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 (NOJHL).

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.

Playing exclusively in the NOJHL from 1978 to 1986, the Onaping Falls Huskies were a very successful team, winning four league titles in their seven 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