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Third Annual Don Mills Flyers Golf Tournament

May 1, 2024 – The Third Annual Don Mills Flyers Alumni Golf Tournament is proudly sponsored by Gitch Sportswear and will be held on Tuesday, July 16 on the North course of the exclusive Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario.

Tee times start at 1:30pm and the event will include a pre-round lunch, post-round dinner, an awards ceremony, a silent ...

http://Dmfgolf.ca

Spitfires have faith in draft prospect Lagana afte

May 15, 2023 – Even being forced to watch from the sidelines could not keep the smile off Marcus Lagana’s face. Lagana was the only member of the Windsor Spitfires’ 14-player draft class not to take to the ice on Saturday at Saturday’s Orientation Camp at the WFCU Centre, but that was no surprise.

A knee injury more than six month...

https://windsorstar.com/sports/spitfires-have-fait

Reuniting the Don Mills Flyers (copied from Hockey

Jan 11, 2023 – They were members of the talented Don Mills Flyers team, and now minor hockey teammates Brandt Clarke, Brennan Othmann and Shane Wright are together again at the World Juniors.

2022-23 National Junior Team

Three players, one minor hockey team and a legacy that continues to be built. After first joining forces in minor ...

*13 Giving Tuesday

Dec 1, 2022 – This Giving Tuesday, the U13 Don Mills Flyers put their team skills to work off the ice for a different kind of goal. In the same amount of time it takes to play three periods, the boys assembled 257 sandwiches for Club Sandwich, an organization that distributes homemade sandwiches to 9 East End missions serving the homeless and food insecure. The ...

Former and present DM Flyers EXCEL

Nov 2, 2022 – NHL, OHL, and National Program Hockey non player success

Positive DM Flyer outcomes.pdf

Safe Sport Reporting GTHL, OHF, Hockey Canada

Nov 2, 2022 – Safe Sport Reporting

To help ensure that we are a safe space for raising concerns, Hockey Canada has established a new, fully independent, and confidential reporting mechanism for all individuals regarding any incidents involving Hockey Canada sanctioned programming. This reporting mechanism is known as the Independent Third Party an...


Loyal Service


Randy Collins

Special Projects Manager

Randy has been with the organization for over 30 years.
He has had a hand in just about everything to do with hockey with the Don Mills Flyers.

Dave Cicchini

Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager

Dave first got involved with the Flyers in 1999, working with a number of different coaching staffs over the years. Dave is an instructor in Hockey Canada's National Coaches Certification Program and was recently the assistant coach with Ontario's gold winning team at the Canada Winter Games.

Dave joined the DMF Hockey Operations staff as Assistant GM in 2023, and works closely with GM Gus Stathopulos to broaden the scope and delivery of our overall program for teams and players.

Gus Stathopulos

General Manager

Gus has been with the Flyers as a parent, team manager, and GM for over 30 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role as GM and has been instrumental in making the Don Mills Flyers one of the top development clubs in the GTHL.

Known for his honesty and integrity, Gus is well respected in the hockey community and brings a strong and well thought out management style to the hockey club.

Nathaniel Brooks

Head of Coach and Player Development

Responsible for recruiting coaches and player skills and personal developement


Testimonials


A minor hockey team with major bloodlines

By Lois Kalchman – Special to The Toronto Star - 2007.10.06

One team, 18 Stanley Cups.

When was the last time a Toronto team had something like that to brag about?

The Don Mills Flyers, a very unusual minor atom hockey team of 8- and 9-year-old boys, can trace their ties to all 18 cups through family connections.

Don Mills Flyers

By Lois Kalchman - The Toronto Star – The Toronto Star - 2007.10.24

It took three years but the Don Mills Flyers peewees finally defeated Toronto Red Wings peewees 2-1 this past week.

"It was a great game," says coach Bobby Marshall who played for Don Mills Flyers in his minor hockey career. "The kids did everything we asked them to do. The...

Don Mills Flyers - Underachievers look on the bright side

By Marc Paulichenko – Hockey Now (Ontario Edition) Vol. 6 No. 11 Issue 58 2007.12.01

Don Mills Flyers Bantam AAA head coach Gary Tamane is pegging his team as underachievers this season.

Currently at the bottom of the standings with just six points, the Flyers (2-12-12) are trying to look at the brighter side of things despite their results...

High Flyers

By Ryan Wolstat - The Toronto Sun Minor Hockey Beat – Most organizations with track records like the Greater Toronto Hockey League's Don Mills Flyers get reputations as sterile, hockey factories. But the Flyers, who have produced an average of about an NHLer-a-year during their 40-year history, are as much about having fun as they are about learning the intricacies of the sport.

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FAQ


No. As an association, we do not pay our coaches. However, we do believe qualified coaches should be paid, but a better way must be found to do this without it coming from the parent's pockets. Perhaps a central body like the OHF could act as the administrator of such a program, similar to the governing bodies of other sports, i.e. Swimming Canada or Skate Canada. This would eliminate the "employee-employer" relationship that develops between the parents and coaches, which has an immediate and direct impact on a coaches ability to coach in the normal manner. Where the association pays the coach, in most cases he is expected to win, at any cost. This puts a whole new negative spin on team building, the relationship between players and coaches, and creates an environment where many players are not treated fairly. This is not what the Don Mills Flyers are about.
In recent years, Flyer GM, Gus Stathopulos and his team have put a great deal of planning and hard work into righting the Flyer ship. Certainly, the GTHL dropping the protected card at all age levels has helped as well. However, the real success has been in attracting top quality coaches at every age level who can attract and develop top players. The overall program was streamlined to better assist these elite coaches in their efforts to develop these young athletes and move them to the next level. The Flyers are extremely proud of all their coaches and players and would put them up against any in the country.

The Flyers have won numerous City and Provincial Championships. We have been to the National Midget Championships several times. We have had many players go to the NHL and to U.S. and Canadian Colleges and Universities. Our philosophy is very simple; allow all players to compete at a high level and improve their skills.

"Development is the name of our game".
The Don Mills Flyers were formed in 1968 by way of a written agreement with the Philadelphia Flyers allowing the team to use the insignia and name of the NHL club.
The Don Mills Flyers hockey office is located at Victoria Village Arena.

To contact us by mail, please send to:
Don Mills Flyers, 23 Anewen Drive, Toronto ON, M4A 1R9.
When approaching the opposing player for the purpose of a body check, look down at his gloves. This will force your body and your hands to stay down, thus avoiding the high hit and the penalty. Remember, the real purpose of body checking is to gain possession of the puck; high hits cost you AND your team.

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Contacts


Joseph Iantorno
President
416 566 9741
jfi@levelupsportsgroup.com

Gus Stathopulos
General Manager
416 751 4738
gstathopulos@donmillsflyers.com

Dave Cicchini
Assistant General Manager
416 562 2524
dave.cicchini@gmail.com

Randy Collins
Ice Scheduler
416 779 3652
rcollins@donmillsflyers.com