Markham Waxers

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Markham Waxers
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City Markham, Ontario, Canada
League Ontario Junior Hockey League
Operated 1930's-2012
Home arena Markham Centennial Centre
Colors Blue and White
         
General manager Chris Vanstone
Head coach Mark Jooris
Franchise history
193x-19xx Markham Millionaires
19xx-1963 Markham Jets
1963-1972 Markham Seal-a-Wax
1972-2012 Markham Waxers

The Markham Waxers were an Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) Junior "A" ice hockey team. The Waxer organizations are from Markham, Ontario, Canada. The Waxers name is still used by the Markham Waxers minor hockey club.

History[edit]

Originally known as the Markham Jets, the Waxers gained their current name in 1961, named after "The International Group, Inc" a privately owned wax and oil refinery that originated in Agincourt, ON.[1] The team won the 1941 Ontario Junior "C" Championship and won the Ontario Junior "B" Sutherland Cup Championship in 1969 and 1972. At one point, the Waxers were the farm team of the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs and boasts over 100 NHL and World Hockey Association graduates. The Waxers were formerly a part of the Metro Junior A Hockey League before joining the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.

During the 2002 Season the Waxers celebrated 100 years of association with the OHA. They had special 3rd jerseys made up and All players were numbered from 100-198, by adding a 1 to the front of the player's regular number. One of these jerseys was donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame, as they believe only one other team in history has ever used such numbering for its players. They finished that season by winning the South Division championship the franchise's first Championship in many years.

On August 1, 2012, the Waxers announced they were suspending operations for the 2012-13 season.

On June 15, the Ontario Junior Hockey League announced that the Markham Waxers were had their membership terminated. The Waxers failed to meet league requirements surpassed by the league and the governing Ontario Hockey Association. The OJHL mentioned that Markham has a rich tradition in junior hockey and would like to see a team back in Markham for the 2014-15, but may not be under the Waxers name because of trademark reasons.

Sutherland Cup appearances[edit]

1968: Sarnia Legionnaires defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none
1969: Markham Waxers defeated Strathroy Rockets 4-games-to-2
1972: Markham Waxers defeated St. Marys Lincolns 4-games-to-1

Notable alumni[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1963-64 32 15 11 6 - 162 124 36 6th Metro B
1964-65 36 14 19 3 - 167 196 31 8th Metro B
1965-66 35 18 9 8 - 149 128 44 3rd Metro B
1966-67 36 22 11 3 - 217 105 47 2nd Metro B
1967-68 36 17 17 2 - 155 152 36 5th Metro B Won League
1968-69 36 26 6 4 - 167 132 56 1st Metro B Won League, Won SC
1969-70 36 26 6 4 - 209 133 56 2nd Metro B
1970-71 44 24 18 2 - 209 193 50 6th Metro B
1971-72 44 37 4 3 - 308 120 77 1st Metro B Won League, Won SC
1972-73 35 19 13 3 - 174 150 41 3rd Metro B
1973-74 44 13 25 6 - 168 222 32 10th OPJHL
1974-75 44 15 19 10 - 174 192 40 10th OPJHL
1975-76 44 19 20 5 - 178 197 43 6th OPJHL
1976-77 44 23 10 11 - 237 195 57 3rd OPJHL
1977-78 50 17 27 6 - 229 284 40 8th OPJHL
1978-79 50 17 27 6 - 220 242 40 7th OPJHL
1979-80 44 14 23 7 - 233 253 35 10th OPJHL
1980-81 44 18 25 1 - 247 251 37 8th OPJHL
1981-82 50 26 19 5 - 304 265 57 4th OJHL Lost Final
1982-83 48 18 24 6 - 227 249 42 7th OJHL
1983-84 42 18 19 5 - 228 199 41 5th OJHL
1984-85 48 20 25 3 - 229 263 43 5th OJHL
1985-86 50 25 16 9 - 244 263 59 2nd OJHL
1986-87 44 14 22 7 - 210 231 35 4th OJHL
1987-88 44 3 38 3 - 130 333 9 14th CJBHL
1988-89 42 10 29 3 - 158 281 23 14th CJBHL
1989-90 42 12 19 11 - 196 233 35 8th CJBHL
1990-91 42 16 21 5 - 163 193 37 10th CJBHL
1991-92 42 17 20 5 - 213 208 39 10th CJBHL
1992-93 48 33 13 2 - 293 222 69 4th CJBHL
1993-94 40 19 17 4 - 199 191 43 4th OPJHL-E
1994-95 48 15 30 3 - 231 273 36 7th OPJHL-E
1995-96 52 30 17 5 - 241 204 65 5th Metro A Lost Quarter-final
1996-97 50 27 19 4 - 246 221 58 7th Metro A
1997-98 50 24 19 7 - 247 192 55 6th Metro A
1998-99 51 29 16 4 2 249 195 64 5th OPJHL-C
1999-00 48 24 18 3 3 211 193 54 4th OPJHL-S
2000-01 49 28 18 2 1 223 182 59 3rd OPJHL-S
2001-02 49 26 17 4 2 223 213 58 3rd OPJHL-S
2002-03 49 30 12 6 1 239 173 67 2nd OPJHL-S Lost Semi-final
2003-04 49 24 17 3 5 219 207 56 4th OPJHL-S
2004-05 49 30 16 3 0 213 160 63 4th OPJHL-S
2005-06 49 29 14 5 1 193 152 64 2nd OPJHL-S Lost Conf. Final
2006-07 49 31 16 2 0 199 158 64 3rd OPJHL-S Lost Conf. SF
2007-08 49 36 11 - 2 259 168 74 3rd OPJHL-S
2008-09 53 36 15 - 2 239 200 74 2nd OJHL-C
2009-10 50 29 15 0 6 210 175 64 3rd CCHL-E Lost Quarter-final
2010-11 50 34 12 - 4 241 152 72 2nd OJHL-N Lost Round of 16
2011-12 49 30 17 - 2 216 185 62 4th OJHL-N Lost Division SF

Playoffs[edit]

Original OPJHL Years

  • 1974 DNQ
  • 1975 DNQ
  • 1976 Lost Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated Richmond Hill Rams 3-games-to-2 with 2 ties
North Bay Trappers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
  • 1977 Lost Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated Toronto Nationals 4-games-to-none
North Bay Trappers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
  • 1978 DNQ
  • 1979 Lost Quarter-final
Guelph Platers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none
  • 1980 DNQ
  • 1981 Lost Quarter-final
Belleville Bulls defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-1
  • 1982 Lost Final
Markham Waxers defeated Aurora Tigers 4-games-to-1
Markham Waxers defeated Dixie Beehives 4-games-to-2
Guelph Platers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-1
  • 1983 Lost Quarter-final
Orillia Travelways defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
  • 1984 Lost Quarter-final
Orillia Travelways defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none
  • 1985 Lost Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated Dixie Beehives 4-games-to-1
Orillia Travelways defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none
  • 1986 Lost Final
Markham Waxers defeated Owen Sound Greys 4-games-to-1
Orillia Travelways defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-1
  • 1987 Lost Semi-final
Owen Sound Greys defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-1

OJHL Years I

  • 1994 Lost Preliminary
Cobourg Cougars defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-2
  • 1995 Lost Preliminary
Lindsay Muskies defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none

MetJHL Years

  • 1996 Lost Quarter-final
Thornhill Islanders defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-1
  • 1997 Lost Preliminary
Thornhill Islanders defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
  • 1998 Lost Preliminary
Durham Huskies defeated Markham Waxers 3-games-to-1

OJHL Years II

  • 1999 Lost Division Quarter-final
Aurora Tigers defeated Markham Waxers 3-games-to-1
  • 2000 Lost Division Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-3
Vaughan Vipers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-1
  • 2001 Lost Division Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated Oshawa Legionaires 4-games-to-none
Wexford Raiders defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
  • 2002 Lost Division Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-3
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none
  • 2003 Lost Conference Final
Markham Waxers defeated Thornhill Rattlers 4-games-to-none
Markham Waxers defeated St. Michael's Buzzers 4-games-to-2
Markham Waxers defeated Wexford Raiders 4-games-to-3
Wellington Dukes defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none
  • 2004 Lost Division Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated Couchiching Terriers 4-games-to-none
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none
  • 2005 Lost Division Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated Pickering Panthers 4-games-to-2
Wexford Raiders defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-1
  • 2006 Lost Division Final
Markham Waxers defeated Toronto Thunderbirds 4-games-to-1
Markham Waxers defeated Pickering Panthers 4-games-to-none
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none
  • 2007 Lost Division Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated Durham Fury 4-games-to-none
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
  • 2008 Lost Final
Markham Waxers defeated Toronto Dixie Beehives 3-games-to-none
Markham Waxers defeated Vaughan Vipers 4-games-to-none
Markham Waxers defeated St. Michael's Buzzers 4-games-to-2
Markham Waxers defeated Wellington Dukes 4-games-to-1
Oakville Blades defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-1
  • 2009 Lost Division Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated Cobourg Cougars 4-games-to-3
Toronto Jr. Canadiens defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
  • 2010 Lost CCHL Quarter-final
Markham Waxers defeated Lindsay Muskies 4-games-to-2
Wellington Dukes defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
  • 2011 Lost Round of 16
Stouffville Spirit defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-2
  • 2012 Lost Division Semi-final
Markham Waxers defeated Huntsville Otters 3-games-to-none
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-2

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