Clarington Eagles

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Clarington Eagles
Clarington Eagles
Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League
City Clarington, Ontario
Founded 2011
Head Coach Rick Lefort (2014-15)
General Manager Bill Rolling
Arena Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex
Affiliate(s) Cobourg Cougars (OJHL)
Fort Erie Meteors (GOJHL)[1]
Team Colors Black, Red, and White

The Clarington Eagles are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Clarington, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League.

History[edit]

The Eagles were founded in 2011 to leave the gap in their community left by the folding of the Junior A Bowmanville Eagles. Bowmanville originated in Junior C from 1968 until 1995 and was promoted to Junior A. The team folded in 2010.

The Eagles played their first game on September 23, 2011 in Uxbridge, Ontario. The Eagles dropped a 6-4 decision to the Uxbridge Bruins. Their first home game was on September 25, 2011, a 6-3 loss to the Bruins. On October 2, 2011, the Eagles won their first game, at home, 3-2 against the Little Britain Merchants.

The Eagles' first season back in Junior C ended with a winning 19-18-3 record. In their first playoffs, the Eagles first met the Uxbridge Bruins in the quarter-finals. The Eagles swept the best-of-5 series 3-games-to-none. In the semi-finals, the Eagles faced the second seeded Little Britain Merchants. Clarington came back from a 3-games-to-2 deficit to win the series in seven games, the winning goal scored with 16.8 seconds left in the third period of game seven. In the finals, the Eagles faced the first place Lakefield Chiefs. The Chiefs took the first game, but the Eagles came back to win the next three straight. Lakefield made the series interesting by winning game five, but the Ealges smoked the Chiefs 8-1 in game six to take the series and win their first league championship and berth into the Clarence Schmalz Cup playoffs.

Season-by-season standings[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2011-12 40 19 18 - 3 170 163 41 4th COJCHL Won Quarter-finals, 3-0 (Bruins)
Won Semi-finals, 4-3 (Merchants)
Won Finals, 4-2 (Chiefs)
2012-13 40 20 15 - 5 126 122 45 3rd COJCHL Won Quarter-finals, 3-1 (Ice)
Lost Semi-finals, 0-4 (Chiefs)
2013-14 40 25 12 - 3 151 111 53 2nd COJCHL Lost Semi-final, 3-4 (Bruins)
2014-15 42 27 13 - 2 187 124 56 3rd COJCHL Won Semi-final, 4-0 (Chiefs)
Won League Finals, 4-0 (Bruins)
Lost CSC Quarters, 2-4 (Port Hope)
2015-16 42 36 3 2 1 216 92 75 1st of 7 COJCHL Quarter-finals BYE
??? Semi-final, 0-0 (tbd)

2015–16 coaching staff[edit]

  • General Manager: Bill Rolling
  • Head Coach: Rick Lefort
  • Assistant Coach: Jon Ross
  • Assistant Coach: Brad Down
  • Assistant Coach: Dave Miller
  • Goalie Coach: Carson Bird
  • Trainer: Wes Jackson
  • Equipment Manager: Cale Clarke

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