Onaping Falls Huskies

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Onaping Falls Huskies
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City Onaping Falls, Ontario
League Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
Operated 1970-1986
Home arena Jim Coady Arena
Colours Blue, Red, and White
Franchise history
1970-1974 Levack Miners
1974-1986 Onaping Falls Huskies

The Onaping Falls Huskies were a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Onaping Falls, Ontario, Canada. This defunct hockey team was a part of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

History[edit]

As the Levack Miners, the team won the 1972 NOHA Jr. B League. In 1974, they changed their name to the Onaping Falls Huskies and won four consecutive NOHA Jr. B League titles (1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978) and three branch titles (1975, 1976, and 1978). They, and their league, were promoted to Jr. A in the summer of 1978.

Only playing in the NOJHL from 1978 until 1986, the Onaping Falls Huskies were a very successful team, winning 4 league titles in their 7 seasons. They won the McNamara Cup in 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1986. At the national level, they were never able to defeat the champions of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, however, and therefore never advanced to compete for the Dudley Hewitt Cup.

In 1980, the Huskies were swept by the North York Rangers 3-games-to-none. In 1981, they were swept by the Belleville Bulls 3-games-to-none. And in 1982, the Huskies were swept by the Guelph Platers 3-games-to-none. Both Belleville and Guelph were granted expansion into the Ontario Hockey League soon after these playoff runs. In 1986, the Huskies faced the dominant Orillia Travelways and lost 4-games-to-2.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1978-79 40 19 14 7 - -- -- 45 3rd NOJHL
1979-80 40 29 10 1 - 256 166 59 1st NOJHL Won League
1980-81 40 24 12 4 - 294 201 52 2nd NOJHL Won League
1981-82 42 31 9 2 - 272 169 64 1st NOJHL Won League
1982-83 42 30 9 3 - 294 181 63 1st NOJHL
1983-84 - - - - - -- -- - Did Not Play
1984-85 40 16 21 3 - 253 261 35 4th NOJHL
1985-86 41 31 6 4 - 419 181 66 1st NOJHL Won League