Jamestown Jets

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Jamestown Jets
JamestownJets logo.png
City Jamestown, New York, United States
League United Junior Hockey League,
Northern Junior Hockey League,
Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Operated 2008–2011
Home arena Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena
Colors Blue, Green, and White
Owner(s) Dennis Canfield
Head coach Dennis Canfield
Media The Post-Journal

The Jamestown Jets were an American junior ice hockey team based in Jamestown, New York. Originally members of the United Junior Hockey League and later the Northern Junior Hockey League. The Jets played in the Canadian Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League in 2010-11.[1]


The team was announced in March 2008. The team's name comes from the Winnipeg Jets and was chosen by a fan.[2]

The franchise was founded by majority owner Barry Soskin and Dennis Canfield in March 2008 and the team logo and name was released on April 22, 2008 at a press conference at the JSBIA.

In August 2010, the Jets join a Canadian league Canadian Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League in Ontario.[1] On September 17, 2010, the Jets played their first GMHL game, at home, winning 4-3 over fellow expansion club Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks. The game was the first international regulation game in the GMHL's history.

On April 30, 2011, the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena moved to evict the Jets, claiming that the team's lease was with the previous owner and was no longer valid due to the team's sale.[3] Less than three weeks later, the GMHL announced that the Jets would be leaving the GMHL as part of the lease issues with the Arena.[4] The establishment of the Jamestown Ironmen, which is also a Junior A franchise but one based in the U.S.-based North American Hockey League, put the Jets' future in doubt and was a direct cause of the lawsuit as the Jets held an "exclusive" lease. The team continues operations and is currently dormant as the lawsuit is active.[3] At one time, Canfield had proposed renovation of the smaller Allen Park Ice Rink which was not cost effective.[5] http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/617920/Struggle-To-Survive.html. As of April 2013 the lawsuit Canfield filed against the Ironmen, Arena, and NAHL has progressed to New York State Supreme Court and is currently in the discovery phase sitting in the judges chambers. The Ironmen have since suspended operations.

Regular season records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL GF GA P Result Playoffs
2008-09 46 30 11 5 285 215 65 1st UJHL-South Lost Final
2009-10 51 22 26 3 248 264 47 3rd NJHL Lost Semi-final
2010-11 42 27 12 3 247 194 57 3rd GMJHL Lost Quarter-final

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b http://gmhl.net/article.php?article_id=54503
  2. ^ Riggs, Jim. Junior A Hockey Club Picks Jets As Team Name. The Post-Journal. 22 April 2008.
  3. ^ a b Rodriguez, Jason (2011-06-02). Gloves coming off. The Post-Journal. Retrieved 2011-06-03.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Dean, Nicholas (2011-06-18). Jets owner has eye on Allen Park Ice Rink. The Post-Journal. Retrieved 2013-02-17.

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