Toronto Young Rangers

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Toronto Young Rangers
City Toronto, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey Association
Operated >1937-1948
Home arena Maple Leaf Gardens

The Toronto Young Rangers were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association from 1937-38 until the conclusion of the 1947-48 season. While most teams in the league had an affiliation with a National Hockey League club, the Young Rangers did not. They were owned, operated and coached by Ed Wildey (November 22, 1875-July 19, 1964), a Toronto sportsman who worked out an arrangement with Conn Smythe that saw the team practise early mornings at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. During the 1940-41 season, Wildey was able to secure sponsorship and the team was known as the "Bowles Rangers." The team took a one year hiatus for the 1942-43 season. For his contributions to junior hockey, in 1962, Ed Wildey was awarded the Gold Stick, an order of merit in hockey awarded by the OHA for outstanding service to the game other than as a player. Such outstanding service must have been for a period of not less than 10 years continuous duration.

NHL alumni[edit]

Two former Young Rangers have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame: Gordie Drillon as a player and Punch Imlach as a builder.

Yearly Results[edit]

Results prior to 1937-38 are currently unavailable.
Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1937-38 12 6 6 0 12 0.500 41 54 4th OHA
1938-39 14 9 4 1 19 0.692 50 41 2nd Group 2
1939-40 20 12 8 0 24 0.600 67 93 3rd OHA
1940-41 15 4 10 1 9 0.286 73 84 4th OHA
1941-42 24 11 11 2 24 0.500 87 89 5th OHA
1943-44 25 1 23 1 3 0.042 48 156 5th Group 1
1944-45 19 6 13 0 12 0.316 56 90 5th OHA
1945-46 28 8 17 3 19 0.320 78 110 6th OHA
1946-47 36 6 30 0 12 0.167 62 117 10th OHA
1947-48 31 1 30 0 2 0.032 63 259 10th OHA

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