Development Camp

2024 Spring development camp – Player (1) 2024 Spring development camp – Goalie (1)


Stouffville Spirit 2024 Development Camp will be held April 29, 30 and May 1 at the home of the Spirit, the Stouffville Arena, 12483 Ninth Line.

Registration is now open.

Sessions will be held each afternoon, with games occurring between 3 and 10 p.m.

Why Stouffville?

The Spirit has played Jr. A hockey in Stouffville since 1995.

The team plays in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), which represents itself to prospective players as ‘The League of Choice’. The OJHL and other Jr. A hockey leagues present an opportunity for players aged 16-20 to develop for an opportunity in the OHL, QMJHL or an opportunity to earn a scholarship in the NCAA or USports in Canada.

Stouffville, Ontario is located about 30 minutes Northeast of Toronto and is within driving distance for players who reside in Barrie, Orillia, Innisfil, Alliston, Newmarket, Aurora, Markham, Uxbridge, Port Perry, Keswick, East Gwillimbury, Bradford, Brampton, Oakville, Toronto, Pickering, Markham, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Peterborough, Lindsay and all points in between. We also have a number of billet families for players who come from farther away.

The Spirit management team have built strong relationships with many OHL teams, including our recent years as an affiliate with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League in addition to many QMJHL teams. Additionally, the team’s coaching staff and management have many contacts with NCAA schools and Canadian universities to help our players get every opportunity to move

forward in their careers.

Track record of success

Kaden Pitre, a Spirit AP in 2021-22 – is now playing for the Flint Firebirds of the OHL. He is on the 2024 NHL draft list. Alliston’s Tyson Foerster, a Spirit AP in 2017-18, went on to play two seasons with the OHL’s Barrie Colts before being a first-round selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2020 NHL draft.

He is now a regular with the Flyers. Ian Lemieux began his Jr. career as an AP with Stouffville, before moving on to the OHL with Barrie and now Kingston. It was the same for Ashton Reesor (Sarnia/ Guelph) and Charlie Da Fonseca (Drummondville) before graduating to teams in the Canadian HockeyLeague. Lemieux, Reesor and Da Fonseca all AP’d with the Spirit before playing full time in Stouffville.

2021-22 saw Michael Carcone’s NHL debut for Arizona. Eight Spirit grads have now played in the NHL, while several have been NHL draft picks. Pittsburgh’s Drake Caggiula is second only to Chris Tanev as the former Spirit player with the most NHL games played. Drake led the Spirit to the 2012 OJHL championship and was named playoff MVP by the league – in only his second season. 

In 2016-2017, as a 16-year-old, Hunter Jones played 16 games during his season with the Spirit and represented Stouffville at the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge. Hunter is in the mix of goaltending prospects within the Minnesota Wild organization.

Nolan Jackson played this season with Stouffville as a full-time player and it has given him the opportunity to develop into a top prospect for the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves, who have already had him play in four games for them this season.

Danny Thomakos and Julian Demiglio, were AP’s during the 2021-22 season, played Jr. B and U18, respectively, in the 2022-23 season, and are now playing full-time for the Spirit this season.

Cost is $300 +$39 HST


The Spirit’s goaltender prospect camp will be held on Friday April 26, & Sunday, April 28, 2024, at the Stouffville Arena, 12483 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON.

Dates: April 26 (3:00pm-6:00pm), April 28 (5:30pm-8:30pm).

Cost is $250 +$32.50 HST

Goaltenders selected from this camp will move on to the Spirit’s main prospect camp April 29, 30 & 1, 2024, also at the Stouffville Arena – at no additional cost.

Register for either camp today by completing the appropriate documents at the top of this page and mailing them to:

Stouffville Spirit Jr. A Hockey Club,

80 William St.

Stouffville, ON

L4A 1B3