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2015 Grizzlie Coaching Staff

Coaching Line Up for 2015/16

Oakland Grizzlies are proud to announce the coaching line up for the 2015-2016 Season

Coaches: Todd Bertuzzi  (NHL 1159 Goals 314 Assists 456)*Forward
Coach: Paul Cavallini (NHL 564 Goals 56 Assists 177)*Defense* contact info Paul.Cavallini@morganstanley.com
Goalie Coach: TBD
Manager: TBD

Oakland Grizzlies Organization is proud to announce the formation of its Midget Minor Tier 1 U15 team for the 2015-16 Season.  The U15 team will provide the top 2000 birth year players and opportunity to compete in the most prestigious U15 tournaments in Ontario (all Canadians play Minor Midget as a single age group 2000’s) as well as several US tournaments ~ with the possibility of a Tier 1 Elite League.  

 The Grizzlies Midget Minor Tier 1 U15 team will also participate in a number of college weekend showcases.  

Grizzlies Midget Minor Tier 1 U15 team  will allow its players to compete at the highest level, to gain exposure of USHL, OHL and NCAA scouts, and to develop the on-ice skills, mental and physical strength and discipline/demeanor that will be required for future success in high level hockey and in life.

This year is an exciting year for the 2000’s with not only the OHL draft, but the USHL Futures draft.

**tentative Practice Schedule

Monday off
Tuesday ~ TNT Training (bounding/stickhandling/edge work) *office/ on ice Shooting/Scoring
Wednesday~ Office weights/boxing, On ice Skills Bertuzzi ~  forwards : Cavallini ~ defense
Thursday ~ Team Concepts, breakouts, power play, forecheck, penalty kill etc
Friday Off
*Saturday ~ Office/ Team concepts
*Sunday~ ACT/SAT training / skills development on ice


Tournament on Weekend (leave Thursday night or Friday morning)

Monday Off
Tuesday ~~ TNT  + Skills / off ice
Wednesday -Team Play Tournament Prep

*Tournaments for Fall/Winter 2014-15 Season

*not confirmed yet

1. Toronto Titans Midget Minor Tournament, Toronto, ON September 4-7,

2. Compuware ~ Honey Bake Detroit October 2-4th

3. Western Fair Sports Tournament October 9th-11th

4. Big Nickel Tournament or Bauer World November 6th-8th

5. Waterloo Wolves Gold Puck Tournament 13th-15th

6. Silverstick Invitational Whitby, ON November 27-30, 2014         

7. Toronto Marlies Holiday Classic Toronto, ON December 26-31, 2014          

8.  Peterborough, Tournament of Champions ON January 16-19, 2015          

9. State Playoffs March 2nd -6th

10. OHL CUP March 11th -13th


Contact the Coach:
Paul Cavallini 314-324-4477


Grizzly Brandon Halverson Drafted by the New York Rangers!

2012/2013 Grizzlies U18AAA Brandon Halverson is the New York Rangers first pick in the 2014 NHL Draft! Brandon was the 59th overall pick. Brandon is the Grizzlies first NHL draft pick. The organization was founded 7 years ago as a A/AA Hockey Club and joined the Tier One Elite AAA Hockey league in 2012. “Brandon helped put our organization on the map. He was a star goalie for our 2012/13 Midget Major team and led them to a great year” Terry Bishop, President and Founder of the Grizzlies. “The entire organization is so proud of him. Everyone in the organization has been following him since he was drafted by Sault Ste. Marie in the OHL. He has skated with the boys this summer and is an inspiration to our younger players.” Bishop added “He’s not only an outstanding goalie but a great young man with a great career ahead of him!”

2 Grizzlies Selected to NTDP Evaluation Camp!

The US National Team Development Program picks two Grizzlies for the NTDP Top 40 Camp

Both Derek Daschke and Will Lockwood are very deserving of this honor. Both are having excellent seasons for Coach Peruzzi. This is a great opportunity for the boys and a big step for our organization." Terry Bishop, President, Oakland Jr. Grizzlies "We are big supporters of the NTDP and their staff."



Annual MAHA Champions Dinner

Papa Bear's Champs.

The 1999 Tier I and 2001 Tier II team's posed for a picture with OJG President Terry "Papa Bear" Bishop at the Annual MAHA Champions Banquet April 16th in Livonia.

Proud Member

All of our Oakland Junior Grizzlies Hockey teams are proud members of USA Hockey.

Congratulations to all of our
D3 Champions!
Midget AA
HC: Brad Jones
2000 Bantam AA
HC: Jason Selleke
2001 Bantam A
HC: Paul Gagnon
2005 Squirt A
HC: John Emmons

Regional Silver Stick Champions

Congratulations to the 2001 Oakland Junior Grizzlie Team for winning the Regional Silver Stick Tournament in St. Clair Shores on December 7, 2014!  The team went undefeated for all 6 games and will be heading to Newmarket, Ontario in January to compete in the International Silver Stick Tournament. Good Luck Grizzlies!!

Tournament Champions

Congrats to the 2005 Oakland Junior Grizzlies Squirt Team for winning the Bell Tire Back to School Tournament!  
The Grizzlies beat Bell Tire 4-3 in the Finals on Sunday, September 28th


Midget A 2014 STATE CHAMPS!

Looking to start playing hockey?  Looking for a house program to learn to play or are you looking to switch from another arena.  Email Dwayne Norris for information on how you can join the House Hockey program at Troy Sports Center!


Community Involvement


Our Hockey Club is dedicated to the development of hockey players both on and off the ice.  With our strategic partnership with the Salvation Army, we spend countless hours devoted to giving back to our community with the adoption of multiple families and bell ringing events during the Holiday Seasons. 

We also host a Skate-a-thon and a Red Wing Alumni game to raise money for the Salvation Army funds throughout the year.

Our players learn the importance of giving their all on the ice and still helping others who are less fortunate.  This opportunity teaches our players how to win with grace, lose with dignity, and still understand how fortunate they are.


The Oakland Junior Grizzlies Hockey Association is proud to announce a new partnership with the Little Caesars Roller Hockey Association in a joint effort to get more kids to try our great sport of hockey. Whether you decide to play it inline or on ice does not matter. The two sports compliment each other in every way and many kids have used one sport to gain advantages in the other. Many of the areas’ top players play both ice and roller hockey year round.