Lakeshore Canadiens

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Lakeshore Canadiens
Lakeshore Canadiens
Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League
City Belle River, Ontario
Founded 1978
Division South
Franchise history 1978-2014: Belle River Canadiens
2014-forward: Lakeshore Canadiens
Head Coach Robb Serviss
General Manager Mark Seguin
Arena Lakeshore Murf Sports Complex
Team Colors Red, Blue, and White
League Champions 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011
Clarence Schmalz Cups 1985, 1992, 1994, 1995

The Lakeshore Canadiens are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Belle River, Ontario. They play in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association and Hockey Canada. The Canadiens are four-time Clarence Schmalz Cup Winners as Provincial Junior C Champions. The team was known as the Belle River Canadiens from 1978 until 2014.

History[edit]

Canadiens goalie during 2014-15 season.
Belle River Canadiens logo until 2014.
Canadiens defencemen set up in front of their own net (September 2013).

From 1985 until 2001, the Canadiens were one of the most feared teams in all of Ontario Junior "C" hockey. Within those 17 years, the Canadiens won 11 GLJHL Championships and 4 Clarence Schmalz Cups as All-Ontario Junior "C" Champions in 8 trips to the All-Ontario Finals.After 9 years The Canadiens once again won the Great Lakes Junior "C" Title in 2010 defeating the Wallaceburg Lakers in 4 Games, In the Schmalz Cup Semi-Finals they defeated the Grimsby Peach Kings 4 Games to 1 to advance to their first Ontario Final in 9 Years. The Canadiens then Lost the Schmalz Cup in 6 Games to the Alliston Hornets.In 2011 The Canadiens won their 2nd Consecutive Great Lakes title, They once again faced the Grimsby Peach Kings in the Ontario Semi Finals. Grimsby would win the series 4 games to 1.

The Belle River Canadiens have won 13 Great Lakes Junior C League Championships, they are 2nd to the Essex 73's who have won 18. Essex and Belle River have also won the most Ontario Championships, Essex with 6 and the Canadiens with 4.

On June 6, 2014, the team announced it was changing its name to the Lakeshore Canadiens.

Season-by-Season record[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1978-79 40 12 23 5 - 160 229 27 7th GLJHL
1979-80 41 8 32 1 - 197 351 17 7th GLJHL
1980-81 42 8 32 2 - 184 317 18 7th GLJHL
1981-82 39 19 16 4 - 253 211 42 4th GLJHL
1982-83 39 23 9 7 - 293 177 53 3rd GLJHL
1983-84 39 27 9 3 - 227 139 57 2nd GLJHL
1984-85 40 27 9 4 - 224 142 58 1st GLJHL Won League, Won CSC
1985-86 40 25 14 1 - 263 190 51 2nd GLJHL
1986-87 38 23 11 2 2 196 129 50 3rd GLJHL
1987-88 39 19 14 4 2 209 201 44 5th GLJHL
1988-89 38 30 6 2 0 272 123 62 1st GLJHL Won League
1989-90 40 37 1 2 0 301 79 76 1st GLJHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
1990-91 40 29 7 3 1 244 101 62 1st GLJHL Won League
1991-92 40 35 4 1 0 306 102 71 1st GLJHL Won League, Won CSC
1992-93 40 27 8 1 4 234 139 59 2nd GLJHL
1993-94 40 35 2 3 0 293 109 73 1st GLJHL Won League, Won CSC
1994-95 40 38 0 1 1 249 87 78 1st GLJHL Won League, Won CSC
1995-96 42 38 2 2 0 198 77 78 1st GLJHL Won League
1996-97 40 39 0 1 0 265 82 79 1st GLJHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
1997-98 45 34 8 3 0 194 104 71 1st GLJHL Lost Semi Finals
1998-99 40 32 6 1 1 191 94 66 1st GLJHL Lost Semi Finals
1999-00 39 33 3 3 0 214 92 69 1st GLJHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
2000-01 40 32 3 2 3 175 93 69 1st GLJHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
2001-02 40 21 16 2 1 156 138 45 5th GLJHL Lost Semi Finals
2002-03 40 16 16 6 2 132 126 40 5th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2003-04 40 14 18 2 6 101 131 36 6th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2004-05 40 16 21 1 2 130 154 35 7th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2005-06 40 20 17 1 2 182 156 43 6th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2006-07 40 27 10 2 1 221 149 57 2nd GLJHL Lost Final
2007-08 40 33 5 1 1 227 114 68 2nd GLJHL Lost Semi-final
2008-09 40 26 9 - 5 213 133 57 2nd GLJHL Lost Semi-final
2009-10 40 31 7 - 2 241 126 64 1st GLJHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
2010-11 40 29 10 - 1 192 102 59 2nd GLJHL Won League, Lost CSC Semi-final
2011-12 40 27 10 - 3 166 112 57 2nd GLJHL Lost Final
2012-13 40 26 11 - 3 146 109 55 2nd GLJHL Lost Semi-final
2013-14 40 23 15 - 2 165 141 48 2nd GLJHL Lost Final

2014-2015 coaching staff[edit]

Canadiens player during 2014-15 season.
  • GM - Mark Seguin
  • Head Coach - Robb Serviss
  • Assistant Coach - Sean Demuynck
  • Assistant Coach - Trevor Crevatin
  • Assistant Coach - Brian Timm
  • Assistant Coach - Ryan Crevatin
  • Trainer - Derek Randall
  • Equipment Manager - Ken Quinlan Jr
  • Equipment Manager - Jason Labbee

Clarence Schmalz Cup appearances[edit]

1985: Belle River Canadiens defeated Midland Centennials 4-games-to-1
1990: Orangeville Crushers defeated Belle River Canadiens 4-games-to-3
1992: Belle River Canadiens defeated Stayner Siskins 4-games-to-2
1994: Belle River Canadiens defeated Rockton Real McCoys 4-games-to-none
1995: Belle River Canadiens defeated Bowmanville Eagles 4-games-to-none
1997: Glanbrook Rangers defeated Belle River Canadiens 4-games-to-2
2000: Lakefield Chiefs defeated Belle River Canadiens 4-games-to-2
2001: Chippawa Riverhawks defeated Belle River Canadiens 4-games-to-1
2010: Alliston Hornets defeated Belle River Canadiens 4-games-to-2

External links[edit]

Belle River goalie watches puck behind his net during 2013-14 season.

Notable alumni[edit]