Bradford Bulls (2012–)
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|City||Bradford, Ontario, Canada|
|League||Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League|
|Home arena||Bob Fallis Sports Centre|
|Colours||Dark Blue, yellow, and White
|General manager||Michael Telford (2014–15)|
|Head coach||Michael Telford (2014–15)|
The Bulls were announced on February 23, 2012, by the GMHL. They are the namesake of the old Bradford Bulls Junior C team that which became the Bradford Rattlers. The Ratters and Bulls play out of different arenas in Bradford, but gave the Rattlers a geographical rival.
The Bradford Bulls first regular season game was on September 16, 2012, in Bradford, Ontario. The game was on the road against the cross-town rivals the Bradford Rattlers. The game resulted in a 6–2 loss for the Bulls but had its first goal in franchise history scored by Clint Zumer and assisted by Justin Tucker. On September 26, 2012, the Bulls would pick up their first franchise victory defeating the Lefroy Wave at home, 9–7. Donald Oldreive made 41 saves to pick up the victory.
On March 26, 2013, the Bradford Bulls won the GMHL playoffs in a 4-games-to-1 series victory against their hometown rival and defending champion Bradford Rattlers. The Bulls finished the regular season in first place in the South Division, fourth overall and three points out of second. They faced the Knights of Meaford in the first round and swept them 3-games-to-none. In the second round, they swept territorial rival Alliston Coyotes 3-games-to-none. Instead of a division final, the league elected to do a divisional crossover and the Bulls had to face the second seed from the North, the Temiscaming Royals. The Bulls took the series in a four-game sweep and were set to face the Rattlers in a "Sidewalk Series" as they knocked off the first seeded Seguin Huskies. Although the Rattlers gave the Bulls their only loss of the playoffs, it was not enough as the Bulls took their first league title after only two years of existence.
|Season||GP||W||L||T||OTL||GF||GA||Pts||Regular Season Finish||Playoffs|
|2012–13||42||20||20||0||2||182||195||42||8th GMHL||Lost Division Semi-finals|
|2013–14||42||32||6||—||4||226||109||68||4th GMHL||Won League|
|2014–15||42||12||29||—||1||144||221||25||5th South-Central Div.
|Lost Conference Elimination|
|2015–16||42||25||13||0||4||226||168||54||4th Central Div.
|Lost Division Quarter-finals|
|2016–17||42||19||20||0||3||181||172||41||7th of 10, North Div.
14th of 21, GMHL
|Lost Division Quarter-finals|
- Bradford Bulls defeated Toronto Canada Moose 3-games-to-1 in division quarter-finals
- Orangeville Americans defeated Bradford Bulls 3-games-to-1 in division semi-finals
- Bradford Bulls defeated Knights of Meaford 3-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
- Bradford Bulls defeated Alliston Coyotes 3-games-to-none in division semi-finals
- Bradford Bulls defeated Temiscaming Titans 4-games-to-none in crossover series
- Bradford Bulls defeated Bradford Rattlers 4-games-to-1 in finals
- Russell Cup Champions
- Orangeville Americans defeated Bradford Bulls 6–5 (game) in Conference Elimination Round 1
- Oshawa Riverkings defeated Bradford Bulls 3-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
- Parry Sound Islanders defeated Bradford Bulls 3-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
League award winners
- Marshall Uretsky Award
- An annual award "to the player who is adjudged the most valuable player (MVP) in the regular season"
- Tyler Fines Award
- An annual award "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the GMHL"
- Louis Ricci Award
- An annual award "to the forward who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest ability at the position"
- Al Donnan Award
- "The Official Web Site - Bradford Bulls". Bradfordbulls.ca. 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
- "Wrapper Game :: Greater Metro Jr. A Hockey League". Gmhl.net. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2017-07-18.