Port Colborne Pirates

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Port Colborne Pirates
Port Colborne Pirates.jpg
City Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division Golden Horseshoe
Founded c. 1940
Home arena Vale Center
Colors Black, Red, and White
              
Owner(s) Tim Toffolo
General manager Yvan Charrios
Head coach Wes Wolfe
Franchise history
1970-1973 Port Colborne Sailors
1973-1974 Port Colborne Swords
1975-1979 Team Port Colborne
1979-1983 Port Colborne Sailors
1983-1985 Team Port Colborne
1985-1991 Port Colborne Schooners
1991-1995 Port Colborne Kinsmen
1995-2008 Port Colborne Sailors
2008-Present Port Colborne Pirates

The Port Colborne Pirates, formerly the Port Colborne Sailors, are a Canadian Junior B ice hockey team based in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Golden Horseshoe division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

History[edit]

The Port Colborne Recreationists were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association that played at the Junior B level through most of the 1940s. The Recreationists captured the 1943 Junior B championship, Sutherland Cup and were promoted to the Junior A level the following year where they competed for one full season. The Junior A team folded early in their second season and the Recreationists returned to Junior B hockey the following year.

The monikor "Sailors" dates back to the 1940s as well. The Port Colborne Sailors were one of the most successful franchises in the OHA Major Intermediate A Hockey League winning championships in 1949, 1950, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1975 and 1976.[1]

Since 1970 the Sailors have spent most of their time in the Niagara Junior C Hockey League with the exception of 1975 through 1979 when the team participated in the Niagara District Junior B Hockey League. The team changed its name several times (Sailors, Swords, Kinsmen, Schooners) before returning to the familiar "Sailors" monikor that the team played as between 1995 and 2008. In 2009 the team rebranded itself one more time as the Port Colborne Pirates.

Sutherland Cups: 1943 (as the Port Colborne Recreationists)

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1977-78 40 9 26 5 - 183 289 23 5th NDJBHL DNQ
1978-79 40 14 24 2 - -- -- 30 4th NDJBHL Lost Semi-final
1979-80 35 16 17 2 - 196 185 34 4th NJC-E
1980-81 40 23 11 6 - 252 171 52 3rd NJC-E Lost Quarter-final
1981-82 36 29 6 1 - -- -- 59 1st NJC-CA Lost Final
1982-83 31 13 13 5 - -- -- 31 4th NJC-E Lost Quarter-final
1983-84 40 30 7 3 - -- -- 63 1st NJC-E
1984-85 34 20 9 5 - 161 119 45 2nd NJCHL
1985-86 40 12 21 7 - 189 214 31 9th GHJHL
1986-87 42 23 16 3 - 258 203 49 4th GHJHL Lost Final
1987-88 42 32 6 4 - 326 179 68 2nd GHJHL Lost Final
1988-89 42 21 12 9 - 229 176 51 4th GHJHL
1989-90 48 17 26 2 3 254 299 39 7th GHJHL
1990-91 42 10 30 1 1 184 285 22 7th GHJHL
1991-92 42 14 27 0 1 172 253 29 7th GHJHL
1992-93 42 8 32 2 0 149 293 18 7th GHJHL
1993-94 40 13 25 2 0 192 260 28 5th GHJHL
1994-95 42 17 22 3 1 171 194 38 5th GHJHL
1995-96 50 35 14 0 1 222 177 71 2nd GHJHL
1996-97 42 32 7 3 0 254 134 67 1st GHJHL Lost Final
1997-98 49 22 23 2 2 211 223 48 5th GHJHL
1998-99 48 23 16 7 2 184 138 55 3rd GHJHL
1999-00 48 25 19 3 1 174 143 54 5th GHJHL
2000-01 48 22 18 5 3 185 149 52 4th GHJHL Lost Final
2001-02 48 33 12 2 1 250 157 69 2nd GHJHL
2002-03 48 20 22 2 4 241 256 46 4th GHJHL
2003-04 48 9 32 6 1 123 215 25 7th GHJHL
2004-05 48 20 20 6 2 155 178 48 4th GHJHL
2005-06 49 16 30 2 1 160 235 35 6th GHJHL Lost Quarter-final
2006-07 49 30 16 1 2 238 210 63 3rd GHJHL Lost Semi-final
2007-08 49 14 32 1 2 152 197 31 7th GOJHL-GH
2008-09 52 16 27 - 9 170 250 41 8th GOJHL-GH Lost Quarter-Final
2009-10 51 17 30 - 4 173 243 38 6th GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. QF
2010-11 51 25 18 - 8 225 195 58 5th GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. SF
2011-12 51 32 17 - 2 212 191 66 4th GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. Final
2012-13 51 35 12 - 4 250 158 74 2nd GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. SF
2013-14 49 9 37 - 3 154 298 21 8th GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. QF

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