Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League

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Central Ontario Junior "C" Hockey League
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Head Office Cambridge, Ontario
Official Web site COJCHL
Chairman Trevor Tinney
Convenors Jim Orr
Founded 1970

The Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League is a Junior "C" ice hockey league in Ontario, Canada, sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association. The "Central" plays inter-league games with the Empire Junior "C" League. The Champion of the Central will compete for the All-Ontario Championship and the Clarence Schmalz Cup.

For the Ontario Hockey Association "All-Ontario Jr. "C" Championship", please go to the Clarence Schmalz Cup.

History[edit]

Lakefield Chiefs player during 2014 Schmalz Cup Final.

In 1970, the Suburban Junior C Hockey League divided into two leagues. Most of the westerly teams formed the Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League, while most of the easterly teams formed the Central Lakeshore Junior C League. In 1972, the Eastern Junior B Hockey League was also divided up, half to the Metro Junior B Hockey League and the other half to the Central League. With this, the Eastern Junior C Loop became the Quinte-St. Lawrence Junior C Hockey League, the Central League's main territorial rival until 1986.

In 1986, the Quinte-St. Lawrence League folded. The Wellington Dukes fled to the Central League and the Gananoque Islanders joined the Ottawa District Hockey Association's Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League.

With a plethora of major towns in the league: Trenton, Ajax, Bowmanville, Port Hope, Lindsay, Cobourg, and the retirement community-backed Wellington Dukes; the Central Junior B Hockey League absorbed many of these franchises over the course of a couple years in their run to Junior A status -- obtained in 1993.

Since losing half of their teams, the Central Ontario League has survived with the likes of Georgina, Lakefield, Little Britain, Port Perry, and Uxbridge. A sixth team has failed to stick in most cases, in towns like Bobcaygeon and Madoc. Due to retraction in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Bowmanville Eagles have returned in 2011 in the form of the Clarington Eagles but Ajax remains unserviced after their team left Junior A, both having folded in 2010.

The teams[edit]

Team Founded Centre Arena
Clarington Eagles 2011 Clarington Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex
Georgina Ice 1994 Keswick Georgina Ice Palace
Lakefield Chiefs 1980 Lakefield Lakefield-Smith Community Centre
Little Britain Merchants 1978 Little Britain Little Britain Community Centre
North Kawartha Knights 2014 Apsley North Kawartha Community Centre
Port Perry Mojacks 1980 Port Perry Scugog Arena
Uxbridge Bruins 1975 Uxbridge Uxbridge Arena & Recreation Centre

2013-2014 League Playoffs[edit]

For the Ontario Hockey Association "All-Ontario Jr. "C" Championship", please go to the Clarence Schmalz Cup.

Semi-final League Final
           
1 Lakefield 4
4 Port Perry 0
1 Lakefield 4
3 Uxbridge 1
2 Clarington 3
3 Uxbridge 4

Cougar Cup Champions[edit]

Year Champion Finalist Result in Provincials
1971 Bowmanville Eagles Lost Final to Dresden (GL)
1972 Cobourg Cougars Lindsay Mercurys Lost Final to Leamington (GL)
1973 Lindsay Mercurys Lost Final to Caledonia (W)
1974 Cobourg Cougars Won CSC vs. Simcoe (W)
1975 Lindsay Muskies Lost Final to Essex (GL)
1976 Cobourg Cougars Lost SF to Dunnville (ND)
1977 Bowmanville Eagles Lost Final to Essex (GL)
1978 Bowmanville Eagles Lost Final to Essex (GL)
1979 Bowmanville Eagles Won CSC vs. Kincardine (W)
1980 Lindsay Muskies Lost QF to Gananoque (QSL)
1981 Bowmanville Eagles Lindsay Muskies Won CSC vs. Essex (GL)
1982 Bowmanville Eagles Lindsay Muskies Lost Final to Flamborough (ND)
1983 Lindsay Muskies Bowmanville Eagles Lost Final to Dunnville (ND)
1984 Bowmanville Eagles Little Britain Merchants Lost SF to Penetang (GB)
1985 Bowmanville Eagles Lakefield Chiefs Lost SF to Midland (MO)
1986 Lakefield Chiefs Cobourg Cougars Lost SF to Bradford (MO)
1987 Lakefield Chiefs Wellington Dukes Won CSC vs. Norwich (ND)
1988 Port Perry Mojacks Wellington Dukes Lost Final to Mooretown (GL)
1989 Lakefield Chiefs Wellington Dukes Lost SF to Bradford (MO)
1990 Port Perry Mojacks Lost QF to Napanee (EO)
1991 Uxbridge Bruins Lost SF to Orangeville (MO)
1992 Port Perry Mojacks Lost SF to Stayner (GB)
1993 Bowmanville Eagles Lost QF to Napanee (EO)
1994 Bowmanville Eagles Lost SF to Rockton (ND)
1995 Bowmanville Eagles Lost Final to Belle River (GL)
1996 Uxbridge Bruins Lost QF to Napanee (EB)
1997 Lakefield Chiefs Lost SF to Glanbrook (ND)
1998 Little Britain Merchants Lost SF to Glanbrook (ND)
1999 Lakefield Chiefs Uxbridge Bruins Lost SF to Glanbrook (ND)
2000 Lakefield Chiefs Georgina Ice Won CSC vs. Belle River (GL)
2001 Uxbridge Bruins Lakefield Chiefs Lost SF to Chippawa (ND)
2002 Uxbridge Bruins Lakefield Chiefs Lost Final to Essex (GL)
2003 Georgina Ice Lakefield Chiefs Lost Final to Grimsby (ND)
2004 Lakefield Chiefs Georgina Ice Lost SF to Grimsby (ND)
2005 Uxbridge Bruins Port Perry Mojacks Lost SF to Grimsby (ND)
2006 Port Perry Mojacks Uxbridge Bruins Lost SF to Penetang (GMO)
2007 Lakefield Chiefs Port Perry Mojacks Lost SF to Penetang (GMO)
2008 Georgina Ice Lakefield Chiefs Lost QF to Napanee (EB)
2009 Uxbridge Bruins Lakefield Chiefs Lost QF to Amherstview (EB)
2010 Little Britain Merchants Uxbridge Bruins Lost QF to Napanee (EB)
2011 Port Perry Mojacks Uxbridge Bruins Lost QF to Picton (EB)
2012 Clarington Eagles Lakefield Chiefs Lost QF to Campbellford (EB)
2013 Lakefield Chiefs Uxbridge Bruins Lost QF to Picton (EB)
2014 Lakefield Chiefs Uxbridge Bruins Won CSC vs. Essex (GL)

Regular season champions[edit]

Season Champion Record Points
1970-71 ' '
1971-72 ' '
1972-73 ' '
1973-74 ' '
1974-75 Port Perry Mojacks 22-11-2-0 46
1975-76 Cobourg Cougars 25-7-4-0 54
1976-77 Port Hope Panthers '
1977-78 ' '
1978-79 ' '
1979-80 Cobourg Cougars 20-6-6-0 46
1980-81 ' '
1981-82 ' '
1982-83 ' '
1983-84 Bowmanville Eagles 27-2-5-0 59
1984-85 ' '
1985-86 ' '
1986-87 ' '
1987-88 Lakefield Chiefs 27-3-2-0 56
1988-89 Lakefield Chiefs 27-7-6-0 60
1989-90 Bowmanville Eagles 27-7-2-0 56
1990-91 Uxbridge Bruins 22-11-3-0 47
1991-92 Port Perry Mojacks 26-6-2-0 54
1992-93 Little Britain Merchants 25-12-2-1 53
1993-94 Bowmanville Eagles 22-7-1-0 45
1994-95 Bowmanville Eagles 31-4-0-1 63
1995-96 Uxbridge Bruins 29-8-3-2 63
1996-97 Uxbridge Bruins 31-6-2-1 65
1997-98 Little Britain Merchants 27-8-4-1 59
1998-99 Lakefield Chiefs 27-9-2-2 58
1999-00 Lakefield Chiefs 38-1-1-0 77
2000-01 Lakefield Chiefs 29-7-2-2 62
2001-02 Uxbridge Bruins 31-5-3-3 68
2002-03 Georgina Ice 22-10-6-0 50
2003-04 Georgina Ice 22-10-4-2 50
2004-05 Uxbridge Bruins 27-7-4-2 60
2005-06 Port Perry Mojacks 32-8-0-2 66
2006-07 Port Perry Mojacks 22-14-3-1 48
2007-08 Lakefield Chiefs 27-13-0-0 54
2008-09 Uxbridge Bruins 24-9-7-0 55
2009-10 Uxbridge Bruins 31-7-0-2 64
2010-11 Uxbridge Bruins 28-11-0-1 57
2011-12 Lakefield Chiefs 27-10-0-3 57
2012-13 Uxbridge Bruins 30-7-0-3 63
2013-14 Lakefield Chiefs 35-4-0-1 71

Former Member Teams[edit]

External links[edit]