Prayers for Humboldt Broncos

The Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club ( is a 1100+ member strong, 35 and over, adult hockey league in Burlington, Ontario. We wish to express our deepest sympathies for the players,families of the players and support staff that have endured the recent nightmare in Saskatchewan. Our prayers go out to all of you involved in the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.

Our members have been asking us as a Club to join together and reach out to offer our help. That possibly a donation be made to the families of

the players so devastated by this crash. Our players have been asking to donate funds from their teams and personally as well.

a Humboldt resident set up the GoFundMe page to raise money for victims and their families. Within just 24 hours, the campaign had raised more than $1 million. By Monday morning, more than $5 million had been raised to help with travel expenses, funeral costs and other costs the team allocates the money for. This is the largest GoFundMe to date in Canada and now one of the top 10 largest campaigns globally.

Most  of us have been on the team bus or have had kids travelling to play in neighbouring cities and we all feel for your pain right now. As a league we try to concentrate our charitable donations each year and direct toward the Carpenter Hospice and to the Burlington Food Bank. These organizations depend on our support every year. We ask that if you would like to join in the support for the Humboldt GoFundMe initiative you can do so here directly…

As a Club we will continue to direct our support as much as possible to the two charities we have locally that need our help. Any donations turned into the Club will be redirected to Humboldt if requested.

Thank you to everyone that has already passed along their requests for supporting those in Humboldt!


Wendell Ahearn

President, BOHC.CA



REMINDER Summer 2018 Fulltime Registration closes this SATURDAY March 24th 5:00pm

Email Body & website post text:

Quick reminder – registration for fulltime Summer 2018 Hockey closes this SATURDAY March 24th at 5:00pm.  With apologies, my previous email & posting had indicated SUNDAY March 24th, but it is SATURDAY March 24th.

Note that if you wish to register by credit card you are not required to come in to Hectors in person this Saturday – you can fill out the form and drop it off to the lockbox at Hectors, or email a good quality scan or phone pic of the completed form to me at  This will reduce traffic and any waiting Saturday.

POOL PLAYERS can register at any time, there is no deadline for you.

Jordan (Jordo) Dankowich

Summer convenor


Invitational Hockey Tournament

As you are probably aware our 42nd Burlington Oldtimers Invitational Hockey Tournament is scheduled to be held February 21-25, 2018 at Mainway Arena.

Prize ticket sales are vital to the success of the tournament and they help to keep our BOHC operational costs down… so we are counting on your support. As you are also aware, a portion of the proceeds from this tournament will go to Carpenter Hospice in Burlington. Sold tickets should be turned in at Hectors’ by the 12th of February. 

We are also seeking Prize donations… the more we receive… the better the prize table and hence better raffle ticket sales. Please bring them along to the club.

We are also seeking “Sponsorship“ support and are selling banner ads at the tournament at the following rates… for $250, your company name/logo will be displayed on the glass in both arenas, displayed on the sponsorship wall in the auditorium and on information sheets on each table in the auditorium.  What a great way to advertise your firm… Availability is limited, so please act now! The deadline is February 10. 

We are also asking for Volunteers to help out as well. Please contact your Convener if you’re able to pitch in. We need all the help we can muster.

PS… we do have loads of fun as well!



Rick Fox
2018 BOHC Tournament Chair


Hall of Famers

Gerry Park and Gerry Kelly Inducted to 80+ Hall of Fame in Ottawa Oct 28th, 2017


HOCKEY for 80 year olds will be honoured on OCTOBER 28th, 2017.

For the seventh consecutive year since its foundation, the 80+ HOCKEY HALL of FAME will honour 32 candidates in the PLAYER category, still active at 80 years of age and over.

Two members of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club (BOHC) were inducted into the 80+ Hockey Hall of Fame. As you may remember, Stew Cockshutt was made a member just last year. Fellow BOHC members Peter Austin and Bruce Marsh will be accompanying Gerry Park and Gerry Kelly to Ottawa on Oct 28th, 2017 as they are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

As part of the full day of celebrations, they will be playing in a hockey game with other 80 year-old inductees. Following the game, there will be a banquet and induction ceremony. More information is on the website.

We are proud to have 3 members of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club be recognized by this organization. All three of our BOHC Hall of Famers are role models and ambassadors for adult recreational hockey in Canada and are still actively playing in the BOHC.


2017 BOHC Inductees

GERRY KELLY, 82 yrs old

Winger, originally from PEI

Gerry Kelly


GERRY PARK, 81 yrs old

Defenseman, originally from North Dorchester Ontario.

Original Member BOHC, Past President, League builder.

Gerry Park


2016 BOHC Inductee


STEW COCKSHUTT, 88 yrs old

Winger, Burlington, Ontario

Stew Cockshutt




Wendall Ahearn

President, Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club


BOHC Receives Community Partner Award

BOHC was honoured to receive a Community Partner Award (an award of recognition from Halton Region Health) as part of their Celebration of Life Ceremony last night (Oct 5, 2017) in Oakville. This award was presented to the BOHC itself in recognition of our organization’s emergency preparedness and actions. Wendall Ahearn accepted the Award from Gary Carr (Halton Region Chair). BOHC applauds the efforts of the Halton Region Paramedic Services in our community and are looking forward to working together to increase SAFETY and EMERGENCY procedure awareness. Joining Wendall Ahearn at the event ceremony were Jeff Davis, Richard Krummenacher and Scot Cameron.

BOHC was honoured to receive a Community Partner Award (an award of recognition from Halton Region Health)

Celebration of Life Ceremony

Celebration of Life Ceremony -


Sad News - BILL THREADER Passing 

bill threader

THREADER, William - details will post soon... Bill passed away last night, Friday 13 October 2017 at age 85.

Bill was our Gold/Grey tournament team coach for years. 


Sad News - CHUCK WARD Passing - One of our BOHC Charter members!

Ward Charles

WARD, Charles - Peacefully, at Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of Sylvia. Loving father of Darryl, Charlene, and Todd. Cherished grandpa of Charmaine, Jesse, Jaclyn, Alexis, Jake, Jamie, Jennifer, Cassandra (deceased), Amanda and great grandpa of Nia.

Dear brother of Audrey (deceased), Gary, Sharon, Penny, and Randy.  Will also be remembered by his step-father Karl, in-laws, and his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation at Glen Oaks funeral home, Oakville on August 24th from 6 - 8pm.


Funeral Service at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, 2415 Rebecca Street, Oakville on August 25th at 10:00 a.m.


President's Welcome

Dear Friends,

It is my great pleasure as your new President to welcome you to the 2017/2018 BOHC season. Founded in 1975, our club has grown into one of Canada’s largest Oldtimers Hockey Clubs, something that we can all be proud of. Of all the traditions that are maintained at our club, we can thank the founders for establishing a league that puts safety first, and winning second.

As players, I cannot stress this enough, it is our responsibility to do our part to promote safety on the ice and respect our fellow members. Remember we are not paid to play and most of us have to go to work, see our grandkids, or have plans to do something the next day.  This courtesy is extended to our network of BOHC referees. Many thanks to Mike Veerman (Executive Referee in Chief) for providing us with first rate officiating. Not an easy task with 8 divisions and the number of games we play each year.

Your Board of Directors have a few changes this year.  I would like to thank outgoing Director Larry Code, for all the hard work and volunteer time spent taking care of fundraising for our club.  We welcome both Paul Gentle and Scot Cameron as new Board members. This year’s Board includes Bruce Marsh (Past President & Heritage Chair), Paul Gentle (Secretary/Ice User Liaison), Jeff Davis (V.P. Hockey), Ken Warren (Director of Hockey on Ice), Mark Buchanan (V.P. Administration), Richard Zabransky (V.P. of I.T.), Peter Greg (V.P. Membership), Brian Blume (Director of Club Events), Scot Cameron (Director of Marketing and Communication), and Treasurer (Richard Krummenacher). We are all committed to overseeing a great hockey club as well as maintaining our strong role in the local community.

After many years at the helm, Charlie Charlebois has stepped down as our Discipline Chair. Thank you Charlie for raising the bar so high fulfilling this position. Taking over as Discipline Chair will be Paul Gentle. Paul knows he has large shoes to fill, please give him the respect and courtesy that this job requires. 

BOWSER events will continue to be held once a month throughout the year. Mark your schedules and please help support our ladies as they collect non-perishable food items or monies to purchase food for the Burlington Food Bank. Special thanks to the BOWSER Ladies for hosting these events and to our members for their generous contributions.

On May 30, 2017,  the City of Burlington recognized the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club by inducting our club into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame with the Award of Distinction. This award was presented to BOHC in recognition of our outstanding contributions to sport and to the City of Burlington year after year. It was an honour to accept this award on behalf of all the volunteers - you guys make our league a home to be proud of.

This year we will be hosting our 42nd Annual Invitational Hockey Tournament. Rick Fox and his committee continue to make this tournament one of the premier Oldtimers Hockey Tournaments in Ontario to play in. The hard work of Rick’s committee, the volunteers, and our membership make this event our largest fundraising program.

The “Ham and Turkey Roll” will be revamped this year changing back towards Its origin as a chance for members and their wives to get together, dance, and have fun around Christmas. Colin Ashdown has once again stepped up to be Chair, but is looking for volunteers to help make this an event we can all enjoy. Please contact Colin and get involved.

Our financial position continues to be strong, with no increases to player fees. This is only made possible by the dedicated network of volunteers who give up their time to run everything that we do, from fundraising events to hockey operations, and administration. If you have yet to volunteer, I encourage you to get involved in our great Club;  become a Captain, Assistant Captain, volunteer on Committees and help manage our events throughout the year.

Welcome to all the new members to BOHC, and to the players who have had injuries or health problems, we wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you soon at a rink or at Hector’s.

In closing I will quote part of the welcoming email from my Captain this year “You all understand/share the same BOHC values - that winning doesn’t make the top 3 priorities of the year. Team dressing room climate is number one, safety of our fellow players and post-game laughs at the Club House round out the top 3 goals of the season.”

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy & fun season!
Wendall  Ahearn
BOHC President


Sad News - MICHAEL MOES Passing

Michael Moes

It is with a heavy heart that we announce Michael’s passing at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the age of 79.

Beloved husband for 55 years of Susan (nee Peacock) Moes. Dearly loved father of Kathryn Connell (Thomas) and Michael Moes (Cindy). Cherished grandfather to Ethan and Adam Moes and Alexandra and Peter Connell of Massachusetts. Predeceased by his parents, Gerry and Cecilia Moes and sister Monica Davidson (Dr. H.A Davidson) of Burlington. An uncle to Sandra Peters (Bill), Ian and Keith Davidson (Linda), Lisa and Susan Niedermayr.

A life-long resident of Aldershot in Burlington, Mike achieved success in all aspects of his life. As an avid multi-sport athlete he took particular pride as one of the early members of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club in 1972, playing into his early seventies. In business he retired from RBC as Vice President with RT Investment Counsel only to spend another decade with TD Asset Management doing work he loved to do. His greatest role and success was as a highly devoted family man. He was blessed with many great friends and colleagues and a family who cherished and admired him greatly. Mike attended Hillfield College in Hamilton, McMaster and Carlton Universities.

Private Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Gathering will be held at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Burlington Humane Society or charity of your choice, will be sincerely appreciated by the family.