“Development is the name of our game.”

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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...

Flyer teams show well Thanksgiving weekend

Oct 10, 2022 – The U10, U11, and U12 teams participated in the Marlie Friendship Tournament this past Thanksgiving weekend.

The U10 Flyer record was 3-1-1 advancing to the quarter finals. A great start to the season for our youngest elite athletes.

The U11 Flyer record was 3-1-2 advancing to the semi finals and losing a hard-fought g...

2022-23 season off to a GREAT START

Oct 4, 2022 – Flyers off to another great season. This past weekend saw our U14 and U15 teams participate in the Toronto Red Wings Early Bird Tournament.

The U14 team went undefeated in the round robin and the playoffs, eventually winning the Championship game 3-1 over the Toronto Titans.

Our U 15 team competed extremely well with...


Loyal Service


Randy Collins

Team Manager

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

Dave Cicchini

Assistant Coach

Dave was with the association for 10 years in the role of an assistant coach. He was mostly helping Steve Mercer with the order age groups.

Mashall Bacon

Trainer

Marshall has been with the Don Mills Flyers for 5 years. He has been with the older age groups with Steve Mercer and Dave Cicchini.


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


Peter MacInnis
President
416 725 1165
pmacinnis45@gmail.com

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

Randy Collins
Scheduler
416 779 3652
rcollins@donmillsflyers.com

David Cicchini
Webmaster
416 348 6524
dcicchini@donmillsflyers.com