Brian McGrattan, born in Hamilton, Ontario on September 2, 1981, is a former professional Canadian ice hockey player and current member of the Calgary Flames player development staff. McGrattan was a fourth-round selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Brian signed with the Ottawa Senators organization in 2002 and made his NHL debut with the team three years later. McGrattan has also played in the NHL with the Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators and Calgary Flames. As a career journeyman, he was also a member of five American Hockey League teams, and ended his career in 2017 in England as a member of the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). McGrattan played minor hockey in Hamilton, where he was one of his teams best scorers before moving to Toronto to play bantam and Junior hockey.
Dawson, also known as Daws grew up in Hamilton and played for the Hamilton Jr Bulldogs. He also played with the AAA Halton Hurricanes for a year before returning to the Bulldogs. Daws currently plays for the Oshawa Generals in the OHL. He is a feisty player who loves to play physical, a very nice skater and a heavy shot. Daws leads by example, pays attention to detail and knows how to sacrifice. Daws has shown his coaching ability on ice, providing great instruction and exemplifying a true role model.
The Vet, also known as Simps or Cap, grew up playing minor hockey in Hamilton before joining Stoney Creek Warriors Jr. B. Following Stoney Creek, Cap moved to Langley BC and attended Trinity Western University. He studied Human Kinetics and played for their hockey team. His Kinesiology background has allowed him insight into player training methodologies & injury rehabilitation. Jamie currently coaches his son with the Hamilon Huskies, continuing to make a difference in our community. His character & passion for our sport is a recipe for success.
Known as Richy, he's from Hamilton and played for the Hamilton Jr Bulldogs. Richy is currently playing for the Burlington Cougars Jr. A. He's a big kid, with quick feet and exceptional hands. You can always find him at the rink working magic with his hands. He has an ability to demand respect and mentor our athletes. We're excited to watch Richy's future, pursue his dreams of College hockey and help our athletes grow. He's a player with terrific skill that our athletes admire and learn from.
Josh spent his minor hockey with the Hamilton Bulldogs & Stoney Creek Warriors. He has always had a passion working with players at all levels. Prior to college hockey, Josh played two seasons for the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. In the 2008/2009 season, he lead the team in goals during the regular season and helped the team win the OJHL Championship - Buckland Cup and Dudley Hewitt Cup, where he then attended the RBC Cup in Dauphin, Manitoba. Josh’s collegiate career spanned four years at Adrian College. Adrian is considered one of the top ranked NCAA Division III hockey programs in the United States. He turned in his best performance during his Senior year in 2015 when he was named AHCA/CCM All-America First Team and All-NCHA Conference Team. It was at Adrian where he helped lead his team to the Frozen Four. Josh is currently a teacher in Hamilton area and has a pride working with young hockey players throughout the community where he was born and raised.
A Hamilton native, McNeil grew up playing for the Hamilton Huskies & Hamilton Jr Bulldogs organizations. He was an aggressive player with tremendous speed. Following Minor Hockey, he played 3 seasons with the Dundas Blues, showcasing his physical play & speed. McNeil then became a member of the Stoney Creek Generals & Hamilton Steelhawks in the OHA Sr. A Hockey League. Cole is a leader on & off the ice who loves making a difference in our community
“Alexia is from Six Nations, Ontario and grew up playing for the Stoney Creek Sabres, Cambridge Roadrunners, Notre Dame Hounds. Hill currently plays for the Kitchener Rangers of the PWHL. She’s a player who loves getting into the corners & crashing the net. Don’t let her hard work & grinding fool you, she has a beautiful touch around the net. Alexia is a smooth skater with great hands & a heavy shot. She will win at all costs. Alexia’s future aspirations are to play Division I hockey, while earning a science degree. We’re excited to have her aboard and help the next generation
Hamilton born known as Swanny, grew up playing for for Hamilton Jr Bulldogs, Hamilton Huskies, Markham Majors, Mississauga Rebels and most recently, the Burlington Eagles. Swanny is a smooth skating Defensemen that doesn’t mind joining the rush from time to time. He’s always the guy who wants more ice, trains harder & does what it takes to get to the next level. Preston is a great example of a leader and we’re excited to see what he brings to Team Innovate.
Born & raised in Hamilton, Clark, also known as Dunny, has played AAA for the Hamilton Huskies and currently the Hamilton Jr Bulldogs. Dunny is a fantastic skater with a very powerful shot. Another multi sport athlete, Clark plays lacrosse for the Hamilton Bengals. His skill & attitude led him to take home Gold for Team Ontario lacrosse in 2018. His ability has given him the opportunity to compete Internationally in both box & field lacrosse. Clark is a pure athlete with a great attitude who will be a great mentor for our athletes.
Sammy is a Hamilton native attending Cardinal Newman High School who has played Hamilton Jr Bulldogs since Novice. In Atom, his team hosted the AAA OHF Championships. Sammy has also competed in multiple elite tournaments across North America. He's a multi sport athlete who plays lacrosse for the Hamilton Bengals. In 2018, his Bengals team won Zone Championships & Provincial Championships and attended the City of Hamiltons Breakfast of Champions. Sammy will go thru the wall for you. He's a tremendous leader who exemplifies hard work and we can't wait to watch him showcase his talents.
Matthew is a Hamilton native, also known as Camps or Campy has grown up playing in the GTHL & OMHA, currently playing for the Hamilton Jr Bulldogs. Camps has performed at multiple elite tournaments throughout Canada & United States, as well as competing in the CANUSA games annually. His skill speaks for itself, with extremely quick feet & silky hands. Camps has been an experienced on ice assistant for the past several years. His energy & passion for hockey will be evident with the growth of our younger players.
Jack was born & raised in Hamilton in 2004. He’s our “Tender” who always takes care of our goalies. Jack has played goalie for over 10 years with the AAA Hamilton Huskies & Stoney Creek Warriors. A dual athlete, Jack also played Rep lacrosse for the Hamilton Bengals. He won 2 Provincial Championships in Box & Field Lacrosse. Adding a third sport to the mix, Jack plays rugby for his High School and has travelled to England to compete. Jack is fantastic with our youth, providing direction, skill & a positive attitude. He’s always willing to help!