Ottawa Jr. Senators

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Ottawa Jr. Senators
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City Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
League Central Canada Hockey League
Division Yzerman
Founded 1979
Home arena Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
Jim Peplinski Arena
Colours Blue, red, white,
              
Owner(s) Martin Dagenais
General manager Martin Dagenais (2014-present)
Head coach Martin Dagenais (2014-present)
Franchise history
1979–1992 Ottawa Senators
1992–present Ottawa Jr. Senators

The Ottawa Jr. Senators are a junior-age men's ice hockey team from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Their home arena is the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre in south Ottawa. The club is in the Robinson Division of the Central Canada Hockey League, a Junior "A" league. The team is not affiliated with the NHL Ottawa Senators.

History[edit]

The Senators joined the Central Junior A Hockey League in 1979. In 1992, the Ottawa Senators changed their name to the Ottawa Jr. Senators because of the NHL team Ottawa Senators. Ottawa won their first Art Bogart Cup in 1983 over Pembroke. Ten years later, they won their second championship. In 1995, Ottawa came close against the Cornwall Colts for their third championship. The 2000-01 season was memorable for the Ottawa Jr. Senators as they achieved the lowest goals allowed in the league (173) and finished 2nd, despite being 10 points behind the Cornwall Colts, as both teams met in the championship finals. The series went to 7 games, but the Jr. Senators lost in a humiliating 7-0 loss.

The following year, the Jr. Senators were determined to repeat their previous season, and settled for 3rd overall behind Cornwall and Nepean. Ottawa managed to defeat Nepean in 6 games and return to the final. This time, Ottawa won the series in 5 games and qualified for the Fred Page Cup in Truro. The semi-final game against the Valleyfield Braves and Ottawa Jr. Senators meant the winner would go to the Royal Bank Cup in Halifax, as the hosts Halifax Oland Exports already earned a bye to the final. Ottawa punched their ticket to the Royal Bank Cup winning 7-2 over the Braves. Ottawa lost the Fred Page Cup championship game 4-2 to Halifax.

At the Royal Bank Cup, the Jr. Senators ended up finishing 4th with a 1-3 record. Ottawa faced Halifax for the fourth time, and the semi-final was a back and forth scoring game, but Halifax ended up taking the game 9-7 and eventually capturing the Royal Bank Cup.

The championship team was lost in a blockbuster trade with the Gloucester Rangers, who were rebuilding their team and overcoming a dead-last finish in the 2001-02 standings. Despite only carrying three returnees, the Jr. Senators still managed to upset the top 2 teams in the league en route to the Art Bogart Cup against Nepean. Ottawa couldn't handle the Nepean Raiders and lost the series in 5 games.

The Ottawa Jr. Senators wouldn't return to the semi-finals until 2009. Ottawa lost the previous three game 7 semi-final games. The most-heartbreaking loss was in 2015, when the Pembroke Lumber Kings scored the game winner with just under a minute left in the game.

For the 2012-13 season, the Ottawa Jr. Senators changed their colors back to blue, red, and white and returned to their old logo that they last used in 1995.

In fall 2016, the Ottawa Jr. Senators won the right to host the Fred Page Cup in 2018. Ottawa was slated to host the 2003 tournament, but pulled out and hosting duties were awarded to Cornwall.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1979-80 50 22 21 7 - 270 219 51 4th CJHL
1980-81 50 12 31 7 - 200 260 31 6th CJHL
1981-82 49 33 14 2 - 254 203 68 1st CJHL
1982-83 48 30 11 7 - 263 189 67 1st CJHL Won League
1983-84 54 26 21 7 - 283 284 59 3rd CJHL
1984-85 54 23 31 0 0 252 292 46 4th CJHL
1985-86 60 27 26 0 7 310 303 61 5th CJHL
1986-87 54 24 21 4 5 215 236 57 4th CJHL
1987-88 56 44 12 0 0 336 195 88 1st CJHL
1988-89 56 33 23 0 0 282 261 66 4th CJHL
1989-90 55 21 29 3 2 245 290 47 6th CJHL
1990-91 54 30 19 1 4 244 224 65 4th CJHL
1991-92 57 48 9 0 0 386 179 96 1st CJHL
1992-93 57 41 8 4 4 433 272 90 1st CJHL Won League
1993-94 57 31 23 3 1 284 251 66 5th CJHL
1994-95 54 26 21 3 4 260 240 58 6th CJHL
1995-96 54 35 17 2 0 237 228 72 2nd CJHL
1996-97 54 29 18 7 0 156 161 65 3rd CJHL
1997-98 56 15 30 8 3 156 220 41 9th CJHL
1998-99 54 26 26 2 0 209 227 54 7th CJHL
1999-00 56 32 21 3 0 234 202 67 4th CJHL
2000-01 55 37 14 4 0 247 137 78 2nd CJHL
2001-02 55 31 11 10 3 237 169 75 3rd CJHL Won League
2002-03 55 20 27 6 2 268 308 48 8th CJHL
2003-04 55 14 39 0 2 182 278 30 9th CJHL
2004-05 57 20 25 4 8 166 231 42 9th CJHL
2005–06 57 30 20 4 3 226 203 67 2nd Robinson Lost Quarter-final
2006–07 55 29 20 4 2 181 178 64 1st Robinson Lost Quarter-final
2007–08 60 12 43 2 3 148 298 29 11th CJHL DNQ
2008-09 60 30 23 - 7 194 201 67 6th CJHL Lost Semi-final
2009-10 62 33 24 - 5 216 204 71 5th CJHL Lost Semi-final
2010-11 62 26 29 - 7 207 215 59 9th CCHL DNQ
2011-12 62 33 26 - 3 221 192 69 7th CCHL Lost Quarter-final
2012-13 62 40 16 - 6 220 175 86 1st CCHL Lost Semi-final
2013-14 62 39 20 - 3 259 185 81 1st of 6 Yzerman
3rd of 12 CCHL
Won Quarterfinals, 4-1 (Colts)
Lost Semifinals, 3-4 (Bears)
2014-15 62 44 13 4 1 244 147 93 1st of 6 Yzerman
2nd of 12 CCHL
Won Quarterfinals, 4-0 (Rangers)
Lost Semifinals, 3-4 (Lumber Kings)
2015-16 62 44 14 4 4 215 153 96 1st of 6 Yzerman
2nd of 12 CCHL
Won Quarterfinals, 4-1 (73's)
Won Semifinals 4-2 (Hawks)
Lost League Finals, 3-4 (Canadians)
2016-17 62 41 18 1 2 203 159 85 1st of 6 Yzerman
3rd of 12 CCHL
Won Quarterfinals, 4-1 (Bears)
tbd Semifinals, 0-0 (Colts)

Fred Page Cup[edit]

Eastern Canada Championships
MHL - QAAAJHL - CCHL - Host
Round robin play with 2nd vs 3rd in semi-final to advance against 1st in the finals.

Year Round Robin Record Standing SemiFinal Gold Medal Game
2002 W, Truro Bearcats 6-0
L, Halifax Oland Exports 3-6
L, Valleyfield Braves 7-8
1-2-0 2nd of 4 W, Valleyfield Braves ?-? L, Halifax Oland Exports 3-4
Halifax RBC Hosts
Ottawa to RBC as FPC reps

Royal Bank Cup[edit]

CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dudley Hewitt Champions - Central, Fred Page Champions - Eastern, Western Canada Cup Champions - Western, Western Canada Cup - Runners Up and Host
Round robin play with top 4 in semi-final and winners to finals.

Year Round Robin Record Standing Semifinal Gold Medal Game
2002 W, Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats 4-3
OTL, OCN Blizzard 3-4
L, Halifax Exports 1-2
L, Chilliwack Chiefs (1990–2006) 3-5
1-3 4th of 5 L, Halifax Exports 7-9 n/a

Championships[edit]

CJHL Bogart Cup Championships: 1983, 1993, 2002
Eastern Canadian Fred Page Cup Championships: 2000
CJAHL Royal Bank Cup Championships: None

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]