Brantford Eagles

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Brantford Eagles
Brantford Golden Eagles.jpg
City Brantford, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division Mid-Western
Operated 1970-2012
Home arena Wayne Gretzky Arena
Colors Black, Yellow, and White
              
General manager Mike Bullard
Head coach Mike Bullard
Affiliates Caledonia Corvairs (NDJCHL)
Franchise history
1970-1971 Brantford Jets
1971-1974 Brantford Gunners
1974-1982 Brantford Penguins
1982-1986 Brantford Alexander B's
1987-1992 Brantford Classics
1992-1998 Ohsweken Golden Eagles
1998-2002 Brant County Golden Eagles
2002-2008 Brantford Golden Eagles
2008-2012 Brantford Eagles
2012-Present Caledonia Corvairs

The Brantford Eagles were a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. They played in the Mid-Western Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

On May 23, 2012, the Eagles were transplanted to Caledonia, Ontario and renamed the Caledonia Corvairs, the name of the long running Junior C team in the town.

History[edit]

In 1967, the Brantford Majors were a member of the Niagara Junior "B" League. In 1968, a second Brantford team, by the name of the Foresters, joined the renegade Western Junior "B" League. The Foresters absorbed by the Majors in 1970 when the Majors joined the Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League. The Majors folded in 1972.

In 1973, the Diamond Kings entered the Southwestern Junior "B" League. In 1974, an additional Junior team was created in Brantford at the "C" level. When the Kings folded, the Penguins jumped up to Junior "B" to take their place. The Brantford Junior "B" franchise spent most of their early days in the Golden Horseshoe Junior B Hockey League. The Penguins did originate in the Central Junior C Hockey League before jumping to the Southwestern Ontario Junior "B" before taking their place, as well, in the GHJHL.

In 1986, the Ontario Hockey Association, concerned with elevating violence in the game, banned the Brantford Classics and the Streetsville Derbys and both team's management for at least one season.[1][2]

Since 1987 the Brantford Eagles in one way or another have stayed the course with the Midwestern "B". Despite various name changes and a couple minor moves, the Eagles have been a charter member of the league for almost 20 years.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1970-71 Niagara Jr. B Standings Not Available
1971-74 Central Jr. C Standings Not Available
1974-75 36 10 23 3 - 160 269 23 5th CJCHL Gr 3
1975-76 31 18 9 4 - 193 157 40 3rd CJCHL Gr 3
1976-77 39 30 7 2 - 308 156 62 1st SWJBHL Won League
1977-78 40 28 10 2 - 277 176 58 2nd SWJBHL Won League
1978-79 42 27 12 3 - 254 254 57 2nd GHJHL Lost Final
1979-80 43 18 19 6 - 279 300 42 5th GHJHL
1980-81 41 20 20 1 - 249 245 41 5th GHJHL
1981-82 36 8 25 3 - - - 19 7th GHJHL
1982-83 42 21 13 8 - 223 201 50 3rd GHJHL
1983-84 42 23 13 6 - 241 210 52 4th GHJHL Won League
1984-85 42 19 16 7 - 281 211 45 4th GHJHL
1985-86 40 24 13 3 - 288 212 51 3rd GHJHL Lost Final
1986-87 Disciplinary Suspension
1987-88 48 22 25 1 - 210 235 45 6th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1988-89 48 20 25 3 - 229 307 43 5th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1989-90 48 25 23 0 - 281 245 50 5th MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1990-91 48 30 17 1 - 287 208 61 4th MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1991-92 48 15 31 2 - 161 257 32 7th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1992-93 48 8 40 0 - 162 291 16 8th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1993-94 48 3 45 0 - 128 455 6 9th MWJBHL DNQ
1994-95 48 8 36 4 - 168 336 20 9th MWJBHL DNQ
1995-96 48 5 43 0 - 130 351 10 9th MWJBHL DNQ
1996-97 48 7 39 2 - 161 385 16 9th MWJBHL DNQ
1997-98 48 0 47 1 - 78 494 1 10th MWJBHL DNQ
1998-99 48 3 44 1 - 108 366 7 10th MWJBHL DNQ
1999-00 48 11 35 2 - 146 282 24 8th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
2000-01 48 20 28 0 - 186 143 40 7th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
2001-02 48 4 42 2 - 138 323 10 10th MWJBHL DNQ
2002-03 48 21 25 2 2 207 229 46 6th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
2003-04 47 18 28 0 1 139 182 37 8th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
2004-05 48 19 27 2 0 160 194 40 8th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
2005-06 48 34 11 3 - 207 123 71 2nd MWJBHL Lost Final
2006-07 48 20 22 4 2 154 169 46 6th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
2007-08 48 22 22 3 1 189 188 48 5th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. QF
2008-09 52 41 7 - 4 281 160 86 1st GOJHL-MW Won League
2009-10 51 42 5 - 4 284 141 88 1st GOJHL-MW Lost Final
2010-11 51 33 14 - 4 228 178 70 3rd GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. SF
2011-12 51 41 7 - 3 239 139 85 1st GOJHL-MW Lost Final

Majors/Selects/Kings[edit]

Brantford Majors
City Brantford, Ontario, Canada
League Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League
Southwestern Junior B Hockey League
Golden Horseshoe Junior B Hockey League
Operated 1967-1976
Franchise history
1967-1972 Brantford Majors
1972-1973 Brantford Selects
1973-1976 Brantford Diamond Kings
1976 Merged w/ Brantford Penguins
Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1967-70 Niagara Jr. B Standings Not Available
1970-71 44 10 31 3 - 204 288 23 6th SOJAHL
1971-72 56 18 32 6 - 193 220 42 7th SOJAHL
1972-73 Niagara Jr. B Standings Not Available
1973-74 40 1 35 4 - 135 336 6 6th SWJBHL
1974-75 40 3 31 6 - 154 297 12 6th GHJHL
1975-76 40 14 24 2 - 195 244 30 5th GHJHL

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1971 DNQ
  • 1972 DNQ

Foresters[edit]

Brantford Foresters
City Brantford, Ontario, Canada
League Western Ontario Junior A Hockey League
Operated 1968-1970
Franchise history
1970 Merged w/ Brantford Majors
Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1968-69 56 32 23 1 - 257 204 65 2nd WOJAHL Lost Final
1969-70 61 35 21 5 - 268 214 75 2nd WOJAHL

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1969 Lost Final
Brantford Foresters defeated Guelph Imperials 4-games-to-1
St. Thomas Barons defeated Brantford Foresters 4-games-to-none
  • 1970 Lost Final
Brantford Foresters defeated Guelph Beef Kings 4-games-to-none
Chatham Maroons defeated Brantford Foresters 5-games-to-2

Sutherland Cup appearances[edit]

2009: Brantford Eagles defeated Stoney Creek Warriors 4-games-to-1
2010: LaSalle Vipers defeated Brantford Eagles 4-games-to-1
2012: St. Catharines Falcons defeated Brantford Eagles 4-games-to-2

George S. Dudley Trophy Super "C" Appearances[edit]

1976: Woodstock Navy-Vets defeated Brantford Penguins 4-games-to-none

Notable alumni[edit]

This list includes only National Hockey League alumni.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toronto Star. May 16, 1986. Page D14.
  2. ^ Toronto Star. July 8, 1986. Page F08.