DiPaolo Commits to NCAA Div 1 Niagara

By Tyler Brown/ Wellington Dukes Photo: Ed McPherson – OJHL Images DiPaolo Commitment The Wellington Dukes have long been one of the top teams in the CJHL at advancing players to higher levels of hockey and that long standing tradition of development continues as Dukes forward Nick DiPaolo has committed to the Niagara University Purple […]

Dukes double Tigers to start busy weekend

Story by Brock Ormond Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images Wellington Dukes Aurora Tigers The Wellington Dukes tacked on another necessary two points to keep above water in a competitive OJHL East Conference. The Dukes trumped the Aurora Tigers 4-2 in a rare Thursday afternoon affair at the Aurora Community Centre to start a busy four game […]

VTC to Sponsor the Dukes Hockey Team

By Jason Parks/ Picton Gazette https://pictongazette.ca/post/vtc-to-sponsor-the-dukes-hockey-team Commercial spots promoting PEC as a wintertime destination will broadcast to fans of the Wellington Dukes as part of a new agreement between the junior hockey club and Visit the County. Like the rest of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Dukes provide a webcast of their home games […]

Dukes comeback effort falls short, pick up key point in 2OT loss to Trenton

Story by Brock Ormond Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images A large crowd at Lehigh Arena got treated to an outstanding hockey game on Friday night between the two Quinte OJHL rivals. David Fournier bookended the scoring with the first and last goals, including the clincher in double overtime as the Trenton Golden Hawks upended the Wellington […]

Dukes convert on 30th victory in Cobourg

Story by Brock Ormond Photo: OJHL Images/Wellington Dukes The Wellington Dukes pulled off another clutch victory in their quest to stay in second place in the OJHL’s East Conference on Monday night. The Dukes downed the Cobourg Cougars 4-1 to clinch their 30th victory of their major retooling season Both goaltenders, Jack Lisson and Ryan […]

Dukes offence explodes in 11-4 pounding of Rangers

Story by Brock Ormond Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images The Wellington Dukes exploded on offence to hand the North York Rangers an unlucky 13th loss in a row on Thursday night. The Dukes piled 11 goals in the North York net in an 11-4 shellacking of the last-place Rangers, with Ryan Schaap and Austin Montgomery-Parsons each […]

Dukes hang on to tame Huskies

Story by Brock Ormond Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images A wild and wacky victory for the Wellington Dukes sealed a season series split with the Haliburton County Huskies on Sunday. After seeing a 3-0 first period lead evaporate, the Dukes kept clawing away and earned a 5-4 victory over the Huskies at Lehigh Arena to extend […]

Shaky start falters Dukes in loss to G-Hawks

Story by Brock Ormond Photo: OJHL Images/Wellington Dukes The lead atop the East Conference widens for the Trenton Golden Hawks after they secured a 4-1 win in Round 3 of the Battle of Quinte on Friday night. On a night where they honoured retiring former director of hockey operations John McDonald with a pre-game ceremony, […]


Ontario Junior Hockey League resident writer Ron Valentine is profiling the 2023-24 team captains across The OJ. (Photo by Cameron Ernst  / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE When captain Will Whelton was traded to the Markham Royals – he now plays for the Lindsay Muskies – in early December, the Wellingon Dukes appointed another defenceman, […]