Port Dover Sailors

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Port Dover Sailors
Port Dover Sailors
Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League
City Port Dover, Ontario
Founded 1988
Division West
Franchise history 1988-1999: Port Dover Clippers
1999-2011: Port Dover Sailors
2011-2013: Norfolk Rebels
2013-Present: Port Dover Sailors
Head Coach John Turberfield
General Manager John Turberfield
Arena Port Dover Arena
Team Colors Blue, Red, and White
              
League Champions None


The Port Dover Sailors are a Canadian junior hockey team based in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association.

History[edit]

The Port Dover Clippers were founded in 1988 as members of the Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League. The Clippers were 1990 and 1991 Niagara East champions and Niagara co-champions. In 1990, the Clippers would fall to the Orangeville Crushers of the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League 4-games-to-1 in the Clarence Schmalz Cup OHA provincial quarter-final. Their western co-champions, the New Hamburg Spirit 83's would fair no better, dropping one of the other quarter-finals in four-straight-games to the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League champion Belle River Canadiens. The next year was more of the same, as Port Diver and New Hamburg were the co-champions, New Hamburg would lose the provincial quarter-final to Belle River again (this time in 6 games), and Port Dover would fall to Orangeville again in 5.

In 1999, the Clippers took leave of the Niagara District league. Clippers changed their name to the Port Dover Sailors and applied for membership in the Ontario Hockey Association Junior Development League.

In 2006, the OHAJDL changed its name to the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Sailors competed in this league until 2012.

In spring 2010, the team executive canvassed for a coach to help build the team from the bottom up. Chris Gill, a Hamilton native and veteran competitive hockey coach was selected for the vacant job.

From 2011until 2013 the team was known as the Norfolk Rebels and split time between Port Dover and Waterford, Ontario.

In 2013, the team returned to being the Port Dover Sailors.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1988-89 40 19 13 8 - -- -- 46 3rd NJC-E
1989-90 40 29 8 3 - -- -- 61 1st NJC-E Won East, Lost CSC QF
1990-91 36 22 10 4 - 237 152 48 1st NJC-E Won East, Lost CSC QF
1991-92 36 23 8 5 - 195 145 51 2nd NJC-E
1992-93 36 12 16 8 - 157 181 32 3rd NJC-W
1993-94 36 21 11 4 - 176 144 46 2nd NJC-W
1994-95 36 19 14 3 - 195 171 41 4th NJC-W
1995-96 40 13 23 4 - 163 237 30 4th NJC-W
1996-97 40 1 37 0 2 78 287 4 6th NJC-W
1997-98 38 2 35 0 1 106 239 5 6th NJC-W
1998-99 35 4 30 - 1 -- -- 9 6th NJC-W
1999-00 38 10 25 1 2 140 242 23 15th OHAJDL
2000-01 40 10 26 0 4 -- -- 24 16th OHAJDL
2001-02 40 8 27 4 1 100 212 21 18th OHAJDL
2002-03 40 11 27 1 1 126 187 24 18th OHAJDL
2003-04 40 16 22 1 1 127 148 34 14th OHAJDL
2004-05 40 21 13 3 3 135 129 48 8th OHAJDL
2005-06 37 10 21 4 2 127 167 26 14th OHAJDL
2006-07 42 8 30 0 4 96 232 20 4th SOJHL-BM Lost Conference Quarter-final
2007-08 42 12 27 - 3 115 218 27 4th SOJHL-BM Lost Conference Quarter-final
2008-09 40 11 20 - 9 107 172 31 5th SOJHL-Mc DNQ
2009-10 36 3 32 - 1 91 223 7 5th SOJHL-Mc DNQ
2010-11 35 1 31 - 3 83 229 5 8th SOJHL-Mc Lost Division Quarter-final
2011-12 35 2 30 - 3 103 284 7 8th SOJHL-Mc Lost Division Quarter-final
2012-13 38 0 36 - 2 78 319 2 7th SOJHL-Mc Lost Division Quarter-final
2013-14 35 5 28 - 2 89 184 12 8th NJCHL Lost Quarter-final

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