|League||Ontario Hockey League|
|Home arena||Sleeman Centre|
|Colours||Crimson, white, and black
|General manager||George Burnett|
|Head coach||George Burnett|
|1989–1991||Dukes of Hamilton|
The franchise started as the Toronto Marlboros, who moved to Hamilton to become the Dukes of Hamilton in 1989. Following the 1990–91 season, the franchise was relocated to Guelph and a contest was held to name the team. Thomas Douglas submitted the winning entry "STORM" and the team was renamed the Guelph Storm.
The first year in Guelph was dismal, but the building process for Guelph was soon successful. The Storm finished first place in the 1994–95 season. General Manager Mike Kelly was voted the OHL Executive of the Year and Craig Hartsburg voted the Coach of the Year for the Canadian Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League. Draft picks from the early years in Guelph include Jeff O'Neill and Todd Bertuzzi.
The Storm won their first J. Ross Robertson Cup in 1998. This success continued into the Memorial Cup Tournament as the Storm rallied to the Championship Game where they lost to the Portland Winter Hawks in overtime in the final game.
In the year 2000, the team moved from the historic but aging Guelph Memorial Gardens into the Guelph Sports and Entertainment Centre (since renamed the Sleeman Centre). The Storm were selected to host the 2002 Memorial Cup tournament. It marked the team's third appearance in the national junior championship, their first as host team.
During their time in Guelph, the Storm have a gained a reputation as a "player's" franchise, with a dedication to a winning tradition. Annually, Guelph Storm players are among the highest in academic achievements, winning the Bobby Smith Trophy five times.
The Storm is frequently-noticed and often commended by hockey fans around the league for the way their players very respectfully stand still and at attention until well after the national anthem is finished. This is a practice that was instituted by former coach Jeff Jackson years ago and is still in effect today.
Craig Hartsburg was awarded the Matt Leyden Trophy as the OHL Coach of the Year for the 1994–95 season, and was also voted the Canadian Hockey League Coach of the Year. He is a former NHL defenceman with the Minnesota North Stars. He has also been the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Ottawa Senators as well as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He has twice been an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers.
List of coaches with multiple seasons in parentheses.
- 1991–1992 - Ron Ivany, Mike Kelly, Bill LaForge
- 1992–1994 - John Lovell (2)
- 1994–1995 - Craig Hartsburg
- 1995–1997 - E.J. McGuire (2)
- 1997–1998 - George Burnett
- 1998–1999 - Geoff Ward
- 1999–2000 - Paul Gillis
- 2000–2002 - Jeff Jackson (3)
- 2002–2003 - Jeff Jackson, Shawn Camp
- 2003–2004 - Shawn Camp (2)
- 2004–2008 - Dave Barr (4)
- 2008–2010 - Jason Brooks (2)
- 2010(interim) - Mike Kelly
- 2010–2015 - Scott Walker (5)
- 2015–2016 - Bill Stewart
- 2015(interim) - Mike Kelly
- 2015-2017 - Jarrod Skalde (2)
- 2017-present - George Burnett
- 1992 - Jeff O'Neill, Jack Ferguson Award (First Overall draft pick) and Emms Family Award (Rookie of the Year)
- 1993–94 - Jeff O'Neill, CHL Top Draft Prospect Award
- 1994–95 - Jamie Wright, Bobby Smith Trophy (Scholastic Player of the Year)
- 1994–95 - Mark McArthur and Andy Adams, Dave Pinkney Trophy (Lowest team GAA)
- 1995–96 - Dan Cloutier and Brett Thompson, Dave Pinkney Trophy (Lowest team GAA)
- 1995–96 - Brett Thompson, F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy (Best rookie GAA)
- 1995–96 - Jeff Williams, William Hanley Trophy (Most Sportsmanlike Player)
- 1997–98 - Manny Malhotra, Bobby Smith Trophy (Scholastic Player of the Year)
- 2000–01 - Craig Anderson, OHL Goaltender of the Year
- 2000–01 - Dustin Brown, Bobby Smith Trophy (Scholastic Player of the Year)
- 2001–02 - Dustin Brown, Bobby Smith Trophy (Scholastic Player of the Year)
- 2002–03 - Dustin Brown, Canadian Hockey League Scholastic Player of the Year and Bobby Smith Trophy (Scholastic Player of the Year)
- 2003–04 - Martin St. Pierre, Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy (Overage Player of the Year)
- 2003–04 - Martin St. Pierre, Wayne Gretzky 99 Award (Playoffs MVP)
- 2005–06 - Ryan Callahan, Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy (Overage Player of the Year)
- 2007–08 - Drew Doughty, Max Kaminsky Trophy (Most Outstanding Defenceman)
- 2008–09 - Tim Priamo, Roger Neilson Memorial Award (Top Academic College/University Player)
- 2009–10 - Taylor Beck, Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy (Top Scoring Right Winger)
- 2010–11 - Matej Machovsky, F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy (Best rookie GAA)
- 2013-14 - Robby Fabbri, Wayne Gretzky 99 Award (Playoffs MVP)
- 2013-14 - Adam Craievich, Ivan Tennant Memorial Award (Top Academic High School Student)
- 2013-14 - Matt Finn, Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy (Leadership Award)
- 2014-15 - Justin Nichols, Roger Neilson Memorial Award (Top Academic College/University Player)
- 2016 - Ryan Merkley, Jack Ferguson Award (First overall draft pick) and Emms Family Award (Rookie of the Year)
- 2016 - Quinn Hanna, Ivan Tennant Memorial Award (Top Academic High School Student)
- 2016 - Garrett McFadden, Dan Snyder Memorial Award (OHL Humanitarian of the Year)
18 - Paul Fendley, a former member of the Guelph CMC's who died in an on-ice accident at Guelph Memorial Gardens in 1972. His number has not been issued to a player since, by the Guelph CMC's, Guelph Platers, or Guelph Storm. The number was officially retired in a ceremony before a November 15, 2008 game.
44 - Todd Bertuzzi
92 - Jeff O'Neill
- Craig Anderson
- Jamie Arniel
- Eric Beaudoin
- Taylor Beck
- Chris Beckford-Tseu
- Ken Belanger
- Todd Bertuzzi
- Tyler Bertuzzi
- Dustin Brown
- Ryan Callahan
- Ben Chiarot
- Dan Cloutier
- Sylvain Cloutier
- Jeff Cowan
- Matt D'Agostini
- Kevin Dallman
- Jason Dickinson
- Drew Doughty
- Aaron Downey
- Robby Fabbri
- Daniel Girardi
- Chris Hajt
- Ben Harpur
- Dwayne Hay
- Peter Holland
- Greg Jacina
- Cam Janssen
- Kevin Klein
- Scott Kosmachuk
- Michael Latta
- Manny Malhotra
- Kent McDonell
- Brock McGinn
- Brian McGrattan
- Zack Mitchell
- Rumun Ndur
- Jeff O'Neill
- Daniel Paille
- Richard Panik
- Ryan Parent
- Andrei Pedan
- Mike Prokopec
- Tanner Richard
- Matt Ryan
- Kerby Rychel
- Garret Sparks
- Martin St. Pierre
- Charlie Stephens
- Alek Stojanov
- Daniel Taylor
- Fedor Tyutin
- Ryan VandenBussche
- Herbert Vasiljevs
- Brian Wesenberg
- Brian Willsie
- Jamie Wright
Updated as of September 18, 2017
|#||Nat||Name||Pos||Date of Birth||Acquired||NHL Rights||Birthplace|
|2||Tetrault, LeviLevi Tetrault||D||February 5, 1998||2014 OHL Priority Selection||Undrafted||Pain Court, Ontario|
|3||Shoemaker, MarkMark Shoemaker||D||September 28, 1997||Trade with NB, 2017||SJ, 2016||Mississauga, Ontario|
|4||Lalonde, OwenOwen Lalonde||D||February 1, 2000||Trade with SBY, 2017||Eligible in 2018||Windsor, Ontario|
|5||Samorukov, DmitriDmitri Samorukov||D||June 16, 1999||2016 CHL Import Draft||EDM, 2017||Volgograd, Russia|
|6||Merkley, RyanRyan Merkley||D||August 14, 2000||2016 OHL Priority Selection||Eligible in 2018||Mississauga, Ontario|
|7||Poirier, ZachZach Poirier||RW||May 12, 1998||Trade with NB, 2017||Undrafted||Mountain, Ontario|
|9||Kirwan, BarretBarret Kirwan||C||February 18, 2000||2016 OHL Priority Selection||Eligible in 2018||Barrie, Ontario|
|10||Bertuzzi, TagTag Bertuzzi||C||February 18, 2001||2017 OHL Priority Selection||Eligible in 2019||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|12||Stevenson, KeeganKeegan Stevenson||C||December 31, 2000||2016 OHL Priority Selection||Eligible in 2019||Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario|
|13||Hanna, QuinnQuinn Hanna||D||April 14, 1999||2015 OHL Priority Selection||Undrafted||Peterborough, Ontario|
|14||Ralph, CedricCedric Ralph||C||January 21, 1999||2015 OHL Priority Selection||Undrafted||Peterborough, Ontario|
|15||Hawel, LiamLiam Hawel||C||April 18, 1999||Trade with SOO, 2017||DAL, 2017||Arnprior, Ontario|
|16||Schnarr, NateNate Schnarr||C||February 25, 1999||2015 OHL Priority Selection||ARI, 2017||Waterloo, Ontario|
|17||Toropchenko, AlexeyAlexey Toropchenko||RW||June 25, 1999||2017 CHL Import Draft||STL, 2017||Moscow, Russia|
|19||Ratcliffe, IsaacIsaac Ratcliffe||LW||February 15, 1999||2015 OHL Priority Selection||PHI, 2017||London, Ontario|
|20||Primeau, MasonMason Primeau||C||July 28, 2001||2017 OHL Priority Selection||Eligible in 2019||Etobicoke, Ontario|
|21||McEwan, JamesJames McEwan||C||March 15, 1997||2013 OHL Priority Selection||Undrafted||Chatham, Ontario|
|22||Stevens, LiamLiam Stevens||LW||April 23, 1999||2015 OHL Priority Selection||Undrafted||Waterdown, Ontario|
|23||Hotchkiss, MattMatt Hotchkiss||LW||February 6, 1998||2014 OHL Priority Selection||Undrafted||Whitby, Ontario|
|24||Smith, GivaniGivani Smith||RW||February 27, 1998||Trade with BAR, 2015||DET, 2016||Toronto, Ontario|
|25||Aguanno, AnthonyAnthony Aguanno||D||March 28, 2001||2017 OHL Priority Selection||Eligible in 2019||Mississauga, Ontario|
|26||Deakin-Poot, NickNick Deakin-Poot||C||January 28, 1999||2015 OHL Priority Selection||Undrafted||Georgetown, Ontario|
|27||McFadden, GarrettGarrett McFadden (C)||D||August 21, 1997||2013 OHL Priority Selection||Undrafted||Kincardine, Ontario|
|28||Woolley, MarkMark Woolley||D||November 26, 2001||2017 OHL Priority Selection||Eligible in 2020||St. Thomas, Ontario|
|32||Popovich, AnthonyAnthony Popovich||G||August 1, 1999||2015 OHL Priority Selection||Undrafted||Belleville, Ontario|
|35||Daws, NicoNico Daws||G||December 22, 2000||2016 OHL Priority Selection||Eligible in 2018||Burlington, Ontario|
|Team records for a single season|
|Most goals for||340||2013-14|
|Least goals for||156||2015-16|
|Least goals against||182||2003–04|
|Most goals against||425||1991–92|
|Individual player records for a single season|
|Most goals||Todd Bertuzzi||54||1994–95|
|Most assists||Jeff O'Neill||81||1993–94/1994–95|
|Most points||Jeff O'Neill||126||1993–94|
|Most points, rookie||Jeff O'Neill||79||1992–93|
|Most points, defenseman||Kevin Dallman||86||2001–02|
|Best GAA (goalie)||Thomas McCollum||2.39||2006–07|
|Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played|
Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss
- 1991–92 - Out of playoffs.
- 1992–93 - Lost to Detroit Jr. Red Wings 4 games to 1 in first round.
- 1993–94 - Defeated London Knights 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
Lost to S.S.Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 0 in division semi-finals.
- 1994–95 - First place in OHL. Earned first round bye.
Defeated Owen Sound Platers 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
Defeated Belleville Bulls 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.
Lost to Detroit Jr. Red Wings 4 games to 2 in finals.
- 1995–96 - First place in OHL. Earned first round bye.
Defeated Niagara Falls Thunder 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
Defeated Belleville Bulls 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
Lost to Peterborough Petes 4 games to 3 in finals.
Finished 4th place in Memorial Cup hosted by Peterborough Petes.
- 1996–97 - Defeated Erie Otters 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
Defeated S.S. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 3 in semi-finals.
- 1997–98 - First place in OHL. Earned first round bye.
Defeated Sudbury Wolves 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
Defeated Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.
Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 1 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
Finished round-robin portion of Memorial Cup in 2nd place.
Defeated Spokane Chiefs 2-1 (OT) in semi-finals.
Lost to Portland Winter Hawks 4-3 (OT) in finals. Finished 2nd place in Memorial Cup.
- 1998–99 - Defeated Erie Otters 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
Lost to Owen Sound Platers 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
- 1999–2000 - Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2000–01 - Lost to Brampton Battalion 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2001–02 - Defeated Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
Lost to Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals.
Finished round-robin portion of Memorial Cup tied for third place.
Lost to Victoriaville Tigres 4-3 in tiebreaker game. Finished 4th place as hosts of Memorial Cup.
- 2002–03 - Defeated Sarnia Sting 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
Lost to Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals.
- 2003–04 - Defeated Owen Sound Attack 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals.
Defeated Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
Defeated London Knights 4 games to 3 in conference finals.
Defeated Mississauga Ice Dogs 4 games to 0 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
Finished 4th place in Memorial Cup hosted by Kelowna Rockets.
- 2004–05 - Lost to London Knights 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2005–06 - Defeated Saginaw Spirit 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
Defeated Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
Lost to London Knights 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
- 2006–07 - Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2007–08 - Defeated London Knights 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
Lost to S.S. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals.
- 2008–09 - Lost to Saginaw Spirit 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2009–10 - Lost to London Knights 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2010–11 - Lost to Saginaw Spirit 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2011–12 - Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2012–13 - Lost to Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2013-14 - Defeated Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
Defeated London Knights 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals
Defeated Erie Otters 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
Defeated North Bay Battalion 4 games to 1 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
Finished round-robin portion of Memorial Cup in 1st place.
Lost to Edmonton Oil Kings 6-3 in finals. Finished 2nd place in Memorial Cup
- 2014–15 - Defeated Owen Sound Attack 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
Lost to S.S. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
- 2015–16 - Out of playoffs.
- 2016–17 - Out of playoffs.
Uniforms and logos
For the 2007/08 season, the team switched to a crimson and white colour scheme with the same logo that was on the last jerseys, except the "stripes" that appear across the "belly" of the Storm logo itself were modified from black to crimson. The white jersey has "STORM" written on top of the logo, and the crimson jersey has "GUELPH" above the logo. The new shoulder patches, featuring the alternate "GS" logo, have been redesigned and are meant to be read from the inside (the "G") outward (the "S").
The Guelph Storm primary logo is the team mascot "Spyke" surrounded by a twister with the team name above it. The team colours are white, grey, crimson and black. Home jerseys have a white background with "STORM" above the logo, and away jerseys have a crimson background with "GUELPH" above the logo.
The previous Guelph Storm logo (inset right) was used from 1991 to 1995. The team colours then were white, blue, grey and black. Home jerseys had a white background and away jerseys had a blue background.
- Uniforms & Logos - from www.sportslogos.net
The Guelph Storm played at the Guelph Memorial Gardens from 1991 until the year 2000 when moving to the new Guelph Sports and Entertainment Centre, since renamed the Sleeman Centre. The GSEC was built into what was a former Eaton's department store in a downtown shopping mall. The GSEC hosted the 2001 Hershey Cup and the 2002 Memorial Cup.
- Ice Size = 200' x 85'
- Capacity = 4,715 seating, 4,981 (with standing)
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