|League||Ontario Hockey League|
|Home arena||Hershey Centre|
|Colours||Blue, white, silver
|General manager||James Boyd|
|Head coach||James Boyd|
|1906–62||Toronto St. Michael's Majors|
|1996–2007||Toronto St. Michael's Majors|
|2007–2012||Mississauga St. Michael's Majors|
The Mississauga Steelheads are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The team was originally known as the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, whose hockey program was founded and operated by St. Michael's College School in 1906. The current franchise was revived in 1996, and was relocated to Mississauga in 2007 after spending 10 years in Toronto. The team was known as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors from 2007-2012, until owner Eugene Melnyk sold the team, to Elliott Kerr, a local businessman.
St. Michael's revived its hockey program for the 1997–98 season in the Ontario Hockey League. The recent version of the Majors played for 10 seasons, until being relocated as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors.
Originally owned by St. Michael's College School, the team was owned by Eugene Melnyk, who is the current owner of the Ottawa Senators and former CEO of Biovail Corporation. Melnyk pursued several deals to get a new arena for his team, but none came to fruition. One of Melnyk's foiled plans included purchasing Maple Leaf Gardens.
On July 12, 2006, Eugene Melnyk bought the Mississauga IceDogs. After the 2006–07 season, Melnyk sold the IceDogs to Bill Burke, and moved the Majors to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.   The IceDogs, in turn, moved to Jack Gatecliff Arena in St. Catharines, Ontario and are now known as the Niagara IceDogs.
Although the team struggled at the box office early, they have steadily increased their attendance in three seasons at the Hershey Centre. The Majors hosted the 2011 Memorial Cup.
On May 14, 2012 the Majors were officially sold to Mississauga businessman Elliott Kerr. Consequently, the franchise was renamed the Mississauga Steelheads along with a new look and logo. In their first season as the Steelheads the team would start out strong, winning their way into the CHL Top Ten Rankings with 19 wins before the month of December. The team was also able to take a London Knights team that was riding a 14-game win streak into the 19th round a shootout before falling 3-2 . Unfortunately the team could not sustain its success and would fall in the standings, eventually finishing the season 8th in the Eastern Conference. The Steelheads took on the #1 seeded Belleville Bulls in the first round of the playoffs, where they would be eliminated in 6 games by the eventual Eastern Conference runner-up.
Drafting 4th overall in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection, the Mississauga Steelheads selected Sean Day, just the fourth player in the history of the league to be granted "Exceptional Player" status at the age of 15.
- 2012–present James Boyd
As of October 23, 2013
|30||Spencer Martin||L||2011 OHL Draft||COL 2013||Oakville, Ontario|
|31||Dawson Carty||L||2012 OHL Draft||Eligible in 2014||Mississauga, Ontario|
|2||Greg DiTomaso||R||2012 OHL Draft||Eligible in 2014||Toronto, Ontario|
|3||Jared Walsh||R||2012 OHL Draft||Eligible in 2014||Toronto, Ontario|
|4||Trevor Carrick||R||2010 OHL Draft||CAR 2012||Stouffville, Ontario|
|24||Jacob Graves||R||2011 OHL Draft||Undrafted||Barrie, Ontario|
|27||Nick Zottl||L||2011 OHL Draft||Undrafted||Sarnia, Ontario|
|28||Sean Day||L||2013 OHL Draft||Eligible in 2016||Rochester, Michigan|
|7||Jesse Barwell||L||C||2013 OHL Draft||Eligible in 2015||Oakville, Ontario|
|8||Austin Gerhart||R||RW||2013 OHL Draft||Eligible in 2015||Toronto, Ontario|
|10||Andrew Goldberg||L||RW||2010 OHL Draft||Undrafted||Toronto, Ontario|
|13||Bobby MacIntyre||L||LW||2012 OHL Draft||Eligible in 2014||Whitby, Ontario|
|15||Josh Burnside||L||LW||2011 OHL Draft||Undrafted||Brampton, Ontario|
|16||Brandon Belding||L||C||Undrafted||Ottawa, Ontario|
|17||Everett Clark||R||C||2012 OHL Draft||Eligible in 2015||Whitby, Ontario|
|18||Sam Babintsev||L||RW||2012 CHL Import Draft||Undrafted||Moscow, Russia|
|20||Lucas Venuto||R||RW||Undrafted||Mississauga, Ontario|
|21||Damian Bourne||L||LW||2012 OHL Draft||Eligible in 2014||Oakville, Ontario|
|22||Artem Rasulov||L||RW||2013 CHL Import Draft||Eligible in 2015||Kazan, Russia|
|23||Dylan Smoskowitz||R||C||Trade BAR Oct. 2012||Undrafted||Richmond Hill, Ontario|
|25||Jacob Jammes||L||LW||Trade LDN Oct. 2013||Eligibile in 2014||Ottawa, Ontario|
|26||Brett Foy||L||C||2009 OHL Draft||Undrafted||Niagara Falls, Ontario|
|37||Andres Kopstals||L||C||2010 OHL Draft||Undrafted||Toronto, Ontario|
Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss
Uniforms and logos
The primary logo for the Steelheads displays a Steelhead trout above the word Steelheads with a maple leaf within the A. Below this is "Mississauga". The Steelheads colours are blue & white. The secondary logo features the Port Credit lighthouse within an M, representing the city landmark.
The home uniforms are white with blue striping and collars, while the road uniforms are blue with white striping and collars.
The team mascot is named Sauga. The name was created during a fan contest during the summer of 2012, when the organization asked its fans to create a name for the new Steelheads mascot.
The Mississauga Steelheads play home games at the Hershey Centre in northeast Mississauga, near the junction of Highway 401 & Highway 403. The Hershey Centre hosted the OHL All-Star Game in 2000. The arena also hosted the 2011 Memorial Cup from May 19–29.
- Capacity = 5 400
- Ice Size = 200' x 85'
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