Owen Sound Attack

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Owen Sound Attack
Owen Sound Attack Logo.svg
City Owen Sound, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey League
Conference Western
Division Midwest
Founded 2000 (2000) (Attack)
1989 (Platers)
Home arena J.D. McArthur Arena, Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre
Colours Red, gold, black, and white
                   
General manager Canada Dale DeGray
Head coach Canada Greg Ireland

Website
www.attackhockey.com
Franchise history
1968–1972 Guelph CMC's
1972–1975 Guelph Biltmore Madhatters
1975–1989 Guelph Platers
1989–2000 Owen Sound Platers
2000–present Owen Sound Attack

The Owen Sound Attack are a junior ice hockey in the Ontario Hockey League based in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Based in Owen Sound since 1989, and operating under the current name since 2000, the Attack play their home games at the J.D. McArthur Arena inside the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.

History[edit]

Jack Flinn (December 2013)

The Owen Sound OHL franchise was born when the Holody family moved the Guelph Platers to the city for the 1989–90 OHL season. The team kept the name of Owen Sound Platers.

The Owen Sound Attack were born in the late summer of the year 2000 as a community-based OHL franchise. When the Holody family decided to sell the Owen Sound Platers buyers were sought from any city.

Several local Owen Sound businesspeople realized that an out-of-town buyer would mean losing the team to relocation. The most mentioned former OHL city was Cornwall, Ontario. This local business group banded together to purchase the team. After a bidding war and a summer-long legal battle with another suitor, the team remained in Owen Sound.

The ownership group elected for a name change and came up with the more modern sounding "Owen Sound Attack". The 2004–05 season was the best regular season in the OHL history of Owen Sound. General Manager Mike Futa was recognized by the OHL for his work in building the team with the OHL Executive of the Year award. The club also played host to the OHL All-Star Classic in 2005.

Jaden Lindo (December 2013)

In 2010-11, the Attack wore the jerseys of the 1951 Allan Cup Champion Owen Sound Mercurys as a throwback third jersey.

On April 27, 2011, the Owen Sound Attack earned their first OHL Conference Championship and their first berth in the Memorial Cup tournament since relocating from Guelph with a 10-4 win over the defending champion Windsor Spitfires and a result of the Memorial Cup host team, Mississauga St. Michael's Majors winning their conference series, 4-1 over the Niagara IceDogs.

On May 15, 2011, the Attack won their first J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL Champions, also since relocating from Guelph with a 3-2 overtime win over the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors in the seventh game of the OHL finals.

As of the end of the 2013/2014 season, the Attack were one of five OHL teams to win 30 or more games in the past four seasons, joining London, Guelph, Saginaw and Oshawa.

The Owen Sound Attack is the pride of Owen Sound, often selling out their 3000 seat arena. The Attack set a new franchise attendance mark in 2011/2012 of 97,619 fans and set a new record the following year, eclipsing the 100,000 mark in 2012/2013 and again in 2013/2014. [1]

Coaches[edit]

List of Owen Sound Attack coaches with multiple seasons in parentheses.

Players[edit]

Andrew Brunette won the 1992–93 Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the top scorer in the OHL with 62 Goals, 100 Assists and 162 Points. He also tied for the Canadian Hockey League's scoring lead. Brunette was selected by the Washington Capitals 174th overall in the 7th round of 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

Jamie Storr was the 1993–94 OHL Goaltender of the Year. Storr was the starting goalie for back-to-back World Junior Hockey Championship Gold medals in 1993 and 1994. In the 1994 NHL Entry Draft he became what was then the highest-drafted goaltender overall in NHL history, by the Los Angeles Kings, 7th overall.

Dan Snyder, a former captain of the Owen Sound Platers, had his number 14 retired by the Owen Sound Attack in 2003. He is remembered in Owen Sound for his leadership on and off the ice. Snyder was twice voted his team's Humanitarian of the Year. Snyder died from injuries suffered in a vehicular accident in 2003 after just beginning his NHL career with the Atlanta Thrashers, and the Ontario Hockey League renamed its Humanitarian of the Year award posthumously in his honour.

NHL alumni[edit]

Owen Sound Platers
Owen Sound Attack

Current roster[edit]

(as of October 21, 2013)

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Acquired Hometown
1 Canada Jack Flinn L 2013 Halifax, Nova Scotia
33 United States Brandon Hope L 2012 Canton, Michigan
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Acquired Hometown
2 Canada Tyler MacArthur R 2013 Collingwood, Ontario
3 Canada Connor Walters R 2013 Welland, Ontario
4 Canada Thomas Schemitsch R 2012 Thornhill, Ontario
5 Canada Alex Annecchiarico L 2011 Richmond Hill, Ontario
6 Canada Brayden Rose R 2010 Richmond Hill, Ontario
23 Canada Kurtis MacDermid L 2010 Sauble Beach, Ontario
24 Canada Chris Bigras L 2011 Elmvale, Ontario
34 Russia Damir Sharipzyanov L 2013 Nizhnekamsk, Russia
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Acquired Hometown
7 Canada Daniel Milne R 2010 Unionville, Ontario
9 Canada Gemel Smith L 2010 Toronto, Ontario
10 Canada Jeffrey Gilligan R 2012 Burlington, Ontario
11 Canada Cameron Brace R 2010 Markham, Ontario
12 Canada Ryan Heeps L 2013 Oshawa, Ontario
13 Canada Ethan Szypula R 2013 London, Ontario
15 Canada Holden Cook R 2010 Whitby, Ontario
17 Canada Jarrod Maidens R 2010 Niagara Falls, Ontario
18 Canada Stefano Pezzetta L 2010 North York, Ontario
21 Sweden Gilbert Gabor L 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
22 Canada Jaden Lindo R 2012 Brampton, Ontario
26 Canada Kyle Hope L 2012 Blenheim, Ontario
27 Canada Zach Nastasiuk R 2011 Barrie, Ontario
28 Canada Justin Brack L 2012 Orangeville, Ontario
29 Canada Kurtis Gabriel R 2010 Newmarket, Ontario

Team records[edit]

Records listed include those achieved during the years of the Owen Sound Platers, 1989-2000

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 97 2010–11
Most wins 46 2010–11
Most goals for 330 1992–93
Least goals for 200 2001–02
Least goals against 187 2004–05
Most goals against 373 1990–91
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals Andrew Brunette 62 1992–93
Most assists Andrew Brunette 100 1992–93
Most points Andrew Brunette 162 1992–93
Most points, rookie Marian Kacir 56 1992–93
Most points, defenseman Scott Walker 91 1992–93
Best + / - Robby Mignardi +35 2010–11
Most penalty minutes Theo Peckham 236 2005–06
Best GAA (goalie) Jordan Binnington 2.17 2012-13
Most wins (goalie) Jordan Binnington 32 2012-13
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

Yearly results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • 1989–2000 as Owen Sound Platers
  • 2000–present as Owen Sound Attack

Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SL Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1989–90 66 28 31 7 - - 63 0.477 265 305 4th Emms
1990–91 66 13 48 5 - - 31 0.235 269 373 7th Emms
1991–92 66 23 41 2 - - 48 0.364 260 315 6th Emms
1992–93 66 29 29 8 - - 66 0.500 330 324 4th Emms
1993–94 66 34 30 2 - - 70 0.530 303 284 4th Emms
1994–95 66 22 38 6 - - 50 0.379 239 299 3rd Central
1995–96 66 29 32 5 - - 63 0.477 274 313 4th Central
1996–97 66 27 37 2 - - 56 0.424 258 318 4th Central
1997–98 66 27 34 5 - - 59 0.447 270 312 4th Central
1998–99 68 39 24 5 - - 83 0.610 312 293 2nd Midwest
1999–2000 68 21 41 6 6 - 54 0.353 237 292 5th Midwest
2000–01 68 31 27 7 3 - 72 0.507 256 236 4th Midwest
2001–02 68 24 31 10 3 - 61 0.426 200 240 4th Midwest
2002–03 68 27 30 7 4 - 65 0.449 206 243 4th Midwest
2003–04 68 30 27 7 4 - 71 0.493 202 210 4th Midwest
2004–05 68 40 18 7 3 - 90 0.640 245 187 2nd Midwest
2005–06 68 32 29 - 4 3 71 0.522 239 239 4th Midwest
2006–07 68 31 30 - 3 4 69 0.507 256 261 4th Midwest
2007–08 68 20 41 - 2 5 47 0.346 200 290 4th Midwest
2008–09 68 26 27 - 7 8 67 0.493 226 258 4th Midwest
2009–10 68 27 33 - 4 4 62 0.456 221 276 5th Midwest
2010–11 68 46 17 - 1 4 97 0.713 283 215 1st Midwest
2011–12 68 32 29 - 3 4 71 0.522 234 220 3rd Midwest
2012–13 68 44 18 - 1 5 94 0.691 231 165 2nd Midwest
2013–14 68 31 29 - 3 5 70 0.515 205 237 4th Midwest

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1989–90 Defeated Sudbury Wolves 4 games to 3 in first round.
    Lost to Niagara Falls Thunder 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.
  • 1990–91 Out of playoffs.
  • 1991–92 Lost to London Knights 4 games to 1 in first round.
  • 1992–93 Defeated Niagara Falls Thunder 4 games to 0 in first round.
    Lost to S.S. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1993–94 Defeated Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
    Lost to Detroit Jr. Red Wings 4 games to 0 in division semi-finals.
  • 1994–95 Defeated Niagara Falls Thunder 4 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
    Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1995–96 Lost to Niagara Falls Thunder 4 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1996–97 Lost to Barrie Colts 4 games to 0 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1997–98 Defeated Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
    Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.
  • 1998–99 Defeated S.S.Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Guelph Storm 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
    Lost to London Knights 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
  • 1999–2000 Out of playoffs.
  • 2000–01 Lost to Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2001–02 Out of playoffs.
  • 2002–03 Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2003–04 Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2004–05 Defeated Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
  • 2005–06 Defeated Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to London Knights 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
  • 2006–07 Lost to London Knights 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2007–08 Out of playoffs.
  • 2008–09 Lost to Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2009-10 Out of playoffs.
  • 2010–11 Defeated London Knights 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
    Defeated Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
    Defeated Mississauga Majors 4 games to 3 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
    Finished Memorial Cup round-robin in third place.
    Lost to Kootenay Ice 7-3 in tie-breaking game.
  • 2011–12 Lost to Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2012–13 Defeated Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
  • 2013–14 Lost to Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.

Uniforms and logos[edit]

Attack mascot Cubby
2010-11 Third Jersey logo.
Joey Hishon wearing the third jersey
Uniform colours: Black, white, gold, and red
Logo design: An angry bear with broken hockey stick
Mascot: Cubby
2010-11 Third Jersey: Blue, red, and white with Owen Sound Mercurys logo

Arena[edit]

The Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre received extensive renovations beginning in 2001. Private boxes and a restaurant were added, as well as upgrading the facility in general. The arena hosted the 2005 OHL All-Star Classic.

  • Capacity = 4,300 (incl. standing)
  • Ice Size = 200' x 85'

The Bayshore Community Centre is also home to the Owen Sound Greys of the Midwestern Junior B Hockey League, the Owen Sound Rams of the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League, and the Owen Sound Woodsmen of the OLA Senior B Lacrosse League.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.attackhockey.com/article/attack-set-new-attendance-mark_140355

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