What our Program offers, Major Midget, 2013-2014 (Huron Perth Lakers)


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Our Midget hockey program combines hard work, commitment and dedication as our core values. We strive for the athletic development of our players in a fun yet disciplined environment. With the support of a solid and dedicated coaching staff, management and our volunteers, we will achieve success on & off the ice.


Home Facility: STRATFORD ROTARY COMPLEX                    Seating:  1400+


Home Night:  SUNDAYS 2:30PM


Practice Times: TUES & WED NIGHT @ 8:30-10:30pm


Dressing Room and Amenities:


o NHL Size Ice with Seating Capacity of up to 1400 + Standing Room

o Comfortable Chairs with cupholders

o Heated Viewing area and Seating area

o Referee & First aid rooms

  • Players are supplied with pant shells, bags, wind suits, practice jersey/socks, custom game jerseys, stick and shinpad tape for season, significant team discount on sticks

o Equipment repair station, including portable skate sharpener




Trips and Tournaments: The team will participate in a maximum of 5 tournaments (2 travel, 2-3 local & with nothing over Christmas). A major travel tournament is in the works.



Coaching Staff - Experience and Certifications


Nathan Herrington- Head Coach

A graduate from the University of Waterloo where he majored in Sociology, Herrington holds a High Performance 1 Coaching Certification combined with over 7 years of AAA coaching experience. His career highlights also include being named as an Assistant Coach for Team Alliance U16 (2010) and Team Ontario U16 (2011- Canada Winter Games).

His playing experience consists of:

o    2nd Rd Draft pick of the Guelph Storm, playing for Guelph, Kingston & Brampton

o    Member of 1999 Team Ontario- Canada Winter Games

o    Member of 1999 Team Canada U18- Four Nations Cup (Gold)

AJ Yoworski- Asst Coach

    • 8 years coaching experience, three of which were spent with Herrington.
    • Played Jr. B. for the Waterloo Siskins of the GOJHL
    • Played Collegiate Hockey with Conestoga College
    • Fulltime firefighter in the City of Toronto.


Doug Groenestege- Goaltending Coach

    • Currently the Video Coach and Asst Goalie Coach for Stratford Cullitons
    • Played in OHL for 3 years
    • Played Professional for 10 years


Cory Campbell- Strength & Conditioning Coach

o    Owner of  Cor Fitness & trainer at Hockey Training Above (team training facility located at Rotary Complex)

    • Played in the OHL for 4 years
    • Member of the all-rookie team in the OHL
    • Won OHL championship as a member of the Belleville Bulls
    • All-Star goalie at Memorial Cup
    • Drafted in the third round by Los Angeles Kings (NHL)


Kathy McLlwain- Power Skating Technician

o    21 Yrs - Professional Powerskating Coach

o    Certified - Skate Canada & Hockey Canada

o    Currently Skating Coach - OHL Sarnia Sting


Notable Alumni that played Midget AAA Hockey

Kurtis Bartliff

Colgate University

Cohen Adair

Northern Michigan University

Craig Dalrymple

Ohio State University

Brad McClure

Minnesota State University

Tyson Avery

Morrisville University

Darren Young

Morrisville University

Jesse Cole

Neumann University

Matt Chaput

Trinity Western University

Dean Klomp

University of Toronto

Connor Hughes

Ottawa 67’s OHL