Huntsville Hawks

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For the 1968 Continental Football League team playing professional American football in Huntsville, Alabama, see Alabama Hawks.
Huntsville Hawks
Huntsville Hawks.jpg
Sport Box lacrosse
Founded 1965
League Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League
Based in Huntsville, Ontario
Arena Jack Bionda Arena
Colours Green, Black, and Yellow
President Shelly Nobile

The Huntsville Hawks are Junior "C" box lacrosse team from Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. The Hawks play in the Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League. They were known as the Huntsville Legionaires in 1965, Huntsville Tornadoes in 1966, and as the Huntsville Hawks from 1967 to the present.

History[edit]

The Hawks were one of the oldest running Junior "B" teams in lacrosse prior to 2010. The Hawks won the second ever National title, then known as the Castrol Cup in their inaugural season. They also pulled off a second National title in 1991, winning the Founders Cup.

Since their last Founders Cup, the Hawks have found it hard to draw top talent to the Huntsville area and their season results have suffered. The team also had to fold in 2000 to rebuild some of its interior structure. The fold happened after a winless 1999 season. Since another winless season in 2004, the past two season have gone a little smoother for the Hawks with two straight 6-14-0 seasons. In 2007 the club almost went .500, only to suffer through yet another winless season in 2008. Although there were marginal gains in 2009 & 2010, it is clear the Hawks were going to have a tough time competing going forward.

At the 2010 OLA AGM, the Hawks asked for admission into the OLA Jr. C Lacrosse League, dropping from Jr. B.

1991 Founders Cup[edit]

At the end of the 1991 season, the Hawks were in 4th place overall with a 13-5-0 record. With home advantage in the first round of the playoffs, they drew the fifth seed Gloucester Griffins. The Griffins did not provide much of a challenge as the Hawks swept them 3 games to none. In the league semi-final, the Hawks drew the first place Scarborough Saints in a best-of-seven series. After dropping the first two games, the Hawks walked through them in four straight. The finals saw them take on the second seed Elora Mohawks. In another upset, the Hawks again lost the first two games, only to take the next four to clinch the Provincial title. The 1991 Founders Cup was played in the host city of Gloucester, Ontario. In their opening game, Huntsville once again met their first round playoff opponents, the host team Gloucester Griffins and beat them by a 12-5 score. The Hawks next met the West Coast champion Delta Islanders, and dropped a close decision 10-9. Next came the Manitoba team, whom the Hawks defeated easily. Thanks to a defeat for the Islanders at the hands of the Griffins, Huntsville qualified for the finals, wherein they defeated Gloucester 18-6 to claim the 1991 Founders Cup.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T GF GA PTS Placing Playoffs
1966 24 9 15 0 265 365 18 6th OLA-A Lost Quarter-final
1967 24 14 10 0 343 304 28 3rd OLA-A Lost Semi-final
1968 24 12 12 0 282 339 24 3rd OLA-A Lost Semi-final
1969 24 13 11 0 303 323 26 5th OLA-A Lost Quarter-final
1970 28 1 27 0 243 593 2 8th OLA-A DNQ
1974 26 8 18 0 285 377 16 7th OLA-C Central Eliminated in Round Robin
1975 24 12 11 1 356 364 25 4th OLA-C Central Lost Semi-final
1976 22 11 11 0 313 311 22 4th OLA-C Lost Quarter-final
1977 24 11 13 0 346 333 22 6th OLA-C Lost Quarter-final
1978 OLA-B
1979 22 17 4 1 385 253 35 1st OLA-B East
1980 16 14 2 0 314 153 28 1st OLA-B East Lost Quarter-final
1981 18 8 10 0 258 206 16 4th OLA-B East Lost Quarter-final
1982 20 7 13 0 232 272 14 6th OLA-B East DNQ
1983 22 15 7 0 333 259 30 2nd OLA-B East Lost Semi-final
1984 20 13 6 1 301 216 27 1st OLA-B Div III Lost Semi-final
1985 24 16 7 1 278 246 33 2nd OLA-B East Lost Semi-final
1986 18 10 8 0 252 209 20 3rd OLA-B East Lost Semi-final
1987 20 16 4 0 303 185 32 1st OLA-B East Lost Final
1988 20 7 13 0 197 203 14 5th OLA-B East DNQ
1989 20 12 8 0 231 172 24 5th OLA-B Lost Semi-final
1990 20 14 5 1 258 176 29 3rd OLA-B Lost Quarter-final
1991 18 13 5 0 261 202 26 4th OLA-B Won League, Won Founders Cup
1992 20 10 9 1 255 224 21 5th OLA-B Lost Semi-final
1993 22 4 18 0 194 289 8 11th OLA-B DNQ
1994 22 7 14 1 202 235 15 10th OLA-B DNQ
1995 22 4 18 0 170 260 8 5th OLA-B Central DNQ
1996 22 8 14 0 207 298 16 5th OLA-B East DNQ
1997 22 4 18 0 192 304 8 6th OLA-B East DNQ
1998 20 5 15 0 169 243 10 6th OLA-B East DNQ
1999 20 0 20 0 126 325 0 9th OLA-B East DNQ
2000 0 - - - - - - Folded
2001 20 1 19 0 141 294 2 11th OLA-B East DNQ
2002 22 3 19 0 173 259 6 11th OLA-B East DNQ
2003 20 5 15 0 122 203 10 12th OLA-B East DNQ
2004 20 0 20 0 102 256 0 12th OLA-B East DNQ
2005 20 6 14 0 160 236 12 8th OLA-B East Lost 1st Round
2006 20 6 14 0 145 188 12 10th OLA-B East DNQ
2007 20 9 10 1 188 188 19 6th OLA-B East Lost Round 1
2008 20 0 20 0 131 256 0 13th OLA-B East DNQ
2009 20 6 14 0 120 217 12 9th OLA-B East DNQ
2010 20 3 16 1 100 253 7 13th OLA-B East DNQ
2011 16 0 16 0 68 225 0 6th OLA-C Central DNQ
2012 15 3 11 1 61 169 7 5th OLA-C Central DNQ

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