Erin Shamrocks

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Erin Shamrocks
Erin Shamrocks
Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League
City Erin, Ontario[1]
Founded 1971[2]
Franchise history 1971-1992: Acton Sabres[2]
1992-Pres: Erin Shamrocks[1]
Head Coach Terry Young[3]
General Manager Gerry Corrigan[3]
Arena Erin Community Centre
Team Colors Green, Yellow, and White[4]
League Champions 2005

The Erin Shamrocks are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Erin, Ontario, Canada.[1] They play in the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League.[5]

History[edit]

The Acton Sabres were founded in 1971 as a member of the South-Central Junior D Hockey League.[2] In 1973, the league was promoted and changed to the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League.[2] In 1976, the league changed its name to the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League, but the Sabres had bigger ambitions and opted out of the league to join the Central Ontario Junior B Hockey League[2] and compete against their local rival the Georgetown Gemini.[2] The Sabres played in the Central Junior B League until 1984. They sat out the 1984-85 season before moving down to the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League.[2] The Sabres were no slouch in Junior B, more often celebrating winning seasons despite the odd losing season.

In 1992, the Acton Sabres moved from Acton to Erin and changed their name to the Erin Shamrocks.[1]

In 1994, the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League merged with the Georgian Bay Junior C Hockey League to create the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League.[1] Since 2002, the Shamrocks have been won of the best teams in the entire league. During the 2004-05 season, the Shamrocks pulled together and won their first Georgian Mid-Ontario league championship. This allowed for the Shamrocks to push for the dream of winning the All-Ontario championship, the Clarence Schmalz Cup. They entered the provincial quarter-final against the Western Junior C Hockey League's Wingham Ironmen but ended up losing the series 4-games-to-2. Later, the Ironmen went on to the final and lost to the Niagara Junior C Hockey League's Grimsby Peach Kings.[6]

The 2005-06 season ended with the Shamrocks finishing in fourth place. In the league quarter-final, the Shamrocks drew the fifth seed Schomberg Cougars. The Shamrocks dropped the Cougars 4-games-to-1. Erin then had to compete against the second seeded Fergus Devils in the league semi-final. This time the Shamrocks were on the losing end, 4-games-to-1.[7]

In 2006-07, the Shamrocks again ended the season in fourth place. They entered into the league quarter-final series with the fifth seeded Stayner Siskins and found out that they were too much to handle. The Siskins dropped the Shamrocks 4-game-to-2.[7]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
Acton Sabres
1971-72 30 14 15 1 - 180 133 29 5th SCJDHL DNQ
1972-73 25 4 16 5 - 81 153 21 6th SCJDHL Lost Quarter-final
1973-74 30 16 10 4 - 138 111 36 3rd Central G1 Lost Final
1974-75 32 17 11 4 - 121 133 38 3rd Central G1 Lost Final
1975-76 32 4 22 6 - 105 167 14 9th Central G1 Lost Semi-final
1976-77 42 3 37 2 - -- -- 8 8th CJBHL DNQ
1977-78 42 4 36 2 - -- -- 10 8th CJBHL
1978-79 43 9 31 3 - -- -- 21 11th CJBHL
1979-80 44 3 37 4 - 195 379 10 12th CJBHL
1980-81 44 25 13 6 - 273 228 56 5th CJBHL
1981-82 40 13 25 2 - 205 268 28 8th CJBHL
1982-83 42 4 35 3 - 146 349 11 8th CJBHL
1983-84 40 10 27 3 - 159 262 23 8th CJBHL
1984-85 Did Not Participate
1985-86 33 11 22 0 - 200 264 22 7th MOJCHL
1986-87 33 9 24 0 - 155 296 18 7th MOJCHL Lost Quarter-final
1987-88 36 21 14 1 - 222 130 43 2nd MOJCHL Lost Quarter-final
1988-89 36 7 28 1 - 137 257 15 6th MOJCHL Lost Quarter-final
1989-90 34 11 23 0 - 149 212 22 5th MOJCHL Lost Quarter-final
1990-91 34 21 13 0 - -- -- 42 3rd MOJCHL Lost Final
1991-92 33 14 15 4 - 170 185 32 5th MOJCHL Lost Quarter-final
Erin Shamrocks
1992-93 37 19 16 2 0 145 155 40 4th MOJCHL
1993-94 40 16 24 0 - 196 213 32 5th MOJCHL Lost Semi-final
1994-95 36 12 23 1 - -- -- 25 8th GMOHL
1995-96 44 28 15 1 - 242 182 57 2nd GMOHL
1996-97 36 24 11 1 - 179 152 49 1st GMOHL
1997-98 36 15 18 3 - 160 172 33 6th GMOHL
1998-99 36 12 23 1 - 148 165 25 7th GMOHL
1999-00 36 7 26 3 - 106 192 17 8th GMOHL
2000-01 36 16 15 3 2 155 150 35 5th GMOHL
2001-02 36 4 28 1 3 91 210 12 8th GMOHL
2002-03 36 21 10 3 2 157 124 47 2nd GMOHL Lost Semi-final
2003-04 36 28 7 1 0 168 89 57 1st GMOHL
2004-05 40 21 16 3 0 148 114 45 4th GMOHL Won League
2005-06 41 23 15 3 0 164 121 49 4th GMOHL Lost Semi-final
2006-07 42 24 14 3 1 200 142 52 4th GMOHL
2007-08 42 17 23 0 2 146 172 36 4th GMOHL
2008-09 42 27 14 - 1 152 141 55 3rd GMOHL
2009-10 41 21 18 - 2 150 141 44 4th GMOHL Lost Semi-final
2010-11 40 31 8 - 1 194 104 63 2nd GMOHL
2011-12 40 26 11 - 3 192 132 55 3rd GMOHL Lost Quarter Final
2012-13 40 20 15 - 5 157 149 45 5th GMOHL Lost Quarter Final
2013-14 39 20 18 - 1 141 169 41 6th GMOHL Lost Quarter Final

(*) Standings Incomplete.

  • 1979-1984[8]
  • 2000-2004[9]
  • 2004–Present[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

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