Uxbridge Bruins

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Uxbridge Bruins
Uxbridge Bruins
Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League
City Uxbridge, Ontario
Founded 1975
Head Coach Dan West
General Manager Ron Archibald
Arena Uxbridge Arena & Recreation Centre
Affiliate(s) N/A
Team Colors Black, Yellow, and White
League Champions 1991, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2009

The Uxbridge Bruins are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association.

History[edit]

The Uxbridge Bruins joined the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League in 1975. The Bruins entered into an era where the league was made very competitive by future Junior "A" teams like the Bowmanville Eagles and Lindsay Muskies.

The early years were not kind to the Bruins, but the tide began to turn in the 1990s.

The 1990-91 season saw the Bruins finish with a record of twenty-two wins, eleven losses, and three ties. That record clinched them their first regular season crown. The Bruins went on to win their first ever league championship.

In 1995-96, the Bruins once again came to life. With a record of twenty-nine wins, eight losses, three ties, and two overtime losses, Uxbridge found themselves on top of the pile again. The Bruins went on to win their second league championship, but again failed to make a dent in provincials. A season later, the Bruins had an even better record but failed to win their league.

The 2001-02 season proved to be a special one. The Uxbridge Bruins won the regular season crown with thirty-one wins and went on to win the league championship. Their third championship launched them deep into the All-Ontario playoffs for the Clarence Schmalz Cup. They made it to the provincial finals just to find one team in their path: the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League's Essex 73's. The series was long and was fought hard, as well it went the distance. The Bruins, one game away from their first Clarence Schmalz Cup, just could not do it in Game 7 losing 2-1 and the series 4-games-to-3.

In 2004-05, the Bruins won the regular season crown and their fourth league championship. Upon reaching the provincial championship they met the Empire B Junior C Hockey League's Amherstview Jets in the All-Ontario quarter-final. The Bruins made quick work of them, sweeping them 4-games-to-none. In the provincial semi-final, the Bruins drew the Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League's Grimsby Peach Kings. The Peach Kings proved to be a dominant opponent and went on to win the series 4-games-to-1 and then later the Clarence Schmalz Cup as provincial champions.

The Bruins finished the 2005-06 season in third place. In the league semi-final, the Bruins challenged the second seeded Little Britain Merchants. The series went the distance, with Uxbridge coming out on top in Game 7 and winning the series 4-games-to-3. In the league finals, the Bruins met the first seeded Port Perry Mojacks. The Mojacks defeated Uxbridge 4-games-to-2.

The 2006-07 was somewhat dismal for the Uxbridge Bruins. After finishing in fourth place, the Bruins were forced to play a quarter-final series against the last place Georgina Ice. The Bruins squeaked out of that series with a 3-games-to-2 series win. In the league semi-final, the Bruins then ran into the first seeded Lakefield Chiefs. The Chiefs made quick work of the Bruins, sweeping them 4-games-to-none.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1987-88 32 10 21 1 - 162 188 21 9th COJCHL
1988-89 40 16 20 4 - 223 191 36 8th COJCHL
1989-90 36 17 15 4 - 184 162 38 3rd COJCHL
1990-91 36 22 11 3 - 188 142 47 1st COJCHL Won League, Lost CSC SF
1991-92 34 8 24 1 1 137 218 18 5th COJCHL
1992-93 40 18 17 2 3 238 203 41 5th COJCHL
1993-94 30 17 10 3 0 137 119 37 3rd COJCHL
1994-95 36 19 15 1 1 181 161 40 4th COJCHL
1995-96 42 29 8 3 2 241 156 63 1st COJCHL Won League, Lost CSC QF
1996-97 40 31 6 2 1 254 134 65 1st COJCHL
1997-98 40 17 20 1 2 187 196 37 3rd COJCHL
1998-99 40 28 12 0 0 192 117 56 2nd COJCHL
1999-00 40 19 17 4 0 186 147 42 4th COJCHL
2000-01 40 25 12 2 1 211 134 53 3rd COJCHL Won League, Lost CSC SF
2001-02 42 31 5 3 3 240 115 68 1st COJCHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
2002-03 38 21 12 3 2 159 134 47 2nd COJCHL
2003-04 38 20 8 8 2 168 130 50 3rd COJCHL
2004-05 40 27 7 4 2 150 86 60 1st COJCHL Won League, Lost CSC SF
2005-06 42 23 16 0 3 169 121 49 3rd COJCHL Lost Final
2006-07 40 19 17 1 3 180 179 42 4th COJCHL Lost Semi-final
2007-08 40 16 17 2 5 109 125 39 4th COJCHL
2008-09 40 24 9 7 0 193 137 55 1st COJCHL Won League, Lost CSC QF
2009-10 40 31 7 - 2 165 118 64 1st COJCHL Lost Final
2010-11 40 28 11 - 1 198 145 57 1st COJCHL Lost Final
2011-12 40 16 20 - 4 175 205 36 5th COJCHL Lost Quarter Final
2012-13 40 30 7 - 3 164 96 63 1st COJCHL Lost Final
2013-14 40 21 14 - 5 138 146 47 3rd COJCHL Lost Final

Schmalz Cup Finals appearances[edit]

2002: Essex 73's defeated Uxbridge Bruins 4-games-to-3

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