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Thank You Collingwood Blues

One more victory lap down main street for the OJHL Hockey Champion Collingwood Blues!

It was a bright, sunny day for a championship parade. Junior hockey fans gathered along the downtown Collingwood streets to cheer on the Ontario Junior A – Frank R. Buckland Cup Champion Collingwood Blues on Saturday May 27th.

With the provincial championship fresh in their memories the Blues moved on to battle for the Centennial Cup in Portage la Prairie, losing a tight one-goal game in the quarter final after winning their first two games.

It was an incredible season for the team – a record setting performance on the ice, and off the ice, the establishment of a close emotional relationship with a community that warmly welcomed each player to town, and is now sad to see it all end.

The Town of Collingwood has a proud hockey history, and this Collingwood Blues team can now take its place in the championship section.

Members of the Champion Collingwood Mike Jackson Junior “A” Blues took a victory lap through the streets of downtown Collingwood with the Buckland Cup

Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson, Susie Saunderson, Clearview Mayor Doug Measures (Go Coyotes!) Lauren LeSage (National Anthem singer) and former Mayor – Team Executive Member Terry Geddes.

Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson, Simcoe-Grey MP Terry Dowdall, Collingwood Town Crier Ken Templeman and Clearview Mayor Doug Measures in the driver’s seat.

Collingwood Blues End-of-Year Banquet

The night before the parade, the Collingwood Legion hosted the Collingwood Blues “end-of-year banquet.” Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson addressed the team and banquet guests.

Work begins on the 2023-2024 season

As the OJHL Champion Blues take some time to rest and reflect upon the championship season, a new crop of hopfuls, the Blues of Tomorrow, will hit the ice on Thursday June 1st at 7:30 p.m. for the Blues of Tomorrow Skate at Central Park Arena.