OCTOBER 12, 2016
(Windsor, ON) – Rookie defenceman Connor Corcoran will represent Canada at the
World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste Marie later this month.
Corcoran, 16, is among 66 goaltenders, forwards and defencemen that will stock three
Hockey Canada entries at the event, set for October 27th to November 5th at the Essar
“This is great news for Connor,” said Spitfires General Manager Warren Rychel. “He’s a
mature kid with a great skill set and a bright future. This will be a great experience for
Corcoran, a Beeton, Ontario native, was the Spitfires first pick (Round 2, #21 overall) in
the 2016 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection back in April.

Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas is part of the new breed of cutting edge convergence journalists. He graduated from the St. Clair College Journalism program. All of his training was received directly from the state of the art MediaPlex Campus in Downtown Windsor. Mike interned at the Windsor Star and left his journalism mark at the paper with reporter skills that landed him a front page story. He was awarded the Student Leadership Award for the St. Clair College Journalism Program and is an award winning photographer. Simply put, a convergence journalist writes the story, shoots the pix and vids and reports it out using social media. He uses his weekly live stream web TV show on xeayz.tv, “The Convergence Report with Mike Thomas” to report out on Windsor – Essex community events including sports. For the last two years Mike was part of Noxtrom Digital Media/xeayz.tv’s live stream broadcast team, covering the National Basketball League of Canada’s Champion Windsor Express. He also covered Windsor’s International Children’s Games in 2013. An avid sports fan, Mike is a season ticket holder for the Detroit Lions and was there for the unforgettable 0fer 16 football season. His highs and lows include being a long suffering Toronto Maple Leaf fan and riding the Detroit Tiger rollercoaster. Mike has followed the Windsor Spitfires closely over the years and is looking forward to bring his style of convergence journalism as the blog manager for localsportsreport.com.