Grey Highlands Bravehearts

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Grey Highlands Bravehearts
Lefroy Wave.png
City Markdale, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Founded 2006
Home arena Centre Grey Recreation Complex
Colors Blue, Red, and White
              
General manager Naz Marchese
Head coach Joe Ziel
Franchise history
2006-2010 King Wild
2010-2011 Vaughan Wild
2011-2014 Lefroy Wave
2014-Present Grey Highlands Bravehearts

The Grey Highlands Bravehearts are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Markdale, Ontario. The team is in the Greater Metro Junior 'A' Hockey League (GMHL).

History[edit]

King City was the home of the Metro Junior B's King City Dukes from 1984 until 1986 when they were sold off to interest in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Dukes were founded as the Weston Dukes, but now exist as the Mississauga Chargers.

The King Wild's first game was the first game in the GMHL's history. The game took place on September 8, 2006 against the Richmond Hill Rams in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Wild lost 6-0 to the Rams despite outshooting them. The Wild's first victory was a 5-1 decision over the Toronto Canada Moose on September 9, 2006. The team's first home game was against the Nipissing Alouettes on September 10, 2006. The Wild were victorious, winning by a close 5-3 score.

The 2006-07 finalists started the 2007-08 season off rather slow. After playing poorly for most of the season, the Wild surged in the last quarter, and with a long winning streak drew a .500 record by the final regular season game. In the bye round of the playoffs, all byes had been picked and the final two teams remaining were the Wild and the Douro Dukes who would play in the first round practically by default. Although the Dukes played inspired hockey, the Wild swept the series 4-0. The Wild put on a tough show for the Temiscaming Royals in the league quarter-finals, but were still defeated by the second seeded team in six games.

In March 2008, the Wild and the Richmond Hill Rams challenged the Mexico national ice hockey team to a set of four exhibition games. The first of two games for the Wild happened on the 22nd, as the Wild defeated the Mexican Senior team 7-6 in overtime. On the 25th, the Wild played them again and beat them again 7-6, this time in regulation.

Vaughan Wild logo 2010-11

At the 2010 Summer AGM, it was announced that the Wild will relocate to the Vaughan Ice Plex in Vaughan, Ontario after two seasons in Nobleton and two previous in King City.

In the summer of 2011, the Vaughan Wild moved to Lefroy, Ontario and became the Lefroy Wave. In the Spring of 2014, the Wave moved to Markdale, Ontario and became the Grey Highlands Bravehearts.

Season-by-season standings[edit]

King goalie with GMHL Official (2007)
Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
King Wild
2006-07 42 26 13 - 3 190 152 55 2nd GMHL Lost Final
2007-08 42 20 20 - 2 186 179 42 8th GMHL Lost Quarter-final
2008-09 43 26 15 - 2 241 200 54 7th GMHL Lost Division Quarter-final
2009-10 42 18 20 - 4 212 205 40 7th GMHL Lost Quarter-final
Vaughan Wild
2010-11 42 13 24 - 5 173 215 31 11th GMHL Lost Qualifier
Lefroy Wave
2011-12 42 23 18 - 1 179 186 47 6th GMHL Lost Quarter-final
2012-13 42 4 35 1 2 110 252 11 15th GMHL Lost Division Quarter-final
2013-14 42 5 34 - 3 121 274 13 19th GMHL Lost Qualifier
Grey Highlands Bravehearts
2014-15 Season begins in September.

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2007 Lost final
King Wild defeated Toronto Canada Moose 4-games-to-1 in quarter-final
King Wild defeated Richmond Hill Rams 4-games-to-2 in semi-final
Bradford Rattlers defeated King Wild 4-games-to-1 in final
  • 2008 Lost quarter-final
King Wild defeated Douro Dukes 4-games-to-none in bye round
Temiscaming Royals defeated King Wild 4-games-to-2 in quarter-final
  • 2009 Lost division quarter-final
Deseronto Storm defeated King Wild 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final
  • 2010 Lost quarter-final
South Muskoka Shield defeated King Wild 3-games-to-none in quarter-final
  • 2011 Lost last minute qualifier
Toronto Canada Moose defeated Vaughan Wild 9-1 in last minute qualifier
  • 2012 Lost quarter-final
Lefroy Wave defeated Shelburne Red Wings 2-games-to-none in bye round
Bradford Rattlers defeated Lefroy Wave 3-games-to-2 in quarter-final
  • 2013 Lost division quarter-final
Bradford Rattlers defeated Lefroy Wave 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final
  • 2014 Lost qualifier
Toronto Predators beat Lefroy Wave 5-3 in qualifier

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