Petrolia Jets

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Petrolia Jets
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City Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
League Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League/
Western Ontario Hockey League/
Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Operated c. 1960-2008
Home arena Petrolia Arena
Colors Red, Yellow, and White
              
General manager Brian Sukarukoff
Head coach Craig Warwick
Affiliates London Knights (OHL)
Lambeth Lancers (SOJHL)
Franchise history
1960-2008 Petrolia Jets
2008-Present Lambton Shores Predators

The Petrolia Jets were a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. They played in the Western division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Western Ontario Hockey League, and the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League.

History[edit]

During the 1960s, the Petrolia Jets participated in a loosely ran Bluewater League that was sometimes classified as a junior league depending on how competitive its teams felt. From 1967, the Jets were permanently a junior hockey club. In 1968 and 1969 made it to the league final, but failed to win. Starting in the 1970, the Jets would win the regional Junior B championship and play for the OHA Sutherland Cup championship.

In 1972, the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League would revert permanently to Junior C hockey, and the Jets jumped to the more broad and competitive Western Ontario Junior B Hockey League. The Jets would not enjoy much success in the WOHL and returned to the GLJHL in 1984. Despite five great regular seasons in Junior C, the Jets would never even make the GLJHL final and returned to the WOHL in 1989.

Despite winning the WOHL regular season crown in 1995 and the league's playoff title in 2003, the Jets success in the box office dwindled over the years. In the late 2000s on-ice success disappeared, and the team was moved to Forest, Ontario and renamed the Lambton Shores Predators because of competition for fans from the neighbouring Sarnia Sting

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1967-68 24 11 8 5 - 124 111 27 3rd BWJHL Lost Jr. C Final
1968-69 31 18 9 4 - 150 101 40 4th BCJHL Lost Jr. B Final
1969-70 34 26 8 0 - 180 89 52 1st BCJHL "B" Champions
1970-71 40 31 8 1 - 384 167 63 1st GLJHL "B" Champions
1971-72 36 32 3 1 - 288 121 65 1st GLJHL "B" Champions
1972-73 42 18 16 8 - 217 203 44 3rd WOJHL
1973-74 40 11 25 4 - 156 232 26 4th WOJHL
1974-75 40 19 17 4 - 196 187 42 3rd WOJHL
1975-76 39 21 10 8 - 220 172 50 3rd WOJHL
1976-77 40 16 16 8 - 183 191 40 4th WOJHL
1977-78 40 22 12 6 - 216 161 50 2nd WOJHL
1978-79 42 27 11 4 - 295 199 58 3rd WOJHL
1979-80 41 11 28 2 - 182 259 24 6th WOJHL
1980-81 42 17 19 6 - 214 210 40 6th WOJHL
1981-82 42 15 25 2 - 150 210 32 5th WOJHL
1982-83 42 13 25 4 - 192 231 30 7th WOJHL
1983-84 48 11 36 1 - 200 360 23 8th WOJHL
1984-85 39 19 9 11 - 207 135 49 4th GLJHL
1985-86 40 19 15 6 - 211 181 44 4th GLJHL
1986-87 39 30 6 1 2 242 137 63 1st GLJHL
1987-88 39 26 11 1 1 216 149 54 2nd GLJHL
1988-89 40 30 9 1 0 244 141 61 2nd GLJHL
1989-90 40 14 19 6 1 173 188 35 7th WOJHL
1990-91 48 28 18 1 1 231 179 58 5th WOJHL
1991-92 50 18 25 6 1 196 237 43 4th WOJHL West
1992-93 52 21 24 3 4 - - 49 4th WOJHL West
1993-94 50 24 22 3 1 253 245 52 4th WOJHL West Lost Final
1994-95 52 39 11 0 2 324 196 80 1st WOJHL West
1995-96 52 26 20 6 0 225 221 58 3rd WOJHL West
1996-97 52 32 18 2 0 245 188 66 3rd WOJHL West
1997-98 52 23 20 5 4 205 193 55 3rd WOJHL West
1998-99 52 33 14 0 5 241 175 71 3rd WOJHL West
1999-00 54 23 25 0 6 191 219 52 7th GOHL
2000-01 54 35 13 2 4 194 132 76 3rd GOHL
2001-02 54 34 16 1 3 228 169 72 4th WOJHL
2002-03 48 28 19 0 1 200 156 57 4th WOJHL Won League
2003-04 48 30 14 1 3 180 148 64 3rd WOJHL
2004-05 48 12 31 3 2 122 210 29 9th WOJHL
2005-06 48 26 15 2 5 149 149 59 4th WOJHL Lost Semi Final
2006-07 48 7 37 - 4 139 302 18 9th WOJHL DNQ
2007-08 48 7 37 - 4 138 303 18 9th GOJHL-W DNQ

Notable alumni[edit]

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