Hawkesbury Hawks

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Hawkesbury Hawks
Hawkesbury Hawks logo.svg
City Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada
League Central Canada Hockey League
Division Robinson
Founded 1974
Home arena Robert Hartley Sports Complex
Colours Blue, Gold, Red and White
                   
General manager Ian Henderson
Head coach Shawn Anderson

The Hawkesbury Hawks are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL).

History[edit]

The Hawks were formed by a group of local businessmen in March 1974. From 1974 until 1976 the Hawks were a part of the Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League. After making the jump to the Central Junior A Hockey League in 1976, the Hawks found themselves in the basement of the league in their first season—although they quickly rose through the ranks in the seasons following. In 1979, the team won the CJHL Championship and moved on to the Centennial Cup where they lost the semi-finals to the Ontario Hockey Association's Guelph Platers—the eventual champion. The 1980 season saw them win the Bogart Cup as CJHL Champions again. This time they lost in the quarter-finals of the National Championship to Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League Champion Joliette Cyclones.

1990 saw the Hawks rise to glory once again as CJHL Champions, but an opening round loss in the national Championships to Quebec's Le Collège Français de Longueuil spelled the end of a National Championship run. In 1991, the team won the league again and then also hosted the Central Canadian Championship where they lost the semi-final to the Sudbury Junior Wolves of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The 1999 playoffs were Hawkesbury's next taste of hockey gold, as they won the CJHL Championship. This led them to the Fred Page Cup, where they were rather successful, although they lost the final to the Charlottetown Abbies of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League.

The Hawks best year to date came in 2005. They won the Bogart Cup, and moved on to the Fred Page Cup again. They pulled off a few big games and won the Cup, advancing them to the Royal Bank Cup for the 2005 National Championships. The Royal Bank Cup was eventually won by the Weyburn Red Wings of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

The Hawks did repeat their Art Bogart Cup championship, when the Nepean Raiders sought redemption for the bad-experienced 2005 finals. The Hawks ended up winning the series 4 games 2 on home ice at the Robert Hartley Complex. The Fred Page Cup was eventually won by the Joliette Action.

The Hawks fell apart as players, who played in the championship years graduated. The Hawks hit rock-bottom in the standings with only 8 wins in 2008-09. Several players demanded trades, walked off the team, or went elsewhere to resume their junior "A" hockey careers.

The 2009-10 season saw the Hawks go under new ownership, management and coaching staff. The Hawks brought in rookie coach Martin Dagenais who is also acting as General Manager. Richard Morris stepped in as Assisitant Coach. Ian Henderson was brought on to the staff as Assistant GM and Director of Player Personnel. An entire new scouting staff was added as part of the new groups rebuilding plan for the franchise. By December the Hawks had already matched the win total from the previous season with one of the youngest teams in the CJHL.

Season-by-Season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1976-77 50 9 35 6 0 214 368 24 6th CJHL DNQ
1977-78 48 13 30 5 0 212 284 31 4th CJHL Lost Semi-Final
1978-79 48 24 19 5 0 257 218 53 2nd CJHL Won League
1979-80 50 39 8 3 0 350 191 81 1st CJHL Won League
1980-81 50 28 15 7 0 244 186 63 3rd CJHL Lost Semi-Final
1981-82 50 28 20 2 0 259 243 58 3rd CJHL Lost Semi-Final
1982-83 48 22 24 2 0 194 227 46 4th CJHL Lost Semi-Final
1983-84 54 24 23 7 - 253 265 55 5th CJHL Lost Semi-Final
1984-85 54 36 17 0 1 296 210 73 3rd CJHL Lost Semi-Final
1985-86 60 13 44 1 2 195 372 29 6th CJHL Lost Quarter-Final
1986-87 54 18 32 4 0 217 295 42 6th CJHL Lost Quarter-Final
1987-88 56 9 47 0 0 190 382 18 7th CJHL Lost Quarter-Final
1988-89 56 35 20 1 1 306 258 72 3rd CJHL Lost Semi-Final
1989-90 56 40 14 1 1 343 243 82 1st CJHL Won League
1990-91 52 39 7 4 2 305 141 84 1st CJHL Won League
1991-92 57 38 14 1 4 318 242 81 4th CJHL Lost Quarter-Final
1992-93 56 31 20 5 0 316 274 67 6th CJHL Lost Quarter-Final
1993-94 57 16 33 3 5 226 293 40 9th CJHL Lost Quarter-Final
1994-95 54 27 22 2 3 257 242 59 5th CJHL Lost Semi-Final
1995-96 54 27 22 5 0 242 246 59 4th Robinson Lost Quarter-Final
1996-97 53 9 38 6 0 156 274 24 5th Robinson DNQ
1997-98 56 19 26 11 8 204 227 57 3rd Robinson Lost Quarter-Final
1998-99 56 40 11 3 0 299 172 83 1st Robinson Won League
1999-00 56 29 24 3 0 247 237 61 3rd Robinson Lost Quarter-Final
2000-01 55 14 29 12 0 190 283 42 3rd Robinson Lost Quarter-Final
2001-02 55 16 30 9 1 187 226 42 4th Robinson Lost Quarter-Final
2002-03 55 26 19 10 2 223 218 64 4th Robinson Lost Quarter-Final
2003-04 55 25 20 6 4 198 179 60 4th Robinson Lost Quarter-Final
2004-05 57 28 19 3 7 228 187 66 2nd Robinson Won League, Won FPC
2005-06 57 30 19 6 2 221 202 68 1st Robinson Won League
2006-07 55 25 23 6 1 196 197 57 3rd Robinson Lost Semi-Final
2007-08 60 30 27 3 0 232 214 63 3rd Robinson Lost Semi-Final
2008-09 60 8 47 - 5 140 300 21 11th CJHL DNQ
2009-10 62 12 48 - 2 137 338 26 12th CJHL DNQ
2010-11 62 11 46 - 5 154 293 27 12th CCHL DNQ
2011-12 62 35 20 - 7 214 177 77 5th CCHL Lost Semi-final
2012-13 62 29 26 - 7 176 183 65 8th CCHL Lost Quarter-final
2013-14 62 18 39 - 5 149 248 41 12th CCHL DNQ

Championships[edit]

CJHL Bogart Cup Championships: 1979, 1980, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2005, 2006
Eastern Canadian Fred Page Cup Championships: 2005
CJAHL Royal Bank Cup Championships: None

Notable alumni[edit]

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