Georgian Mid Ontario Junior C Hockey League is a Junior "C" ice hockey league in Ontario, Canada, sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association. The Champion of the Georgian will compete for the All-Ontario Championship and the Clarence Schmalz Cup.
History [ edit ]
Map of GMOHL, GBJCHL, and MOJCHL teams, red are current, blue are defunct.
Dating back to the late 1940s, the Georgian Bay League featured teams like the
Owen Sound Greys, Barrie Colts, and Collingwood Blues. As the top tier teams of the group were promoted to Junior B, teams to the north entered the loop in the 1960s - Powassan North Stars, Bracebridge Bears, Huntsville Blair McCann, Parry Sound Shamrocks, Gravenhurst Indians, and so on. In 1971, the South-Central Junior D Hockey League was formed with teams like the Bradford Blues, Alliston Hornets, Schomberg Cougars, and Stayner Siskins. The South-Central League became Central League Group 1 in 1973. In 1974, Powassan and the Sundridge Beavers dropped out of the Georgian Bay League, so Huntsville and Bracebridge joined the Central League for two seasons until 1977 when they found enough interest from other clubs to restart their League. During this time, the Central League had three playoff championships, Central Junior C, Georgian Bay Junior C, and Central Junior D, all representing the league at the provincial level.
When the South-Central Junior D league was promoted to Junior C, their league champion competed for the
Clarence Schmalz Cup, but a second tier champion also competed for the Junior D OHA Cup. In 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977, the Stayner Siskins competed on behalf of the then Central league for the All-Ontario Junior D title, victorious in 1974 and 1976.
The Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior "C" Hockey League is the result of the 1994 merger of the Mid-Ontario Junior "C" Hockey League and the short-lived Georgian Junior "C" Hockey League. The league began as a Junior "D" league in the early 1970s.
During the 2004-05 season, the GMOHL played an interlocking schedule with the
Western Junior C Hockey League. The GMOHL won the series with 44 victories, 32 losses, and 6 ties.
In, May 2010, The OHA confirmed the welcoming of The Caledon Golden Hawks have entered the GMOHL. In March 2012, the GMOHL allowed the
Huntsville Otters to join the league after recently retracting from the Ontario Junior Hockey League. [1 ]
League timeline [ edit ]
Black vertical lines denote a Clarence Schmalz Cup championship. Purple vertical lines denote an OHA Cup Jr. D championship.
The teams [ edit ]
GMO Junior "C" Champions [ edit ]
Georgian Bay Champions [ edit ]
Mid-Ontario Champions [ edit ]
Central League (1973-1976) [ edit ]
Georgian Bay Junior C [ edit ]
South-Central Junior D [ edit ]
Regular Season Champions [ edit ]
Former Member Teams [ edit ]
Astorville Flyers, GB 1970s
Bradford Bulls, GMO 1971-06
Bracebridge Bears, GB 1974-78
Caledon Flyers, MO 1976-90
Collingwood Glassmen, MO 1977-79
Essa 80's, MO 1980-82, GB 1983-85
Innisfil Bruins, GB 1985-94
Grand Valley Harvesters, GMO 1993-96
Gravenhurst Cubs, GMO 1994-00
Gravenhurst Indians, GB 1980-87
Huntsville Blair McCann/Huskies, GB 1983-94
Keswick Royals, MO 1982-86
Meaford Monarchs, MO 1975-78
Orangeville Crushers, MO 1975-94
Oro 77's, GB 1977-92
Parry Sound Shamrocks, GB 1983-91
Powassan North Stars, GB 1970s
Shelburne Bluebirds, MO 1971-73
Sundridge Beavers, GB 1970s
Vaughan Kings/Maple Trappers, MO 1978-81
Wasaga Beach White Caps, GB 1992-93
Woodbridge Raiders, MO 1982-84
Professional alumni [ edit ]
National Hockey League
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]