Ajax Merchants

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Ajax Merchants
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City Ajax, Ontario
League Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League
Home arena Ajax Community Centre
Colours Black, Red, and White
Franchise history
? - 1965 Whitby Dunlops
1965 - 1972 Whitby Steelers
1972 - 1973 Ajax Steelers
1973 - 1975 Whitby Knob Hill Farms
1975 - 1976 Ajax Knob Hill Farms
1976 - 1977 Ajax Merchants

The Ajax Merchants are a defunct Tier II Junior "A" ice hockey team from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. They were a part of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.

History[edit]

This Ajax franchise, much like its ancestor the Ajax Attack, was not known for its success. The Steelers/Knob Hill Farms/Merchants tried different names, sponsors, and even tried a scenery change in the neighbouring town of Whitby, Ontario. With only one winning season in five years, the team disbanded in 1977.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
Whitby Steelers
1970-71 44 14 24 6 - 162 185 34 10th Metro B
Whitby-Ajax Steelers
1971-72 44 4 35 5 - 106 233 13 12th Metro B
Ajax Steelers
1972-73 44 20 22 2 - 196 214 42 7th OPJHL
Whitby Knob Hill Farms
1973-74 44 11 28 5 - 167 271 27 11th OPJHL
1974-75 44 21 17 6 - 205 172 48 6th OPJHL
Ajax Knob Hill Farms
1975-76 44 18 19 7 - 201 208 43 5th OPJHL
Ajax Merchants
1976-77 44 15 24 5 - 206 228 35 10th OPJHL

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1973 Lost Quarter-final
Richmond Hill Rams defeated Ajax Steelers
  • 1974 DNQ
  • 1975 Lost Quarter-final
North York Rangers defeated Whitby Knob Hill Farms
  • 1976 Lost Quarter-final
North York Rangers defeated Ajax Knob Hill Farms
  • 1977 DNQ

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