Bowmanville Eagles

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Bowmanville Eagles
Bowmanville Eagles.jpg
City Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
League Ontario Junior Hockey League
Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League
Operated 1968-2010
Home arena G.B. Rickard Arena Complex
Colors Orange, Black, and White
              
General manager Curtis Hodgins
Head coach Curtis Hodgins
Affiliates Port Perry Mojacks (COJCHL)
Clarington Toros (OMHA)
Franchise history
2010 Merged w/ Cobourg Cougars

The Bowmanville Eagles were a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. They were a part of the Central Canadian Hockey League. The Eagles left the OHA in 2010 when they merged with the Cobourg Cougars and left Bowmanville.

History[edit]

The team has been known as the Bowmanville Eagles since 1978. Prior to this they were known as the Bowmanville Red Eagles. The team was a member of the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League early on. The Eagles won the Clarence Schmalz Cup as Ontario Hockey Association Junior "C" Champions in 1981. Past 1987, the Eagles enjoyed 8 straight winning seasons and 4 league championships. After their 3rd straight league title in 1995, the Eagles under the guidance of Mike Laing, the General Manager and eventual owner during the winning years of the 1990s, made the jump to the OPJHL. The team was sold by Mike Laing mid season in 1998 to new owners from Whitby, Ontario.

From 1995 until 2003, the Eagles achieved moderate results, never pushing much further than a barely winning record. Since 2003, the Eagles have put together 4 straight dominant seasons.

The Eagles were the picture of consistency over the past eight years, posting six 30+ win seasons and winning the CCHL East Division in 2010.

It is being reported that the Eagles will close its doors before the 2010-11 season.[1]

In 2011-12, the Eagles were resurrected as the Clarington Eagles as members of the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1987-88 32 27 4 1 - 242 122 55 2nd COJCHL
1988-89 40 21 12 7 - 206 152 49 3rd COJCHL
1989-90 36 27 7 2 - 241 136 56 1st COJCHL Won League
1990-91 36 18 14 4 - 168 165 40 3rd COJCHL
1991-92 34 20 11 2 1 184 165 43 3rd COJCHL
1992-93 40 25 13 1 1 242 173 52 2nd COJCHL Won League
1993-94 30 22 7 1 0 160 103 45 1st COJCHL Won League
1994-95 36 31 4 0 1 220 116 63 1st COJCHL Won League
1995-96 50 23 23 4 - 200 212 53 2nd OPJHL-R
1996-97 51 15 31 5 - 215 285 37 4th OPJHL-R
1997-98 51 27 19 5 0 210 178 59 3rd OPJHL-R
1998-99 51 18 23 6 4 188 206 46 9th OPJHL-E
1999-00 49 19 24 6 0 188 208 44 6th OPJHL-E
2000-01 49 19 21 7 2 187 181 47 7th OPJHL-E
2001-02 49 15 23 7 4 159 174 41 7th OPJHL-E
2002-03 49 19 24 5 1 163 178 44 7th OPJHL-E
2003-04 49 31 10 4 4 218 147 70 2nd OPJHL-E
2004-05 49 34 12 3 0 159 97 71 3rd OPJHL-E
2005-06 49 39 5 5 0 255 95 83 1st OPJHL-E Lost League SF
2006-07 49 39 6 3 1 248 125 82 1st OPJHL-E Lost Conf. SF
2007-08 49 21 18 - 10 135 145 52 5th OPJHL-E
2008-09 49 24 20 - 5 162 160 53 4th OJHL-R
2009-10 50 32 13 - 5 181 132 69 1st CCHL-E Lost Final

Clarence Schmalz Cup Appearances[edit]

1971: Dresden Jr. Kings defeated Bowmanville Red Eagles 4-games-to-3
1977: Essex 73's defeated Bowmanville Red Eagles 4-games-to-2
1978: Essex 73's defeated Bowmanville Red Eagles 4-games-to-1
1979: Bowmanville Eagles defeated Kincardine Kinucks 4-games-to-none
1981: Bowmanville Eagles defeated Essex 73's 4-games-to-2
1982: Flamborough Colts defeated Bowmanville Eagles 7-1 in round robin final
1995: Belle River Canadiens defeated Bowmanville Eagles 4-games-to-none

Notable alumni[edit]

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