Brantford Lions

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Brantford Lions
CityBrantford, Ontario
LeagueOntario Hockey Association
Operated1933 (1933)-46 (Jr. A.& B.)

The Brantford Lions were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association, based in Brantford, Ontario. The Lions played at the Junior A level from 1933–36, and again from 1941-44. In the intermediate years, the played at the Junior B level, from 1936–41, and again from 1944-46. They were Junior B Ontario champions in the 1940-41 season.[1]

Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Bill Quackenbush played for the Lions in 1941-42.[2] That season, Bob Wiest led the league in scoring, winning the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy with 40 goals and 28 assists in 40 games. The same year, Branford finished first place in the OHA for the regular season, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the defending champions, the Oshawa Generals. The Lions were runners-up to the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 1943, but against lost to the Oshawa Generals.

NHL Alumni[edit]

Junior A alumni
Junior B alumni

Yearly Results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
1941-42 24 19 5 0 38 0.792 183 83 1st OHA
1942-43 22 12 10 2 26 0.591 102 98 2nd OHA
1943-44 25 11 13 1 23 0.460 90 126 3rd Group 2


  1. ^ Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Recognition. "1940-41 Brantford Lions Jr. B Ontario Champions". Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  2. ^ a b David Blevins (2012). The Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia. p. 785. ISBN 0810861305.