Guelph Hurricanes

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Guelph Hurricanes
Guelph Hurricanes Logo.jpg
City Guelph, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division Midwestern
Founded c. 1960
Home arena Sleeman Centre
Colors Blue, Black, and White
              
General manager Steve Marshall
Head coach Adam Wallace
Affiliates Guelph Storm (OHL)
Walkerton Hawks (PJHL)
Franchise history
1960-1979 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 compete in the Midwestern division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL).

History[edit]

Founded in 1960 as the Hespeler Shamrocks, the team became the Cambridge Shamrocks in 1979 due to a town amalgamation. In 1982, the Shamrocks were purchased by Joe Holody and moved to Guelph to become the farm team to the Guelph Platers (OHL). The team kept the "Platers" moniker until 1996, despite their parent club moving and stranding them to become the Owen Sound Platers in 1989. The team became known as the Fire in 1996 for four seasons before rebranding once again as the Dominators until 2009.

The team first played 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 Hockey League, the precursor to the Ontario Junior Hockey League. In 1974 they moved to the Waterloo-Wellington Junior B League, which, in 1977, became the Midwestern Junior Hockey League and have been there ever since.

During the mid to late 90s the Guelph Platers 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 on the ice during most of this period, they had several players drafted into the OHL, receive walk-on tryouts to Major Junior teams, and US college scholarships. Eventually the Platers would become the Guelph Fire. This lasted just four seasons before the team was purchased by a local pizza shop owner who rebranded the team as the Guelph Dominators. In 2009 the Dominators became the Guelph Hurricanes, who now call the Guelph Sleeman Centre home.

Season-by-season record[edit]

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

Honours[edit]

1962-63 Central Junior C Hockey League regular season winner

1963-64 Central Junior C Hockey League regular season winner; playoff winner; Schmalz Cup winner: defeated Lindsay Lions

1969-70 Western Junior C Hockey League regular season winner; playoff winner; Schmalz Cup runner-up: defeated by Newmarket Redmen

2010-11 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Midwestern Conference regular season winner

Notable alumni[edit]

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