Pickering Panthers

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Pickering Panthers
Pickering Panthers.jpg
City Pickering, Ontario, Canada
League Ontario Junior Hockey League
Founded 1972
Home arena Pickering Recreation Complex
Colors Black, Red, and White
              
Owner(s) Steven Tuchner
General manager Mike Galati
Head coach Mike Galati
Affiliates Ajax-Pickering Raiders MHA
Franchise history
2010 merged w/ Ajax Attack

The Pickering Panthers are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Pickering, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of Central Division Hockey but also used to be a part of the Metro Junior A Hockey League.

History[edit]

In the Summer of 2010, the Panthers accepted a merger with the Ajax Attack. The team remained in Pickering, but it eliminated the struggle for players and fans between the two neighbouring communities.

2007 Marathon Game[edit]

On February 11, 2007 after 154 minutes and 32 seconds of play, the Toronto Jr. Canadiens defeated the Pickering Panthers in Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs. The game-winning goal was credited to Kyle Wetering at the 4:32 mark of the 6th Overtime and Toronto outshot Pickering 88-86. On February 12, 2007, TSN show That's Hockey showed highlights of the game and announced that the history of the game may be preserved in the Hockey Hall of Fame as the longest junior hockey game in history, far surpassing the last recorded record, a feature column also appeared in the Toronto Sun about the historical game. The game has been officially named the longest game in Ontario Hockey Association history.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1972-73 35 13 19 3 - 114 158 29 7th Metro B
1973-74 44 34 6 4 - 272 135 72 1st Metro B
1974-75 38 25 6 7 - 259 133 57 2nd Metro B
1975-76 34 18 12 4 - 163 134 40 4th Metro B
1976-77 34 17 13 4 - 166 164 38 4th Metro B
1977-78 36 19 14 3 - 217 179 41 3rd Metro B
1978-79 44 19 19 6 - 214 210 44 8th Metro B
1979-80 42 22 16 4 - 248 185 48 6th Metro B
1980-81 42 26 14 2 - 210 154 54 3rd Metro B
1981-82 36 15 17 4 - 188 174 34 6th Metro B
1982-83 35 15 15 5 - 141 149 35 6th Metro B
1983-84 42 23 13 6 - 197 174 52 4th Metro B
1984-85 36 17 15 4 - 183 163 38 6th Metro B
1985-86 36 29 5 2 - 287 128 60 1st Metro B Won League
1986-87 37 28 7 2 - 213 115 58 2nd Metro B Lost Final
1987-88 37 19 12 6 - 191 130 44 4th Metro B Lost Quarter-final
1988-89 39 15 16 8 - 182 181 38 6th Metro B
1989-90 44 7 32 5 - 155 300 19 11th Metro B
1990-91 44 7 32 5 - 150 269 19 11th Metro B
1991-92 44 13 28 3 - 190 235 29 10th Metro A
1992-93 48 13 30 5 - 198 292 31 13th Metro A
1993-94 50 4 43 3 - 171 345 11 14th Metro A DNQ
1994-95 49 10 37 2 - 161 331 22 14th Metro A
1995-96 52 14 32 6 - 197 259 34 9th Metro A DNQ
1996-97 50 34 12 4 - 232 163 72 4th Metro A Lost Semi-final
1997-98 50 16 27 7 - 173 213 39 13th Metro A
1998-99 51 37 14 0 0 249 162 74 1st OPJHL-E Lost Semi-final
1999-00 49 11 32 4 2 154 218 28 9th OPJHL-S
2000-01 49 21 19 7 2 198 194 51 4th OPJHL-S
2001-02 49 20 22 5 2 188 193 47 5th OPJHL-S
2002-03 49 13 31 3 2 154 218 31 7th OPJHL-S
2003-04 49 12 30 7 0 168 221 31 8th OPJHL-S
2004-05 49 29 15 2 3 218 171 63 5th OPJHL-S
2005-06 49 30 17 1 1 228 173 62 3rd OPJHL-S Lost Conf. SF
2006-07 49 26 21 2 0 222 189 54 5th OPJHL-S Lost Conf. Finals
2007-08 49 10 38 - 1 135 260 21 9th OPJHL-S
2008-09 49 16 30 - 3 148 249 35 8th OJHL-R
2009-10 50 15 31 - 4 178 252 34 10th CCHL-E DNQ
2010-11 50 14 33 - 3 142 205 31 8th OJHL-E DNQ
2011-12 49 11 37 - 1 141 280 23 6th OJHL-S Lost Division QF
2012-13 55 13 37 - 5 145 274 31 5th OJHL-N DNQ
2013-14 53 22 25 - 6 168 202 50 3rd OJHL-N Lost Conf. QF

Playoffs[edit]

MetJHL Years

  • 1990 DNQ
  • 1991 DNQ
  • 1992 Lost Quarter-final
Pickering Panthers defeated Wellington Dukes 3-games-to-none
Thornhill Thunderbirds defeated Pickering Panthers 4-games-to-none
  • 1993 DNQ
  • 1994 DNQ
  • 1995 DNQ
  • 1996 DNQ
  • 1997 Lost in Round Robin Quarter-final
Pickering Panthers defeated Oshawa Legionaires 4-games-to-2
Sixth in round robin quarter-final (0-5-1)
  • 1998 Lost Preliminary
Syracuse Jr. Crunch defeated Pickering Panthers 3-games-to-2

OJHL Years

Notable alumni[edit]

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