Parry Sound Shamrocks
|Parry Sound Shamrocks|
|City||Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada|
|League||Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League
Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
|Home arena||Bobby Orr Community Centre|
|1977-1987||Parry Sound Shamrocks|
|1988-1991||Parry Sound Brewers|
|1994-2002||Parry Sound Shamrocks|
Parry Sound made the NOJHA finals against the Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats in their final two seasons in the NOJHA in 1998 and 1999. The Shamrocks lost both final series.
The move to the OPJHL helped the team cut travel costs and play in a competitive calibre hockey league. However, the on ice results left the team facing a high turnover rate in players wanting to be traded or released while the team was accumilating outstandings debts. The financial records for the team were stolen out of car in fall 2001.
The team opted to take a leave of absence after the 2001-02 season after experiencing financial problems. The Shamrocks were also interested in playing at the junior "C" level the following season. During the summer, remaining players went elsewhere to resume their junior "A" hockey careers. The Parry Sound Shamrocks were not returning to the OPJHL or resurfacing elsewhere and officially folded leaving a trail of heavy debts.
Some of the most influential players through 1997 through 1999 were locals Ben Moore (U of Western) and Matt Monks (Wilfrid Laurier University). However both individual chose to put off state side scholarships with ambitions in the CIS.
|1994-95||48||21||23||4||-||228||227||46||4th NOJHL||Lost Semi-final|
|1995-96||44||19||23||2||-||176||218||40||4th NOJHL||Lost Semi-final|
|1996-97||40||17||18||5||-||142||183||39||3rd NOJHL||Lost Semi-final|
|1997-98||40||18||18||4||-||155||179||40||2nd NOJHL||Lost Final|
|1998-99||40||26||13||1||-||194||134||53||2nd NOJHL||Lost Final|
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