The Hunters bring home gold

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Mark and Dale Hunter celebrate the World Junior win with members of the London Knights

Oil Springs natives Dale and Mark Hunter have won gold at the World Juniors.

Dale, Team Canada’s Head Coach, and Mark, the team’s general manager, are celebrating in the Czech Republic with the World Junior team after a come from behind win.

Akil Thomas scored with 3:58 left in the third period to cap a comeback securing the 4-3 victory. It’s Canada’s 18th title at the annual under-20 tournament.

Like people across the country, the Hunter family gathered to watch the nail-bitter in Oil Springs.

Dick Hunter of Oil Springs watches as his sons, Dale and Mark, lead Team Canada to the World Junior Championship.

The Hunters are no stranger to championship hockey – they’ve won nine divisional titles and two Memorial Cups – the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s championship – as coach and GM of the London Knights.



17 Responses to “The Hunters bring home gold”

  1. Cheryl kaldeway

    Terrific Hunter boys,,congrats to Dick,Carol and Tom and rest of family wherever you watched from,,💕💕 You have to be so proud,,we all are!, Cheryl (McKellar) Kaldeway

    • Bonnie Broad

      Congrats Dale and Mark and all members of the Canadian Juniors. Job well done! No doubt in my mind that the Hunters know their hockey! Too bad you couldn’t take this dual to work with the Toronto Maple Leafs!

  2. Mary

    Stunning victory!! Congratulations!!
    Can’t tell you how proud of team Canada and Dale and Mark I am.

  3. Jerry Veale

    Congratulations Dale and Mark and all your team for bringing home the gold for 🇨🇦 Canada. It was a great Tournament and a great Final game.

  4. Joan Dupuis

    Congratulations Dale and guys are just awesome!!! Wonderful thrilling game. Yeah Canada,yeah Hunters !!

  5. Bev & Carol Boyd

    Congratulations on a great accomplishment!!! So happy for all of you. Safe trip home.

  6. Keith Babcock

    Congratulations to Dale, Mark, Dick and the entire family. Another unbelievable come from behind win for the Canadian team. Another feather in the Hunter hat.

  7. Len and Connie Howlett

    Congratulations Canadas finest!Congrats to the coaches and management and all the parents who spend their time to make these kidswho they are Proud Canadians..Proud native Petrolia people now living in Port Lambton and raised 5 great athletes of their own. Travel safely. Have fun! Enjoy!

  8. Carol MacPherson

    Dick, I love this photo of you!❤️ Your sons have learned from thee best! So very happy for Mark and Dale! Congratulations to all Hunter families! So exciting for everyone!

  9. Tom Stokes

    Great work Dale and Mark the boys played super they played Hunter style hockey to win . You did not go over there to be second

  10. Darryl Stonefish

    Congratulations to the Hunter family And all their team members!

  11. charlene tobias

    have watched the successes of Mark and Dale for many years. You must be so proud of both sons Dick

  12. Brian Gilmour

    Congratulations to the Hunter boys on their leadership in bringing home the Gold Medal.
    Brian Gilmour, Point Edward

  13. Mrs.Dawn Norton

    Absolutely Awesome,
    It must be a Great Feeling for yous🏅…. All these Yrs payed off… Congratulations 🎈🎉Guys and the whole Team for working so Hard for your WIN‼️🏅Yous make us Proud…🇨🇦🏒