Caledonia Corvairs

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Caledonia Corvairs
Caledonia Jr B.jpg
City Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division Golden Horseshoe
Founded 1970
Home arena Haldimand County Caledonia Centre
Colors Blue and White
General manager Brian Rizzetto
Head coach Mike Bullard
Franchise history
1970-1971 Brantford Jets
1971-1974 Brantford Gunners
1974-1982 Brantford Penguins
1982-1986 Brantford Alexander B's
1987-1992 Brantford Classics
1992-1998 Ohsweken Golden Eagles
1998-2002 Brant County Golden Eagles
2002-2008 Brantford Golden Eagles
2008-2012 Brantford Eagles
2012-Present Caledonia Corvairs

The Caledonia Corvairs are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Caledonia, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Golden Horseshoe Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

On May 23, 2012, the Brantford Eagles were transplanted to Caledonia, Ontario and renamed the Caledonia Corvairs, the name of the long running Junior C team in the town. The Eagles had been one of the most dominant teams in Junior B for the past four seasons but lacked crowd support.


Corvairs goalie during 2015 playoffs.

Early on a Junior C team, the Brantford Penguins got their foot in the door with the Southwestern Junior B Hockey League in 1976. After 2 seasons, the SWJBHL folded and the Penguins jumped to the Golden Horseshoe Junior Hockey League. In 1984, the Brantford Alexander B's were Golden Horseshoe Champions. In 1986, the Alexander B's were infamously suspended from playing in the 1986-87 season in a crackdown against violence by the Ontario Hockey Association. The team was rebranded the Brantford Classics in 1987 and jumped to the Mid-Western Junior Hockey League. The Classics were very competitive until they were relocated to Ohsweken, Ontario and became the Ohsweken Golden Ealges in 1992. The team would not have another winning season until 2005-06 and missed the playoffs 6 consecutive years in that time. In 1998, the team was renamed the Brant County Golden Eagles and returned to Brantford in 2002 still as the Golden Eagles. The name was shorted in 2008 to just the Eagles and the team's fortunes began to turn around. In the newly formed Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League's Mid-Western Conference, the Eagles would put up 157 victories in 205 games, 3 Conference titles, and the 2009 Sutherland Cup as OHA and GOJHL Champions.

On May 23, 2012, the team was relocated and renamed the Caledonia Corvairs. After a first-place finish in the 2012-13 in the Mid-Western Conference, the Corvairs applied to transfer to the Golden Horseshoe Conference to play against teams closer to their area.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
Brantford Eagles (Final 5 Seasons)
2007-08 48 22 22 3 1 189 188 48 5th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. QF
2008-09 52 41 7 - 4 281 160 86 1st GOJHL-MW Won League
2009-10 51 42 5 - 4 284 141 88 1st GOJHL-MW Lost Final
2010-11 51 33 14 - 4 228 178 70 3rd GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. SF
2011-12 51 41 7 - 3 239 139 85 1st GOJHL-MW Lost Final
Caledonia Corvairs
2012-13 51 34 12 - 5 214 139 73 1st GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. SF
2013-14 49 45 3 - 1 243 101 91 1st GOJHL-GH Won Sutherland Cup, 4-3 (Falcons)
2014-15 49 44 3 - 2 242 74 90 1st GOJHL-GH Won Conf. Quarter-finals, 4-0 (Panthers)
Won Conf. Semi-finals, 4-1 (Avalanche)
Won Conf. Finals, 4-1 (Falcons)
Won Sutherland Cup SemiFinal, 4-1 (Flyers)
Won Sutherland Cup Final, 4-2 (Vipers)
2015-16 50 43 4 1 2 294 98 89 1st of 8 GH
2nd of 26 GOJHL
Won Conf. Quarter-finals, 4-0 (Panthers)
Won Conf. Semi-finals, 4-0 (Canucks)
Won Conf. Finals, 4-0 (Falcons)
Won Sutherland Cup SemiFinal, 4-0 (Siskins)
Won Sutherland Cup Final, 4-0 (Nationals)

Sutherland Cup appearances[edit]

2009: Brantford Eagles defeated Stoney Creek Warriors 4-games-to-1
2010: LaSalle Vipers defeated Brantford Eagles 4-games-to-1
2012: St. Catharines Falcons defeated Brantford Eagles 4-games-to-2
2014: Caledonia Corvairs defeated St. Catharines Falcons 4-games-to-3
2015: Caledonia Corvairs defeated LaSalle Vipers 4-games-to-2
2016: Caledonia Corvairs defeated London Nationals 4-games-to-0
Corvairs player during 2015 playoffs.

George S. Dudley Trophy Super "C" appearances[edit]

1976: Woodstock Navy-Vets defeated Brantford Penguins 4-games-to-none

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