Franchise History

History

 

FORT ERIE METEORS – THE HISTORY

 

The Fort Erie Junior B Hockey Club has been a proud member of the Ontario Hockey Association since its’ inception in 1957.

The Meteors organization has gone through many changes over the years from being red and white to the present day colours of black, orange and white but one thing has remained constant is the commitment to developing players for the next level of competition.

The organization is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who have been with the team for several years. It is their commitment and guidance that has led to nearly 100 players being placed into the OHL or University ranks.

There have been many Meteor players throughout the years that have gone on to achieve great success in the hockey ranks. The NHL has seen its’ share of Meteors including Tom Reid, Lynn Zimmerman, Mike Lalor, Randy Burridge and Stan Drulia. While the Minor League players Jarrod Skalde, Don Margettie, Mike Tobin, Kevin McKinnon, Matt Desroisers along with several others, you can see the fine tradition the club has built.
Today the club still has alumni in the professional level with Andre Deveaux, and Trevor Parkes.

The Meteors pride themselves in developing players including Richard DeMarco a five year veteran who is now in school at Fredonia State.  He joins another five year player Nik Passero who attends Westfield State in Massachusetts.

It is this tradition that the club strives to achieve in developing players to be the best they can be.

 

Alumni

 

Graduates

 

The Meteors take great pride in their history and look forward to continuing the tradition

1950’s & 1960’s

Tom Reid
Defense
Minnesota North Stars

Lynn Zimmerman
Goalie
Vancouver Canucks

1970’s & 1980’s

Mike Lalor
Defense
Montreal Canadiens

Randy Burridge
Left Wing
Buffalo Sabres

Stan Drulia
Right Wing
Tampa Bay Lightning

Jarrod Skalde
Centre
New Jersey Devils

Don Margettie
Wing
Odessa Jackalopes

1990’s

Mike Tobin
Defense
Oklahoma City Blazers

Kevin McKinnon
Left Wing
Mercyhurst College
San Angelo Outlaws

Matt Desrosiers
Defense
St. Lawrence University
South Carolina Stingrays

Andre Deveaux

New York Rangers

 2000’s

Trevor Parkes

Detroit Red Wings

Kyle Jukosky
Centre
Ottawa 67`s

Derek Lyons
Centre
Kingston Frontenacs

Ryan Berard
Right Wing
Belleville Bulls

Tim Songin
Defense
Canisius College

Ryan Bellows
Forward
Dartmouth College