Cumberland Grads

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Cumberland Grads
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City Navan, Ontario, Canada
League Central Canada Hockey League
Division Yzerman
Founded 1974
Home arena Navan Arena
Colours Blue, Silver and White
              
Owner(s) Steve Barban
General manager Jamie Mayo (2014-15)
Head coach Steve Barban
Franchise history
19xx-1974 Rockland Boomers
1974-1989 Navan Grads
1989-Present Cumberland Grads

The Cumberland Grads are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Navan, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Central Canada Hockey League.

History[edit]

In the Summer of 1974, the residents of Navan, Ontario banded together and purchased the rights of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League's Rockland Boomers. They moved them to Navan, and the Grads were born. In 1989, the board of directors for the Navan Grads felt that the region of Cumberland would be better suited with a team that reflected the region. The team's name from then on was the "Cumberland Grads".

In the Summer of 1991, the Grads became the 10th team in the Central Junior A Hockey League and have been a member of the CJHL ever since. The Grads best season came in 2002-03 when the team finished 1st overall and were major contenders to qualify for the Fred Page Cup. The Grads won their first-ever playoff series against the Kanata Stallions defeating them 4 games to 0. The Ottawa Jr. Senators upset the Grads 4 games to 2 in the semi-finals, when game 6 went to triple overtime and Ottawa scored the game-winning goal on a penalty shot in the third overtime period. Craig Nooyan, Christian Boucher, Jason Murfitt, Jonathon Matsumoto, Brent Patry, Brendan MacIntyre, and Craig Baxter were among several returning players for 2003-04. The Grads wound up finishing second overall, and suffered a first-round upset to the Kanata Stallions in seven games, in spite of having led the series 3 games to 1.

Assistant coach Mark Grady took over Bruce Johnson's duties as head coach in 2004-05. Claude Giroux made his rookie debut with the Grads in 2005, and he was selected by the QMJHL's Gatineau Olympiques after having been passed over at the Ontario Hockey League 2005's draft.

The Grads missed the playoffs multiple times since then or have failed to make it past the first round in the CJHL playoffs.

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
1981-82 35 16 17 2 - 228 221 34 4th EO-NWest
1982-83 36 16 16 4 - 197 201 36 3rd EO-AEng
1983-85 Statistics Not Available
1985-86 35 27 8 0 - 251 149 54 2nd EO-AEng
1986-87 40 18 17 5 - 212 201 41 2nd EO-Metro
1987-91 Statistics Not Available
1991-92 57 15 39 1 2 217 344 33 8th CJHL
1992-93 57 10 43 2 2 223 370 24 9th CJHL
1993-94 57 10 45 1 1 235 419 22 10th CJHL
1994-95 54 13 29 6 6 219 302 38 9th CJHL
1995-96 54 22 30 2 - 234 272 46 8th CJHL
1996-97 54 16 31 7 - 197 278 39 9th CJHL
1997-98 56 19 20 13 4 203 239 55 8th CJHL
1998-99 54 18 33 3 - 194 270 39 9th CJHL
1999-00 56 22 27 7 - 214 261 51 9th CJHL
2000-01 55 12 35 8 - 177 273 32 9th CJHL
2001-02 55 23 26 5 1 230 242 52 6th CJHL
2002-03 55 36 13 5 1 298 179 78 1st CJHL Lost Semi-final
2003-04 55 35 14 5 1 250 173 76 2nd CJHL Lost Quarter-final
2004-05 57 23 30 2 2 178 222 50 7th CJHL
2005-06 57 23 29 5 0 183 214 51 4th in Robinson Lost Quarter-final
2006-07 55 11 37 5 2 158 247 29 5th in Robinson DNQ
2007-08 60 34 20 3 3 221 182 74 4th CJHL
2008-09 60 38 16 - 6 244 187 82 3rd CJHL Lost Quarter-final
2009-10 62 29 26 - 7 205 204 65 7th CJHL Lost Quarter-final
2010-11 62 21 34 - 7 179 252 49 11th CCHL DNQ
2011-12 62 21 35 - 6 190 258 48 10th CCHL DNQ
2012-13 62 18 38 - 6 189 275 42 11th CCHL DNQ
2013-14 62 21 31 - 10 170 217 52 10th CCHL DNQ

Championships[edit]

CJHL Bogart Cup Championships: None
Eastern Canadian Fred Page Cup Championships: None
CJAHL Royal Bank Cup Championships: None

Notable alumni[edit]

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