A Part of the Community …
The Newmarket Hurricanes are a community based hockey club.
The team participates in the community in several different ways.
The Hurricanes have a working agreement with the York Simcoe Express “AAA” Hockey Organization, affiliation with the¬†Georgina Ice¬†Jr. C Hockey Club and a club system with the Newmarket Minor Hockey Association.
Events and Appearances …
The Hurricanes believe in giving back to the community by participating in many events and supporting many charities within the community such as regular visits to schools, donations to many fundraisers and appearances in the Annual Santa Claus Parade and other charity events.
About the Newmarket Hurricanes
It is the mandate of the Newmarket Hurricanes Hockey Club to provide an environment, which advances the skill level of players, predominantly from within our region; to create educational opportunities for those players; and to promote their personal growth and development through participation in meaningful programs within our community.
In 1987, the Newmarket Jr. A Hockey Club (originally known as the Newmarket 87′s) was formed.¬† Over the past¬†23 years, the team has evolved into one of the most successful teams in Jr. A hockey with almost 100 players going on to receive scholarships and professional hockey opportunities.¬† In 1997, the team changed their name to the Newmarket Hurricanes and has become one of the most watched teams in the league.
From 1991-2006, the Hurricanes hosted a tournament called the “Showcase Tournament” which ran between December 27th to December 30th every year.¬† This was the premiere tournament for Jr. A teams across North America that provides players and teams a venue to showcase their talents for draft and/or scholarship opportunities for eligible players.
Every year, teams from cities such as Dallas, Boston, Albany, Winnipeg, Truro, Sudbury, Pembroke, and Sault Ste. Marie competed in this prestigious event. The tournament annually attracted¬†between 125-150 scouts from:
- The NHL
- Canadian Universities and Colleges
- US Universities
- The Ontario Hockey League
- The USA Jr Hockey League
- The Western Hockey League
- The European Hockey League
- US Minor Pro Leagues
The Complex is a modern, 3500 seat facility built in 1985, that also plays host to 150 Newmarket Minor Hockey teams, Figure Skating Clubs, Men’s and Women’s Hockey Leagues, Trade Shows, the annual Kanata Festival and the Newmarket Junior A Showcase Tournament.¬† Every week, thousands of Newmarket residents and visitors use this facility.
The Newmarket Hurricanes traditionally draw some of the largest crowds in the league.