Team Facts

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#30 Michael D'Orazio (G) 18 2004 Beaconsfield, QC, CAN 6'5" 205 L
#37 Colin Reay (G) 17 2005 Sherwood Park, AB, CAN 5'11" 185 L
Luke Roberts (G) 17 2005 St. Albert, AB, CAN 6'2" 141 L
#30 Cole Savage (G) 19 2003 Langley, BC, CAN 6'0" 170 L
DEFENSEMEN
#5 Jack Birch (D) 16 2006 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'1" 150 L
#28 Geoff Bjarnason (D) 19 2003 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'6" 220 L
#20 Lexton Grey (D) 18 2004 Cold Lake, AB, CAN 5'11" 176 R
#25 Noah Lamb (D) 20 2002 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'9" 196 L
#6 Austin Lusok (D) 19 2003 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'3" 161 L
#8 Jaxson Martin (D) 18 2004 Cochrane, AB, CAN 6'0" 196 R
#23 Samuel Moshurchak (D) 19 2003 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'11" 190 R
#4 Luca Ricci (D) 19 2003 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'10" 190 L
#11 Nolan Roberts (D/RW) 18 2004 Brandon, MB, CAN 6'2" 209 -
#6 Matthew Strilets (D) 19 2003 Vancouver, BC, CAN 5'11" 185 -
#21 Brody Tallman (D) 19 2003 Lethbridge, AB, CAN 5'11" 187 L
#21 Dimitri-Alexander Tzaferis (D) 19 2003 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'0" 181 -
FORWARDS
#26 Brayden Bablitz (F) 18 2004 Sherwood Park, AB, CAN 5'9" 165 L
#13 Matthias Bessey (F) 18 2004 Carstairs, AB, CAN 6'1" 181 R
#9 Cooper Brown (F) 18 2004 Airdrie, AB, CAN 6'1" 181 L
#22 Zachery Burns (F) 19 2003 Eckville, AB, CAN 6'3" 194 R
#8 Nathan Dann (F) 18 2004 Trail, BC, CAN 5'10" 161 L
#12 Hayden Fechner (F) 17 2005 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'0" 174 L
#14 Odin George (F) 18 2004 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'1" 201 R
#10 Adam Grenier (F) 19 2003 Coquitlam, BC, CAN 5'10" 170 L
#17 Daniel Kernaghan (F) 20 2002 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'1" 181 L
#27 Stephen Kirkpatrick (F) 18 2004 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'9" 161 L
Jacob Lamoureux (F) 18 2004 Sherwood Park, AB, CAN 5'7" 163 -
#29 Dawson Madden (C/LW) 17 2005 Evansburg, AB, CAN 6'1" 194 L
#16 Brendan Mairs (RW) 20 2002 London, ON, CAN 6'1" 174 L
#19 Gavin Middendorf (F) 18 2004 Forest Lake, MN, USA 5'10" 154 R
#44 Cody Pisarczyk (F) 18 2004 Airdrie, AB, CAN 5'11" 172 R
#15 Jack Silverberg (F) 18 2004 Sherwood Park, AB, CAN 5'9" 165 R
#28 Travis Verbeek (LW) 18 2004 Flesherton, ON, CAN 5'11" 165 L
#18 Holden Woodcroft (F) 19 2003 Milano, ITA 6'5" 201 L
Position: G: 4, D: 12, F: 18 | Av Age: 18.32 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 179 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Nationalities 33 players
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Experience Drayton Valley Thunder: 817 GP
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Arena Information
Arena Name Drayton Valley Omniplex Location Drayton Valley, AB, CAN Capacity 1 450 Construction Year 1996
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/26/2022
11/26/2022 Confirmed Joining Holden Woodcroft (F) Joining from Kam River Fighting Walleye
11/26/2022 Confirmed Leaving Ethan Casper (D) Leaving for Drumheller Dragons
11/01/2022
11/01/2022 Confirmed Joining Cody Pisarczyk (F) Joining from Spruce Grove Saints
11/01/2022 Confirmed Leaving Kadyn Chabot (F) Leaving for Spruce Grove Saints
10/29/2022
10/29/2022 Confirmed Leaving Rylan Brown (D) Leaving for Okotoks Oilers
10/29/2022 Confirmed Joining Samuel Moshurchak (D) Joining from Okotoks Oilers
10/16/2022
10/16/2022 Confirmed Joining Cole Savage (G) Joining from Chilliwack Chiefs
10/13/2022
10/13/2022 Confirmed Leaving Tyler Blocha (F) Leaving for Brooks Bandits
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1998-1999 AJHL 62 21 - 36 - 5 181 294 47 0.76 6 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 AJHL 64 40 - 18 - 6 268 204 86 1.34 1 Division Final loss
2000-2001 AJHL 64 42 3 19 - - 293 194 87 1.36 1 Final loss
2001-2002 AJHL 64 44 - 17 - 3 300 198 91 1.42 2 Champion
2002-2003 AJHL 64 37 7 20 - - 240 199 81 1.27 4 Division QF loss
2003-2004 AJHL 60 27 10 23 - - 165 177 64 1.07 5 Division Semifinal loss
2004-2005 AJHL 64 39 6 19 - - 198 146 84 1.31 3 Division Final loss
2005-2006 AJHL 60 38 1 16 - 5 203 158 82 1.37 2 Division Semifinal loss
2006-2007 AJHL 60 30 2 26 - 2 199 211 64 1.07 4 First round loss
2007-2008 AJHL 62 12 1 44 - 5 151 280 30 0.48 8 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 AJHL 62 7 2 50 - 3 122 318 19 0.31 8 Did not make playoffs
2009-2010 AJHL 60 12 3 42 - 3 139 269 30 0.50 8 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 AJHL 60 12 - 40 - 8 164 250 32 0.53 8 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 AJHL 60 27 - 27 - 6 187 224 60 1.00 6 Division Semifinal loss
2012-2013 AJHL 60 30 - 23 7 7 178 177 67 1.12 6 Division QF loss
2013-2014 AJHL 60 22 - 33 2 5 148 205 49 0.82 7 Qualification loss
2014-2015 AJHL 60 24 - 24 - 12 161 191 60 1.00 6 Qualification loss
2015-2016 AJHL 60 23 - 33 - 4 150 242 50 0.83 6 First round loss
2016-2017 AJHL 60 17 - 39 - 4 160 252 38 0.63 6 First round loss
2017-2018 AJHL 60 17 - 40 - 3 178 298 37 0.62 8 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 AJHL 60 24 - 30 3 6 155 191 54 0.90 6 Division QF loss
2019-2020 AJHL 58 26 - 25 - 7 172 189 59 1.02 5 Playoffs Interrupted
2020-2021 AJHL 16 8 - 8 - 0 51 50 16 1.00 4 Season Cancelled
2021-2022 AJHL 60 33 - 17 - 10 203 188 76 1.27 4 Division Final loss
2022-2023 AJHL 28 9 - 18 - 1 85 119 19 0.68 8 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Connor McClennon (F) 2022-2023 Winnipeg Ice WHL 25 17 21 38 19
2. Rhett Willcox (F) 2022-2023 Kowloon Warriors CIHL HK 8 9 20 29 4
3. Kael Mouillierat (F) 2022-2023 Krefeld Pinguine DEL2 22 6 18 24 20
4. Jakin Smallwood (F) 2022-2023 Univ. of Alberta USports 16 9 14 23 12
5. Mason Marcellus (F) 2022-2023 Lincoln Stars USHL 17 5 16 21 6
6. Ryley Callan (F) 2022-2023 Leduc Oil Kings U18 AAA AEHL U18 17 8 11 19 4
7. Ty Whitford (F) 2022-2023 Drumheller Dragons AJHL 26 7 12 19 37
8. Drew Sutton (F) 2022-2023 Oklahoma Warriors NAHL 20 6 12 18 4
9. Ethan Whillans (F) 2022-2023 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 24 7 10 17 42
10. Jack Parker (D) 2022-2023 Lloydminster Bobcats AJHL 26 5 12 17 16
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jade Galbraith (F) 198 113 202 315
2. Mike Batovanja (F) 290 83 164 247
3. Justin Williams (F) 219 132 105 237
4. Jason Grinevitch (F) 135 78 123 201
5. Nathan Smith (F) 247 73 118 191
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Justin Williams (F) 219 132 105 237
2. Jade Galbraith (F) 198 113 202 315
3. Mike Batovanja (F) 290 83 164 247
4. Jason Grinevitch (F) 135 78 123 201
5. Eric Sieben (F) 260 78 83 161
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jade Galbraith (F) 198 113 202 315
2. Mike Batovanja (F) 290 83 164 247
3. Jason Grinevitch (F) 135 78 123 201
4. Nathan Smith (F) 247 73 118 191
5. Justin Williams (F) 219 132 105 237
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Mike Batovanja (F) 290 83 247 1127
2. Nathan Smith (F) 247 73 191 646
3. Aaron Blair (D) 202 12 47 645
4. Evan Boire (F) 128 28 72 597
5. Jade Galbraith (F) 198 113 315 479
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mike Batovanja (F) 290 83 164 247
2. Eric Sieben (F) 260 78 83 161
3. Nathan Smith (F) 247 73 118 191
4. Brayden Harris (F) 232 34 61 95
5. Cory Caouette (F) 226 62 76 138
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Jade Galbraith (F) 198 113 315 1.59
2. Heston Letendre (F) 21 11 33 1.57
3. Jason Grinevitch (F) 135 78 201 1.49
4. Ryan Watson (F) 80 50 114 1.43
5. Félix Meunier (F) 15 9 21 1.40
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jade Galbraith (F) 2001-2002 AJHL 55 40 89 129 2.35 203
2. Jason Grinevitch (F) 2000-2001 AJHL 63 47 59 106 1.68 47
3. Jade Galbraith (F) 1999-2000 AJHL 62 35 66 101 1.63 125
4. Ryan Watson (F) 2000-2001 AJHL 57 43 57 100 1.75 85
5. Brent Hill (F) 2002-2003 AJHL 64 34 59 93 1.45 138
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jason Grinevitch (F) 2000-2001 AJHL 63 47 59 106 1.68 47
2. Dustin Sproat (F) 2001-2002 AJHL 56 47 41 88 1.57 83
3. Justin Williams (F) 2001-2002 AJHL 60 46 43 89 1.48 103
4. Ryan Watson (F) 2000-2001 AJHL 57 43 57 100 1.75 85
5. Jade Galbraith (F) 2001-2002 AJHL 55 40 89 129 2.35 203
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jade Galbraith (F) 2001-2002 AJHL 55 40 89 129 2.35 203
2. Jade Galbraith (F) 1999-2000 AJHL 62 35 66 101 1.63 125
3. Jason Grinevitch (F) 2000-2001 AJHL 63 47 59 106 1.68 47
4. Brent Hill (F) 2002-2003 AJHL 64 34 59 93 1.45 138
5. Ryan Watson (F) 2000-2001 AJHL 57 43 57 100 1.75 85
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mike Batovanja (F) 2001-2002 AJHL 60 16 44 60 1.00 319
2. Mike Batovanja (F) 1998-1999 AJHL 55 12 16 28 0.51 258
3. Aaron Blair (D) 2003-2004 AJHL 57 5 13 18 0.32 252
4. Evan Boire (F) 2004-2005 AJHL 46 5 18 23 0.50 245
5. Andrew Cherniwchan (F) 2006-2007 AJHL 60 36 17 53 0.88 236
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 179 lbs 18.32
2021-2022 5'11" 180 lbs 19.32
2020-2021 6'0" 183 lbs 19.59
2019-2020 5'11" 184 lbs 19.40
2018-2019 6'0" 191 lbs 19.29
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