Mississauga Steelheads

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Mississauga Steelheads
Mississauga Steelheads logo.svg
City Mississauga, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Central
Operated 2012–present
Home arena Hershey Centre
Colours Blue, white, silver
              
General manager James Boyd
Head coach James Richmond [1]
Captain Michael McLeod [2]
Affiliate(s) Mississauga Chargers
Website www.mississaugasteelheads.com
Franchise history
1906–1962 Toronto St. Michael's Majors
1996–2007 Toronto St. Michael's Majors
2007–2012 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
2012–present Mississauga Steelheads

The Mississauga Steelheads are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The team was originally known as the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, whose hockey program was founded and operated by St. Michael's College School in 1906.

The current franchise was revived in 1996, and was relocated to Mississauga in 2007 after spending 10 years in Toronto. The team was known as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors from 2007-2012, until owner Eugene Melnyk sold the team to Elliott Kerr of Mississauga's Landmark Sport Group.[3]

As a part of the sale, the Majors identity was returned to St. Michael's College, allowing the team to move forward under the fan-selected "Steelheads" moniker.[4]

Coaches[edit]

2012–2016: James Boyd
2016–present James Richmond

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of January 31, 2017 [5]
Goaltenders
Number Player Glove Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
1 Canada Jacob Ingham L Mississauga Steelheads 2016 Eligible in 2019 Barrie, Ontario
33 Canada Matthew Mancina L Trade PBO 2016 Undrafted Tecumseh, Ontario
Defensemen
Number Player Shoots Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
2 Canada Ryan Wells L Mississauga Steelheads 2015 Eligible in 2018 Mississauga, Ontario
6 Canada Stephen Gibson R Mississauga Steelheads 2013 Undrafted Kitchener, Ontario
16 Canada Jake Ramalho L Waivers NB 2016 Undrafted Ottawa, Ontario
23 Canada Stefan Leblanc L Trade SBY 2014 Undrafted Oakville, Ontario
27 Sweden Jacob Moverare L CHL Import 2016 Los Angeles, 2016 (112th overall) Östersund, Sweden
36 United States Austin Osmanski L Mississauga Steelheads 2014 Buffalo, 2016 (189th overall) East Aurora, New York
41 Canada Nicolas Hague L Mississauga Steelheads 2014 Eligible in 2017 Kitchener, Ontario
45 Finland Vili Saarijärvi R Trade FLI 2016 Detroit, 2015 (173th overall) Rovaniemi, Finland
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
7 Canada Michael Litte L Mississauga Steelheads 2016 Eligible in 2019 Mississauga, Ontario
9 Canada Michael McLeod R Mississauga Steelheads 2014 New Jersey, 2016 (12th overall) Mississauga, Ontario
12 United States Marcus Dickerson R Mississauga Steelheads 2014 Undrafted West Deptford, New Jersey
14 Canada Nathan Bastian R Mississauga Steelheads 2013 New Jersey, 2016 (41st overall) Kitchener, Ontario
15 Canada Shaw Boomhower L Free Agent 2016 Undrafted Belleville, Ontario
17 Canada Scoley Dow L Mississauga Steelheads 2015 Eligible in 2017 Wallbridge, Ontario
18 Canada Aidan McFarland L Mississauga Steelheads 2015 Eligible in 2017 Napanee, Ontario
26 Canada Jacob Cascagnette L Trade KIT 2017 Undrafted Kitchener, Ontario
28 Canada Matthew Titus R Mississauga Steelheads 2015 Eligible in 2017 Stittsville, Ontario
47 Canada Trent Fox L Trade HAM 2017 Undrafted Chatham, Ontario
61 Canada Brendan Harrogate R Mississauga Steelheads 2014 Undrafted Chatham, Ontario
74 Canada Owen Tippett R Mississauga Steelheads 2015 Eligible in 2017 Peterborough, Ontario
91 Canada Ryan McLeod L Trade FLI 2015 Eligible in 2018 Mississauga, Ontario
96 Canada Spencer Watson R Trade KGN 2015 Los Angeles, 2014 (209th overall) London, Ontario

NHL Alumni[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

Season Games Won Lost OTL SL Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
2012–13 68 26 34 0 8 60 0.441 179 221 5th Central
2013–14 68 24 38 1 5 54 0.397 167 267 5th Central
2014–15 68 25 40 2 1 53 0.390 178 265 4th Central
2015–16 68 33 30 2 3 71 0.522 215 229 4th Central

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2012–13 Lost to Belleville Bulls 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2013–14 Lost to Oshawa Generals 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2014–15 Out of playoffs.
  • 2015–16 Lost to Barrie Colts 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals.

Uniforms and logos[edit]

The primary logo for the Steelheads displays a Steelhead trout above the word Steelheads with a maple leaf within the A. Below this is "Mississauga". The Steelheads colours are blue & white. The secondary logo features the Port Credit lighthouse within an M, representing the city landmark.

The Steelheads' blue and white uniforms bear a striking resemblance to those of the nearby Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL; their home sweaters are white with blue striping and collars, while their road sweaters are blue with white striping and collars.

Mascot[edit]

The team mascot is named Sauga. The name was created during a fan contest during the summer of 2012, when the organization asked its fans to create a name for the new Steelheads mascot.[6]

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