List of ice hockey teams in Ontario

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The following is a list of ice hockey teams in Ontario, past and present. It includes the league(s) they play for, and championships won.

Major Professional[edit]

National Hockey League[edit]

Current teams[edit]

Team City Established Stanley Cups[1] Notes
Ottawa Senators Ottawa 1992 0 The original Ottawa Senators who won 11 Stanley Cups were moved to St Louis in the 1920s. The present Ottawa Senators (EST 1992) have not won a cup since their inaugural season.
Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto 1917 13 Also known as the Torontos 1917-18, Arenas (1918–19) and the St. Patrick's (1919–27)[2]

Former teams[edit]

Team City Existed Stanley Cups[1] Notes
Hamilton Tigers Hamilton 1920-25 0 Joined the NHL in 1919 as the Quebec Athletic Club.
Ottawa Senators (original) Ottawa 1917-34 11 Founded member of the NHL in 1917. Won 11 Stanley Cups, but four while a member of the NHL. Became the St. Louis Eagles in 1934.

National Hockey Association[edit]

Team City Existed League titles Stanley Cups Notes
Cobalt Silver Kings Cobalt 1909-10 0 0 Became the Quebec Bulldogs in 1910
Haileybury Hockey Club Haileybury 1909-10 0 0 Players joined the Montreal Canadiens in 1910
Ottawa Senators Ottawa 1910-17 2 4 Founded 1883; A founding team of National Hockey League in 1917.
Renfrew Creamery Kings Renfrew 1909-11 0 0 Franchise sold to Toronto interests in 1911.
Toronto 228th Battalion Toronto 1916-17 0 0 Disbanded mid-season due to World War I.
Toronto Blueshirts Toronto 1912-17 2 1 NHA suspended team after 228th Battalion embarked for Europe.
Toronto Shamrocks Toronto 1912-15 0 0 Also known as the Tecumsehs and Ontarios. Team sold to Blueshirts' owners in 1915 and players joined Blueshirts.

World Hockey Association[edit]

Team City Existed Avco Cups Notes
Ottawa Nationals Ottawa 1972-73 0 Became the Toronto Toros in 1973
Ottawa Civics Ottawa 1976 0 Began the 1975-76 season as the Denver Spurs, moved midseason and folded after two weeks
Toronto Toros Toronto 1973-76 0 Founded as the Ottawa Nationals in 1972; Became the Birmingham Bulls in 1976

Minor Professional[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

Current teams[edit]

Team City Established Calder Cups Notes
Toronto Marlies Toronto 2005 0 Founded in 1982 as the St. Catharines Saints

Former teams[edit]

Team City Existed Calder Cups Notes
Cornwall Aces Cornwall 1993-96 0 Merged with Hershey Bears in 1996
Hamilton Bulldogs Hamilton 1996-2015 1 First affiliated with the Edmonton Oilers (1996–2003) and subsequently the Montreal Canadiens from 2002–present. Both Edmonton and Montreal shared affiliation during 2002-03 season. Became the St. John's IceCaps following the 2014–15 season.
Hamilton Canucks Hamilton 1992-94 0 Became the Syracuse Crunch in 1994
Newmarket Saints Newmarket 1986-91 0 Became the St. John's Maple Leafs in 1991
St. Catharines Saints St. Catharines 1982-86 0 Became the Newmarket Saints in 1986
Toronto Roadrunners Toronto 2003-04 0 Became the Edmonton Road Runners in 2004

ECHL[edit]

Team City Established Kelly Cups No-tes
Brampton Beast Brampton 2013 0 Central Hockey League in 2013-14; ECHL in 2014-15

International Hockey League[edit]

Team City Existed Turner Cups Notes
Chatham Maroons Chatham 1949-52 1
Chatham Maroons Chatham 1963-64 0
Windsor Gotfredsons Windsor 1945-50 0 Also known as the Staffords and Windsor Ryancretes
Windsor Spitfires Windsor 1945-49 2 Also known as the Windsor Hettche Spitfires; Became the Detroit Hettche in 1949

United Hockey League[edit]

Team City Existed Colonial Cups Notes
Brantford Smoke Brantford 1991-98 1 Became the Asheville Smoke in 1998
Chatham Wheels Chatham 1992-94 0 Became the Saginaw Wheels in 1994
London Wildcats London 1994-95 0 Became the Dayton Ice Bandits in 1996
St. Thomas Wildcats St. Thomas 1991-94 0 Became the London Wildcats in 1994
Thunder Bay Thunder Cats Thunder Bay 1991-99 3 Also known as the Senators and Thunder Hawks; Became the Rockford IceHogs in 1999

Early Leagues[edit]

Team Existed Notes
International Professional Hockey League 1904-07 Canadian Sault Hockey Club lone Canadian member
Ontario Professional Hockey League 1908–1911 Formed in 1907. Also known as 'Trolley League.'
Canadian Professional Hockey League 1926-30
Canadian-American Hockey League 1926-36 Merged with the International Hockey League; Predecessor of the American Hockey League
International Hockey League 1929-36 Merged with the Canadian-American Hockey League; Predecessor of the American Hockey League
Eastern Professional Hockey League 1959-63

Junior[edit]

Ontario Hockey League[edit]

Current teams[edit]

Team City Established J. Ross Robertson Cups Memorial Cups Notes
Barrie Colts Barrie 1994 1 0
North Bay Battalion North Bay 1996 0 0 Relocated from Brampton in 2013
Guelph Storm Guelph 1991 2 0 Founded in 1904 as the Toronto Marlboros
Hamilton Bulldogs Hamilton 2015 0 0 Founded in 1981 as the Belleville Bulls
Kingston Frontenacs Kingston 1973 0 0 Also known as the Canadians and Raiders
Kitchener Rangers Kitchener 1963 4 2 Founded in 1947 as the Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters
London Knights London 1965 4 2 Also known as the Nationals
Mississauga Steelheads Mississauga 2007 6 4 Founded in 1906 as the Toronto St. Michael's Majors. Moved to Mississauga in 2007. Formerly called Mississauga St. Michael's Majors. Team suspended operations from 1961-96.
Niagara IceDogs St. Catharines 2007 0 0 Founded in 1998 as the Mississauga IceDogs
Oshawa Generals Oshawa 1908 12 4 Also known as the Shamrocks and Majors. Team suspended operations from 1953-62 after arena burned down.
Ottawa 67's Ottawa 1967 3 2
Owen Sound Attack Owen Sound 1989 1 0 Founded in 1968 as the Guelph CMC's
Peterborough Petes Peterborough 1956 9 1 Founded in 1951 as the Kitchener Greenshirts
Sarnia Sting Sarnia 1994 0 0 Founded in 1969 as the Cornwall Royals
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Ste. Marie 1972 3 1
Sudbury Wolves Sudbury 1972 0 0 Founded in 1945 as the Barrie Flyers
Windsor Spitfires Windsor 1975 2 2

Former teams[edit]

Team City Existence J. Ross Robertson Cups Memorial Cups Notes
Belleville Bulls Belleville 1981-2015 1 0 Became the Hamilton Bulldogs following the 2014–15 season.
Brantford Alexanders Brantford 1978–1984 0 0 Previously known as Hamilton Fincups. Subsequently known as the Hamilton Steelhawks.
Brantford Lions Brantford 1933–1946 0 0
Barrie Flyers Barrie 1945–1960 4 2 Subsequently known as the Niagara Falls Flyers.
North Bay Centennials North Bay 1982–2002 1 0 Previously known as Niagara Falls Flyers. Subsequently known as the Saginaw Spirit.

United States Hockey League[edit]

Former teams

Team City Existed Anderson Cups Notes
Thunder Bay Flyers Thunder Bay 1980–2000 4 Known as Thunder Bay Kings until 1984

Junior A Hockey Leagues[edit]

Central Junior A Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established League titles Fred Page Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Brockville Braves Brockville 1963 2 2 0
Cornwall Colts Cornwall 1992 4 1 0
Cumberland Grads Ottawa 1974 0 0 0
Hawkesbury Hawks Hawkesbury 1974 7 1 0
Kanata Stallions Ottawa 1989 2 1 0
Kemptville 73's Kemptville 1969 0 0 0 Joined in 2007 from EOJBHL
Nepean Raiders Ottawa 1970s 2 1 0
Orleans Blues Ottawa  ??? 2 0 0
Ottawa Jr. Senators Ottawa 1961 8 1 0
Pembroke Lumber Kings Pembroke 1961 11 1 1
Smiths Falls Bears Smiths Falls 1961 4 0 0

Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established League titles NJHA titles Notes
Alliston Coyotes Alliston 2013 0 0
Almaguin Spartans South River 2011 0 0 Relocated from Mattawa in 2014. Founded as Mattawa Voyageurs.
Bobcaygeon Storm Bobcaygeon 2015 0 0
Bracebridge Blues Bracebridge 2012 0 0
Bradford Bulls Bradford 2012 1 0
Bradford Rattlers Bradford 1971 3 1 Former member of the GMOHL
Colborne Chiefs Colborne 2015 0 0
Coldwater Falcons Coldwater 2015 0 0
Grey County Grizzlies Feversham 2015 0 0
Grey Highlands Bravehearts Markdale 2006 0 0 Relocated from Lefroy in 2014. Founded as the King Wild.
Haliburton Wolves Haliburton 2015 0 0
Halton Ravens Burlington 2013 0 0
Kingsville Kings Kingsville 2015 0 0
Knights of Meaford Meaford 2013 0 0
Komoka Dragons Komoka 2015 0 0
London Lakers London 2015 0 0
Niagara Whalers Port Colborne 2014 0 0
Norfolk Vikings Simcoe 2015 0 0
North York Renegades Toronto 2014 0 0
Orangeville Ice Crushers Orangeville 2011 0 0
Oshawa Riverkings Oshawa 2015 0 0
Parry Sound Islanders Parry Sound 2008 0 0 Relocated from Powassan in 2014. Founded as the Ville-Marie Dragons.
Seguin Huskies Seguin 2013 0 0
Shelburne Sharks Shelburne 2010 0 0
South Muskoka Shield Gravenhurst 2006 1 0
Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks Sturgeon Falls 2010 1 0
Toronto Attack Toronto 2012 0 0
Toronto Blue Ice Jets Thornhill 2006 0 0
Toronto Predators Toronto 2013 0 0
Tottenham Steam Tottenham 2014 0 0

Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established League titles Dudley Hewitt Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Cochrane Crunch Cochrane 2007 0 0 0 Joined in 2012 from the GMHL. Founded as the Elliot Lake Bobcats.
Blind River Beavers Blind River 1999 0 0 0 Relocated from Garson in 2000. Founded as Nickel Centre Barons
Elliot Lake Wildcats Elliot Lake 2014 0 0 0
Espanola Express Espanola 2015 0 0 0
French River Rapids French River 2015 0 0 0
Iroquois Falls Eskis Iroquois Falls 1988 7 0 0 Relocated from Mattawa in 2015. Founded as the Haileybury 54's.
Kirkland Lake Gold Miners Kirkland Lake 2003 1 0 0 Relocated from Manitoulin Island in 2011. Founded as Manitoulin Wild.
Powassan Voodoos Powassan 2014 0 0 0
Rayside-Balfour Canadians Rayside-Balfour 2000 2 0 0 Relocated from Sudbury in 2015. Foounded as the Sudbury Northern Wolves
Soo Thunderbirds Sault Ste. Marie 1999 3 2 0 Formerly as Sault Ste. Marie Junior Greyhounds
Timmins Rock Timmins 1991 1 0 0 Relocated from Iroquois Falls in 2015. Founded as Timmins Golden Bears

Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established League titles Dudley Hewitt Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Ajax Attack Ajax 1986 0 0 0
Aurora Tigers Aurora 1987 2 2 2 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Bowmanville Eagles Bowmanville 1978 0 0 0
Brampton Capitals Brampton 1987 3 1 0
Burlington Cougars Burlington 1952 0 0 0
Cobourg Cougars Cobourg 1964 0 0 0
Collingwood Blues Collingwood 1969 0 0 0
Couchiching Terriers Rama 1960s 4 3 1
Durham Fury Oshawa 1972 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Georgetown Raiders Georgetown 1966 0 1 0
Hamilton Red Wings Hamilton 1973 0 0 0
Huntsville-Muskoka Otters Huntsville 1990 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Kingston Voyageurs Kingston 1974 0 0 0
Lindsay Muskies Lindsay 1980 0 0 0
Markham Waxers Markham 1930s 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Milton Icehawks Milton 1966 2 1 0
Mississauga Chargers Mississauga 1992 0 0 0
Newmarket Hurricanes Newmarket 1987 1 1 0
North York Rangers Toronto 1992 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Oakville Blades Oakville 1966 1 1 0
Orangeville Crushers Orangeville 1975 0 0 0
Peterborough Stars Peterborough 1965 0 0 0
Pickering Panthers Pickering 1972 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Port Hope Predators Port Hope 1996 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Trenton Hercs Trenton 1981 0 0 0 Formerly Trenton Sting, Quinte West Pack
St. Michael's Buzzers Toronto 1933 2 0 0
Seguin Bruins Parry Sound 2005 0 0 0
Stouffville Spirit Stouffville 1995 0 0 0
Streetsville Derbys Streetsville 1968 0 0 0
Toronto Dixie Beehives Toronto 2005 0 0 0 Formerly Oswego Admirals
Toronto Jr. Canadiens Toronto 1972 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Vaughan Vipers Vaughan 1991 0 0 0
Villanova Knights Toronto 1980 1 1 0
Wellington Dukes Wellington 1983 1 1 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise

Many teams' establishment dates precede the founding of the OPJHL in 1993. This heading lists only OPJHL championships won.

Superior International Junior Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established League titles Dudley Hewitt Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Dryden Ice Dogs Dryden 2001 2 0 0
Fort Frances Jr. Sabres Fort Frances 2007 0 0 0
Fort William North Stars Thunder Bay 2001 3 1 0
Marathon Renegades Marathon 2006 0 0 0 Former member of the North of Superior Junior B Hockey League
Schreiber Diesels Schreiber 2005 1 0 0
Thunder Bay Bearcats Thunder Bay 2001 0 0 0
Thunder Bay Bulldogs Thunder Bay 2001 0 0 0

Junior B Hockey Leagues[edit]

League Region Established Notes
Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League Ottawa region 1967 Ottawa District Hockey Association League
Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Southern Ontario 2007 Merger of GHL, MWJHL, and WOHL
Thunder Bay Junior B Hockey League Thunder Bay region 1993 Competes for the Keystone Cup, 1 championship

Junior C and Development Hockey Leagues[edit]

League Region Established Clarence Schmalz Cups Notes
Central Junior C Hockey League Greater Toronto Area  ????
Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League Ottawa Region  ????
Empire B Junior C Hockey League Eastern Ontario Region  ????
Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League Georgian Bay Region  ????
Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League Far-South Region of Ontario  ????
Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League Golden Horseshoe Region  ????
Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League Southwestern Ontario Region  ???? -- Compete for OHA Cup
Western Junior C Hockey League Grey, Huron County, Ontario Bruce, and Wellington Counties  ????

Semi-professional, senior and amateur[edit]

Canadian Women's Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established ESSO National Championships Notes
Brampton Thunder Brampton 2007 0
Burlington Barracudas Burlington 2007 0
Toronto Furies Toronto 2011- 0
Mississauga Chiefs Mississauga 2007-2010 0
Ottawa Senators Ottawa 2007-2010 0
Vaughan Flames Vaughan 2007-2010 0

National Women's Hockey League[edit]

Team City Existed League titles Notes
Brampton Thunder Brampton 1999-07 1
Etobicoke Dolphins Toronto 2007 0 Formerly the Durham Lightning 2000-06
Oakville Ice Oakville 2003-07 0
Ottawa Raiders Ottawa 1999-07 0
Toronto Aeros Toronto 1999-07 4

Senior[edit]

Team City Existed League titles Allan Cups Notes
Ottawa Senators Ottawa 1934–1955 1949 Branch of Ottawa Senators when NHL team left for St. Louis.

Amateur[edit]

Team City Existed League titles Stanley Cups Notes
Kenora Thistles Kenora  ????  ?? 1 Smallest town to ever win the Stanley Cup
Ottawa Senators (original) Ottawa 1883–1908  ?? 10 Played in AHA, Ontario Hockey Association, CAHL, FAHL and ECAHA; Won OHA championship 1891-1893. Became the Senators in 1902. Also known as the Capitals and Silver Seven, the team became fully professional in 1908.

University[edit]

Team City Established Conference titles (men's and women's) University Cups Women's Titles[3] Notes
Brock Badgers St. Catharines  ???? 0 0 0
Carleton Ravens Ottawa 2004 0 0 0 Women's team established 2004, men's team established 2007.
Guelph Gryphons Guelph 1981 9 1 0
Lakehead Thunderwolves Thunder Bay 2001 1 0 N/A Plays only CIS men's hockey, not women's hockey
Nipissing Lakers North Bay 2009 0 0 N/A Plays only CIS men's hockey, not women's hockey
Ottawa Gee-Gees Ottawa  ???? 0 0 0
Queen's Golden Gaels Kingston  ???? 9 0 0
RMC Paladins Kingston  ???? 0 0 N/A Plays only CIS men's hockey, not women's hockey
Ryerson Rams Toronto  ???? 0 0 N/A Plays only CIS men's hockey, not women's hockey
U of T Varsity Blues Toronto 1891 58 10 1
UOIT Ridgebacks Oshawa 2007 0 0 0
Waterloo Warriors Waterloo  ???? 2 1 0
UWO Mustangs London  ???? 2 1 0
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks Waterloo  ???? 10 0 2
Windsor Lancers Windsor  ???? 1 0 0
York Lions Toronto 1963 8 3 0 Won three University Cups as the York Yeomen in 1985, 1988 and 1989

League, regional and national championships[edit]

Championship Times won Description
Stanley Cup 35 Total championships
Stanley Cup 17 National Hockey League champion
NHA Championship 4 National Hockey Association champion
Calder Cup 1 American Hockey League champion
Memorial Cup 47 Canadian Major-Junior national champion
Allan Cup 46 Canadian senior national champion
Royal Bank Cup 8 Canadian Junior "A" national champion
Colonial Cup 4 United Hockey League champion
Keystone Cup 1 Western Canada Junior "B" champion
NWHL Championship Cup 4 National Women's Hockey League championship
University Cup 15 CIS national men's university champion
CIS Women's Championship 2 CIS national women's university champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stanley Cup Champions and Finalists". nhl.com. Retrieved 2006-12-10. 
  2. ^ 1920s in Maple Leafs History
  3. ^ "2007-08 CIS Women's Hockey Media Guide And Almanac" (pdf). cisport.ca. Retrieved 2008-03-10.