Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Dave Drinkill

Active Elite Details:

Category:  Builder
Sport(s):  Hockey
Position/Title: General Manager, OHL Saginaw Spirit
Sport Association(s): Ontario Hockey League
Date/Place of Birth: , December 19, 1982/Penetanguishene ON
Currently Residing: Barrie, ON
Springwater Connection: Grew up in Elmvale ON
Social Media: twitter @davedrinkill


  • 2019,2,14 ♦ Spirit extend contract of General Manager Dave Drinkill through 2020-21
  • 2015,7 ♦ Hired as the GM of the Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
  • Winner of two Eastern Conference Championship OHL teams,
  • Held various positions for the Barrie Colts during 9 years with the organization (video coach, scouting, Assistant GM),
  • Started with the Barrie Colts (OHL) as a volunteer in the communications department
  • Interned with the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) as part of school program
  • Worked as a volunteer for the Sudbury Wolves (OHL) while in school,
  • Graduate of the Sports Administration program at Laurentian University in Sudbury.


  • Playing sports,
  • Being a student of the game of hockey
  • Trying to improve at my job everyday

Interesting Facts:

  • Played in the Simcoe Rural Fastball League for the Wyevale Tribe
  • Worked on family farm in Elmvale
  • Part of two OMHA Championship Midget teams in Elmvale




Springwater Sports Heritage would like to express its gratitude to Janice Drinkill, Trish Campbell and Dave Drinkill for their contributions.

Activity Chronicles:


       ♦  January 4, 2016 Springwater Sports Heritage Interview


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