Jeremy Kavanagh was born on April 2, 1986 in St. John’s. Jeremy is the Xtreme Hockey Head Defence Instructor, and will be developing a new venture within Xtreme in late 2017 – early 2018.
Kavanagh has a very decorated hockey and athletic resume; he is a three-time Herder Memorial Trophy champion, an Allan Cup Champion (2012), and a Royal St. John’s Regatta Men’s division champion. Kavanagh is the only person in the history of the Newfoundland to capture an Allan Cup championship, as well as a Royal St. John’s Regatta title, in the same calendar year.
Kavanagh played Midget AAA hockey with the St. John’s Maple Leafs in 2002-03 and 2003-04; in his first season, the Leafs placed 3rd at the Air Canada Cup National Midget AAA Championship (the highest finish ever recorded by an NL team). Kavanagh was drafted in the QMJHL in 2004 (15th round by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles), but found himself as a mainstay at the Junior ‘A’ level with the Amherst Ramblers. Kavanagh played 3 seasons in Bordertown, and was a reliable defenceman during the Ramblers MHL playoff run in 2006-07.
Kavanagh wrapped up his junior career and began his Senior Hockey career during the 2007-08 season, and was a major reason why the Clarenville Caribous became such a formidable team in the late 2000’s and early 2010’s. Kavanagh won back-to-back Herders in 2009 and 2010, and won his 3rd Herder in 2012. Kavanagh has played in 3 Allan Cups with the Clarenville Caribous, winning once in 2011-2012 held in Kenora, Ontario.
In his spare time, Kavanagh enjoys golfing, spending time with his family, friends, and wife Melissa.