Orillia Terriers (senior/intermediate hockey)

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Orillia Terriers
Orillia Terriers Sr.JPG
City Orillia, Ontario
League OHA Senior "A" 1966-1979
Georgian Bay Int. "A" 1979-1980
Major Int. A 1980-1982
Operated 1966 (1966)-1982
Home arena Orillia Arena
Colours Unknown
Head coach Ike Hildebrand, Joseph Kane, Doug Kelcher

The Orillia Terriers were an ice hockey team from Orillia, Ontario, Canada that competed in the OHA Senior A from 1966 to 1979,[1] and represented in the Central Ontario Junior B Hockey League from 1979 to 1981 (Intermediate A) by the Orillia Travelways,[2] and for the 1981-82 season by the Orillia Terriers in the Ontario Junior A Hockey League.[3]

The Terriers are not known to be connected with the Couchiching Terriers of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, although the junior club was known as the Orillia Terriers from 1989 to 1997.

History[edit]

The team originated as the Orillia Pepsis in 1966, but changed their name to the Terriers in 1969.

The Terriers won the OHA Senior A playoff title in 1970 and 1973 and also won the Allan Cup as Canadian Senior A champions in the latter year, defeating the visiting St. Boniface Mohawks of Manitoba 4-1 in a best-of-seven final playdown series. They had lost the 1970 national final to the Spokane Jets.

The 1972-73 edition of the club featured a number of veterans like Mike Draper, Gary Milroy and Grant Moore, all of whom had been in place since the first season, 1968-69. Also on the team were: Claire Alexander, who later played for the Toronto Maple Leafs; Jim Keon, brother of then-Leaf captain Dave Keon; Blake Ball, who played Gilmore Tuttle in the 1977 film "Slap Shot"; and goalie Louis Levasseur, who went on to all-star status in the World Hockey Association.

Orillia dropped down to Intermediate A in 1979 and left that league in 1982.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Season GP W L T GF GA P Results Playoffs
1966-67 40 12 26 2 157 207 26 8th OHA Sr. A
1967-68 40 11 29 0 146 211 22 10th OHA Sr. A
1968-69 39 23 15 1 184 144 47 3rd OHA Sr. A
1969-70 40 31 7 2 201 109 64 OHA Sr. A Won League
1970-71 39 27 12 0 232 141 54 OHA Sr. A Lost Final
1971-72 40 26 13 1 222 150 53 3rd OHA Sr. A
1972-73 44 31 13 0 214 132 62 2nd OHA Sr. A Won League, Won Allan Cup
1973-74 40 29 11 0 203 126 58 2nd OHA Sr. A Lost Final
1974-75 40 18 22 0 189 200 36 4th OHA Sr. A
1975-76 44 13 30 1 161 255 27 6th OHA Sr. A
1976-77 34 14 19 1 168 164 29 6th OHA Sr. A
1977-78 40 16 22 2 184 191 34 6th OHA Sr. A
1978-79 40 14 25 1 202 241 29 5th OHA Sr. A
1979-80 36 17 19 0 167 195 34 5th GBIAHL
1980-81 36 20 16 0 203 186 40 4th OHA Int. A
1981-82 36 12 22 2 161 230 26 4th OHA Int. A

Championships[edit]

OHA Senior A Championship: 1970, 1973
Allan Cup: 1973

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/stte/orillia-terriers-7288.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/stte/orillia-travelways-9837.html
  3. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/stte/orillia-terriers-7289.html