Cornwall Colts

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Cornwall Colts
Cornwall Colts logo.svg
City Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
League Central Canada Hockey League
Division Robinson
Founded 1988
Home arena Ed Lumley Arena
Colours Blue, Red, and White
              
General manager Ian MacInnis
Head coach Ian MacInnis
Franchise history
1988–1990 Massena Turbines
1990–1992 Massena Americans
1992–present Cornwall Colts

The Cornwall Colts are a Canadian junior ice hockey team from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Central Canada Hockey League. Before 1992, they were known as the Massena Americans, and moved to Cornwall in 1992 when the Cornwall Royals were sold and moved away from the city.

Championship era[edit]

The Cornwall Colts quickly became CJHL powerhouses winning Art Bogart Cups in 1995 and 1996. The 1996 final between the Gloucester Rangers was played at the Cornwall Civic Complex. A sold-out crowd watched the Cornwall Colts defeat the Gloucester Rangers 4-3 in game 7. In 1998, the Cornwall Colts were swept 4 games to 0 by their highway 401 rivals Brockville Braves. Cornwall went on to claim the Art Bogart Cup over the Brockville Braves two years later, and went on to defeat the Halifax Oland Exports to win the Fred Page Cup. Despite going win-less at the Royal Bank Cup in Fort McMurray, Alberta, the entire City of Cornwall stood right behind the Colts every step of the way. The Colts would continue their winning ways in 2000-01 as the Colts whitewashed the Ottawa Jr. Senators 7-0 in game 7 at the legendary Si Miller Arena on Water Street. But, suffered an heart-breaking overtime loss to the St. Jerome Panthers in the final game of the Fred Page Cup. Since losing the finals the following year, the Colts never made the finals to date.

2003 Fred Page Cup[edit]

The Cornwall Colts and the City of Cornwall was awarded the Fred Page Cup for 2003. The tournament was originally awarded to the Ottawa Junior Senators, but backed out due to arena trouble and accommodations. The tournament was played in the Cornwall Civic Complex, instead of the SI Millar Arena, because it was too small. The tournament was a success, despite that the Colts bowed out in the semi-finals with a double-overtime loss to the Nepean Raiders.

2008 Royal Bank Cup[edit]

In fall 2005, the City of Cornwall and the Cornwall Colts were awarded Canada's most prestigious Junior A hockey tournament for 2008. The runner-up for the tournament were the Pembroke Lumber Kings. For the 2007-08 season, the Cornwall Colts shifted over to the Cornwall Civic Complex and left the SI Millar Arena for good. The Colts now had the biggest arena in the league, despite that attendance figures were surprisingly low. The Colts finished 6th and lost the quarter-finals. The Colts rested for several weeks and entered the tournament with expectations of winning the Royal Bank Cup. But, a 7-0 loss to the Humboldt Broncos of the SJHL in the opening contest wasn't the start they were looking for. The Colts managed to win the next two games against the Oakville Blades (5-4) and Weeks Crushers (6-1), but lost in the semi-finals to the eventual champion Humboldt Broncos. The Colts did very well. Captain Darcy Findlay received the RBC most valuable player award for the tournament.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1988-89 56 14 41 1 0 208 337 29 8th CJHL
1989-90 56 14 36 3 3 217 355 34 9th CJHL
1990-91 53 15 33 2 3 225 331 35 7th CJHL
1991-92 57 16 38 2 1 269 362 35 7th CJHL
1992-93 57 33 15 4 5 343 304 75 3rd CJHL
1993-94 57 25 25 4 3 304 311 57 8th CJHL
1994-95 54 37 12 3 2 285 211 79 1st CJHL Won League
1995-96 54 45 6 3 - 348 214 93 1st CJHL Won League
1996-97 54 28 23 3 - 217 202 59 5th CJHL
1997-98 56 29 17 10 8 225 183 76 1st CJHL-R
1998-99 54 31 19 4 0 227 201 66 2nd CJHL-R
1999-00 56 45 10 1 0 306 183 91 1st CJHL-R Won League, Won FPC
2000-01 55 42 10 3 0 324 189 88 1st CJHL-R Won League
2001-02 55 46 7 2 0 347 173 94 1st CJHL-R Lost final
2002-03 55 31 13 11 1 275 194 74 2nd CJHL-R Lost quarter-final
2003-04 55 33 16 3 3 256 173 72 2nd CJHL-R Lost semi-final
2004-05 57 34 17 3 3 238 186 74 1st CJHL-R Lost semi-final
2005-06 57 26 24 3 4 236 233 59 3rd CJHL-R Lost semi-final
2006-07 55 15 32 5 3 154 215 38 4th CJHL-R Did not Qualify
2007-08 60 31 24 1 4 211 207 67 6th CJHL
2008-09 60 30 29 - 1 188 215 61 7th CJHL
2009-10 62 41 16 - 5 242 171 87 3rd CJHL Lost Semi-final
2010-11 62 48 13 - 1 257 140 97 2nd CCHL Lost Final
2011-12 62 43 13 - 6 238 155 92 2nd CCHL Lost Final
2012-13 62 36 17 - 9 250 196 81 3rd CCHL Won League
2013-14 62 30 22 - 10 180 190 70 6th CCHL Lost Quarter-final

Championships[edit]

CJHL Bogart Cup Championships: 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001
Eastern Canadian Fred Page Cup Championships: 2000
CJAHL Royal Bank Cup Championships: None

Notable alumni[edit]

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