Thousands of minor hockey players have proudly donned the Blackhawks uniform, including Scott Page, first Captain of the OHL Mississauga Ice Dogs (now Niagara Ice Dogs); NHL greats John Tavares and Matt Moulson* of the New York Islanders and Jason Spezza of the Ottawa Senators.
The Mississauga Blackhawks Hockey Association is a non profit organization operating out of the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Matt Moulson inspirational story
Having been cut from an endless list of AAA clubs in his Midget season, Matt Moulson became a member of the Mississauga Braves supported by then-coach Jim McGuire.
Excerpt from Matt Moulson article from his Mount Carmel High newsletter:
"My Oakville box lacrosse coach Chris Fennell, field lacrosse coach, Blair Campbell, and my Mississauga Braves hockey coach, Jim McGuire were what we call players’ coaches. In hockey, a players’ coach is one that is usually very positive. They will give you heck when you deserve it, but their specialty is in creating an environment where you feel that you can make mistakes. They (and their assistants) believed in me and were always very positive. Under them, I started to get my confidence back."
See Matt Moulson associated YouTube video here