Eastern Ontario Senior Hockey League

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Eastern Ontario Senior "A"

The Eastern Ontario Senior Hockey League, or EOSHL, was a top Senior ice hockey league in Eastern Ontario. The league was governed by the Ontario Hockey Association, but was merged into the Major Hockey League in 2008.

History[edit]

The EOSHL became a sanctioned Senior "A" league in 2003. In 2005, the league was promoted to Senior "AAA" to compete against Major League Hockey and have a chance to win the Allan Cup. In 2006, the league dropped from 6 to 4 teams.

During the 2007-08 season, a new team known as the Cooks Bay Canucks joined the league. What ensued with this franchise his quite original, as the team, although successful on the ice, underwent two name changes in the same season. The team started the season as the Cooks Bay Canucks, but soon dropped it for the Simcoe County Canucks. Although that does not sound too strange, the Canucks made the playoffs and before game two of the league semi-final announced another name change to the Simcoe County Tundras, with new logos, and completely different jerseys and team colours.

In May 2008, due to major team losses in the Western league leaving the Western League with two teams, the EOSHL and the MLH merged to operate as Major League Hockey.

Teams[edit]

Team Centre Duration
Cobourg Lynx Cobourg 2003-2005
Deseronto Bulldogs Deseronto 2003-2006
Frankford Huskies Frankford 2004-2008
Kingston Aces Kingston 2005-2006
Marmora Lakers Marmora 2003-2008
Norwood Vipers Norwood 2004-2008
St. Lawrence Falcons Prescott 2003-2005
Simcoe County Tundras Coldwater 2007-2008
Tamworth Braves Tamworth 2003-2005
Whitby Dunlops Whitby 2004-2008

Champions[edit]

2008 Whitby Dunlops
2007 Whitby Dunlops
2006 Whitby Dunlops
2005 Norwood Vipers
2004 Belleville Macs

Bolded teams were the winners of the Robertson Cup as Ontario Hockey Association champions.

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