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Parry Sound Islanders
Parry Sound Islanders logo
City Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Founded 2008
Home arena Bobby Orr Community Centre
Colors Black, orange, and teal
Owner(s) Andy Palfrey; Mike Kolarik
General manager Brandon Contratto
Head coach Ken Thomas (2015-16)
Media MCTV
Franchise history
2008-2009 Ville-Marie Dragons
2009-2011 Powassan Dragons
2011-2014 Powassan Eagles
2014-Present Parry Sound Islanders

The Parry Sound Islanders are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based out of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.


Ville-Marie first attempted to join the Ontario junior hockey ranks in 2007, making offers to both the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League to form an expansion team. The GMHL turned down the offer due to their acceptance of a Temiscaming franchise that would have been compromised with a team in such proximity. The NOJHL looked like they were going to accept the team, but the deal fell through late summer. The NOJHL claimed that the Ville-Marie franchise would probably join them in 2008.

In the summer of 2008, the NOJHL made no mention of their interest in a Ville-Marie franchise, but courted the already established Temiscaming Royals GMHL club. Temiscaming took the bait and the Town of Ville-Marie reapplied for GMHL membership. On June 23, 2008, the GMHL officially announced the expansion of the Ville-Marie Dragons for the 2008-09 season.

Ville-Marie played their first ever game on September 12, 2008 at home against the Nipissing Alouettes. The Alouettes, who were entering their third season in the GMHL, put the boots to the expansion club 17-4. On October 16, 2008, the Dragons won their first game defeating the Oro-Medonte 77's by a score of 4-3 at home.

Powassan Dragons

logo 2009 to 2011

On January 16, 2009, the Oro-Medonte 77's posted on their website that the upcoming game between the 77's and the Dragons had been cancelled as the Dragons had folded for the season.[1] This marks the first time that a GMHL team has folded mid-season.

On April 8, 2009, it was announced that the team had been moved to Powassan, Ontario.

On September 11, 2009, the Dragons played their first game in Powassan, a 6-3 victory over the Minden Riverkings.

In December 2009, Dragons goalie Martijn Oosterwijk played as the starting goaltender for the Netherlands in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division II Pool B. He finished with a 4-1 record, leading his team to second place in their tournament and within inches of promotion to Division I.

In May 2011, the team was sold and renamed the Powassan Eagles and is getting ready for 2012/2013 season .[2][3]

Powassan Eagles logo

logo 2011 to 2014

In the Summer of 2014, the Ontario Hockey League's North Bay Battalion elected to place a farm team, the Powassan Voodoos in Powassan. The ownership of the Eagles chose to relocate and moved to Parry Sound.

Season-by-Season StandingsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
Ville-Marie Dragons
2008-09 26 2 24 - 0 71 286 4 15th GMHL Folded
Powassan Dragons
2009-10 42 8 32 - 2 139 271 18 11th GMHL Lost Qualifier
2010-11 42 15 24 - 3 195 274 33 10th GMHL Lost Quarter-final
Powassan Eagles
2011-12 Did Not Participate
2012-13 42 25 13 2 2 194 171 54 5th GMHL Lost Division Semi-final
2013-14 42 14 27 - 1 155 253 29 15th GMHL Lost Division Quarter-final
Parry Sound Islanders
2014-15 42 16 24 - 2 175 258 34 3rd of 10 Nor Div
14th of 22 GMHL
Lost Div. Semi-final, 0-3 (Huskies)


  • 2010 Lost Last Minute Qualifier
Algoma Avalanche defeated Powassan Dragons 6-2 in the Last Minute Qualifier
  • 2011 Lost Quarter-final
Powassan Dragons defeated Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks 2-games-to-1 in qualifier
Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Powassan Dragons 3-games-to-none in quarter-final
  • 2013 Lost Division Semi-final
Powassan Eagles defeated Rama Aces 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final
Temiscaming Titans defeated Powassan Eagles 3-games-to-none in division semi-final
  • 2014 Lost Division Quarter-final
Temiscaming Titans defeated Powassan Eagles 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final

Head coachesEdit

Nat From To Regular Season Playoffs
Gary Astalos Flag of the United States 2012 2013 42251322633
Brandon Contratto Flag of the United States 2013 2015 8430513-606
Ken Thomas Flag of Canada 2015 0000-000

Team captainsEdit

Nat From To
James Steele Flag of the United States 2012 2013
Anthony Trozzo Flag of Canada 2013 Present

Team recordsEdit

Franchise record Name of player Statistic Year(s)
Most goals in a seasonJames Steele242012-2013
Most assists in a seasonDenis Klecka352012-2013
Most points in a seasonDenis Klecka502012-2013
Most points in a season, defencemanJanek Krikava242012-2013
Most penalty minutes in a seasonAnthony Trozzo1382012-2013
Most playoff games playedJames Steele62012-2013
Most goaltender wins in a seasonPetr Heinisch122012-2013
Most shutouts in a season--
Lowest G.A.A. in a seasonPetr Heinisch3.582012-2013
Best save percentage in a seasonPetr Heinisch.8982012-2013



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