The Trojans are a community owned and organized team with a volunteer board of directors. We are a part of the Ontario Hockey Association ("OHA") and have been incorporated since 1976. We are currently a member of the Ontario Junior "C" Hockey league, in the newly created Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League ("SOJHL").The SOJHL previously consisted of 15 teams, but after a re-alignment by the OHA in the spring of 2013, the SOJHL was reduced to 9 teams, with the exit of all 7 teams that remained from the old McConnell conference and the addition of the Aylmer Spitfires.
The Trojans have been a very successful organization with many accomplishments, including the following.
- 43 years of operation
- 9 Ontario championships ( only team in Jr D history with that many )
- 12 conference championships
- Most notable of these championships were the 1989 - 1992 seasons and the 2010 - 2012 seasons, where the Trojans won the Ontario title for three consecutive seasons, being the only team in league history to accomplish this feat not only once, but twice.
With a rich history like the Trojans have, we also have many proud alumni, Including Steve Rucchin, who went on to play in the NHL from 1994 - 2007, including being the captain of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks from 2003 - 2005. The Trojans hold an alumni tournament every 5 years to allow for the almost 500 former players a chance to compete against each other and re-live some of their junior hockey moments with old teammates.
The Trojans organization recognizes and respects the educational values of young players who are completing post-secondary programs while playing for the team. Our flexibility and understanding allows the players to pursue their educational goals while giving them a place to showcase their hockey talents at a competitive junior level. With the help of the Trojans organization, a number of former players have also gone on to receive scholarships to prestigious schools throughout the US, with the most recent being Mike Pye and Byron Budden heading to Lindenwood University in St. Louis. We are very proud to say that along with championship rings, many of our alumni have earned degrees while with the Trojans in various professional fields including business, accounting, engineering and law and have continued on to enjoy successful careers in their respective fields.
Our involvement in the community is also worth mentioning. We offer various volunteer positions to local students, allowing them to complete the volunteer requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diplomas. These positions provide valuable experience in such areas as videography, sports broadcasting and sports marketing. We also include our younger minor hockey players in every home game, giving players the opportunity to impress their family, friends and fans in a shootout competition.
The Trojans players also participate in local community events. The local family day activities allow our future hockey stars to interact with current players, who are often role models that the young players look up to. We have often heard that events like these have helped to build self-confidence and pride in the younger generation, which is critical as they grow through life. We feel as an organization that this is a great way for the team to give back to the community and to the young players who support us throughout the year.