Amherstview Jets

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Amherstview Jets
Amherstview Jets
Empire B Junior C Hockey League
City Amherstview, Ontario
Founded 1989
Franchise history 1989-1999: Ernestown Jets
1999-Pres: Amherstview Jets
Alternate history 1970s-1982: Ernestown Jets
1982-1984: Ernestown Dynamiters
Head Coach Ryan Sharpe
General Manager Mike Budarick
Arena Henderson Recreation Centre
Team Colors Green, Black, and White
League Champions 1992, 2005, 2007 and 2009

The Amherstview Jets are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Amherstview, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Empire B Junior C Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association.

History[edit]

The Amherstview Jets originated in the 1970s as the Ernestown Jets, in the Township of Ernestown, Ontario, now known as the Township of Loyalist, Ontario. Amherstview is a community within Loyalist Township. The Jets originated as a member of the Quinte-St. Lawrence Junior C Hockey League.

In 1982, the Ernestown Jets changed their names to the Ernestown Dynamiters. In 1984, as the Quinte-St. Lawrence league was in decline, the Ernestown franchise went on hiatus. The Quinte-St. Lawrence league fell apart in 1986 and merged with the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League to the West and left the franchise without a local league to join.

In 1989, the Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League was founded. The Ernestown Jets were resurrected and joined the upstart league that season.

The first two seasons for the Jets were both losing seasons, but the 1991-92 season saw Ernestown finish the season in second place with seventeen wins in a thirty game season. The Jets went on to win the league championship.

In 1995, the Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League became the Empire B Junior C Hockey League to avoid further confusion with Ottawa District Hockey Association's Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League.

In 1999, after ten seasons as the Ernestown Jets, the Jets changed their name to become the Amherstview Jets.

The 2004-05 season ended with the Amherstview Jets in third place, in the end they were league champions. They moved on to the Clarence Schmalz Cup provincial quarter-final. Their opponent in the quarter-final was the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League's Uxbridge Bruins. The Bruins swept the Jets 4-games-to-none.

In 2005-06, the Jets finished the regular season in second place. In the league quarter-final, the Jets were put up against the winless Frontenac Flyers, whom they swept 3-games-to-none. In the league semi-final, the Jets drew the Campbellford Rebels. In the end, the Jets were victorious winning the series 4-games-to-1. In the league final, the Jets came up against the top seeded Napanee Raiders. After a long, hard fought series, the Raiders won game 7 to win the series and the league championship 4-games-to-3.

In 2006-07, the Jets again finished in second place. With no quarter-final round this year, the Jets were automatically placed in the semi-final. The Jets drew the Napanee Raiders and gained some measure of revenge over them for the result of the previous years final with a 4-games-to-2 series win. In the Final, the Jets drew the Colborne Cobras, that seasons top rated team. The series went the distance with the Jets coming out victorious in the end with a 4-games-to-3 series victory (The Jets rallied from a 3-games-to-0 deficit). In the provincial quarter-final, the Jets came up against the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League's Lakefield Chiefs. The Chiefs proved to be too much as the Jets lost the series 4-games-to-2.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1989-90 30 9 18 3 - 128 165 21 4th EOJCHL
1990-91 30 11 18 1 - 137 177 23 5th EOJCHL
1991-92 30 17 11 2 - 163 121 36 2nd EOJCHL Won League
1992-93 36 23 8 5 - 218 135 51 2nd EOJCHL
1993-94 36 19 14 3 - 164 148 41 3rd EOJCHL
1994-95 40 27 10 - 3 232 175 57 2nd EOJCHL
1995-96 42 24 10 5 3 226 165 56 2nd EBJCHL
1996-97 42 19 20 3 - 187 178 41 5th EBJCHL
1997-98 36 17 17 2 - 174 160 36 3rd EBJCHL
1998-99 36 10 21 4 1 116 152 25 5th EBJCHL
1999-00 36 12 21 2 1 145 153 27 5th EBJCHL
2000-01 34 11 19 3 1 129 158 26 4th EBJCHL
2001-02 36 17 17 1 1 146 162 36 5th EBJCHL
2002-03 34 20 12 1 1 147 127 42 1st EBJCHL
2003-04 34 17 13 2 2 135 120 38 3rd EBJCHL
2004-05 34 18 14 1 1 144 137 38 3rd EBJCHL Won League
2005-06 34 22 8 3 1 211 126 48 2nd EBJCHL Lost Final
2006-07 39 29 9 1 0 234 138 59 2nd EBJCHL Won League, Lost CSC Quarter-final
2007-08 40 34 5 - 1 285 137 69 1st EBJCHL Lost Final
2008-09 40 29 8 - 3 283 153 61 2nd EBJCHL Won League
2009-10 40 27 12 - 1 256 139 55 2nd EBJCHL Lost Semi-final
2010-11 40 22 17 - 1 163 160 45 2nd EOJCHL Lost Semi-final
2011-12 40 19 19 - 2 136 183 40 3rd EBJCHL Lost Semi-final
2012-13 40 24 15 - 1 174 142 49 4th EBJCHL
2013-14 40 21 16 - 3 145 134 45 2nd EBJCHL Lost Final

Notable alumni[edit]

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