Mississauga Steelheads

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Mississauga Steelheads
Mississauga Steelheads logo.svg
CityMississauga, Ontario
LeagueOntario Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionCentral
Operated2012–present
Home arenaParamount Fine Foods Centre
ColoursBlue, white, silver
              
General managerJames Richmond
Head coachJames Richmond [1]
Affiliate(s)Mississauga Chargers
Websitemississaugasteelheads.com
Franchise history
1996–2007Toronto St. Michael's Majors
2007–2012Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
2012–presentMississauga Steelheads

The Mississauga Steelheads are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

The Steelheads were born after the sale of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors by owner Eugene Melnyk, to Elliott Kerr of Mississauga's Landmark Sport Group.[2] 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.[3]

Uniforms and logos[edit]

The primary logo for the Steelheads displays a Steelhead trout below the word Mississauga with a maple leaf after it. 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.[4]

Championships[edit]

Coaches[edit]

2012–2016: James Boyd
2016–present James Richmond

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
2016–17 68 34 21 6 7 81 0.596 240 219 1st Central
2017–18 68 33 32 1 2 69 0.507 251 250 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.
  • 2016–17 Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Oshawa Generals 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals.
    Defeated Peterborough Petes 4 games to 0 in conference finals.
    Lost to Erie Otters 4 games to 1 in OHL finals.
  • 2017-18 Lost to Barrie Colts 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steelheads Announce Changes to Hockey Operations Staff". Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.stmichaelsmajors.com/hm/inside.php?id=196
  3. ^ http://news.sportslogos.net/2012/05/27/mississauga-ohl-team-re-named-steelheads/
  4. ^ http://www.mississauga.com/sports-story/3128035-steelheads-name-mascot-open-shop/

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