Georgina Ice

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Georgina Ice
Georgina Ice
Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League
City Keswick, Ontario
Founded 1994
Head Coach Mike Sedore
General Manager Glenn Ulrich
Arena Georgina Ice Palace
Affiliate(s) Newmarket Hurricanes
Team Colors Blue, White and Black
League Champions 2003 and 2008

The Georgina Ice are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Keswick, Ontario, Canada. They have played in the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association since 1994.

History[edit]

The Ice were founded in 1994. They have always played in the Central "C" league. The Ice play most of their home games at the Georgina Ice Palace in Keswick. Each year they play a handful of games in Sutton at the Sutton Arena.

Over the life of the franchise many players have gone on to play higher ranks of hockey. The inaugural team saw players such as Jason Robinson, Jimmy Wilson and Todd Hamblin go on to play for the Stouffville Spirit of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.

In the second year the franchise was affiliated with Stouffville Spirit over the course of their 13 year existence the Ice have also been affiliated with the 2002–03 Dudley Hewitt Cup and Royal Bank Cup winning Aurora Tigers. The Ice reformed their affiliation with the Newmarket Hurricanes in 2006.

Trevor Sedore

In 2002–03 The Ice made the ultimate journey advancing to the Clarence Schmalz Cup. The Ice lost the series in 4 games to the Grimsby Peach Kings. Grimsby was making their first of two consecutive runs at the Ontario Championship.

2006 saw Ice alumnus David McIntyre drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 5th round of the NHL Entry Draft. Kyle Orr, also an Ice alumnus signed a pro contract with the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League. Justin Soryal, who played for the Ice in 2003–04, now plays for the Connecticut Whale in the American Hockey League.[1]

In 2004, The Ice retired Jersey number 94 in honor of all time Ice leading scorer Trevor Sedore who finished his junior career after 240 games with 179 goals and 172 assists for 351 points. Sedore was named league MVP 3 times in 7 seasons.

Steve Sedore

Also in 2004 the Georgina Ice honored longtime head coach Steve Sedore for his 25 years of coaching. He has been a constant fixture with the Ice over their 13 years. He was the head coach in the first season and has held various positions since. Steve is the longest serving and winningest coach in Ice History and has held coaching positions with the Stouffville Spirit, Couchiching Terriers and the Newmarket Hurricanes. He has also been involved in minor hockey with Georgina and York Simcoe.

Aside from Steve the Ice have been led by Mike Sedore, Paul Sinclair and Peter Hughes. Mike returned to the Ice in 2006 after Pete stepped down to assume the assistant coaching role. Mike last served as head coach in 1995–96 taking over for Steve when he took on the head coaching duties with the Spirit.

Heading into the 2006–07 Season the Ice have compiled a regular season record of 236-204-30-18. Since entering the league in 1994 they have played regular season games against the Port Perry Mojacks, Uxbridge Bruins, Lakefield Chiefs and Little Britain Merchants all of which remain in the league today. The Bowmanville Eagles left the COJCHL in 1995 and the Bobcaygeon Bullets left shortly after. For a period of time The Central League also played crossover games with the Empire B Junior C League.

In 2008 The Ice took home the coveted Cougar beating the number 1 ranked Lakefield Chiefs 4 games to none to capture their second COJCHL title.

Season-by-season results[edit]

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Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1994–95 36 19 13 2 2 167 154 42 3rd COJCHL Lost Semi-Final
1995–96 42 16 23 2 1 174 199 42 4th COJCHL Lost Semi-Final
1996–97 40 19 14 3 4 183 164 45 3rd COJCHL
1997–98 40 15 22 3 0 177 203 33 5th COJCHL
1998–99 40 22 14 2 2 185 130 48 3rd COJCHL
1999–00 40 20 16 2 2 172 167 44 3rd COJCHL
2000–01 40 27 12 1 0 195 143 55 2nd COJCHL
2001–02 42 24 15 3 0 193 152 51 2nd COJCHL
2002–03 38 22 10 6 0 162 137 50 1st COJCHL Won League - Lost CSC Final
2003–04 38 22 10 4 2 170 134 50 1st COJCHL
2004–05 40 10 26 1 3 116 181 24 5th COJCHL
2005–06 42 10 29 1 2 133 230 23 5th COJCHL Lost Quarter-final
2006-07 40 10 25 4 1 158 213 25 5th COJCHL Lost Quarter-Final
2007-08 40 24 13 3 0 168 127 51 2nd COJCHL Won League - Lost CSC QF
2008-09 40 15 20 4 1 183 197 35 4th COJCHL
2009-10 40 19 16 - 5 170 175 43 4th COJCHL Lost Quarter-final
2010-11 40 19 17 - 4 163 156 42 3rd COJCHL Lost Semi-final
2011-12 40 14 24 - 2 141 183 30 6th COJCHL Lost Semi-final
2012-13 40 11 26 - 3 124 221 25 6th COJCHL
2013-14 40 8 28 - 4 95 211 20 6th COJCHL DNQ

Schmalz Cup Finals appearances[edit]

2003: Grimsby Peach Kings defeated Georgina Ice 4-games-to-0

Home Arena[edit]

The Georgina Ice Palace in Keswick has been the main home of the Georgina Ice since 1996–97 season. Prior to that the Ice played the bulk of their games at the Sutton Arena where they continue to play a handful of games each season.

The Ice Palace is located at 90 Wexford Drive just west of Woodbine Avenue in Keswick. It has a twin ice pad and also has a library, multi-use facility and a skatepark.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justin Soryal hockey statistics & profile at". Hockeydb.com. 1987-06-29. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 

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