Stayner Siskins

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Stayner Siskins
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City Stayner, Ontario
League Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League
Founded 1972 (1972)
Home arena Stayner Memorial Arena
Colours Green, Yellow, and White
General manager Richard Gauthier
Head coach Steve Walker
Parent club(s) Barrie Colts

The Stayner Siskins are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Stayner, Ontario. They are members of the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League.

History[edit]

The Stayner Siskins began their journey in 1972 as a member of the South-Central Junior D Hockey League. The next year, the league was promoted and became the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League. In these early years, the Siskins were not overly successful in their league, but during the playoff were sent out to represent the league in the All-Ontario Junior "D" playdowns for the Ontario Hockey Association Cup.

The Siskins first appearance in the All-Ontario Junior D championship came during the 1973-74 season. This year saw the beginning of a three year rivalry with the Belmont Bombers of the Western Ontario Junior D Hockey League. In the 1974 final, the Siskins, led by veteran captain Kevin McInnis, dropped the Bombers 4-games-to-2 to win their first OHA Cup.

The next year saw the Siskins make their second appearance. Again the Belmont Bombers were in town, but they were ready this time. The Bombers dispatched the Stayner Siskins 4-games-to-1.

In 1975-76, the Stayner Siskins and Belmont Bombers met for the third and final time. The Siskins and Bombers both came out to win, as the series went the distance the Siskins took the decisive game 7 and the series 4-games-to-3. It is doubtful that these two franchises have ever met since outside of tournament or exhibition play.

In 1976, the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League became the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League. The 1976-77 playoffs saw Stayner reach the Ontario Hockey Association Cup final again, but this time against the Western league's Exeter Hawks. The Hawks proved to much for the Siskins to handle as they swept Stayner 4-games-to-none.

In 1992, the Stayner Siskins won the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League championship. They entered the All-Ontario playdowns and made it all the way to the Clarence Schmalz Cup final but lost to the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League's powerhouse Belle River Canadiens. The Siskins won the last ever Mid-Ontario league championship in 1994, but did not advance to the All-Ontario final.

In 1994, the Mid-Ontario league merged with Georgian Bay Junior C Hockey League to create the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League. It took Stayner until the 2001-02 to win the title of this new league and they won it again in 2003-04. They were not able to reach the Clarence Schmalz Cup on either campaign.

The 2005-06 season saw the Siskins finish sixth place at the end of the regular season. The Siskins drew the third seeded Alliston Hornets. The Siskins played spoiler in a huge way. The Hornets were heavily favoured to win the series and had built up a 3-games-to-none lead. Out of nowhere, the Siskins won games 4, 5, 6, and finally game 7 to pull the ultimate upset and advance to the league semi-finals. The Siskins were out of tricks in the Semi-finals though, as the eventual provincial champions, the Penetang Kings managed to defeat them 4-games-to-1.

The 2006-07 season had the Siskins finish fifth place in the league and draw the fourth seeded Erin Shamrocks in the league quarter-finals. The Siskins upset the Shamrocks and won the series 4-games-to-2. They then ran into the first seeded Fergus Devils. The Semi-final was short for the Siskins as they fell to the Devils 4-games-to-1.

Season-by-Season Standings[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1972-73 27 13 9 5 - 130 96 37 3rd SCJDHL Lost Semi-final
1973-74 30 19 8 3 - 186 123 41 2nd Central G1 Jr. D Champions, Won OHA Cup
1974-75 30 25 5 0 - 168 92 50 1st Central G1 Jr. D Champions, Lost OHA Cup Final
1975-76 32 26 4 2 - 176 95 54 1st Central G1 Jr. D Champions, Won OHA Cup
1976-77 26 19 4 3 - 227 100 41 1st MOJCHL Jr. D Champions, Lost OHA Cup Final
1977-78 32 13 14 5 - 153 145 31 6th MOJCHL
1978-79 32 10 18 4 - -- -- 24 6th MOJCHL
1979-80 Statistics missing
1980-81 27 19 6 2 - 192 126 40 1st NJDHL
1981-82 Statistics missing
1982-83 34 24 9 1 - -- -- 49 3rd GBJCHL Lost Quarter-final
1983-84 32 11 15 6 - -- -- 28 7th GBJCHL Lost Quarter-final
1984-85 31 11 19 1 - 162 216 23 6th GBJCHL Lost Quarter-final
1985-86 32 17 10 3 2 185 166 39 3rd GBJCHL Lost Semi-final
1986-87 32 27 2 1 2 266 128 57 1st GBJCHL Lost Final
1987-88 30 27 2 0 1 238 96 55 1st GBJCHL
1988-89 36 21 14 1 0 224 178 43 3rd GBJCHL Won League, Lost CSC QF
1989-90 36 19 14 2 1 172 163 41 4th GBJCHL Lost Semi-final
1990-91 30 24 5 1 0 163 93 49 1st GBJCHL Lost Semi-final
1991-92 36 32 4 0 0 -- -- 64 1st GBJCHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
1992-93 35 28 5 1 1 -- -- 58 1st GBJCHL Won League, Lost CSC QF
1993-94 37 31 3 1 2 -- -- 65 1st GBJCHL Won League, Lost CSC QF
1994-95 36 21 15 0 - -- -- 42 4th GMOHL
1995-96 44 32 10 2 - 247 149 66 1st GMOHL Won League
1996-97 36 23 13 0 - 206 154 46 2nd GMOHL
1997-98 36 20 16 0 - 166 149 40 3rd GMOHL
1998-99 36 24 10 2 - 173 149 50 1st GMOHL
1999-00 36 25 10 1 - 169 104 51 2nd GMOHL Lost Final
2000-01 36 31 5 0 0 189 64 62 1st GMOHL
2001-02 36 24 11 1 0 169 109 49 1st GMOHL Won League
2002-03 36 24 9 1 2 175 106 51 1st GMOHL Lost Final
2003-04 36 22 10 2 2 163 105 48 2nd GMOHL Won League
2004-05 40 19 16 4 1 116 105 43 6th GMOHL
2005-06 41 15 17 8 1 156 144 39 6th GMOHL Lost Semi-final
2006-07 42 21 16 5 0 164 170 47 5th GMOHL
2007-08 42 8 33 0 1 114 236 17 6th GMOHL
2008-09 42 15 24 - 3 131 201 33 4th GMOHL
2009-10 41 26 10 - 5 178 119 57 3rd GMOHL Lost Semi-final
2010-11 40 30 10 - 0 196 108 60 3rd GMOHL Lost Final
2011-12 40 32 6 - 2 219 112 66 1st GMOHL Lost Final
2012-13 40 26 11 - 3 182 135 55 2nd GMOHL Lost Semi-final
2013-14 40 26 10 - 4 186 113 56 3rd GMOHL Lost Semi-final

Clarence Schmalz Cup Appearances[edit]

1992: Belle River Canadiens defeated Stayner Siskins 4-games-to-2

Notable alumni[edit]

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