Hamilton Red Wings (1973–)

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Hamilton Red Wings
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City Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
League Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division West
Founded 1973
Home arena Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena
Colors Red, and White
         
Owner(s) Stuart Hyman
General manager Scott Elliott
Head coach Scott Elliott
Franchise history
1973-1975 Hamilton Red Wings
1975-1976 Hamilton Mountain A's
1977-2002 Hamilton Kilty B's
2002-Present Hamilton Red Wings

The Hamilton Red Wings are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League. Prior to joining the OPJHL, the Wings played in Central Division Hockey.

History[edit]

The Red Wings were founded in 1973 as the second Hamilton-based team in the Niagara District Junior B Hockey League.

After one season, the league divided into two leagues and the Red Wings went the way of the Golden Horseshoe Junior Hockey League. In 1975-76, the other Hamilton team joined the Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League and became the Hamilton Mountain A's. The draw of a local Junior A club weakened the team and they took a one year leave a season later.

In 1977, under new ownership the team came back as the Kiltys. Although a very competitive team, it took the Kiltys until 1992-93 to win a Golden Horseshoe championship. With that win, the Kiltys were promoted to the newly formed Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League with a variety of other Junior B squads.

Outside of some brief troubles in the late 1990s, the Hamilton franchise has been very successful in regular season play in the OJHL. The team was renamed the Hamilton Red Wings in 2002 and continues to field highly competitive teams season after season.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1974-75 40 24 11 5 - 223 161 53 2nd GHJHL
1975-76 40 19 12 9 - 212 186 47 2nd GHJHL
1976-77 Did Not Participate
1977-78 40 16 20 4 - 203 213 36 4th GHJHL
1978-79 42 25 12 5 - 235 171 55 3rd GHJHL
1979-80 44 33 6 5 - 285 150 71 1st GHJHL
1980-81 42 19 17 6 - 180 159 44 4th GHJHL
1981-82 35 17 13 5 - - - 39 4th GHJHL
1982-83 42 20 17 5 - 194 184 45 4th GHJHL
1983-84 42 25 10 7 - 206 144 57 2nd GHJHL
1984-85 42 16 18 8 - 190 198 40 6th GHJHL
1985-86 40 15 24 1 - 199 223 31 8th GHJHL
1986-87 42 14 22 6 - 208 233 34 6th GHJHL
1987-88 42 10 28 4 - 218 283 24 7th GHJHL
1988-89 42 15 16 11 - 185 201 41 5th GHJHL
1989-90 48 26 18 3 1 265 246 56 4th GHJHL
1990-91 42 20 16 5 1 221 200 46 5th GHJHL
1991-92 42 25 15 0 2 218 175 52 4th GHJHL
1992-93 42 32 8 1 1 294 159 66 1st GHJHL Won League
1993-94 42 32 8 2 - 265 172 66 1st OPJHL-W
1994-95 49 28 16 5 - 249 195 62 3rd OPJHL-W
1995-96 50 25 17 8 - 241 206 60 2nd OPJHL-Mi
1996-97 51 32 14 5 - 286 218 70 2nd OPJHL-Mi
1997-98 51 21 22 5 3 222 195 50 4th OPJHL-Mi
1998-99 51 19 26 6 0 191 231 44 8th OPJHL-W
1999-00 49 25 17 5 2 247 206 57 5th OPJHL-W
2000-01 49 21 22 4 2 174 204 48 7th OPJHL-W
2001-02 49 34 12 2 1 237 156 71 2nd OPJHL-W
2002-03 49 38 8 2 1 286 157 79 3rd OPJHL-W
2003-04 49 33 13 1 2 254 161 69 2nd OPJHL-W
2004-05 49 31 13 2 3 194 149 67 3rd OPJHL-W
2005-06 49 33 14 1 1 204 124 68 2nd OPJHL-W Lost Conf. Final
2006-07 49 37 8 2 2 270 129 78 3rd OPJHL-W Lost Semi-final
2007-08 49 31 16 - 2 255 183 64 3rd OPJHL-W
2008-09 53 28 18 - 7 281 245 63 4th OJHL-C
2009-10 50 31 16 - 3 204 163 65 3rd CCHL-W Lost Quarter-final
2010-11 50 29 18 - 3 236 175 61 4th OJHL-W Lost Round of 16
2011-12 49 17 27 - 5 176 241 39 6th OJHL-W Lost Division QF
2012-13 55 5 49 - 1 162 394 11 6th OJHL-W DNQ
2013-14 53 18 31 - 4 156 227 40 4th OJHL-W DNQ

Sutherland Cup Appearances[edit]

1974: Hamilton Red Wings defeated Bramalea Blues by forfeit

Notable alumni[edit]

Old Kiltys logo

External links[edit]