NCAA/CIS Commitments for Fall 2011:
Please check the 2011 page as the 2010-2011 season progresses for information regarding Blades off to the NCAA and CIS to play university hockey, beginning next fall, September 2011.
Mark McGowan - #27
A 2nd year Blade and assistant captain, Mark will head to R.P.I in the fall of 2011 to play NCAA Division I hockey. Acquired in a trade during the summer of 2009 by Oakville, Mark led the hockey team in scoring last year with 74 PTS in 55 games. In 152 career Junior A games he has posted 171 PTS (heading into 2010-2011). Has good speed, good size, play a consistent overall game and has a high hockey I.Q; won a Dudley Hewitt Cup last year with Oakville en route to an appearance at the RBC Cup National Championship in Dauphin, MB.
Mark Bennett - #91
Mark Bennett (6'0, 192 lbs., 1991)
Mark has committed to Union College for the fall of 2011. His path from Oakville to Union College epitomizes what the Blades and the OJHL are all about. He played 32 regular season and playoff games in 2008-2009 while practicing full-time with the team in addition to playing Midget AAA in Oakville. Joined the team as a top 6 forward for 2009-2010 and helped Oakville capture their 2nd Dudley Hewitt and 2nd trip to the Royal Bank Cup. Has posted 63 PTS in 69 OJHL games. At Union he will join the former Blades captain Jeremy Welsh (Bayfield, ON) and former captain Michael Ingoldsby (Stratford, ON).
Kyle Lysaght - #44
A 2nd year Blade, Kyle will be heading closer to home in September 2011 to play for the Alabama Hunstville Chargers. The Marietta, GA native joined the team from Kent Prep school in the USA prior to the 2009-2010 season. Lysaght made an immediate impact as a rookie in Junior A, scoring 26 goals, adding 23 helpers, for 49 PTS in 56 games last year. A consistent competitor night in and night out, he was one of only four (4) Blades to play in every game last season. He helped the team to the 2010 Buckland Cup championship, 2010 Dudley Hewitt Cup championship and an appearance in the 2010 Royal Bank Cup national championship. So far in 2010-2011 he's added another 49 PTS in 56 games, including 26 goals. Overall in his OJHL career to date he's posted 101 PTS in 98 games, including 57 goals, and added 173 PIMS. Kyle will be heading close to home to play NCAA DI hoceky at Alabame
Mark Corbett - #57
A 2nd year OJHLer, Mark came over from Couchiching prior to the start of the 2010-2011 season and added much needed depth on defence for another long playoff run to the Buckland Cup final. Mark was the consummate teammate and battled through a couple of injuries during the season to help the team on the back end. Put up 4-12-16 in 46 games as a Blade and will be heading to Toronto to join the Ryerson Rams program, coached by long-time CIS coach Graham Wise. At Ryerson Mark will play alongside former Blade Dustin Alcock.
Nick Rivait - #5
Nick came to the Blades from Leamington in the Jr. B loop and played on the Dudley Hewitt championship team and RBC Cup team last year. He was the team captain in 2010-2011 and picked up 66 points in 98 games as a Blade with 59 PIM. Nick will join former Blades Kyle Badham, Luke Moodie, Taylor Farris, Chris Muise and Tyler Leimbrock at Oswego, fresh off their 2nd straight NCAA Final Four appearance in 2011.
Daniel Savelli - #35
Dan joined Oakville in 2009-2010 after collecting a Sutherland Cup Jr. B championship in Brantford in 2009 and immediately made an impact in Oakville. He went 21-2-0 in his first season and helped lead the team to the 2010 Dudley Hewitt Cup championship in Sault Ste Marie, ON and the RBC Cup in Dauphin, MB. In 2010-2011 he went 22-11-2 and played in every playoff game going 13-8-2. At Windsor, he joins a Lancers program on the way up but one which plays in the tough OUA West with Western, Lakehead and Waterloo.pupupupuiupuu uyyyyyyy up onfernecon one of the Dan
Josh Ranalli - #74
A 2nd year Blade in 2010-2011, Josh was an offensive threat for his entire stay in Oakville, scoring 51 goals over the past two season and totalling 117 points. He scored a team-high 36 goals during the 2009-2010 season as he helped the club capture the Buckland Cup and the Dudley Hewitt Cup. Offensively explosive, Josh's speed and skill with the puck will serve him well as he transitions to the NCAA DIII level. At Adrian, he will join a program fresh off a trip to the DIII NCAA National Championship game in the spring of 2011.