric 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 225 lb (102 kg)
C 33 Canada Conley, Shawn 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 270 lb (120 kg)
C 42 Canada Virijevic, Dusan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 245 lb (111 kg)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: September 2014

2014 PDT[edit]

Mississauga Power Assistant Coach, Jeremie Kayeye, was selected to lead this year's 2014 PDT to compete in the "ATLAS Four Nations Tournament" that was held in 4 cities in China.

Mississauga Power - 2014 PDT Team in China
2014 - PDT Roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 00 Canada Semira, Jon 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 180 lb (82 kg)
G 00 Canada Newby, Jabs 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 190 lb (86 kg)
F 00 Canada Ottley, Anthony 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 205 lb (93 kg)
C 00 Canada Dewar, Robert 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 223 lb (101 kg)
G/F 00 Canada Springer-Williams, Clinton 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 216 lb (98 kg)
G 00 Canada Josh, Collins 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 182 lb (83 kg)
C 00 United States Curtis, Rob 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 240 lb (110 kg)
C 00 Canada Nagtzaam, Zachary 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 255 lb (116 kg)
G 00 Canada Tochev, Teddy 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 174 lb (79 kg)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: September 2014

Current Roster[edit]

Mississauga Power roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 0 United States Paul, Miguel 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 175 lb (79 kg)
G 1 Canada Vernon, Tyrell 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 200 lb (91 kg)
F 2 United States Williams, Kirk 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 205 lb (93 kg)
G 3 Canada Johnson, Alex 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 175 lb (79 kg)
G 4 Canada Ruach, Tut 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 175 lb (79 kg)
G 5 United States Strong, Omar 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 162 lb (73 kg)
F 6 United States Rockett, Jaushay 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 235 lb (107 kg)
F 9 United States Brooks, Julius 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 235 lb (107 kg)
G 22 United States Weidner, Jordan 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 187 lb (85 kg)
C 32 United States Cooper, Paul 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 250 lb (110 kg)
F 34 United States Releford, Travis 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 215 lb (98 kg)
C 44 Canada Allison, Michael 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 220 lb (100 kg)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: October 2014

All-Stars[edit]

Nationality Name Season
 USA Morgan Lewis 2011-2012
 USA Omari Johnson 2011-2012
 USA Brandon Robinson 2011-2012
 USA Nick Okorie 2012-2013
 CAN Papa Oppong 2012-2013
 USA Morgan Lewis 2013-2014
 CAN Alex Johnson 2013-2014

Season-By-Season Record[edit]

Season Coach Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2011-12 Mark Strickland 6 11 .353 ' Did not qualify
2011-12 David Joseph 0 2 .000 ' Did not qualify
2011-12 Robert Brickey 9 10 .474 ' Did not qualify
2011-12 Combined 15 23 .395 5th Did not qualify
2012-13 Larry Blunt 18 22 .450 7th Did not qualify
2013-14 Fred Grannum 2 4 .333 N/A N/A
2013-14 David Joseph 8 26 .235 7th 0-3, .000, Quarter-Finals
2013-14 Combined 10 30 .250 7th 0-3, .000, Quarter-Finals
2014-15 Kyle Julius 0 0 .000 TBA TBA
Totals 58 98 0.372 - 0 3 .000 1 Playoff Appearances

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