When it comes to junior hockey, we often have high expectations for the teenagers involved. Whether it’s success and failure at the world juniors or the pressures of the NHL draft, it’s important to lean back sometimes and remember how young these players are. This became incredibly apparent to me when speaking to members of the Don Mills Flyers, the Toronto-based squad that just won the OHL Cup – the prestigious tournament that brings together the best Ontario minor midget teams (and a couple American squads) at the end of the year.
This Don Mills edition was no ordinary team. In March 2018, their starting goaltender, Roy Pejcinovski, was murdered. His mother, Krissy, and sister Vana were killed in the same incident just east of the city in the town of Ajax. Krissy’s sometimes boyfriend ...
About the Author
Ryan Kennedy is the associate senior writer and draft/prospect expert at The Hockey News. He has been with the publication since 2005 and in that span, Don Cherry, Lil Jon and The Rock have all called his house. He lives in Toronto with his wife and kids where he listens to loud music and collects NCAA pennants.