Stratford Kroehlers

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Stratford Kroehlers
City Stratford, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey Association
Operated 1942 (1942)-44 & 1946-51
Home arena Stratford Arena

The Stratford Kroehlers were a junior ice hockey team that played in the Ontario Hockey Association. The Kroehlers were named for the Kroehler Furniture Company, a local manufacturer and team sponsor. The team played at the Stratford Arena, now known as the William Allman Memorial Arena, in Stratford, Ontario.

Before 1942, the team was known as the Stratford Midgets, and briefly as the Stratford Kist. The Kroehlers entered the OHA in 1942 and played until the team folded in 1951. There was a brief hiatus for two seasons near the end of World War II. In the 1947-48 season, George Armstrong won the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHA's most outstanding player, and the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the league's top scorer.

NHL alumni[edit]

Two former Kroehlers have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame: George Armstrong as a player and Howie Meeker as a broadcaster.

1942-1944

1946-1951

Yearly Results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1942-43 25 7 9 9 24 0.438 75 78 4th OHA
1943-44 25 7 16 2 16 0.304 99 154 5th Group 2
1946-47 36 22 14 0 44 0.611 164 108 4th OHA
1947-48 36 21 13 2 44 0.618 151 134 4th OHA
1948-49 48 25 21 2 52 0.543 190 200 5th OHA
1949-50 48 14 31 3 31 0.311 165 218 7th OHA
1950-51 54 20 28 6 46 0.417 200 230 8th OHA

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