Mount Brydges Bulldogs
|Mount Brydges Bulldogs|
|Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League|
|City||Mount Brydges, Ontario|
|Head Coach||Jon Fletcher|
|General Manager||Jon Swatuk|
|Team Colors||Black, Red, Yellow, and White|
|League Champions||1984, 1997, 2001|
|OHA Cups||1984, 1997, 2001|
The Mount Brydges Bulldogs are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Mount Brydges, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association. The Bulldogs are three-time provincial champions.
The 1983–84 season saw the Bulldogs pull off a 22–7–5 record, which led them on to win their first Western league championship, despite competition from the Exeter Hawks who only suffered a total of two losses during the regular season. In the provincial final, the Bulldogs met the Grand Valley Harvesters of the Northern Junior D Hockey League, winning their first series 4 games to 2.
The Bulldogs were a tough team until the mid-1980s. In 1988, the Western league absorbed the Southern league and became an eighteen-team super-league. From then into the mid-1990s, the Bulldogs struggled. In 1991, the Western League was disbanded and replaced with the OHA Junior Development League.
The 1996–97 season proved to be one of the best ever for the Bulldogs. At the end of the regular season, the Bulldogs were at the top of the league with 34 wins and only 3 losses. The Bulldogs battled through three rounds of playoffs to meet the Wellesley Applejacks at the OHAJDL finals. The Bulldogs earned their second OHA Cup with a 4-games-to-none sweep.
The Bulldogs finished the 2000-01 season in eighth place overall with a record of 23 wins and 14 losses. The Bulldogs defeated their competition in the first three rounds of the playoffs to win their conference title. In the provincial championship final they met the Wellesley Applejacks, who were caught flat-footed and defeated 4 games to 1. This marked the Bulldogs' third provincial championship.
The 2004–05 season was a strong one for the Bulldogs who finished sixth place overall in the OHAJDL. They again battled through the first three rounds of the playoffs, winning their conference. In the end, they met the Hagersville Hawks, an opponent that was not to be denied an OHA Cup. The Bulldogs lost the series 4-games-to-1, their first ever loss in the provincial final.
The Bulldogs finished the 2005-06 season with a .500 record and ranked eleventh place overall. In the first round of the playoffs, the Bulldogs pulled off a major upset knocking off the number one ranked Mitchell Hawks 4-games-to-2. In round 2, they met the Thamesford Trojans who defeated the Bulldogs 4-games-to-1.
Mount Brydges pulled off a 21-win season in 2006-07, but still only finished in tenth place overall. In the first round of the playoffs, they met the Lambeth Lancers who defeated the Bulldogs 4-games-to-1.
The 2007-2008 season proved to be their best regular season in franchise history. With 36 wins and only 3 losses, the Bulldogs were number one in the league with 73 points. The Bulldogs swept their way through the first two rounds of the playoffs before meeting the perennial powerhouse Thamesford Trojans in the Yeck Conference finals. Thamesford powered past Mount Brydges 4 games to none, en route to their 2008 championship.
|2013-14||40||8||31||-||1||100||195||17||8th SOJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
- 1984 Won league, Won OHA Championship
- Mount Brydges Bulldogs defeated Grand Valley Harvesters 4-games-to-2 in OHA final
- 1997 Won league
- Mount Brydges Bulldogs defeated Wellesley Applejacks 4-games-to-none in final
- 2001 Won league
- Mount Brydges Bulldogs defeated Wellesley Applejacks 4-games-to-1 in final
- 2005 Lost final
- Hagersville Hawks defeated Mount Brydges Bulldogs 4-games-to-1 in final
- 2006 Lost conference semi-final
- Thamesford Trojans defeated Mount Brydges Bulldogs 4-games-to-1 in conf. semi-final
- 2007 Lost conference quarter-final
- Lambeth Lancers defeated Mount Brydges Bulldogs 4-games-to-1 in conf. quarter-final
- 2008 Lost conference final
- Mount Brydges Bulldogs defeated Exeter Hawks 4-games-to-none in conf. quarter-final
- Mount Brydges Bulldogs defeated West Lorne Lakers 4-games-to-none in conf. semi-final
- Thamesford Trojans defeated Mount Brydges Bulldogs 4-games-to-0 in conf. final