Elmira Sugar Kings

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Elmira Sugar Kings
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City Elmira, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division Mid-Western
Founded 1971
Home arena Woolwich Memorial Centre
Colors Green, Yellow, Black, and White
                   
General manager Paul Jennings
Head coach Jeff Flanagan
Affiliates Wellesley Applejacks (MWJCHL)

The Elmira Sugar Kings are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Elmira, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Mid-Western division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

History[edit]

The Elmira Juniors played at the Junior "C" level during the 1950s and 1960s, winning the Clarence Schmalz Cup in 1962.

In 1973, the Sugar Kings entered the Southwestern Junior "B" Hockey League. In that first Junior "B" season, the Sugar Kings won the league championship. In 1974, the league became the Waterloo-Wellington Junior "B" Hockey League, which changed its name to the Midwestern "B" in 1977.

Through much of their first 20 years, the Kings were inconsistent—some years finishing with more than 30 wins, some years fewer than 10. But throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Sugar Kings were one of the most dominant teams in Canadian junior hockey. In 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2011 the Kings reigned as Mid-Western "B" champions, winning the Sutherland Cup as Ontario Hockey Association Junior B champions in 1997, 2001 and 2011.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1971-72 39 21 12 6 - 185 166 48 3rd WOJHL
1972-73 42 19 20 3 - 198 186 41 5th WOJHL
1973-74 40 20 15 6 - 192 166 46 4th SWJBHL Won League
1974-75 40 19 15 6 - 189 157 44 4th WWJHL
1975-76 41 12 20 9 - 181 203 33 6th WWJHL Lost Quarter-final
1976-77 39 13 21 5 - 194 213 31 5th WWJHL DNQ
1977-78 40 13 20 7 - 162 193 33 4th MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1978-79 42 30 7 5 - 234 149 65 2nd MWJBHL Lost Final
1979-80 42 16 23 3 - 204 262 35 4th MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1980-81 42 6 35 1 - 142 286 13 8th MWJBHL DNQ
1981-82 42 1 40 1 - 118 363 3 8th MWJBHL DNQ
1982-83 42 7 34 1 - 146 295 15 7th MWJBHL DNQ
1983-84 42 17 24 1 - 170 198 35 6th MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1984-85 42 17 24 1 - 179 220 35 6th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1985-86 40 22 17 1 - 206 178 45 3rd MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1986-87 42 31 11 0 - 292 140 62 3rd MWJBHL Lost Final
1987-88 48 35 11 2 - 286 175 72 2nd MWJBHL Lost Final
1988-89 48 19 24 5 - 241 251 43 6th MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1989-90 48 26 21 1 - 262 227 53 4th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1990-91 48 8 39 1 - 195 367 17 8th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1991-92 48 6 39 3 - 145 273 15 9th MWJBHL DNQ
1992-93 48 14 33 1 - 192 283 29 7th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1993-94 48 27 17 4 - 222 174 58 5th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1994-95 48 29 14 5 - 229 169 63 2nd MWJBHL Lost Final
1995-96 48 20 26 2 - 198 214 42 7th MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1996-97 48 31 11 6 - 257 166 68 2nd MWJBHL Won League, Won SC
1997-98 48 33 12 3 - 259 137 69 2nd MWJBHL Won League
1998-99 48 29 14 5 - 225 187 63 3rd MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1999-00 48 33 12 3 - 203 116 69 3rd MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
2000-01 48 28 15 5 - 217 158 61 3rd MWJBHL Won League, Won SC
2001-02 48 38 5 5 - 254 128 81 1st MWJBHL Won League
2002-03 48 17 28 3 0 178 199 37 9th MWJBHL DNQ
2003-04 47 20 19 4 4 191 175 48 6th MWJBHL
2004-05 48 27 13 3 5 199 155 62 6th MWJBHL
2005-06 48 27 19 2 - 201 150 56 3rd MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
2006-07 48 36 8 4 0 262 165 76 2nd MWJBHL Lost Final
2007-08 48 30 7 8 3 196 124 71 1st GOJHL-MW Lost Final
2008-09 52 23 24 - 5 207 215 51 7th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. QF
2009-10 51 20 26 - 5 163 188 45 6th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. SF
2010-11 51 34 15 - 2 219 153 70 2nd GOJHL-MW Won League
2011-12 51 40 9 - 2 240 134 82 3rd GOJHL-MW
2012-13 51 25 21 - 5 180 183 55 7th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. QF
2013-14 49 34 10 - 5 187 117 73 2nd GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. SF

Sutherland Cup appearances[edit]

1997: Elmira Sugar Kings defeated St. Catharines Falcons 4-games-to-3
1998: Niagara Falls Canucks defeated Elmira Sugar Kings 4-games-to-3
2001: Elmira Sugar Kings defeated Thorold Blackhawks 4-games-to-2
2002: Sarnia Blast defeated Elmira Sugar Kings 4-games-to-3
2008: Tecumseh Chiefs defeated Elmira Sugar Kings 4-games-to-none
2011: Elmira Sugar Kings defeated Niagara Falls Canucks 4-games-to-1

Notable alumni[edit]

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