Burlington Cougars

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Burlington Cougars
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City Burlington, Ontario, Canada
League Ontario Junior Hockey League
Founded 1952
Home arena Wave Twin Rinks
Colors Blue, Copper, Red, and White
                   
General manager Rob Radford
Head coach Marc West
Affiliates Dundas Blues (NDJCHL)
Franchise history
1952-19xx Burlington Mohawks
19xx-19xx Burlington Hallidays
19xx-1960 Burlington Industrials
1960-1976 Burlington Mohawks
1976-Present Burlington Cougars

The Burlington Cougars are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of Central Division Hockey.

History[edit]

Founded in the early 1950s, the Burlington Mohawks found their footing in the Central Junior B Hockey League. After seven seasons in the league and two league championships, the team was transferred to the Niagara District Junior B Hockey League.

In the Niagara League, the briefly renamed Industrials won both the 1963 and 1964 league championships before dropping down to Junior C in the late 1960s.

In 1970, the Mohawks jumped back up to the Junior B level in the Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League. They were in the league for one season before the Ontario Hockey Association shifted them back to the Central Junior B Hockey League.

The Mohawks were renamed the Cougars in 1976 and stayed in the Central League for twenty-two seasons, from 1971 until 1993.

In 1981, the Cougars won their first Central League championship since 1958. They went on to face the Stratford Cullitons of the Mid-Western Junior Hockey League in the Sutherland Cup final. The Cougars won the series 8-points-to-4 to defeated the Cullitons and claim their only Sutherland Cup.

In 1987, the Cougars won their fourth and final Central League championship.

In 1993, the Central League was promoted to become the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, the Cougars made the jump with the league. The Cougars have yet to win an OPJHL title.

The Cougars recently moved their home rink from Central Arena on Drury Lane to The Wave Twin Rinks on Mainway. The move has been quite controversial for many longtime fans, as Central Arena was the traditional home for the Cougars. The new rink has had complaints that the sightlines are poor, and that it does not hold enough fans.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1953-54 28 16 9 3 - 167 140 35 3rd OHA Gr.
1954-55 30 19 10 1 - 164 129 39 3rd CJBHL
1955-56 27 20 7 0 - 165 87 40 2nd CJBHL
1956-57 27 22 4 1 - 158 83 45 1st CJBHL Won League
1957-58 30 21 9 0 - 156 105 42 1st CJBHL Won League
1958-59 30 18 11 1 - 142 111 37 4th CJBHL
1959-60 31 18 10 3 - -- -- 39 2nd CJBHL
1960-61 29 11 16 2 - 175 193 24 5th CJBHL
1961-62 29 9 20 0 - 104 190 18 5th CJBHL
1962-63 Statistics Not Available
1963-64 30 16 8 6 - 187 131 38 3rd NDJBHL Won League
1964-65 30 14 12 4 - 161 163 32 4th NDJBHL
1965-66 30 13 16 1 - 147 148 27 5th NDJBHL
1966-69 Statistics Not Available
1969-70 30 19 10 1 - 206 149 39 3rd IntJCHL
1970-71 34 17 13 4 - 145 152 38 4th MOJBHL
1971-72 42 28 12 2 - 246 167 58 1st CJBHL Won League
1972-73 42 31 6 5 - 256 147 67 1st CJBHL Won League
1973-74 42 26 13 3 - 271 162 55 3rd CJBHL
1974-75 42 25 6 9 - 59 2nd CJBHL
1975-76 36 24 10 2 - 195 138 50 1st CJBHL
1976-77 42 25 13 4 - 209 151 54 3rd CJBHL
1977-78 42 21 16 5 - -- -- 47 3rd CJBHL
1978-79 44 38 4 2 - 277 124 78 2nd CJBHL
1979-80 44 31 11 2 - 213 167 64 2nd CJBHL
1980-81 44 36 7 1 - 339 157 73 1st CJBHL Won League, Won SC
1981-82 40 29 9 2 - 292 165 60 2nd CJBHL
1982-83 42 26 14 2 - 199 157 54 3rd CJBHL
1983-84 40 16 20 4 - 180 207 36 5th CJBHL
1984-85 40 21 12 7 - 205 177 49 3rd CJBHL
1985-86 48 27 15 6 - 277 220 60 4th CJBHL
1986-87 42 23 14 5 - 257 192 51 3rd CJBHL Won League
1987-88 43 31 10 2 - 274 145 64 2nd CJBHL
1988-89 42 22 12 8 - 224 168 52 5th CJBHL
1989-90 42 24 14 4 - 201 171 52 5th CJBHL
1990-91 42 22 16 4 - 192 186 48 6th CJBHL
1991-92 42 21 15 6 - 173 140 48 7th CJBHL
1992-93 49 33 13 3 - 274 212 70 3rd CJBHL
1993-94 42 27 12 3 - 255 180 58 2nd OPJHL-W
1994-95 49 26 19 4 - 267 212 57 4th OPJHL-W
1995-96 50 20 28 2 - 184 199 43 4th OPJHL-Mi
1996-97 51 14 34 3 - 188 273 32 4th OPJHL-Mi
1997-98 51 24 22 5 0 217 207 53 3rd OPJHL-Mi
1998-99 51 29 19 2 1 256 203 61 4th OPJHL-W
1999-00 49 23 20 5 1 166 174 52 6th OPJHL-W
2000-01 49 12 31 4 2 147 233 30 10th OPJHL-W
2001-02 49 14 31 4 0 171 244 32 9th OPJHL-W
2002-03 49 29 17 2 1 227 201 61 4th OPJHL-W
2003-04 49 18 26 4 1 151 205 41 6th OPJHL-W
2004-05 49 26 17 1 5 202 169 58 5th OPJHL-W
2005-06 49 26 18 2 3 167 156 57 5th OPJHL-W Lost Conf. QF
2006-07 49 30 12 4 3 259 158 67 5th OPJHL-W Lost Conf. QF
2007-08 49 24 20 - 5 230 188 53 5th OPJHL-W
2008-09 49 33 10 - 6 217 160 72 3rd OJHL-M
2009-10 50 39 8 - 3 313 183 81 1st CCHL-W Lost Semi-final
2010-11 50 38 8 - 4 287 184 80 1st OJHL-W Lost Quarter-final
2011-12 49 20 29 - 0 161 205 40 4th OJHL-W Lost Division SF
2012-13 55 25 27 - 3 200 229 53 3rd OJHL-W Lost Conf. Quarter-final
2013-14 53 10 37 - 6 138 272 26 5th OJHL-W DNQ

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1994 Lost Quarter-final
Burlington Cougars defeated Georgetown Raiders 4-games-to-none
Oakville Blades defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-none
  • 1995 Lost Preliminary
Brampton Capitals defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-1
  • 1996 DNQ
  • 1997 DNQ
  • 1998 Lost Preliminary
Oakville Blades defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-2
  • 1999 Lost Division Quarter-final
Georgetown Raiders defeated Burlington Cougars 3-games-to-1
  • 2000 Lost Division Semi-final
Burlington Cougars defeated Milton Merchants 4-games-to-3
Georgetown Raiders defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-3
  • 2001 DNQ
  • 2002 DNQ
  • 2003 Lost Division Quarter-final
Oakville Blades defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-none
  • 2004 Lost Division Quarter-final
Oakville Blades defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-none
  • 2005 Lost Division Quarter-final
Milton Icehawks defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-1
  • 2006 Lost Division Quarter-final
Oakville Blades defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-1
  • 2007 Lost Division Quarter-final
Georgetown Raiders defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-2
  • 2008 Lost Division Quarter-final
Brampton Capitals defeated Burlington Cougars 3-games-to-none
  • 2009 Lost Division Semi-final
Burlington Cougars defeated Milton Icehawks 3-games-to-none
Oakville Blades defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-1
  • 2010 Lost CCHL Semi-final
Burlington Cougars defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-none
Burlington Cougars defeated Streetsville Derbys 4-games-to-none
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-none
  • 2011 Lost Quarter-final
Burlington Cougars defeated Hamilton Red Wings 4-games-to-none
Oakville Blades defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-2
  • 2012 Lost Division Semi-final
Burlington Cougars defeated Milton Icehawks 3-games-to-1
Georgetown Raiders defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-1

Sutherland Cup appearances[edit]

Logo from Mid-1990s until 2007
1981: Burlington Cougars defeated Stratford Cullitons 8-points-to-4

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]