Monkton Wildcats

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Not to be confused with Moncton Wildcats.
Monkton Wildcats
Monkton Wildcats Logo.png
City Monkton, Ontario
League WOAA Senior Hockey League
Division South
Home arena Elma-Logan Arena
Colours Blue, Orange, and White

The Monkton Wildcats are a senior hockey team based out of Monkton, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Western Ontario Athletic Association Senior Hockey League.

Championships[edit]

The Monkton Wildcats won the 1999-2000 Senior "A" championship, and were also Intermediate "B" champions in 1987-88, however they failed to capture the WOAA Grand Championship that year.

2006-07 Wildcats season[edit]

Monkton, coming off an 8-17-0 season in 2005-06, slipped a little bit, going 7-17-0, and finishing in eighth place in the South Division. The Wildcats were given a bit of a scare in their opening playoff round against the Thedford Dirty Dogs before winning the series two games to one. The Wildcats opened the series with a close 6-5 victory, before Thedford turned the tables in game two and won 2-1, the first ever victory for the Dirty Dogs franchise (they had gone 0-23-1 in the regular season), before Monkton closed the series off with another hard fought victory, winning by a score of 3-2.

The Wildcats would go on to face the Durham Thundercats in the "A" quarter-finals, and the teams would split the first four games, with both of Monkton's wins coming in overtime. Durham would then play a very tight defensive game, holding Monkton to one goal in the final two games, to eliminate the Wildcats from post-season play.

2007-08 Wildcats season[edit]

The Wildcats would have their best season since 2003-04, as the team had a record of 10-15-1, earning 21 points, however, they would remain in eighth place in the South Division.

Monkton would face off against the Wingham Bulls in a best of three qualifying series, with the winner advancing to the WOAA "A" playoffs. The Wildcats would easily win the series opener, defeating the Bulls 10-5, and then complete the series sweep with a close 7-6 win in the second game.

The Wildcats would face the Palmerston 81's in the "A" quarter-finals, and Monkton would surprise Palmerston by winning the series opener 4-3 in OT, followed by a solid 2-1 win in the second game to take a 2-0 series lead. Palmerston stormed back, winning the next two games to even the series up, however, Monkton would once again take the series lead with a 4-0 shutout in the fifth game. The Wildcats were unable to close out the series in the sixth game, as Palmerston won by a 4-3 score, and the 81's would complete the comeback, defeating Monkton in the seventh and final game 5-4, eliminating Monkton from the playoffs.

2008-09 Wildcats season[edit]

Monkton would once again improve in the regular season, as they finished at the .500 level for the first time in over ten years, as the Wildcats had a record of 9-9-2, earning 20 points, and seventh place in the WOAA South Division.

The Wildcats would open the playoffs against the Lucan-Ilderton Jets, who finished in second place in the South Division. The winner of the best of seven series would advance to the "AA" playoffs. The Jets opened the series up with a 4-1 win, however, Monkton evened the series up in the second game, defeating Lucan-Ilderton 3-1. The Wildcats took the series lead in the third game, stunning the Jets with a 5-4 overtime win in Lucan. Monkton stayed hot in the fourth game, shutting out Lucan-Ilderton 1-0 to take a 3-1 series lead. The Wildcats were able to complete the upset, defeating Lucan-Ilderton 4-2 in the fifth game, and advance to the "AA" playoffs. Monkton will face the Petrolia Squires in the "AA" quarter-finals.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T= Tie, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
1998-99 24 3 21 0 1 -- -- 7 11th WOAA Sr
1999-00 25 8 15 1 1 -- -- 18 11th WOAA Sr "A" Champions
2000-01 25 3 17 4 1 -- -- 11 7th WOAA South
2001-02 24 1 21 1 1 46 146 4 7th WOAA South
2002-03 25 9 15 0 1 97 115 19 10th WOAA Sr
2003-04 24 10 11 1 2 82 102 23 9th WOAA Sr
2004-05 25 6 14 2 3 87 116 17 13th WOAA Sr
2005-06 25 8 17 - 0 83 131 16 11th WOAA Sr Lost "A" Final
2006-07 24 7 17 - 0 99 136 14 8th WOAA South Lost "A" QF
2007-08 26 10 15 - 1 107 111 21 8th WOAA South Lost "A" QF
2008-09 20 9 9 - 2 92 88 20 7th WOAA South Lost "AA" QF
2009-10 20 14 5 - 1 80 60 29 3rd WOAA South Lost "AA" QF
2010-11 26 20 3 - 3 125 62 43 2nd WOAA South Lost "AA" Final
2011-12 24 8 16 - 0 69 86 16 7th WOAA South
2012-13 24 10 11 - 3 91 83 23 7th WOAA South
2013-14 24 9 9 - 6 82 108 24 6th WOAA South Lost Div. Quarter-final

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