Cambridge Hornets

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Cambridge Hornets
Cambridge Hornets.jpg
City Cambridge, Ontario
League OHA Senior A (original)
(1960–1979)
OHA Senior A
(1979–1987)
Major League Hockey
(1999–2006)
Operated 1960 (1960)–1987 (original)
1999–2006 (revived)
Franchise history
1960–1962 Galt Terriers
1962–1973 Galt Hornets
1973–1987 Cambridge Hornets
1999–2006 Cambridge Hornets

The Cambridge Hornets were a Senior "AAA" ice hockey team based out of Cambridge, Ontario. They played in the Ontario Hockey Association's Major League Hockey. The new Cambridge Hornets were brought into Southwestern Senior A Hockey League in 1999. They were members of the league in 2003 when it changed its name to Major League Hockey.

History[edit]

The Hornets finished the 2005-06 season in third place, or so they thought. In January 2006, they signed Chris MacKenzie a former semi-pro hockey player. Despite the fact that the player's driver's licence and health card listed him as a resident of Toronto, he lived most of the time in Indianapolis, Indiana. Two other teams in the league appealed the usage of this player as a violation of the league's residency rule, which resulted in a series of late season victories being overturned to these teams' favour. The overturned victories resulted in a drop to fifth and last place for the Hornets. Irate, the ownership of the Hornets pulled their team from the league and filed a lawsuit for damages. The Cambridge Hornets have not stepped on the ice since.[1]

NHL alumni

List of modern era Cambridge Hornets alumni who also played in the NHL.[2]

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, SOL = Shootout Loses*, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL SOL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2001-02 32 27 4 1 0 0 55 221 91 1st OHA Sr Lost Final
2002-03 31 21 7 1 2 0 45 144 104 1st OHA Sr Lost Final
2003-04 32 19 11 2 0 0 40 160 137 2nd OHA Sr
2004-05 32 18 12 0 2 0 40 149 148 3rd OHA Sr
2005-06 30 13 14 0 1 2 29 140 144 5th OHA Sr

Original Hornets[edit]

The Hornets name was resurrected again in 1962. That team was founded in 1960 as the Galt Terriers, playing in the original OHA Senior A hockey league. The Terriers won the Allan Cup championship in 1961, concluding their first season. As the reigning Allan Cup champions, the Terriers represented Canada at the 1962 Ice Hockey World Championships finishing 2nd place, winning the silver medal. Notable players from that era include, Dave Dryden, Tod Sloan, Darryl Sly and Bill Wylie.[3]

The "Terriers" named itself had been used by teams in Galt dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, before World War II. Notable players included Larry Aurie, Clarence Boucher,[4] John Brackenborough, Art Gauthier, Norman Himes, Carl Liscombe, Cliff McBride, Mickey Murray and Jean Pusie.

Following the 1961–62 season, the Galt Terriers were renamed the Galt Hornets. The Hornets won two more Allan Cup titles in 1969 and 1971. In 1973, the team name changed to the Cambridge Hornets, when the City of Galt was amalgamated into Cambridge.

NHL alumni[edit]

List of Galt Hornets alumni who also played in the NHL.[5]

List of original era Cambridge Hornets alumni who also played in the NHL.[2]

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
1960-61 40 21 13 6 135 130 48 2nd OHA Sr. A Won League, Won Allan Cup
1961-62 34 24 10 0 178 102 48 1st OHA Sr. A
1962-63 40 13 25 2 151 214 28 5th OHA Sr. A
1963-64 40 25 10 5 195 144 55 2nd OHA Sr. A Lost Final
1964-65 40 24 15 1 167 135 49 2nd OHA Sr. A
1965-66 42 18 22 2 149 181 43 5th OHA Sr. A
1966-67 40 23 14 3 188 162 49 4th OHA Sr. A
1967-68 40 27 12 1 152 105 55 1st OHA Sr. A Lost Final
1968-69 39 29 10 0 243 131 58 1st OHA Sr. A Won League, Won Allan Cup
1969-70 40 26 11 3 198 114 55 OHA Sr. A Lost Final
1970-71 40 32 8 0 246 103 64 OHA Sr. A Won League, Won Allan Cup
1971-72 40 27 12 1 197 126 55 2nd OHA Sr. A Lost Final
1972-73 44 25 18 1 200 153 51 3rd OHA Sr. A
1973-74 40 28 12 0 165 132 56 3rd OHA Sr. A
1974-75 40 16 21 3 175 181 35 5th OHA Sr. A
1975-76 44 23 20 1 190 170 47 3rd OHA Sr. A
1976-77 34 22 10 2 188 145 46 2nd OHA Sr. A
1977-78 40 27 12 1 200 151 55 1st OHA Sr. A
1978-79 40 21 18 1 179 170 43 3rd OHA Sr. A
1979-80 40 29 11 0 245 144 58 2nd CSAHL Won League
1980-81 37 33 3 1 290 119 67 1st OHA Sr. A Lost Final
1981-82 34 23 11 0 201 115 46 3rd OHA Sr. A Lost Final
1982-83 40 32 8 0 316 124 64 1st OHA Sr. A Won League, Won Allan Cup
1983-84 38 26 12 0 244 139 52 1st OHA Sr. A Won League
1984-85 40 25 12 3 210 137 53 1st OHA Sr. A
1985-86 36 23 13 0 157 144 46 2nd OHA Sr. A
1986-87 34 13 21 0 158 171 26 4th OHA Sr. AAA

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