Guelph Hurricanes

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Guelph Hurricanes
Guelph Hurricanes Logo.jpg
City Guelph, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division Mid-Western
Founded c. 1960
Home arena Sleeman Centre
Victoria Arena
Colors Blue, Black, and White
              
General manager Steve Marshall
Affiliates Guelph Storm (OHL)
Walkerton Hawks (PJHL)
Franchise history
19xx-1979 Hespeler Shamrocks
1979-1982 Cambridge Shamrocks
1982-1985 Guelph Holody Platers
1986-1991 Guelph B's
1991-1996 Guelph Holody Platers
1996-2000 Guelph Fire
2000-2009 Guelph Dominators
2009-Present Guelph Hurricanes

The Guelph Hurricanes are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Mid-Western division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

History[edit]

Originating as the Hespeler Shamrocks, founded around 1960, the team became the Cambridge Shamrocks in 1979 due to a town amalgamation. In 1982, the Sharocks were bought by Joe Holody and moved to Guelph to become the farm team to the Guelph Platers. The team has since changed its name to the Fire and then the Dominators, but had kept the "Platers" moniker until 1996, despite their parent club moving and stranding them to become the Owen Sound Platers in 1989.

The team originated in the Central Junior C Hockey League, a league now known as the Western Junior C Hockey League. In 1970, they joined the "Mid-Ontario Junior "B" Hockey League", and in 1971 joined the new Central Junior "B", the precursor to the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League. In 1974 they moved to the Waterloo-Wellington Junior League, which, in 1977, became the Midwestern "B" and have been there ever since.

During the mid to late 90's, The Guelph Platers played in the Ontario Midwestern Junior B loop. During part of this era they operated as the "farm team" for the Guelph Storm. They would wear the same colour scheme as the original team (with the classic lightning bolt theme) and played out of Guelph Memorial Gardens. While the team generally did not fare well during most of this period, they had several players drafted into the OHL, receive walk on tryouts to Major Jr. A teams, and US scholarships. Eventually around the shift into the new millennium, the Platers would become the Guelph Fire. This only lasted a few seasons as the team was purchased by a local pizza shop owner rebrading the team as the Guelph Dominators. The Doms began a slow climb out of the basement of their Jr. B loop and had some successful seasons. The Dominators eventually became the Guelph Hurricanes, their current franchise which now calls the Guelph Sleeman Centre home.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1961-62 30 9 18 3 - 108 147 21 4th CJCHL
1962-63 28 20 5 3 - 203 114 43 1st CJCHL
1963-64 30 25 5 0 - 241 101 50 1st CJCHL Won League, Won CSC
1964-65 32 21 10 1 - 187 141 43 3rd CJCHL
1965-66 32 4 27 1 - 111 204 9 12th CJCHL
1966-67 24 8 16 0 - 81 138 16 7th WJCHL
1967-68 Statistics Not Available
1968-69 30 12 16 2 - 103 123 26 5th WJCHL
1969-70 25 20 4 1 - -- -- 41 1st WJCHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
1970-71 34 18 12 4 - 193 139 40 3rd MOJBHL
1971-72 42 27 11 4 - 237 170 58 2nd CJBHL
1972-73 42 15 20 7 - 192 199 37 5th CJBHL
1973-74 42 12 25 5 - 192 232 29 6th CJBHL
1974-75 40 23 13 4 - 216 187 50 3rd WWJHL
1975-76 41 3 37 1 - 118 372 7 7th WWJHL
1976-77 40 20 19 1 - 252 241 41 4th WWJHL Lost Semi-final
1977-78 40 18 18 4 - 217 195 40 3rd MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1978-79 42 2 36 4 - 153 338 8 7th MWJBHL DNQ
1979-80 42 15 25 2 - 183 229 32 7th MWJBHL DNQ
1980-81 42 16 26 0 - 203 236 32 7th MWJBHL DNQ
1981-82 42 30 11 1 - 246 173 61 2nd MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1982-83 42 26 15 1 - 253 196 53 3rd MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1983-84 42 11 30 1 - 179 289 23 7th MWJBHL DNQ
1984-85 42 9 32 1 - 174 307 19 7th MWJBHL DNQ
1985-86 Did Not Participate
1986-87 41 3 38 0 - 128 353 6 7th MWJBHL DNQ
1987-88 48 11 37 0 - 184 327 22 8th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1988-89 48 9 36 3 - 175 306 21 9th MWJBHL DNQ
1989-90 48 13 35 0 - 180 347 26 8th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1990-91 48 14 34 0 - 188 266 28 7th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1991-92 48 11 36 1 - 136 266 23 8th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1992-93 48 20 26 2 - 224 253 42 6th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1993-94 48 12 36 0 - 201 291 24 8th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1994-95 48 3 45 0 - 128 375 6 10th MWJBHL DNQ
1995-96 48 4 44 0 - 158 398 8 10th MWJBHL DNQ
1996-97 48 7 40 1 - 159 314 15 10th MWJBHL DNQ
1997-98 48 11 35 2 - 146 255 24 9th MWJBHL DNQ
1998-99 48 10 37 1 - 79 268 21 9th MWJBHL DNQ
1999-00 48 10 35 3 - 152 259 23 9th MWJBHL DNQ
2000-01 48 16 31 1 - 206 262 33 8th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
2001-02 48 21 24 3 - 223 207 45 6th MWJBHL
2002-03 48 25 19 4 2 212 189 56 4th MWJBHL
2003-04 48 16 28 3 1 156 218 36 9th MWJBHL DNQ
2004-05 48 7 38 1 2 150 258 17 9th MWJBHL DNQ
2005-06 48 27 20 1 - 177 161 55 3rd MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
2006-07 48 24 21 2 1 192 182 51 4th MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
2007-08 48 20 23 4 1 145 174 45 7th GOJHL-MW
2008-09 52 19 30 - 3 168 240 41 8th GOJHL-MW Lost Quarter-final
2009-10 51 16 29 - 6 157 231 38 7th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. QF
2010-11 51 34 12 - 5 259 156 73 1st GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. SF
2011-12 51 23 24 - 4 183 223 50 5th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. QF
2012-13 51 9 42 - 0 129 276 18 9th GOJHL-MW DNQ
2013-14 49 20 24 - 5 163 196 45 6th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. QF
2014-15 49 28 17 - 4 190 163 60 5th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. Quarter-finals, 0-4 (Siskins)
2015-16 50 26 14 3 7 185 164 62 4th of 9-MW
11th of 26-GOJHL
Lost Conf. Quarters, 1-4 (Sugar Kings)
2016-17 50 14 33 2 1 155 209 31 7th of 9-MW
21st of 27-GOJHL
Lost Conf. Quarters, 0-4 (Sugar Kings)

Clarence Schmalz Cup appearances[edit]

1964: Hespeler Shamrocks defeated Lindsay Lions 4-games-to-1
1970: Newmarket Redmen defeated Hespeler Shamrocks 4-games-to-none

Notable alumni[edit]

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