Blenheim Blades

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Blenheim Blades
Blenheim Blades
Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League
City Blenheim, Ontario
Founded 1965
Division North
Franchise history 1965-1974: Blenheim Golden Blades
1974-Pres: Blenheim Blades
Head Coach Bob McNear
General Manager Bruce Clark
Arena Blenheim Community & Recreation Centre
Team Colors Red, Yellow, Black, and White
                   

The Blenheim Blades are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Blenheim, Ontario. They play in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association and Hockey Canada.

History[edit]

Blenheim Blades goaltender during 2013-14 season.

The Blenheim Golden Blades were founded in 1965, but could not find a league to play in locally until 1967. Until 1967, the Blades played an exhibition season against teams from Michigan in an American Junior B league until the OHA playoffs began.

In 1968, the Golden Blades joined the Border Cities Junior "B" Hockey League. In 1971, the league was demoted and renamed the Great Lakes Junior "C" Hockey League. In 1974, the team simplified their name to the "Blades".

The Blades have won league title in their franchise history, the 1970 Border Cities Jr. D championship.

From a smaller community than a lot of centres in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League, the Blades have often struggled but have emerged in recent years as a winning team who is tough to compete with.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Blades player during 2013-14 season.
Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1967-68 24 7 9 8 - 101 94 22 5th BWJHL
1968-69 31 20 9 2 - 151 98 42 3rd BCJHL
1969-70 34 12 21 1 - 103 158 25 4th BCJHL "D" Champions
1970-71 39 10 28 1 - 136 227 21 5th GLJHL
1971-72 36 1 33 2 - 87 292 4 7th GLJHL
1972-73 42 9 33 0 - 158 278 18 7th GLJHL
1973-74 43 4 38 1 - 119 379 9 10th GLJHL DNQ
1974-75 42 3 36 3 - 124 350 9 8th GLJHL
1975-76 38 1 36 1 - 103 370 3 7th GLJHL
1976-77 42 20 15 7 - 221 207 47 3rd GLJHL
1977-78 42 16 25 1 - 194 256 33 6th GLJHL
1978-79 40 26 11 3 - 292 197 55 1st GLJHL
1979-80 42 18 20 4 - 195 225 40 3rd GLJHL
1980-81 41 6 30 5 - 169 335 17 8th GLJHL
1981-82 38 4 33 1 - 156 352 9 8th GLJHL
1982-83 36 6 27 3 - 129 287 15 7th GLJHL
1983-84 40 21 15 4 - 244 229 46 4th GLJHL
1984-85 39 19 15 5 - 175 165 43 5th GLJHL
1985-86 40 18 18 4 - 192 191 40 6th GLJHL
1986-87 40 19 17 3 1 228 205 42 5th GLJHL
1987-88 39 12 21 4 2 153 211 30 9th GLJHL
1988-89 40 7 31 1 1 125 314 16 11th GLJHL
1989-90 40 1 37 2 0 102 320 4 11th GLJHL
1990-91 42 4 32 4 2 123 242 14 10th GLJHL
1991-92 46 14 23 3 6 173 178 37 8th GLJHL
1992-93 39 20 12 2 5 198 148 47 6th GLJHL
1993-94 37 17 14 5 1 177 167 40 5th GLJHL
1994-95 41 26 12 2 1 203 142 55 2nd GLJHL
1995-96 40 3 33 1 3 104 221 10 11th GLJHL DNQ
1996-97 36 8 26 2 0 98 181 18 10th GLJHL DNQ
1997-98 45 7 36 2 0 143 236 16 10th GLJHL DNQ
1998-99 41 17 22 1 1 183 194 36 6th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
1999-00 43 13 23 4 3 146 189 33 6th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2000-01 39 4 32 0 3 121 233 11 9th GLJHL DNQ
2001-02 40 5 31 1 3 112 233 14 9th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2002-03 40 14 20 5 1 148 181 34 6th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2003-04 40 12 24 1 3 128 183 28 8th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2004-05 40 7 27 4 2 112 208 20 8th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2005-06 40 6 32 1 1 114 228 14 8th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2006-07 40 8 26 2 3 117 229 22 9th GLJHL DNQ
2007-08 40 12 26 2 0 120 192 26 8th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2008-09 40 14 25 - 1 130 173 29 7th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2009-10 40 11 29 - 0 169 245 22 9th GLJHL DNQ
2010-11 39 14 25 - 0 115 187 28 8th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2011-12 40 23 16 - 1 180 144 47 4th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2012-13 40 21 18 - 1 122 140 43 5th GLJHL Lost Quarter-final
2013-14 40 21 14 - 5 162 146 47 3rd GLJHL Lost Semi-final

2014-2015 Coaching Staff[edit]

  • President - Matthew Frain
  • General Manager - Wayne Cowell
  • Director of Hockey Operations - Wayne Schnabel
  • Director of Player Personal - Bill Saunders
  • Head Coach - Bob McNear
  • Assistant Coach - Todd Warriner
  • Assistant Coach - Kent Burk
  • Assistant Coach - Bob Price
  • Assistant Coach - Pete Knights
  • Head Trainer - Gord Doermer
  • Assistant Trainer - Evan Merriet
  • Equipment Manager - Mike Barton

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]