Dukes Hockey

Homeward bound

Posted: September 28, 2017 at 9:34 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Dukes return to Wellington in first place in the East The Wellington Dukes return this week from a long month on the road. And when they skate onto the Wellington ice on Friday night, they will do so with the best record in the East Division of the OJHL. Most points. Best winning percentage. They […]

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Keeping it close

Posted: September 22, 2017 at 9:07 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Long road trip continues with four games this week Taking the long way around. In four regular-season games, so far, the Wellington Dukes have managed only once to finish in the allotted three periods. The three others games required five periods to settle the outcome. Sadly, two of those overtime games, including the home opener […]

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Home opener

Posted: September 14, 2017 at 9:03 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Dukes host a tailgate party to kickstart a new season It’s a brand new season for the Wellington Dukes. A mostly new team. A new head coach. New general manager and management team. They all have big ambitions. Not just for this season. They want to host the national championship—the RBC Cup— in Wellington in […]

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Getting there

Posted: September 8, 2017 at 9:48 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Dukes slip, barely visible, into a new season While the OJHL season gets under way on Friday night, and the Dukes see action on Saturday in Burlington, Wellington fans must wait a full 10 days—until September 15—to see the 2017-18 squad for the first time in the regular season at home. Then the team heads […]

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Getting to know you

Posted: September 1, 2017 at 9:44 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Dukes exhibition action yields a few surprises Exhibition season is a bit like speed dating. Everyone’s a bit nervous—a bit on edge—perhaps leaning in a bit too much. Trying to make an impression. Often it’s not the impression they had in mind. Whether conscious or not, there is the pervasive knowledge that even if it […]

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Fresh start

Posted: August 25, 2017 at 9:05 am   /   Dukes Hockey

A new era begins in Wellington They come to Wellington from across North America hoping for a break. Occasionally much further. Sixteen and seventeen year olds tear a hole in their summer and that of their parent’s, to make the pilgrimage to hockey meccas like Wellington. They do this because the hockey program developed here […]

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A new era begins

Posted: August 10, 2017 at 10:46 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Dukes introduce many new faces on and off the ice There are just ten days until the opening of the Dukes’ training camp, just two weeks until the Kingston Voyageurs arrive in Wellington for the first exhibition game. And so it begins again. Well, not quite. While on the surface the firing up of the […]

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New leadership

Posted: July 25, 2017 at 1:44 pm   /   Dukes Hockey

Scott McCrory to be named coach of the Wellington Dukes, Woodward to be named General Manager On Wednesday morning, the Wellington Dukes intend to announce that Scott McCrory, currently Chair of the Board of Governors of the OJHL, has been appointed as the new coach of the OJHL team, at a news conference at the […]

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Salute

Posted: March 30, 2017 at 8:57 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Dukes magnificent in defeat It was just out of reach. By the smallest of measures. A better bounce in game one and a goalpost in game five are all that stood in the way of the Wellington Dukes perhaps leading the NorthEast Conference semifinals. Perhaps. It was that close. Nothing at all about the four […]

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In tough

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm   /   Dukes Hockey

Dukes searching for answers against Cobourg It’s a tough road ahead. But nothing has come easy for the Wellington Dukes this season. This series is no different. Down two games to none against the Cobourg Cougars, hosts of the 2017 RBC Cup, the Dukes are facing a long journey back. No one—not the least of […]

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