Fort William Canadians

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Fort William Canadians
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City Fort William, Ontario
League Thunder Bay Junior A Hockey League
Thunder Bay Junior B Hockey League
Operated 1935 (1935)-1978
Home arena Fort William Gardens
Colours Red, Blue, White
Head coach Unknown
Franchise history
1935-1943 Fort William Columbus Club
1943-1946 Fort William Columbus Club Millers
1946-1949 Fort William Columbus Club Canadiens
1949-1968 Fort William Canadiens
1968-1978 Fort William Canadians
Previous franchise history
1978 merged with Degagne Hurricanes and Thunder Bay Beavers

The Fort William Canadians were a Canadian Junior ice hockey club from Fort William, Ontario. The Canadians were members of the Thunder Bay Junior A Hockey League and were Abbott Cup finalists 3 times. For a while, the Fort William Canadiens were a development club for the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens.

Season-by-Season Standings[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results
1935-36 15 0 15 0 - 28 83 0 5th TBJHL
1936-37 18 5 11 2 - -- -- 12 3rd TBJHL
1937-38 18 4 13 1 - -- -- 9 4th TBJHL
1938-39 18 11 6 1 - 81 65 23 2nd TBJHL
1939-40 16 8 8 0 - 67 62 16 2nd TBJHL
1940-41 18 5 12 1 - 86 126 11 4th TBJHL
1941-42 14 0 14 0 - 43 118 0 3rd TBJHL
1942-43 10 1 8 1 - 34 72 3 4th TBJHL
1943-44 9 0 9 0 - -- -- 0 4th TBJHL
1944-45 8 0 7 1 - -- -- 1 4th TBJHL
1945-46 7 4 3 0 - 37 33 8 3rd TBJHL
1946-47 6 5 0 1 - 46 20 11 1st TBJHL
1947-48 9 4 4 1 - 65 48 9 2nd TBJHL
1948-49 12 7 4 1 - 79 78 15 2nd TBJHL
1949-50 18 5 13 0 - 66 126 10 3rd TBJHL
1950-51 21 13 8 0 - 90 86 26 2nd TBJHL
1951-52 29 9 19 1 - 130 207 19 4th TBJHL
1952-53 29 20 8 1 - 167 108 41 1st TBJHL
1953-54 35 28 6 1 - 200 84 57 1st TBJHL
1954-55 28 18 9 1 - 135 84 37 1st TBJHL
1955-56 31 21 7 3 - 143 114 45 1st TBJHL
1956-57 30 24 5 1 - 191 94 49 1st TBJHL
1957-58 22 21 0 1 - 143 38 43 1st TBJHL
1958-59 23 15 5 3 - 120 66 33 1st TBJHL
1959-60 20 11 9 0 - 70 71 22 2nd TBJHL
1960-61 24 18 4 2 - 112 69 38 1st TBJHL
1961-62 28 19 8 1 - 155 95 39 1st TBJHL
1962-63 28 15 11 2 - 114 97 32 1st TBJHL
1963-64 26 9 7 10 - 95 75 28 2nd TBJHL
1964-65 24 20 3 1 - 142 81 41 1st TBJHL
1965-66 30 23 4 3 - 185 88 49 1st TBJHL
1966-67 29 14 11 4 - 137 110 32 2nd TBJHL
1967-68 32 13 15 4 - 158 143 31 3rd TBJHL
1968-69 36 16 13 7 - 181 141 39 3rd TBJHL
1969-70 30 17 10 3 - 143 108 37 1st TBJHL
1970-71 30 11 13 6 - 124 127 28 3rd TBJHL
1971-72 26 8 15 3 - -- -- 19 4th TBMJHL
1972-73 22 8 11 3 - -- -- 19 4th TBJHL
1973-74 30 23 6 1 - 210 125 47 1st TBJHL
1974-75 27 6 16 5 - 116 141 17 4th TBJHL
1975-76 30 2 23 5 - 94 194 9 4th TBJHL
1976-77 26 5 20 1 - 104 220 11 4th TBJHL
1977-78 26 9 16 1 - -- -- 19 6th TBJHL

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1971 Lost Semi-final
Westfort Hurricanes defeated Fort William Canadians 3-games-to-2
  • 1972 DNQ
  • 1973 Won League Jr. A Crown, Lost TBAHA Canadian Final
Fort William Canadians defeated Thunder Bay Eagles 3-games-to-none TBJHL JR. A CHAMPIONS
Thunder Bay Centennials (CAJHL) defeated Fort William Canadians 2-games-to-none
  • 1974 Won League, Lost TBAHA Jack Adams Trophy final
Fort William Canadians defeated Thunder Bay Beavers 3-games-to-2 TBJHL CHAMPIONS
Thunder Bay Hurricanes (MWJHL) defeated Fort William Canadians 4-games-to-none
  • 1975 Lost Semi-final
Thunder Bay Eagles defeated Fort William Canadians 4-games-to-2
  • 1976 Lost Semi-final
Thunder Bay Eagles defeated Fort William Canadians 4-games-to-none
  • 1977 Lost Semi-final
Thunder Bay Eagles defeated Fort William Canadians 3-games-to-none
  • 1978 DNQ

Championships[edit]

TBJHL Champions:

1939, 1947, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966

Abbott Cup Finalists:

1952, 1954, 1957

Notable alumni[edit]

Columbus Club Canadians [1]

Canadiens [2]

External links[edit]