Wellesley Applejacks

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Wellesley Applejacks
Wellesley Applejacks
Midwestern Junior C Hockey League
City Wellesley, Ontario
Founded 1987
Head Coach Rob Way
General Manager Kevin Fitzpatrick
Arena Wellesley Arena
Affiliate(s) Elmira Sugar Kings
Team Colors Black, Red, White
League Champions 1998
OHA Cups 1998

The Wellesley Applejacks are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Wellesley, Ontario. They play in the Midwestern Junior C Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association.

History[edit]

Applejacks goalie in 2014.

The Wellesley Applejacks joined the Western Junior D Hockey League in 1987. A year later, the Western League absorbed the Southern Junior D Hockey League. They operated under the Western moniker for three more years.

In 1991, the Western League was dissolved and the OHA Junior Development League was created. At this time, the Applejacks turned into a team to reckon with.

In the early years of the OHAJDL, the league was dominated by the Thamesford Trojans and Lucan Irish, but come the 1995-96 season the Applejacks made their first finals appearance of what would be four consecutive years.

In the 1996 OHA Cup Finals, the Applejacks fell to the Exeter Hawks 4-games-to-3. This came after finishing 2nd place in the entire league with 27 wins.

The 1996-97 season had the Applejacks finish second again with 28 wins, but lose in the OHA Cup final 4-games-to-none to the Mount Brydges Bulldogs.

The 1997-98 season was one for the ages for the Applejacks. They finished first in the OHAJDL with 28 wins and made it all the way to the league final for the third straight year. They defeated the Exeter Hawks 4-games-to-3 to win their first OHA Cup.

Applejacks player in 2014.

The 1998-99 season, the Applejacks again finished first in the league with 30 wins. In the playoff they made it to the league final for the fourth straight year only to lose 4-games-to-3 to the Lucan Irish.

In 2000-01, the Wellesley Applejacks found their footing again. They finished fifth in the OHAJDL with 25 wins and made it to the OHA Cup final again. This time they lost 4-games-to-1 to the Mount Brydges Bulldogs.

In 2002-03, the Applejacks finished the season in 8th place with 19 wins. They surprised the league and made it to the league finals again. Wellesley ended up getting swept by the Thamesford Trojans 4-games-to-none.

In 2006, the OHAJDL was dissolved and the Applejacks joined the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League -- whoch was promoted to Junior C officially in 2012.

In the Summer of 2013, the Ontario Hockey Association realigned the leagues and the Applejacks ended up in the new Midwestern Junior C Hockey League.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1987-88 35 23 11 1 - 241 188 47 3rd WJDHL
1988-89 36 10 22 4 - 154 186 24 16th WJDHL
1989-90 35 12 19 4 - 147 187 28 13th WJDHL
1990-91 40 16 18 4 2 179 188 38 11th WJDHL
1991-92 34 20 10 2 2 187 144 44 5th OHAJDL
1992-93 40 21 13 3 3 199 170 48 6th OHAJDL
1993-94 40 25 10 5 - 225 157 55 5th OHAJDL
1994-95 39 23 13 0 3 215 166 49 4th OHAJDL
1995-96 40 27 9 0 4 195 157 58 2nd OHAJDL
1996-97 39 28 7 1 3 203 117 60 2nd OHAJDL
1997-98 37 28 7 1 1 157 77 58 1st OHAJDL
1998-99 38 30 7 1 0 165 75 61 1st OHAJDL
1999-00 38 28 9 0 1 170 92 57 3rd OHAJDL
2000-01 40 25 11 3 1 -- -- 54 5th OHAJDL
2001-02 40 28 9 2 1 190 109 59 3rd OHAJDL
2002-03 40 19 17 4 0 189 152 42 8th OHAJDL
2003-04 40 21 16 2 1 143 140 45 7th OHAJDL
2004-05 39 17 13 6 3 142 130 43 11th OHAJDL
2005-06 39 29 6 2 2 179 110 62 1st OHAJDL
2006-07 42 19 19 0 4 191 162 42 12th SOJHL
2007-08 42 23 15 - 4 176 164 50 8th SOJHL
2008-09 40 9 23 - 8 130 187 26 14th SOJHL
2009-10 36 7 23 - 6 104 177 20 14th SOJHL
2010-11 35 17 14 - 4 138 140 38 10th SOJHL
2011-12 35 19 14 - 2 134 120 40 9th SOJHL
2012-13 38 23 13 - 2 172 132 48 3rd SOJHL-Mc
2013-14 39 19 17 - 3 197 148 41 5th MWJCHL Lost Quarter-final

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