Niagara Falls Canucks

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Niagara Falls Canucks
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City Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division Golden Horseshoe
Founded c. 1971
Home arena Gale Centre
Colors Black, Red, and White
              
Owner(s) Frank Pietrangelo(June 2014)
General manager Frank Pietrangelo
Head coach Frank Pietrangelo (2014-15)
Franchise history
1971–1992 Niagara Falls Canucks
1992–1994 Niagara Falls Devils
1994-Present Niagara Falls Canucks

The Niagara Falls Canucks are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Golden Horseshoe division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

History[edit]

The Canucks moved up from Intercounty Junior C in 1971 to the Niagara District Junior B Hockey League. They stayed with the league until 1979 when the league folded.

The Canucks have been a charter member of the Golden Horseshoe "B" since 1979. For a short time in the 1990s, the teams was known as the Devils.

During the 2006 Playoffs, the Canucks won the GHJHL Championship, but ended up falling to the Midwestern Junior B Hockey League's Cambridge Winterhawks 4-games-to-1 in the Sutherland Cup final. The current captain of the Canucks is Niagara Falls native Cam McLean.

Current[edit]

The Niagara Falls Canucks relocated from Niagara Falls Memorial Arena to the Gale Centre prior to the 2011 season. Niagara Falls native Cam McLean was named captain during the grand opening of the new facility.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1977–78 40 25 14 1 - 259 193 51 2nd NDJBHL Lost Final
1978–79 39 27 7 5 - -- -- 59 1st NDJBHL Lost Final
1979–80 44 30 11 3 - 257 185 63 2nd GHJHL
1980–81 42 26 12 4 - 295 206 56 2nd GHJHL
1981–82 36 20 12 4 - - - 44 2nd GHJHL
1982–83 42 15 18 9 - 215 239 39 6th GHJHL
1983–84 42 28 9 5 - 296 192 61 1st GHJHL Lost Final
1984–85 42 24 13 5 - 268 208 53 2nd GHJHL Lost Final
1985–86 40 19 16 5 - 236 215 43 5th GHJHL
1986–87 42 29 8 5 - 322 215 63 1st GHJHL Won League
1987–88 42 35 5 2 - 394 224 72 1st GHJHL Won League
1988–89 42 27 10 5 - 279 209 59 1st GHJHL Won League
1989–90 48 30 17 0 1 309 278 61 3rd GHJHL
1990–91 42 4 37 1 0 164 307 9 8th GHJHL
1991–92 42 7 34 1 0 137 303 15 8th GHJHL
1992–93 42 15 19 2 6 190 207 38 5th GHJHL
1993–94 40 23 14 2 1 248 210 49 3rd GHJHL
1994–95 42 34 4 4 1 319 188 73 1st GHJHL Won League
1995–96 42 33 5 3 1 283 169 70 1st GHJHL Won League, Won Sutherland Cup
1996–97 41 29 7 3 2 298 181 65 2nd GHJHL
1997–98 49 43 3 1 2 379 165 89 1st GHJHL Won League, Won Sutherland Cup
1998–99 48 40 3 3 2 238 133 85 1st GHJHL Lost Final
1999–00 48 29 17 2 0 219 152 60 4th GHJHL
2000–01 48 33 9 6 0 254 161 72 1st GHJHL
2001–02 48 38 10 0 0 234 136 76 1st GHJHL Won League
2002–03 48 31 12 4 1 232 156 67 2nd GHJHL Lost Final
2003–04 48 36 3 8 1 206 109 81 1st GHJHL Lost Final
2004–05 48 26 16 5 1 206 169 58 2nd GHJHL Lost Final
2005–06 49 36 8 2 3 300 158 77 1st GHJHL Won League
2006–07 49 37 10 1 1 261 178 76 1st GHJHL Lost Final
2007–08 49 29 15 5 0 207 178 63 2nd GOJHL-GH Lost Semi-final
2008–09 52 25 22 - 5 240 222 55 4th GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. Final
2009–10 51 28 16 - 7 205 202 63 4th GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. Semi-final
2010–11 51 38 9 - 4 280 164 80 1st GOJHL-GH Lost Final
2011–12 51 39 8 - 4 231 142 82 2nd GOJHL-GH
2012–13 51 30 18 - 3 226 175 63 4th GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. Quarter-final
2013–14 49 26 22 - 1 210 194 53 6th GOJHL-GH

Sutherland Cup Appearances[edit]

1987: St. Thomas Stars defeated Niagara Falls Canucks 4-games-to-none
1989: St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Niagara Falls Canucks 4-games-to-1
1996: Niagara Falls Canucks defeated St. Thomas Stars 4-games-to-2
1998: Niagara Falls Canucks defeated Elmira Sugar Kings 4-games-to-3
2006: Cambridge Winterhawks defeated Niagara Falls Canucks 4-games-to-1
2011: Elmira Sugar Kings defeated Niagara Falls Canucks 4-games-to-1

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