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
Colours Black and white
         
Owner(s) ACE Sports and Entertainment
(Henry Chow)
Head coach Canada Kyle Julius
Mascot POW
Website PowerBasketball.ca

The Mississauga Power are 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 70001770000000000001.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 7002175000000000000175 lb (79 kg)
G 03 Canada Johnson, Antonio 70001790000000000001.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 7002181000000000000181 lb (82 kg)
G 05 Canada Wynter, Jordan 70001800000000000001.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 7002187000000000000187 lb (85 kg)
G 10 Canada Semira, Jon 70001800000000000001.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 7002175000000000000175 lb (79 kg)
C 50 Canada Ferguson, Shamus 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002235000000000000235 lb (107 kg)
G 15 Canada Murray, Tyler 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 7002195000000000000195 lb (88 kg)
F 21 Canada Bewley, Chad 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 7002240000000000000240 lb (110 kg)
F 23 Canada Johnson, Christopher 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002205000000000000205 lb (93 kg)
F 25 United States Kibi, Eric 70001990000000000001.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002225000000000000225 lb (102 kg)
C 33 Canada Conley, Shawn 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002270000000000000270 lb (120 kg)
C 42 Canada Virijevic, Dusan 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002245000000000000245 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 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 7002180000000000000180 lb (82 kg)
G 00 Canada Newby, Jabs 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 7002190000000000000190 lb (86 kg)
F 00 Canada Ottley, Anthony 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002205000000000000205 lb (93 kg)
C 00 Canada Dewar, Robert 70002100000000000002.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002223000000000000223 lb (101 kg)
G/F 00 Canada Springer-Williams, Clinton 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 7002216000000000000216 lb (98 kg)
G 00 Canada Josh, Collins 70001800000000000001.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 7002182000000000000182 lb (83 kg)
C 00 United States Curtis, Rob 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002240000000000000240 lb (110 kg)
C 00 Canada Nagtzaam, Zachary 70002100000000000002.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002255000000000000255 lb (116 kg)
G 00 Canada Tochev, Teddy 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 7002174000000000000174 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 Canada Ward, Warren 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002210000000000000210 lb (95 kg)
G 1 Canada Vernon, Tyrell 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 7002200000000000000200 lb (91 kg)
F 2 United States Williams, Kirk 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002205000000000000205 lb (93 kg)
G 3 Canada Newby, Jabs 70001870000000000001.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 7002195000000000000195 lb (88 kg)
G 4 Canada Ruach, Tut 70001870000000000001.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 7002175000000000000175 lb (79 kg)
G 5 United States Strong, Omar 70001750000000000001.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 7002162000000000000162 lb (73 kg)
F 6 United States Rockett, Jaushay 70001970000000000001.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002235000000000000235 lb (107 kg)
9 United States Garland, Ty 7002185000000000000185 lb (84 kg)
G 10 United States Capers, Marcus 70001870000000000001.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 7002190000000000000190 lb (86 kg)
G 22 United States Weidner, Jordan 70001870000000000001.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 7002187000000000000187 lb (85 kg)
C 32 United States Cooper, Paul 70002040000000000002.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002250000000000000250 lb (110 kg)
F 34 United States Releford, Travis 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002215000000000000215 lb (98 kg)
C 44 Canada Allison, Michael 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002220000000000000220 lb (100 kg)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: January 2015

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 7 25 .218 8th TBA
Totals 58 98 0.372 - 0 3 .000 1 Playoff Appearances

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