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History making 03' Team Documentary

May 4, 2020 – "20 More Miles" is an inside look at perhaps the greatest team to ever play hockey at the elite level in any league: The 03' Don Mills Flyers.
The film produced by Max Lewis and his team captures a talented tight-knit group driven by the unimaginable loss of their beloved goalie who was murdered along with his mother and sister. ...


2019 OHL Priority Selection - Recap

Apr 7, 2019 – The Don Mills Flyers were well represented at the 2019 OHL Priority Selection. Congratulations to the following players who were selected:
1-1 Shane WRIGHT (Kingston Frontenacs)
1-2 Brennan OTHMANN (Flint Firebirds)
1-4 Brandt CLARKE (Barrie Colts)
1-9 Liam ARNSBY (North Bay Battalion)
2-27 Francesco ARCURI (Kings...

2019 OHL Priority Selection - Shane Wright

Apr 6, 2019 – The Kingston Frontenacs select Shane Wright in the 1st round, 1st overall.

A 3-year Flyer, Shane recorded 173 points (77G + 96A) in 83 games played. He was also the GTHL Player of the Year along with the OHL Cup MVP.

On behalf of the entire DMF organization, congratulations to Shane....

2019 OHL Priority Selection - Brennan Othmann

Apr 6, 2019 – The Flint Firebirds select Brennan Othmann in the 1st round, 2nd overall.

A 3-year Flyer, Brennan recorded 164 points (77G + 87A) in 83 games played. He tied for the team lead in goals and power play goals (11) along with leading the team in game winning goals (17).

On behalf of the entire DMF organization, congratula...

2019 OHL Priority Selection - Brandt Clarke

Apr 6, 2019 – The Barrie Colts select Brandt Clarke in the 1st round, 4th overall.

A 3-year Flyer, Brandt recorded 130 points (39G + 91A) in 84 games played. He led the team in power play assists (23) along with leading the team defencemen in scoring.

On behalf of the entire DMF organization, congratulations to Brandt....

2019 OHL Priority Selection - Liam Arnsby

Apr 6, 2019 – The North Bay Battalion select Liam Arnsby in the 1st round, 9th overall.

A 4-year Flyer, Liam recorded 83 points (22G + 61A) in 60 games played. He is a two-time All-Ontario Champion and was elected as an Alternate Captain by his teammates.

On behalf of the entire DMF organization, congratulations to Liam....

Loyal Service

Randy Collins

Team Manager

Randy has been with the organization for 30 years.
He has had a hand in just about everything to do with hockey here at Don Mills Flyers.

Dave Cicchini

Assistant Coach

Dave was with the association for 10 years in the role of an assistant coach. He was mostly helping Steve Mercer with the order age groups.

Mashall Bacon


Marshall has been with the Don Mills Flyers for 5 years. He has been with the older age groups with Steve Mercer and Dave Cicchini.


A minor hockey team with major bloodlines

By Lois Kalchman – Special to The Toronto Star - 2007.10.06

One team, 18 Stanley Cups.

When was the last time a Toronto team had something like that to brag about?

The Don Mills Flyers, a very unusual minor atom hockey team of 8- and 9-year-old boys, can trace their ties to all 18 cups through family connections.

Don Mills Flyers

By Lois Kalchman - The Toronto Star – The Toronto Star - 2007.10.24

It took three years but the Don Mills Flyers peewees finally defeated Toronto Red Wings peewees 2-1 this past week.

"It was a great game," says coach Bobby Marshall who played for Don Mills Flyers in his minor hockey career. "The kids did everything we asked them to do. The...

Don Mills Flyers - Underachievers look on the bright side

By Marc Paulichenko – Hockey Now (Ontario Edition) Vol. 6 No. 11 Issue 58 2007.12.01

Don Mills Flyers Bantam AAA head coach Gary Tamane is pegging his team as underachievers this season.

Currently at the bottom of the standings with just six points, the Flyers (2-12-12) are trying to look at the brighter side of things despite their results...

High Flyers

By Ryan Wolstat - The Toronto Sun Minor Hockey Beat – Most organizations with track records like the Greater Toronto Hockey League's Don Mills Flyers get reputations as sterile, hockey factories. But the Flyers, who have produced an average of about an NHLer-a-year during their 40-year history, are as much about having fun as they are about learning the intricacies of the sport.



No. As an association, we do not pay our coaches. However, we do believe qualified coaches should be paid, but a better way must be found to do this without it coming from the parent's pockets. Perhaps a central body like the OHF could act as the administrator of such a program, similar to the governing bodies of other sports, i.e. Swimming Canada or Skate Canada. This would eliminate the "employee-employer" relationship that develops between the parents and coaches, which has an immediate and direct impact on a coaches ability to coach in the normal manner. Where the association pays the coach, in most cases he is expected to win, at any cost. This puts a whole new negative spin on team building, the relationship between players and coaches, and creates an environment where many players are not treated fairly. This is not what the Don Mills Flyers are about.
In recent years, Flyer GM, Gus Stathopulos and his team have put a great deal of planning and hard work into righting the Flyer ship. Certainly, the GTHL dropping the protected card at all age levels has helped as well. However, the real success has been in attracting top quality coaches at every age level who can attract and develop top players. The overall program was streamlined to better assist these elite coaches in their efforts to develop these young athletes and move them to the next level. The Flyers are extremely proud of all their coaches and players and would put them up against any in the country.

The Flyers have won numerous City and Provincial Championships. We have been to the National Midget Championships several times. We have had many players go to the NHL and to U.S. and Canadian Colleges and Universities. Our philosophy is very simple; allow all players to compete at a high level and improve their skills.

"Development is the name of our game".
The Don Mills Flyers were formed in 1968 by way of a written agreement with the Philadelphia Flyers allowing the team to use the insignia and name of the NHL club.
The Don Mills Flyers hockey office is located at Victoria Village Arena.

To contact us by mail, please send to:
Don Mills Flyers, 23 Anewen Drive, Toronto ON, M4A 1R9.
When approaching the opposing player for the purpose of a body check, look down at his gloves. This will force your body and your hands to stay down, thus avoiding the high hit and the penalty. Remember, the real purpose of body checking is to gain possession of the puck; high hits cost you AND your team.

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Peter MacInnis
416 725 1165

Gus Stathopulos
General Manager
416 751 4738

Randy Collins
416 779 3652

Tracy MacInnis
Club Administrator
416 751 2435

David Cicchini
416 348 6524