Parry Sound Shamrocks

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Parry Sound Shamrocks
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City Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
League Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League
Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
Operated 1994-2002
Home arena Bobby Orr Community Centre

Green, Navy, Grey, and White

Franchise history
1977-1987 Parry Sound Shamrocks
1988-1991 Parry Sound Brewers
1994-2002 Parry Sound Shamrocks

The Parry Sound Shamrocks were a Canadian Junior ice hockey team from Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. This defunct hockey team was a part of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.


The Shamrocks were originally formed in 1994 as a member of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, but in 1999 the team made the move to the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League.

Parry Sound made the Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League finals against the Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats in their final two seasons in the NOJHA in 1998 and 1999. The Shamrocks lost both final series.

Over the summer of 1999, the Parry Sound Shamrocks moved to the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League, where the team had planned to cut travel costs. The plan worked, but the Shamrocks managed to accumulate debts over $80,000. The Shamrocks ice time fees remain unpaid till this day, and unsuccessfully tried to get the Seguin Bruins to pay for the outstanding debt five years after the Shamrocks folded, and Bruins were an expansion team into the OPJHL at the time. However, the Bruins rarely played at the Bobby Orr Community Centre.

Some of the most influential players through 1997 through 1999 were locals Ben Moore (U of Western) and Matt Monks (Wilfrid Laurier University). However both individual chose to put off state side scholarships with ambitions in the CIS.

One of the most-successful played to play for the Shamrocks was forward Darryl Boyce, who appeared in 2 games for the Shamrocks in 2000-01, and managed to rack up 14 minutes in penalties. He would go on to play in the OHL for 4 seasons and then play at the University of New Brunswick. After playing in 21 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets, he now plays in Finland as of 2014-15 after spending time in the AHL.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1994-95 48 21 23 4 - 228 227 46 4th NOJHL Lost Semi-final
1995-96 44 19 23 2 - 176 218 40 4th NOJHL Lost Semi-final
1996-97 40 17 18 5 - 142 183 39 3rd NOJHL Lost Semi-final
1997-98 40 18 18 4 - 155 179 40 2nd NOJHL Lost Final
1998-99 40 26 13 1 - 194 134 53 2nd NOJHL Lost Final
1999-00 48 8 34 4 2 154 294 22 7th OPJHL-N
2000-01 49 12 35 2 0 144 280 26 6th OPJHL-N
2001-02 49 13 28 4 4 138 206 34 7th OPJHL-N