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East Enders Ticats Alumni
Apr 15, 2021, 2:02 pm

We will be posting the names of our Ticats Alumni in this section. We would like to acknowledge their accomplishments and Wish them the Best. Once a Ticat Always a Ticat.

 

Wayne Simmonds

As a former Ticat we would like To Welcome Wayne Simmonds back home as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wayne was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round 61st overall in the 2007 NHL Entry draft. Wayne also represented Canada in the World Juniors in Prague. Wayne has also played for Philly, Nashville, New Jersey and Buffalo.

 

Michael Bunting

Michael was a 1995 born Ticat. Drafted in 2014 117th overall to the Arizona Coyotes. Michael represented Team Canada at the 2021 World Hockey Championships held in Riga, Latvia that won Gold. He signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2021.

 

Jean-Luc Foudy

Jean-Luc was a 2002 born Ticat. Drafted in 2020 in the third round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft 75th overall by the Colorado Avalanche. This past 2020/21 season Jean-Luc played for the Colorado Eagles of the AHL.

 

Liam Foudy

Liam was a 2000 born Ticat. Drafted in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft 18th overall by the Colombus Blue Jackets. This past 2020/21 season Liam has split his time playing for the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL and his NHL club the Colombus Blue Jackets Congratulations to Liam. Liam will be the second Ticat Alumni to represent Team Canada in the 2021 World Hockey Championships held in Riga, Latvia.

 

Brad Tapper

Current Head Coach for AHL Adirondack. Aslo played 3 seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers and  played in Europe for a number of years.

 

Peter Douris

10 year career in the NHL. Drafted by Winnipeg and also played for Boston, Anaheim and Dallas.

 

Glen Metropolit

Glen was undrafted and had a 10 year career in the NHL playing for 6 different teams. He then went on and played for 9 years in Europe.

 

Richard Clune


Richard was drafted in 2005, 71st overall by the Dallas Stars. He went on to play for the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Richard is currently playing for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL and was named Captain of the Toronto Marlies in 2021.

 

John Madden


John was an undrafted player that played in the NHL from 1997-2012. In that time he won 3 Stanley Cups, 2 with the New Jersey Devils and 1 with the Chicago Blackhawks. John also played for the Minnisota Wild and the Florida Panthers. John is currently an Assistant Coach with the San Jose Sharks.

 

Justine Blainey

In 1981, Justine Blainey won a spot on a Metro Toronto Hockey League team (MTHL) called the Toronto Olympics. Despite making the team she was denied the chance to play. This denial was attributed to MTHL regulations that did not permit female players in the league. Blainey addressed a complaint to the Human Rights Commision, at that time the Ontario Human Rights Code specifically allowed sexual discrimination in sports. Blainey chose to appeal the Ontario law. Initially she lost the case in Ontario Supreme Court but won her case in the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1986. Despite her legal issues induring five different court cases Justine managed to play for several MTHL teams. The Toronto East Enders Ticats was her first team she played for. Justine was a pioneer for allowing females to play in the MTHL now known as the GTHL.

 

Jaimie McDonell

Jaimie captained her team and played for the Toronto East Enders for six years. Jaimie went on to play for the Toronto Areos Women's team where she was awarded a scholarship to Princeton University. Jaimie was the first female Ticat to be awarded a scholarship to Princeton University (Ivy League). Jaimie was awarded an A (alternate captain) in her second year playing for the Princeton Tigers.

 

Jordan McDonell

Jordan also played for the Toronto East Enders for six years. Then going on to play for the Toronto Areos Women's team where Jordan was awarded a scholarship to play for McGill University in Montreal. In Jordan's first year playing for McGill University, McGill won the the University College Championships.