Brampton Warriors

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Brampton Warriors
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City Brampton, Ontario
League Various Junior Leagues
Operated 1940s–1982
Home arena Brampton Memorial Arena
Colours Maroon, Yellow, and White
Franchise history
1940–1957 Brampton Regents
1957–1966 Brampton 7Ups
1966–1970 Brampton Rockets
1970–1971 Brampton PCJ's
1971–1975 Brampton Vic Woods
1975–1980 Brampton Logan Chevys
1980–1982 Brampton Warriors Jr. A
Previous franchise history
1980–1982 Brampton Warriors Jr. B

The Brampton Warriors are a pair of defunct junior ice hockey teams from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. They were a part of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, Central Junior B Hockey League, Metro Junior B Hockey League, and Metro Junior A League. These two teams are the forerunners of the OPJHL's Brampton Capitals.

History[edit]

The Warriors began as Brampton Regents during the 1940s playing at the Junior B level. In 1957, the team became sponsored by a local distributor of the 7 Up soft drink. The Brampton 7Ups played in the now defunct Metro Junior A League for two seasons, 1961–62 and 1962-63. Bob Savage was their coach for both seasons. The team returned to the Metro Junior B Hockey League in 1963.

Brampton joined the Central Junior B Hockey League in 1971 during a massive Ontario Hockey Association reshuffling of the Junior "B" ranks. Prior to this they were members of the Metro Junior B Hockey League. They are the only known member of the Metro league to be affected by the reshuffle as it was mostly done between members of the Central league and the Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League.

The Brampton Warriors Jr. A team were an OPJHL team for two seasons in the 1980s. Their first season was not spectacular, but their second season was off the charts. Their 40-6-4 record would normally be unstoppable, however the Warriors finished second place in 1981-82 behind a 40-4-6 Guelph Platers team that would make the jump to the Ontario Hockey League the next season. As the Warriors folded for good at the end of the season, the Platers came within arm's reach of winning the National Title.

Notable alumni[edit]

Three alumni of the Brampton 7Ups went on to play in the National Hockey League, all of them (Ken Broderick, Andy Brown, Lyle Carter) were goaltenders playing a combined total of 106 NHL games. Although Andy Brown played in just 62 games in the NHL over the course of three seasons, he will forever be a part of NHL hockey history. Brown carries the distinction of being the last goaltender in the league to play without a protective mask, now a mandatory rule.

List of NHL alumni

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Results Playoffs
1950-51 20 8 10 2 84 82 18 3rd Metro B
1951-52 20 9 9 2 96 84 20 3rd Metro B
1952-53 30 19 11 0 135 117 38 2nd Metro B
1953-54 32 21 11 0 147 100 42 3rd Metro B
1954-55 20 9 8 3 84 63 21 4th Metro B
1955-56 28 17 9 2 136 80 36 2nd Metro B Won League
1956-57 24 16 6 2 116 86 34 1st Metro B
1957-58 24 6 16 2 -- -- 14 6th Metro B
1958-59 28 19 9 0 151 116 38 1st Metro B
1959-60 28 12 9 7 131 107 31 3rd Metro B
1960-61 28 12 14 2 130 157 26 5th Metro B
1961-62 36 11 21 4 143 189 26 4th Metro A
1962-63 40 12 24 4 157 208 28 6th Metro A
1963-64 34 14 17 3 139 149 31 8th Metro B
1964-65 36 17 13 6 164 150 40 3rd Metro B
1965-66 35 12 16 7 125 159 31 6th Metro B
1966-67 Did Not Participate
1967-68 36 8 26 2 153 235 18 9th Metro B
1968-69 36 6 23 7 113 182 19 9th Metro B
1969-70 36 9 21 6 170 237 24 8th Metro B
1970-71 43 5 33 5 156 278 15 11th Metro B
1971-72 42 20 17 5 191 169 45 4th CJBHL
1972-73 42 19 18 5 212 219 43 4th CJBHL
1973-74 42 19 18 5 211 238 43 5th CJBHL
1974-75 1974-75 CJBHL standing unavailable
1975-76 36 13 19 4 173 184 30 5th CJBHL Lost Final
1976-77 42 14 24 4 198 230 32 7th CJBHL DNQ
1977-78 42 12 27 3 -- -- 27 7th CJBHL
1978-79 44 20 20 4 -- -- 44 6th CJBHL
1979-80 44 24 18 2 245 204 50 5th CJBHL
1980-81 44 20 23 1 268 273 41 7th OPJHL
1981-82 50 40 6 4 338 174 84 2nd OJHL

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1981 Lost Quarter-final
Guelph Platers defeated Brampton Warriors 4-games-to-none
  • 1982 Lost Quarter-final
Dixie Beehives defeated Brampton Warriors 4-games-to-1

Junior B Warriors[edit]

With the renaming and promotion for the Jr. A Warriors, a farm team was created at the Junior B level to feed them. After two years this team collapsed.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1980-81 44 28 15 1 - 302 198 57 4th CJBHL
1981-82 40 16 20 4 - 198 248 36 7th CJBHL


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