Dorchester Dolphins

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Dorchester Dolphins
Dorchester Dolphins.jpg
City Dorchester, Ontario, Canada
League Provinvial Junior Hockey League
Founded 2012
Home arena Flight Exec Centre
Colors Blue, Red, and White
General manager Tim Flynn (2015-16)
Head coach Mark Van Vliet (2015-16)

The Dorchester Dolphins are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Dorchester, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.


Dolphins goalie watches puck behind the net early in the 2013-14 season.
Dolphins Defenseman comes back to block rush early in the 2013-14 season.

The Dolphins are the namesake of the town's long running tradition in intermediate and senior hockey.[1]

The Dolphins played their first ever hockey game on September 14, 2012 at home against the Lucan Irish. The Dolphins were victorious, 6-5. Brendon O'Shaughnessy scored both the first and second goals in team history for the Dolphins against the Irish and Alex Hutcheson made 31 saves on 36 shots to pick up the first ever win.[2]

The Dolphins would finish their first ever season in second place in their division and lose in the seventh game of the division final against the Lambeth Lancers to finish their season.

During the 2013-14 season, the Dolphins would finish third in a three-way footrace for the regular season championship. The lack of a season banner did not deter them in the playoffs as they would beat both the Lambeth Lancers and Thamesford Trojans (the two teams who outpointed them) in the playoff's final two rounds to take home their first even SOJHL playoff championship. By winning the title, the Dolphins also earned the league's second ever berth into the Clarence Schmalz Cup playdowns (Ayr Centennials being the first in 2013). On March 21, 2014, in the second game of their quarter-final series against the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League's Essex 73's, the Dolphins became the first SOJHL team to win a Junior C playoff game against a team from another league with a 6-5 overtime victory at home.

The 2016-17 season marked an historic run for the dolphins who finished the regular season undefeated with one tie, missing the perfect season by one point. This regular season record brings them to a tie with Belle River who also had the same record, as the best season in Jr. C.

Season-by-season standings[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2012-13 37 28 5 - 4 177 107 60 2nd SOJHL-Yk Lost Conf. Final
2013-14 40 28 9 - 3 210 98 59 3rd SOJHL Won League, Lost CSC QF
2014-15 40 25 14 - 1 209 153 51 5th SOJHL Won Quarter - 4-1 - (Irish)
Won Semi's - 4-1 - (Lancers)
Lost League Finals - 0-4 - (Hawks)
2015-16 40 35 5 0 - 284 98 70 1st of 9 SOJHL Won Quarter - 4-0 - (Lancers)
Won Semifinals - 4-0 - (Bulldogs)
Won League Finals - 4-3 (Hawks)
Lost CSC Quarterfinals 0-4 (Essex)
2016-17 40 39 0 1 - 246 84 79 1st of 9
Yeck Div - PJHL
Won Div. Quarter - 4-1, (Stars)
Won Div. Semifinals 4-0 (Lancers)
Won Div Final, 4-3 (Spitfires)
Lost Conf. Finals, 1-4 (Essex)

Current team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated November 4, 2015.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
10 Canada Blue, TylerTyler Blue D R 22 2012 Dorchester, Ontario
20 Canada Hammett, BrentBrent Hammett D R 21 2015 Thamesford, Ontario
7 Canada Blue, MichaelMichael Blue F R 19 2014 Dorchester, Ontario
17 Canada Weaver, AlexAlex Weaver F R 22 2015 London, Ontario
19 Canada Freel, PatrickPatrick Freel F L 23 2012 London, Ontario
25 Canada Mastroianni, LucasLucas Mastroianni F R 19 2014 Dorchester, Ontario
5 Canada Fuller, JordanJordan Fuller D R 22 2012 London, Ontario
9 Canada Glew, JadenJaden Glew D R 20 2015 Dorchester, Ontario
77 Canada Van Dusen, BrettBrett Van Dusen F R 21 2012 Dorchester, Ontario
31 Canada Waller, MattMatt Waller G R 19 2015 London, Ontario
44 Canada Todosichuk, DerekDerek Todosichuk F R 22 2015 Nilestown, Ontario
91 Canada Tuffin, RyanRyan Tuffin F L 23 2014 London, Ontario
14 Canada Russell, WadeWade Russell D L 22 2014 London, Ontario
18 Canada Ritchie, JayJay Ritchie F R 22 2015 Chatham, Ontario
23 Canada Pieper, TimTim Pieper F L 20 2015 Dorchester, Ontario
4 Canada Root, RyanRyan Root F R 18 2015 Dorchester, Ontario
3 Canada Robertson, ZachZach Robertson F R 21 2015 Belmont, Ontario
6 Canada Richer, ConnorConnor Richer D L 19 2015 London, Ontario
16 Canada Carreiro, ChrisChris Carreiro F R 22 2014 London, Ontario
8 Canada Innes, NathanNathan Innes D L 21 2014 Ingersoll, Ontario
31 Canada Brown, RileyRiley Brown G L 21 2015 London, Ontario


Updated October 6, 2014

Title Staff Member
Director of Hockey Operations Bruce Schruder
General Manager Tim Flynn
Assistant Manager Barry Stratton
Head Coach Mark Van Vilet
Assistant Coach Vance Stark
Assistant Coach Jordan Fuller
Trainer Mark Somers
Trainer Garry Spurgeon
Equipment Manager Dennis Boyse


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