Strathroy Rockets

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Strathroy Rockets
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City Strathroy, Ontario
League Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Conference Western
Founded 1965
Home arena West Middlesex Memorial Arena
Colours Red, blue and white
              
General manager Dan Gibson
Head coach Mike Bondy
Captain Tyler Duarte
Affiliate(s) Sarnia Sting (OHL)
North Middlesex Stars (SOJHL)
Franchise history
1965-1972 Strathroy Rockets
1972-1975 Strathroy Falcons
1975-1994 Strathroy Blades
1994-Present Strathroy Rockets

The Strathroy Rockets are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Western division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

History[edit]

Rockets' goaltender during the 2014-15 season.
Rockets line for draw during 2013 playoffs.

In 1965, the Rockets joined the old Western Junior "B" league. When most of the league became the Western Junior A league in 1968, the Rockets were not invited. Instead, the team joined the Central "B" league for a year, before moving to the Western Junior B league in 1969, and ceased operations in 1972. The Falcons replaced the Rockets and moved to the Western Junior "D". The team became the Blades in 1975 rejoined the newly re-formed Western "B" league. In 1994, they once again became the Rockets and stayed in the Western "B" ever since.

The Rockets won the WOJHL title in 2006-07, defeating the Sarnia Blast in 7 games. They were then defeated by the Cambridge WinterHawks in the Sutherland Cup final.

2014-2015 Coaching Staff[edit]

  • President - Charlie Milhomens
  • General Manager - Dan Gibson
  • Assistant General Manager - Nick Vandenberk
  • Head Coach - Mike Bondy
  • Assistant Coach - Brendan Riggin
  • Assistant Coach - Chris Brekelmans
  • Strength/Conditioning Coach - Brent McKenzie
  • Goaltender Coach - Paul Tirkalas
  • Video Coach - Chris Edwards
  • Director of Player Development - Dave Waun
  • Trainer - Mike Brooks
  • Equipment Manager - Joe Brooks
  • Equipment Manager - Lance Kellestine

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1965-66 40 12 27 1 - 181 238 25 5th WOJBHL
1966-67 40 19 19 2 - 226 212 40 4th WOJBHL
1967-68 52 23 26 3 - 236 235 49 4th WOJBHL
1968-69 36 21 20 5 - 203 163 47 2nd CJBHL
1969-70 36 7 25 4 - 128 186 18 5th WOJHL
1970-71 42 6 31 5 - 138 276 17 5th WOJHL
1971-72 Statistics Not Available
1972-73 32 16 14 2 - 205 195 34 4th WJDHL
1973-74 34 17 13 4 - 229 196 38 4th WJDHL
1974-75 32 7 22 3 - 167 255 17 8th WJDHL
1975-76 40 4 32 4 - 112 274 12 7th WOJHL
1976-77 40 17 15 8 - 200 207 42 3rd WOJHL
1977-78 39 13 25 1 - 167 220 27 5th WOJHL
1978-79 42 29 10 3 - 286 188 61 2nd WOJHL Lost Final
1979-80 42 27 14 1 - 232 163 55 4th WOJHL
1980-81 42 19 18 5 - 219 209 43 5th WOJHL
1981-82 42 13 18 11 - 190 213 37 4th WOJHL
1982-83 42 25 13 4 - 229 203 54 2nd WOJHL
1983-84 48 21 21 6 - 252 253 48 6th WOJHL
1984-85 48 8 33 7 - 191 314 23 7th WOJHL
1985-86 42 13 21 8 - 201 250 34 6th WOJHL
1986-87 42 12 26 4 - 192 278 28 6th WOJHL
1987-88 42 16 25 2 0 190 245 34 6th WOJHL
1988-89 40 26 12 2 0 249 193 54 3rd WOJHL
1989-90 40 8 27 3 2 158 287 21 8th WOJHL
1990-91 48 17 25 2 4 209 250 40 6th WOJHL
1991-92 48 19 23 2 4 194 228 44 3rd WOJHL East
1992-93 52 4 45 0 3 - - 11 5th WOJHL East
1993-94 50 13 32 5 0 193 269 31 4th WOJHL East
1994-95 52 8 40 0 4 166 358 20 5th WOJHL East
1995-96 52 26 21 4 1 252 213 57 4th WOJHL East
1996-97 52 34 13 3 2 273 192 73 1st WOJHL East Won League
1997-98 52 28 22 1 1 265 224 58 2nd WOJHL East
1998-99 52 26 22 0 4 232 235 56 2nd WOJHL East
1999-00 54 30 20 0 4 269 225 64 5th GOHL Lost Final
2000-01 54 21 26 3 4 214 217 49 7th GOHL
2001-02 54 32 18 1 3 269 232 68 5th WOJHL
2002-03 48 12 33 2 1 146 244 27 8th WOJHL
2003-04 48 11 34 3 0 130 232 25 9th WOJHL
2004-05 48 17 30 1 0 140 205 35 8th WOJHL
2005-06 48 25 10 3 10 165 152 63 3rd WOJHL
2006-07 48 33 12 - 3 206 153 69 1st WOJHL Won League, Lost SC
2007-08 48 27 17 - 4 206 171 58 4th GOJHL-W Lost Conf. QF
2008-09 52 33 15 - 4 225 140 70 4th GOJHL-W Lost Conf. SF
2009-10 50 36 13 - 1 244 152 73 2nd GOJHL-W Lost Conf. QF
2010-11 51 37 10 - 4 258 150 78 1st GOJHL-W Lost Conf. SF
2011-12 51 25 23 - 3 218 219 53 7th GOJHL-W Lost Conf. Final
2012-13 51 25 22 - 4 165 176 54 6th GOJHL-W Lost Conf. SF
2013-14 49 25 18 - 6 184 167 56 6th GOJHL-W Lost Conf. QF

Sutherland Cup appearances[edit]

Rockets' goalie 2013-14 season, road jersey.
1969: Markham Waxers defeated Strathroy Rockets 4-games-to-2
2007: Cambridge Winterhawks defeated Strathroy Rockets 4-games-to-none

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]