Jeff Richards

Soo Greyhounds / Thunder Bay Thunderwolves

The Kenora Komet



Soo Greyhounds

1999-2000 Regular Season Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Name GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Jeff Richards 49 11 20 31 8 38

2000-01 Regular Season Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Name GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Jeff Richards 52 20 23 43 -10 102

2001-02 Regular Season Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Jeff Richards 59 32 31 63 9 92

2001 - 2002
Nov 27, 2001
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward Jeff Richards, the Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week, after scoring six goals and two assists for eight points in three games leading the Greyhounds to three consecutive road wins. The Greyhounds opened their three-game road trip November 22 in Brampton, defeating the Battalion 5-3. Richards, who was named the game's first star, scored a goal and an assist in the win. He followed up with two goals and an assist in a second-star effort as the Greyhounds defeated the Belleville Bulls 5-4 in overtime on November 24. The Greyhounds closed out the week with a 6-3 win over the Oshawa Generals November 25. Richards was once again named first star after recording his first hat trick of the season. Richards, a 20-year-old native of Kenora, improved his season totals to 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points in 21 games.

Game by Game Stats with Soo Hounds

Thunder Bay Thunderwolves

2003 - 2004
Jan 26, 2004
OUA Athletes of the week
Jeff Richards, the Kenora Komet, had another great weekend as he scored 5 goals and two assists to lead his team to three victories over Waterloo and Laurier on a tough threegames-in-three-nights road trip for the Thunderwolves in Southern Ontario. The second year General Arts student from Kenora, Ontario leads Lakehead in scoring with 12 goals and 17 assists, good for fourth place in OUA scoring.

Apr 02, 2004
Lakehead University held its annual Athletic Awards Dinner Friday night at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay to celebrate another season of athletic success by Lakehead student-athletes. Major Award Winners on the evening were Jeff Richards (Kenora, Ont) of men’s hockey who was named Male Athlete of the Year and Robyn Degray (Cornwall, Ont.) of women’s basketball who was named Female Athlete of the Year. Richards led the hockey Thunderwolves to their second consecutive OUA Far West Division title and was named OUA West Conference MVP and a CIS All-Canadian.

The Thunderwolves posted a 29-8-3 record and again won the OUA Far West Division Title. They went to the Queen’s Cup Tournament again but unfortunately lost to the York Lions in the West Final. The team was ranked in the CIS Top 10 throughout the season and reached as high as No. 2, its’ highest ever ranking.
Lakehead players enjoyed individual success as well. Jeff Richards was named OUA West MVP, a CIS All-Canadian, first team OUA West All-Star and an OUA Selects member. Both Richards and Scherban were named OUA Athletes of the Week and Scherban was named CIS Athlete of the Week.

Jeff Richards was named to the West Conference All-Rookie Team and as a West Conference Second Team All-Star. Chris Shaffer was named to the West Conference Second Team. Jeff Richards was also awarded the First Molson Cup Trophy for garnering the most Three Star points at Thunderwolves’ home games.

2004 - 2005 Returning to Thunderwolves

9   Jeff Richards  F  5'10" 187 3   09/17/81 General Arts 3 Kenora ON
(Soo Greyhounds - OHL)
The third year forward is coming off his best campaign where he lead the 'Wolves in scoring and he was voted OUA MVP and a CIS All Canadian.  The Kenora Komet is a very fast skater with excellent hands and plays a very gritty game.

Jan 13, 2005
TELFS, Austria (CIS) - Lakehead University teammates Joel Scherban and Jeff Richards combined for 11 points as Canada opened the 2005 Winter Universiade men's hockey tournament in impressive fashion with a 21-1 win over China, at the Telfs Ice Stadium. Canada is represented at the Games in men's hockey by a selection of all-stars from Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Richards, from Kenora, Ont. found the back of the net twice and added three helpers.

Mar 23, 2005
Captain Joel Scherban was named the winner of the prestigious Joseph E. Sullivan Trophy as the Tissot Player of the Year in CIS Men's Hockey.  Scherban was also named a First Team All Canadian.  Joining Scherban as All-Canadians were Erik Lodge and Jeff Richards who were both named Second Team All-Canadians.
This is Richards' second selection to the All Canadian Team as he was a First Team All Canadian last season.  It is also his third consecutive year of CIS Honours as he was also named to the CIS All Rookie Team in 2002-03.  The third year General Arts student from Kenora led Lakehead in regular season scoring with 12 goals and 19 assists in only 18 games, good for 1.72 ppg; among the leaders in the CIS.   Richards also played on the Universiade Team Canada OUA squad and finished second in round robin scoring with 3 goals and 6 assists behind linemate Joel Scherban, and tied for third overall.
Richards said being named for the second consecutive year is a thrill.  "It's an honour to be named to the All Canadian team with such a tremendous group of players from three great conferences."

2005 - 2006 Returning to Thunderwolves

SCOUTING REPORT:  The fourth year Kenora Komet is a very fast skater with excellent hands and plays a very gritty game. Was an OUA All Star and CIS All Canadian last year.

2003-2003 Honours:
1) OUA Far West Conference Second Team All-Star
2) OUA Far West Conference All-Rookie Team
3) CIS All-Rookie Team
4) Thunderwolves Rookie of the Year
5) Lakehead University Freshman Athlete of the Year
6) OUA Athlete of the Week

2003-2004 Honours:
1) OUA Athlete of the Week (Twice)
2) Chosen to OUA Selects Team
3) Lakehead Hockey Athlete of the Month for November
4) Selected as OUA West First Team All-Star
5) Selected as OUA West Player of the Year (MVP)
6) OUA Player of the Year (MVP)
7) Lakehead Hockey MVP
8) Lakehead University Athlete of the Year
9) CIS All-Canadian

2004-05 Honours:
1) Lakehead Athlete of the Week
2) OUA Athlete of the Week
3) Member of Winter Universiade Team Canada
4) OUA First Team All-Star
5) CIS Second Team All Canadian

2005-06 Honours:
1) OUA West First Team All Star

What was your greatest hockey achievement?
Being voted most underrated player in OHL by all OHL coaches.

Hockey History
Soo Greyhounds. OHL. 3 years
Kenora Stars AAA Midget. 2 years
Kenora Bantam AAA Thistles 2 years.

Mike Aylward
Monday, June 04, 2007

Recently graduated Thunderwolves hockey captain Jeff Richards signed a professional contract on Friday with the Tower Stars Ravensburg of the German Bundesliga.

Some of his accomplishments include OUA MVP, Four-time OUA All Star, two-time CIS All-Canadian, CIS and OUA All Rookie, CIS National Championships All Tournament Team selection, and member of the OUA Selects Team and CIS Team Canada for the 2005 Winter Universiade.