Chatham Maroons

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This article is about the junior team. For the defunct senior team, see Chatham Maroons (IHL).
Chatham Maroons
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City Chatham, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division Western
Founded 1959
Home arena Chatham Memorial Arena
Colors Maroon, Brown, and White
              
General manager Mark Davis
Head coach Mark Davis
Affiliates Blenheim Blades (GLJHL)
Franchise history
1959-1976 Chatham Maroons
1976-1978 Chatham Maple City Fords
1978-1988 Chatham Maroons
1988-1995 Chatham MicMac
1995-Present Chatham Maroons

The Chatham Maroons are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Western division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. The Maroons were the 1970 Western Ontario Junior A Champions and 1973 Southern Ontario Junior A Champions. The Maroons have one multiple Junior B league titles and the 1999 Sutherland Cup as Ontario Hockey Association Junior B Champions.

History[edit]

Maroons goalie at home 2013-14.
Maroons line up for a draw in 2013 playoffs.

The Maroons originated in the Border Cities Junior B Hockey League in 1959. The team later moved to the stronger Western Junior "B" league in 1964 and continued with the league, even when it became the renegade Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League in 1970. The Maroons left the league in 1976, became the Maple City Fords and rejoined the current Western Junior "B" league. The Maroons became the MicMacs in 1988, but switched back to their traditional "Maroons" moniker in 1995.

At the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Ryan Jones was drafted as a Maroon in the fourth round by the Minnesota Wild, 111th overall. He attended and played for Miami University. After his collegiate career, Minnesota traded Jones to the Nashville Predators. Jones currently plays for the Edmonton Oilers, NHL.

The Maroons participated in the 2006 Sutherland Cup round robin, but lost out to the Niagara Falls Canucks and the Cambridge Winterhawks with a 1-3 record.

The Maroons began the 2013-14 season slowly and resorted to trading for four of their territorial rival's, the Lambton Shores Predators, top players (Kyle Brothers, Adam Arsenault, Tanner Ferguson, and Connor Annett) in a series of high profile trades for players and cash.[1] The Maroons also released 2012-13 starting all-star goaltender Darien Ekblad and replaced him with the Cambridge Winter Hawks' goaltender Jacob Keogh while picking up NOJHL Jr. A forward Kyle Rowe.[2] Ekblad would get picked up by the Junior C Essex 73's and tend them to a Great Lakes League championship.[3] Right before the trade deadline, the Maroons picked up forward Charlie Izaguirre from the fizzling Port Colborne Pirates for cash and prospects.[4] On January 28, 2014, the Ontario Hockey Association ruled against the Maroons for exceeding their limit on import players. General Manager Bill Szekesy was suspended for an entire season and the franchise fined $4500. In addition, during the 2014-15 season, the Maroons will be limited to 30 cards instead of the usual 35.[5] On February 19, 2014, the OHA announced that despite a Maroons' appeal, the punishment will stand. In addition, two wins were stripped from their record (versus Leamington Flyers and St. Marys Lincolns).[6] Despite the trades and controversies, the Maroons would sweep the Western Conference quarter-final against the Strathroy Rockets and semi-final against the LaSalle Vipers, before being quashed 4-games-to-1 in the conference final by the Leamington Flyers.[7]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1959-60 30 20 7 3 - 184 110 43 2nd BCJBHL Won League, Lost SC SF
1960-61 31 21 10 0 - 189 102 42 2nd BCJBHL Lost Semi-final
1961-62 30 23 7 0 - 179 122 46 1st BCJBHL
1962-63 35 23 11 1 - 221 114 47 1st BCJBHL Lost Final
1963-64 28 24 4 0 - 179 66 48 1st BCJBHL Won League, Lost SC QF
1964-65 40 31 6 3 - 257 135 65 1st WOJBHL Lost Semi-final
1965-66 40 27 13 0 - 211 174 54 2nd WOJBHL Lost Semi-final
1966-67 40 23 15 2 - 200 173 48 3rd WOJBHL
1967-68 52 36 12 4 - 289 193 76 2nd WOJBHL
1968-69 56 26 29 1 - 235 253 53 3rd WOJAHL Lost Semi-final
1969-70 56 43 12 1 - 305 182 87 1st WOJAHL Won League
1970-71 44 30 9 5 - 254 161 63 1st SOJAHL Lost Semi-final
1971-72 56 33 17 6 - 247 215 72 3rd SOJAHL Lost Semi-final
1972-73 60 33 19 8 - 292 218 74 2nd SOJAHL Won League, Won Buckland Cup
1973-74 62 35 17 10 - 336 230 80 3rd SOJAHL Lost Final
1974-75 60 25 27 8 - 241 246 58 3rd SOJAHL Lost Semi-final
1975-76 60 36 18 6 - 333 229 78 2nd SOJAHL Lost Final
1976-77 40 9 24 7 - 162 236 25 6th WOJHL
1977-78 39 10 26 3 - 169 224 23 6th WOJHL
1978-79 42 15 20 7 - 210 226 37 6th WOJHL
1979-80 42 24 11 7 - 262 163 55 2nd WOJHL
1980-81 42 26 15 1 - 255 176 53 3rd WOJHL Lost Final
1981-82 42 14 24 4 - 188 244 32 6th WOJHL
1982-83 42 14 23 5 - 193 222 33 6th WOJHL
1983-84 48 20 27 1 - 198 223 41 7th WOJHL
1984-85 48 14 26 8 - 181 232 36 5th WOJHL
1985-86 42 19 15 8 - 238 209 46 4th WOJHL Lost Final
1986-87 42 15 20 7 - 222 264 37 5th WOJHL
1987-88 42 33 5 3 1 282 148 70 1st WOJHL Lost Final
1988-89 41 29 9 2 1 290 158 61 2nd WOJHL Lost Final
1989-90 39 33 5 1 0 309 141 67 2nd WOJHL Won League
1990-91 48 28 17 1 2 246 202 59 4th WOJHL Won League
1991-92 50 30 15 4 1 248 196 65 2nd WOJHL West Lost Final
1992-93 52 21 24 5 2 - - 49 3rd WOJHL West
1993-94 49 28 17 3 1 258 235 60 3rd WOJHL West
1994-95 52 17 33 0 2 206 288 36 4th WOJHL West
1995-96 51 6 41 2 2 134 330 16 5th WOJHL West
1996-97 52 20 23 6 3 223 232 49 4th WOJHL West
1997-98 52 42 7 1 2 335 163 87 1st WOJHL West Won League
1998-99 52 36 12 0 4 254 167 76 2nd WOJHL West Won League, Won SC
1999-00 54 47 6 0 1 286 144 95 1st GOHL Won League
2000-01 54 44 7 1 2 279 155 91 1st GOHL Won League
2001-02 54 43 9 0 2 307 163 88 1st WOJHL Lost Final
2002-03 48 27 19 0 2 208 166 56 5th WOJHL
2003-04 48 33 12 0 3 232 150 69 2nd WOJHL Won League
2004-05 48 40 6 1 1 210 93 82 1st WOJHL Won League
2005-06 48 32 12 2 2 188 112 68 2nd WOJHL Won League
2006-07 48 26 20 - 2 225 208 54 5th WOJHL Lost Semi-final
2007-08 48 17 26 - 5 152 202 39 8th GOJHL-W Lost Quarter-final
2008-09 52 26 23 - 3 211 224 55 6th GOJHL-W Lost Quarter-final
2009-10 50 33 15 - 2 199 163 68 3rd GOJHL-W Lost Conf. SF
2010-11 51 22 23 - 6 213 222 50 8th GOJHL-W Lost Conf. QF
2011-12 51 19 27 - 5 178 214 43 9th GOJHL-W DNQ
2012-13 51 34 11 - 6 210 160 74 1st GOJHL-W Lost Conf. Final
2013-14 49 31 15 - 3 249 176 65 3rd GOJHL-W Lost Conf. Final

2013-2014 Coaching Staff[edit]

Maroons goalie during the 2013 playoffs in Strathroy, Ontario.
  • Manager/Head Coach - Mark Davis
  • Assistant Manager - Bill Cumming
  • Assistant Coach - Wayne Cowell
  • Assistant Coach - Tyler Roeszler
  • Trainer - Frank Little
  • Trainer - Jeff Weiringa
  • Equipment Manager - Randy Dewael

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1969 Lost Semi-final
St. Thomas Barons defeated Chatham Maroons 4-games-to-2
  • 1970 Won League
Chatham Maroons defeated St. Thomas Barons 4-games-to-none
Chatham Maroons defeated Brantford Foresters 5-games-to-2 WOJAHL CHAMPIONS
  • 1971 Lost Semi-final
Guelph CMC's defeated Chatham Maroons 4-games-to-1 with 1 tie
  • 1972 Lost Semi-final
Chatham Maroons defeated Windsor Spitfires 4-games-to-1
Detroit Jr. Red Wings defeated Chatham Maroons 4-games-to-3
Chatham Maroons defeated Welland Sabres 4-games-to-2 with 1 tie
Chatham Maroons defeated Guelph CMC's 4-games-to-3 with 1 tie SOJHL CHAMPIONS
Chatham Maroons defeated Wexford Raiders (OPJHL) 4-games-to-3 BUCKLAND CUP CHAMPIONS
Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) defeated Chatham Maroons 4-games-to-3
  • 1974 Lost Final
Chatham Maroons defeated Guelph CMC's 4-games-to-none with 1 tie
Chatham Maroons defeated Welland Sabres 4-games-to-2
Windsor Spitfires defeated Chatham Maroons 4-games-to-1
  • 1975 Lost Semi-final
Chatham Maroons defeated Niagara Falls Flyers 4-games-to-1 with 1 tie
Guelph CMC's defeated Chatham Maroons 3-games-to-2 with 2 ties
  • 1976 Lost Final
Chatham Maroons defeated Hamilton Mountain A's 4-games-to-3
Guelph Platers defeated Chatham Maroons 4-games-to-none

Sutherland Cup appearances[edit]

1999: Chatham Maroons defeated Stratford Cullitons 4-games-to-3
2005: Thorold Blackhawks defeated Chatham Maroons 4-games-to-1

Notable alumni[edit]

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