Newmarket Hurricanes

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Newmarket Hurricanes
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City Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
League Ontario Junior Hockey League
Founded 1972
Home arena Ray Twinney Complex
Colors Black, Red, and White
              
Owner(s) Anthony Cella
Tony Comparelli
General manager Brian Perrin
Head coach Brian Perrin
Affiliates Georgina Ice (COJCHL)
Franchise history
1972-1975 Seneca Flyers
1975-1986 Newmarket Flyers
1987-1997 Newmarket 87's
1997-Present Newmarket Hurricanes

The Newmarket Hurricanes are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

History[edit]

In 1972, the Seneca Flyers became a part of the OPJHL. In 1975, they bought out the Newmarket Redmen of the Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League and moved to become the Newmarket Flyers. The Redmen dated back to the 1950s and were at one point a top level Junior "C" team.

Although the official story is that the Hurricanes got their start in the late 1980s as the Newmarket 87's, the franchise that spawned this team existed long before it. In 1986, the Newmarket Flyers folded. The OHA Junior "A" league was on rocky footing in the late 1980s and was no longer cost efficient for most member teams. Sensing the demise of the league, the Flyers went on hiatus. The league folded in 1987, their last champions happened to be the longtime Junior "B" team: Owen Sound Greys. As more Junior A teams had folded from the OHA-A, the more Junior "B" teams came in to fill the void. As the league ran almost completely out of original Junior "A" teams, the league decided it would be best to fold. The result was a mass expansion of local Junior "B" leagues—filling with both still-active teams and teams that had folded due to problems in the OHA-A. Newmarket pulled its franchise back together and joined the Central Junior "B" Hockey League as the 87's. After 1997, the 87's became the Hurricanes.

The 87's never did very well as a member of the Central "B", but no team exactly stacked up well to the powerhouse Barrie Colts who most notably pulled off an undefeated season in 1992-93. After the formation of the Ontario Provincial Junior "A" league in 1993, things started clicking for the franchise. They have never ranked less than 10th in a 37 team league, with 3 first place finishes in the regular season. They have also pulled off three seasons with less than 10 losses in the OPJHL.

Their best season was the 1995-96 season, after the Colts expanded into the Ontario Hockey League. The 87's finished in third place, won the Buckland Cup as league champions, and then took the Dudley Hewitt Cup as Central Canadian Junior "A" Champions. At the inaugural Royal Bank Cup in 1996 at Melfort, Saskatchewan, the 87's finished off in the round robin in second place with a 2-2 record. They defeated the BCHL's Vernon Vipers 7-5 in their first game. They then took out the SJHL's Yorkton Terriers 5-2. Everything was looking great, but the 87's soon fell apart. In the third game, the 87's were up against the only other undefeated team—the host, the SJHL's Melfort Mustangs. The Mustangs deflated the high-flying 87's with an 11-3 blow-out. Melfort finished perfect in the round robin, but the 87's were embarrassed again by the MJAHL's Moncton Beavers, 4-3. The embarrassment was not due to the score, but due to the Beavers standing as the only winless team left in the round robin until this point. The Moncton victory still left them eliminated from the tournament. Also, due to a tie breaker the 87's were still in second place. They ended up playing the Vipers again in the semi-final and lost by an uninspired score of 7-4. The Vipers knocked off the undefeated Mustangs 2-0 in the final.

In the 2005-06 season, the Hurricanes were excellent. They finished 7th overall in the league and 2nd place in the North Division with 32 wins. The Canes opened the playoffs with a 4 games to 1 series victory of the inconsistent Huntsville-Muskoka Otters. The Canes ran into tho a brick wall the next round, the division semi-final, when they ran into a Stouffville Spirit squad that was firing on all cylinders. The Spirit won the series in 6 games, beat the Aurora Tigers for the division title in 6 games, beat the Oakville Blades in 7 games in the Buckland Cup semi-final, but were out-lasted by the defending champion St. Michael's Buzzers 4 games to 2 in the league final.

On June 28, 2008 the Newmarket Hurricanes lost a key part of their team. Player KJ died as a passenger in a single car rollover. Ramolla was 5th for scoring during the 2007-2008 season and was set to return for the 2008-2009 season. The driver of the car, Ryan Burkholder, former captain of the Hurricanes survived the crash with minor injuries.

Newmarket hosted the 2008 Dudley Hewitt Cup, losing to the OJHL Champion Oakville Blades in the Final. [1].

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
Seneca Flyers
1972-73 44 16 19 9 - 214 241 41 8th OPJHL
1973-74 44 24 11 9 - 249 187 57 4th OPJHL
1974-75 44 27 12 5 - 251 184 59 1st OPJHL
Newmarket Flyers
1975-76 44 18 22 4 - 211 211 40 8th OPJHL
1976-77 44 13 23 8 - 207 249 34 11th OPJHL
1977-78 50 16 26 8 - 239 252 40 9th OPJHL
1978-79 50 19 25 6 - 223 249 44 6th OPJHL
1979-80 44 7 33 4 - 156 324 18 11th OPJHL
1980-81 44 16 28 0 - 210 290 32 10th OPJHL
1981-82 50 20 24 6 - 287 298 46 5th OJHL
1982-83 48 19 27 2 - 228 256 40 8th OJHL
1983-84 42 20 16 6 - 247 239 46 4th OJHL
1984-85 48 26 17 5 - 304 255 57 3rd OJHL
1985-86 50 21 19 10 - 237 226 52 4th OJHL
1986-87 Did Not Participate
Newmarket 87s
1987-88 44 9 27 8 - 187 249 26 11th CJBHL
1988-89 42 32 8 2 - 254 148 66 1st CJBHL
1989-90 42 26 11 5 - 173 124 57 3rd CJBHL
1990-91 42 10 28 4 - 144 226 24 13th CJBHL
1991-92 42 9 31 2 - 137 240 20 15th CJBHL
1992-93 48 23 21 4 - 257 236 51 8th CJBHL
1993-94 40 24 14 2 - 240 172 53 2nd OPJHL-E
1994-95 48 35 11 2 - 314 183 75 1st OPJHL-E
1995-96 50 40 9 1 - 298 163 83 1st OPJHL-P Won League, Won DHC
1996-97 51 43 5 3 - 313 135 89 1st OPJHL-P
Newmarket Hurricanes
1997-98 51 28 17 5 1 249 185 62 2nd OPJHL-P
1998-99 51 36 11 4 0 256 144 76 3rd OPJHL-C
1999-00 49 37 10 1 1 296 167 76 1st OPJHL-N
2000-01 49 37 7 2 3 284 145 79 2nd OPJHL-N
2001-02 49 35 12 2 0 232 112 72 1st OPJHL-N
2002-03 49 31 14 1 3 221 163 66 2nd OPJHL-N
2003-04 49 34 13 2 0 202 122 70 2nd OPJHL-N
2004-05 49 33 15 0 1 207 163 67 2nd OPJHL-N
2005-06 48 32 12 3 1 217 129 68 2nd OPJHL-N Lost Conf. SF
2006-07 49 17 29 2 1 157 203 37 5th OPJHL-N Lost Conf. SF
2007-08 49 41 6 - 2 236 112 84 2nd OPJHL-N
2008-09 53 28 20 - 5 198 193 61 5th OJHL-C
2009-10 50 32 12 - 6 165 123 70 2nd CCHL-W Won League, Lost OHA Final
2010-11 50 40 7 - 3 226 116 83 1st OJHL-N Lost Quarter-final
2011-12 49 37 7 - 5 212 116 79 1st OJHL-N Lost Division Final
2012-13 55 29 19 - 7 169 148 65 2nd OJHL-N Lost Final
2013-14 53 25 26 - 2 191 211 52 2nd OJHL-N Lost Conf. Quarter-final

Playoffs[edit]

Original OPJHL

  • 1973 Lost Quarter-final
Dixie Beehives defeated Seneca Flyers 4-games-to-3
  • 1974 Lost Quarter-final
Aurora Tigers defeated Seneca Flyers 4-games-to-2
  • 1975 Lost Semi-final
Seneca Flyers defeated North Bay Trappers 4-games-to-2
Toronto Nationals defeated Seneca Flyers 4-games-to-none
  • 1976 Lost Preliminary
Weston Dodgers defeated Newmarket Flyers 3-games-to-2
  • 1977 DNQ
  • 1978 Lost Quarter-final
Royal York Royals defeated Newmarket Flyers 4-games-to-2
  • 1979 Lost Quarter-final
North Bay Trappers defeated Newmarket Flyers 4-games-to-2
  • 1980 DNQ
  • 1981 DNQ
  • 1982 Lost Quarter-final
Richmond Hill Rams defeated Newmarket Flyers 4-games-to-3
  • 1983 Lost Semi-final
Newmarket Flyers defeated Richmond Hill Rams 4-games-to-3
Orillia Travelways defeated Newmarket Flyers 4-games-to-3
  • 1984 Lost Semi-final
Newmarket Flyers defeated Hamilton Mountain A's 4-games-to-none
Dixie Beehives defeated Newmarket Flyers 4-games-to-3
  • 1985 Lost Semi-final
Newmarket Flyers defeated Richmond Hill Dynes 4-games-to-2
Aurora Tigers defeated Newmarket Flyers 4-games-to-3
  • 1986 Lost Semi-final
Orillia Travelways defeated Newmarket Flyers 4-games-to-1

OJHL Years

  • 1994 Lost Semi-final
Newmarket 87's defeated Peterborough Jr. Petes 4-games-to-none
Newmarket 87's defeated Barrie Colts 4-games-to-1
Orillia Terriers defeated Newmarket 87's 4-games-to-1
  • 1995 Lost Semi-final
Newmarket 87's defeated Peterborough Jr. Petes 4-games-to-none
Newmarket 87's defeated Cobourg Cougars 4-games-to-none
Barrie Colts defeated Newmarket 87's 4-games-to-3
Newmarket 87's defeated Cobourg Cougars 4-games-to-3
Newmarket 87's defeated Orillia Terriers 4-games-to-1
Newmarket 87's defeated Lindsay Muskies 4-games-to-3
Newmarket 87's defeated Brampton Capitals 4-games-to-2 OPJHL CHAMPIONS
Second in Dudley Hewitt Cup round robin (2-2) RUDDUCK TROPHY CHAMPIONS
Newmarket 87's defeated Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) 6-3 in semi-final
Newmarket 87's defeated Brampton Capitals 8-2 in final BUCKLAND CUP, DUDLEY HEWITT CUP CHAMPIONS
Second in 1996 Royal Bank Cup round robin (2-2)
Vernon Vipers (BCHL) defeated Newmarket 87's 7-4 in semi-final
  • 1997 Lost Final
Newmarket 87's defeated Bowmanville Eagles 4-games-to-2
Newmarket 87's defeated Collingwood Blues 4-games-to-none
Newmarket 87's defeated Kingston Voyageurs 4-games-to-1
Milton Merchants defeated Newmarket 87's 4-games-to-3
  • 1998 Lost Quarter-final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Aurora Tigers 4-games-to-1
Couchiching Terriers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-1
  • 1999 Lost Division Semi-final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Wexford Raiders 3-games-to-1
Couchiching Terriers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-1
  • 2000 Lost Division Semi-final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Wexford Raiders 3-games-to-1
Couchiching Terriers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-1
  • 2001 Lost Division Final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Durham Huskies 4-games-to-none
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Collingwood Blues 4-games-to-1
Couchiching Terriers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-3
  • 2002 Lost Division Final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Huntsville Wildcats 4-games-to-none
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Collingwood Blues 4-games-to-1
Aurora Tigers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-none
  • 2003 Lost Division Semi-final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Ajax Axemen 4-games-to-1
Stouffville Spirit defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-3
  • 2004 Lost Division Final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Pickering Panthers 4-games-to-none
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Stouffville Spirit 4-games-to-1
Aurora Tigers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-none
  • 2005 Lost Division Final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Streetsville Derbys 4-games-to-none
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Stouffville Spirit 4-games-to-2
Aurora Tigers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-2
  • 2006 Lost Division Semi-final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Huntsville-Muskoka Otters 4-games-to-1
Stouffville Spirit defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-2
  • 2007 Lost Division Semi-final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Huntsville-Muskoka Otters 4-games-to-1
Aurora Tigers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-2
Aurora Tigers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-1
Second in Dudley Hewitt Cup round robin (2-1)
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL) 2-1 OT in semi-final
Oakville Blades defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 6-3 in final
  • 2009 Lost Division Semi-final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Hamilton Red Wings 4-games-to-1
Wellington Dukes defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-none
  • 2010 Won CCHL, Lost OHA Buckland Cup
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated St. Michael's Buzzers 4-games-to-1
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Hamilton Red Wings 4-games-to-none
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-none
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Bowmanville Eagles 4-games-to-2 CCHL CHAMPIONS
Oakville Blades (OJAHL) defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-2
  • 2011 Lost Quarter-final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Orangeville Flyers 4-games-to-1
Stouffville Spirit defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-3
  • 2012 Lost Quarter Final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-2
Stouffville Spirit defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-3
  • 2013 Lost Final
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Whitby Fury 4-games-to-2
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Lindsay Muskies 4-games-to-0
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Kingston Voyageurs 4-games-to-3
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-3

Newmarket Redmen[edit]

Newmarket Redmen
City Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
League Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League
Suburban Junior C Hockey League
Metro Junior B Hockey League
Founded 1955-1975
Colors Red, Black, and White
              
Franchise history
1955-1960 Newmarket Smoke Rings
1960-1975 Newmarket Redmen
1975 merged w/ Seneca Flyers

The Newmarket Redmen and Newmarket Smoke Rings were different names of a Canadian junior hockey franchise that won four Clarence Schmalz Cups as Ontario Hockey Association Junior C champions. Based in Newmarket, Ontario, alongside rival Aurora Tigers, the (Smoke Rings or Smokies) spent their time in the Suburban Junior C Group. They changed their name to the Redmen in 1960 when the team accepted promotion to the Metro Junior B Hockey League.

Formed in 1955 as a Junior C team in the Suburban Junior C Group, the Smoke Rings would win provincial titles in three of their first four seasons (1956, 1958, and 1959).

From 1961 to 1970, the Redmen played in the newly formed Suburban Junior C Hockey League. In 1970, after winning a fourth provincial title, the team became a founding member of the Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League. After five seasons at Junior B, the Newmarket Redmen merged with the Seneca Flyers to form the Junior A Newmarket Flyers.

Statistics[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
Newmarket Smoke Rings
1955-56 22 19 3 0 - -- -- 38 1st Sub C Won League, Won CSC
1956-57 20 13 7 0 - -- -- 26 2nd Sub C Lost Final
1957-58 26 18 8 0 - -- -- 36 2nd Sub C Won League, Won CSC
1958-59 23 17 6 0 - -- -- 34 2nd Sub C Won League, Won CSC
1959-60 18 10 7 1 - -- -- 21 2nd Sub C Lost Final
Newmarket Redmen
1960-61 26 8 16 2 - 106 149 18 7th Metro B DNQ
1961-62 22 7 13 2 - -- -- 16 4th LBFJCHL
1962-63 21 7 13 1 - -- -- 15 5th SubJCHL Lost Semi-final
1963-64 28 15 12 1 - -- -- 31 4th SubJCHL Lost Semi-final
1964-65 26 10 14 2 - -- -- 22 5th SubJCHL Lost Semi-final
1965-66 32 21 10 1 - -- -- 37 2nd SubJCHL
1966-67 30 3 26 1 - 81 196 7 6th SubJCHL
1967-68 30 13 12 5 - -- -- 31 6th SubJCHL Lost Semi-final
1968-69 36 23 7 6 - -- -- 52 2nd SubJCHL Lost Semi-final
1969-70 34 29 4 1 - 223 101 59 1st SubJCHL Won League, Won CSC
1970-71 34 20 12 2 - 174 136 42 2nd MOJBHL
1971-72 40 10 28 2 - 141 223 22 5th MOJBHL
1972-73 40 14 23 3 - 153 222 31 5th MOJBHL
1973-74 39 6 31 2 - 133 259 14 6th MOJBHL DNQ
1974-75 40 10 26 4 - 154 212 24 6th MOJBHL DNQ

Clarence Schmalz Cup Appearances[edit]

1956: Newmarket Smoke Rings defeated Stamford Bruins 3-games-to-none
1958: Newmarket Smoke Rings defeated Fort Erie 4-games-to-1
1959: Newmarket Smoke Rings defeated Fort Erie 4-games-to-2
1962: Elmira Polar Kings defeated Newmarket Redmen 4-games-to-none
1970: Newmarket Redmen defeated Hespeler Shamrocks 4-games-to-none

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]