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Saturday, 24 February 2018
Famous Alumni


Mississauga North Stars Hockey Club  1970 – 2007 (Incorporated 1976)
In 1970, Bruce Tinsley, Jim Duck and Bill Berlet entered a Minor Atom B team in the MTHL as a representative of the Lorne Park Hockey Association. It was a notable year as the team advanced to the Western Finals and by season’s end, the Mississauga North Stars Hockey Club had been founded. In 1971-72 the new organization entered teams into the Minor Atom & Atom B Divisions. The Minor Atoms won the City Championship. The North Stars added teams each year and eventually became the largest MTHL club in Mississauga.  Our Juveniles started in 1982-83 and were elevated to AAA status after the first season and have since won 3 All Ontario Championships, and sent a long list of players into Junior Hockey. Notable players that have graduated from the North Stars Hockey Club include:
Yanick Dupre played parts of three seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers after he was originally drafted by them in the third round (50th overall) of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. The Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award is an award that honors the memory of Yanick Dupre, who died on August 16, 1997, at the age of 24 after a 16-month battle with leukemia.
Grant Marshall was probably the most successful North Stars grad ever to make the NHL. Grant has two Stanley Cups with New Jersey in 2003 and Dallas in 1999. Grant started his GTHL career as an under-age North Stars Minor Atom under Coach Bob Johnson after being recruited by team manager Peter Johnson.
Tony Tanti still holds the Ontario Hockey League rookie record for goals, scoring 81 in 1980-81 with the Oshawa Generals. He was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks as the 12th overall pick in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, but was traded to the Vancouver Canucks for feared fighter and able scorer Curt Fraser during the 1982-83 season.
Paul Cavallini was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. After playing parts of two seasons with the Capitals, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues where he would spend almost six seasons including his best campaign, the 1989-90 season. He played in the 1990 All-Star game and led the league in plus/minus rating that season.
Daniel Winnik (born March 6, 1985 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. He played his first NHL game on October 4, 2007 and scored his first NHL goal in a 3-2 win against the St. Louis Blues
Steve Montador is a defenceman for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. Montador made his Calgary debut during the 2001-02 NHL season playing 11 games and scoring a goal and two assists for three points. Over the next two seasons, Montador would play 76 more regular season games for Calgary and played 20 games in the 2003-04 NHL Playoffs which saw Calgary reach the Stanley Cup finals only to lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning. With the 2004-05 NHL season cancelled due to the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Montador was one of many NHL players to play in Europe, playing for French outfit Mulhouse. He was traded to Florida early in the 2005-06 NHL season in the trade that brought Kristian Huselius to Calgary.
The North Stars have an enviable track record; from 1988 we have had the highest winning percentage in the GTHL West.  Over 38 Carnation Cups, over 17 City Championships, 7 All Ontario Championships, 12 Silver Stick Championships, in excess of 170 tournament titles, an Ontario Winter Games Bronze Medal and a European Cup. In 2003, our Bantams were honored as Team of the Year by the Mississauga Sports Council, after their OHF Gold Medal win and 11 championships that year. Our milestone seasons have included a league-leading winning percentage over 72%. In 1991 we had 7 teams in the West Final, 6 teams in the City Finals, 4 City Champs, and 3 teams at the All Ontario Finals.
Through the years, over 6000 players have filled the North Star uniform with pride, heart, character and dedication. The torch is now passed to this year’s North Stars to ensure that the tradition built by so many hands will carry on.
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