Thamesford Trojans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Thamesford Trojans
Thamesford Trojans
Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League
City Thamesford, Ontario
Founded 1976
Division Bauer
Head Coach Dick Howard
General Manager Keith Webb
Arena Thamesford Area Recreation Centre
Team Colors Green, Yellow, and White
League Champions 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
OHA Cups 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

The Thamesford Trojans are a Junior ice hockey team based in Thamesford, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association.

History[edit]

The Thamesford Trojans were founded in 1976 as members of the Western Ontario Junior D Hockey League. In 1988, the league absorbed its competitor leagues and create a large "super league" that was renamed the OHA Junior Development League in 1991.

The Trojans from the 1989–90 until the 1991–92 season won three straight OHA Cups, the provincial championship.

In 1990, the Trojans fought all the way to the league finals. In the finals they met the Lucan Irish. After a hard-fought battle, the Trojans came out on top to win the series 4-games-to-2 and win their first ever OHA Cup.

The 1991 playoffs saw them reach the OHAJDL finals as well. Their opponents again were the Lucan Irish. The Trojans improved on the 1990 finals by defeating the Irish 4-games-to-1 to win their second straight OHA Cup.

The 1992 playoffs again saw the Trojans reach the championship series of the OHAJDL, which was once again against the Lucan Irish. This time the Trojans completely dominated and swept the series 4-games-to-none to win a third straight OHA Cup. The victory marked the first time since the award was first presented in 1948 that a team had won it three consecutive years.

In 1993, they made the OHAJDL finals once again, but ran into a team other than Lucan. The Mitchell Hawks had won the other conference and were challenging for the OHA Cup for the first time since 1973. The Hawks were not to be denied as they won the series 4-games-to-1 and broke the Trojan dynasty.

The Trojans finished the 1994–95 season in first place with 34 wins and only 2 losses on the entire season. They pushed through to the OHAJDL finals and met the Port Stanley Lakers. The Trojans defeated the Lakers 4-games-to-2 to clinch their fourth OHA Cup.

In 2003, the Trojans finished tenth overall in the OHAJDL. In the playoffs, the Trojans baffled their competitors and made it all the way to the OHA Cup final. Their opponent, another team that was unexpected, the eighth-seeded Wellesley Applejacks, were standing between the Trojans and a fifth OHA Cup. The Trojans could not be stopped as they swept the Applejacks 4-games-to-none to win the another league title.

After a strong winning season, the Trojans started out the 2006 playoffs against the Mount Brydges Bulldogs. The Bulldogs fell to the Trojans 4-games-to-1. In the second round of the playoffs, the Trojans drew the West Lorne Lakers, whom they swept 4-games-to-none. In the conference final, the Trojans found themselves up against a Cinderella-story Lucan Irish. The Irish upset the Trojans 4-games-to-1 to bounce them from the playoffs and went on to win the OHA Cup.

In 2006, the OHAJDL was disbanded and replaced with the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League. Again in 2007, the Trojans finished off the season with an excellent record. In the first round of the playoffs, the Trojans drew the Lucan Irish and were able to exact revenge for the 2006 upset by defeating them 4-games-to-1. In the second round, the Trojans were pitted against the North Middlesex Stars. The Trojans beat the Stars 4-games-to-1 as well. In the conference final, Thamesford ran into the eventual league champion for the second consecutive year as they fell to the Mitchell Hawks 4-games-to-2.

Season-by-Season Standings[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1976-77 32 11 16 5 - 151 188 27 6th WJDHL
1977-78 34 12 20 2 - 171 222 26 6th WJDHL
1978-79 33 19 11 3 - 151 129 41 5th WJDHL
1979-80 34 17 17 0 - 182 172 34 4th WJDHL
1980-81 34 16 15 3 - 183 156 35 5th WJDHL
1981-82 36 21 12 3 - 203 165 45 5th WJDHL
1982-83 35 12 17 5 - 158 171 29 8th WJDHL
1983-84 34 13 16 5 - 147 166 31 6th WJDHL
1984-85 33 6 24 3 - 117 195 15 9th WJDHL
1985-86 41 18 18 5 - 233 210 41 7th WJDHL
1986-87 42 21 14 7 - 246 192 49 4th WJDHL
1987-88 40 20 12 8 - 247 191 48 4th WJDHL
1988-89 35 21 12 2 - 232 176 44 6th WJDHL
1989-90 35 25 9 1 - 228 129 51 3rd WJDHL
1990-91 39 34 1 2 2 348 169 72 1st WJDHL
1991-92 35 26 7 1 1 235 115 54 3rd OHAJDL
1992-93 40 32 4 4 0 281 151 68 2nd OHAJDL
1993-94 40 26 11 3 - 224 165 55 3rd OHAJDL
1994-95 39 34 2 3 0 279 104 71 1st OHAJDL
1995-96 38 21 13 4 0 184 122 46 6th OHAJDL
1996-97 38 22 12 1 3 185 140 48 6th OHAJDL
1997-98 40 25 11 0 4 196 155 54 4th OHAJDL
1998-99 40 22 13 1 4 179 156 49 6th OHAJDL
1999-00 40 27 9 4 0 230 143 58 3rd OHAJDL
2000-01 40 27 10 2 1 -- -- 57 4th OHAJDL
2001-02 40 28 12 0 0 205 147 56 4th OHAJDL
2002-03 40 18 17 2 3 176 160 41 10th OHAJDL
2003-04 40 18 15 4 3 172 174 43 8th OHAJDL
2004-05 39 20 14 3 2 162 135 45 10th OHAJDL
2005-06 36 21 11 3 1 167 131 46 8th OHAJDL
2006-07 40 22 15 0 3 187 161 47 8th SOJHL
2007-08 40 27 11 - 2 211 148 56 3rd SOJHL
2008-09 40 32 8 - 0 197 139 64 3rd SOJHL
2009-10 36 26 8 - 2 191 141 54 4th SOJHL
2010-11 36 23 9 - 4 178 149 50 3rd SOJHL
2011-12 36 26 6 - 4 176 114 56 1st SOJHL
2012-13 37 18 17 - 2 179 177 38 5th SOJHL-Yk Lost Div. Semi-final
2013-14 40 30 8 - 2 200 143 62 2nd SOJHL Lost Semi-final

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1990 Won League
Thamesford Trojans defeated Lucan Irish 4-games-to-2 in final
  • 1991 Won League
Thamesford Trojans defeated Lucan Irish 4-games-to-1 in final
  • 1992 Won League
Thamesford Trojans defeated Lucan Irish 4-games-to-none in final
  • 1993 Lost final
Mitchell Hawks defeated Thamesford Trojans 4-games-to-1 in final
  • 1995 Won League
Thamesford Trojans defeated Port Stanley Lakers 4-games-to-2 in final
  • 2003 Won League
Thamesford Trojans defeated Wellesley Applejacks 4-games-to-none in final
  • 2006 Lost conference final
Thamesford Trojans defeated Mount Brydges Bulldogs 4-games-to-1 in conf. quarter-final
Thamesford Trojans defeated West Lorne Lakers 4-games-to-none in conf. semi-final
Lucan Irish defeated Thamesford Trojans 4-games-to-1 in conf. final
  • 2007 Lost conference final
Thamesford Trojans defeated Lucan Irish 4-games-to-1 in conf. quarter-final
Thamesford Trojans defeated North Middlesex Stars 4-games-to-1 in conf. semi-final
Mitchell Hawks defeated Thamesford Trojans 4-games-to-2 in conf. final
  • 2008 Won League
Thamesford Trojans defeated Lucan Irish 4-games-to-3 in conf. quarter-final
Thamesford Trojans defeated North Middlesex Stars 4-games-to-3 in conf. semi-final
Thamesford Trojans defeated Mount Brydges Bulldogs 4-games-to-0 in conf. final
Thamesford Trojans defeated Tavistock Braves 4-games-to-0 in final
  • 2009 Lost round robin
Thamesford Trojans defeated Wellesley Applejacks 4-games-to-0 in conf. semi-final
Thamesford Trojans defeated Tavistock Braves 4-games-to-1 in conf. final
Thamesford Trojans defeated by North Middlesex Stars and Delhi Travellers in semi-final round robin
  • 2010 Won League
Thamesford Trojans defeated Port Stanley Sailors 4-games-to-3 in conf. semi-final
Thamesford Trojans defeated Tavistock Braves 4-games-to-3 in conf. final
Thamesford Trojans and Exeter Hawks defeated Delhi Travellers in semi-final round robin
Thamesford Trojans defeated Exeter Hawks 4-games-to-3 in final
  • 2014 Lost semifinals
Thamesford Trojans defeated Exeter Hawks "4-games-to-2 in quarter-finals
Dorchester Dolphins defeated Thamesford Trojans 4-games-to-0 in semifinals

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]