Trenton Golden Hawks

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Trenton Golden Hawks
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City Trenton, Ontario, Canada
League Ontario Junior Hockey League
Founded 1996
Home arena Duncan Memorial Community Gardens
Colours Black, Yellow, and White
              
General manager Jerome Dupont
Head coach Jerome Dupont
Franchise history
1996-2000 Port Hope Buzzards
2000-2001 Port Hope Clippers
2001-2009 Port Hope Predators
2009-Present Trenton Golden Hawks

The Trenton Golden Hawks are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team from Trenton, Ontario. They are members of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League and a member of the Ontario Hockey Association and Hockey Canada. The team relocated to Trenton in 2009, but were previously known as the Port Hope Predators of Port Hope, Ontario. The team started in 1996 as the Port Hope Buzzards of the Metro Junior A Hockey League.

History[edit]

Previous to Junior A coming to Port Hope, and subsequently leaving it, the town has operated a series of Junior C teams by the name Port Hope Panthers.

Port Hope era (1996–2009)[edit]

In 1996, the Port Hope Buzzards were founded in the Metro Junior A Hockey League. The league only lasted until 1998, when the Metro was absorbed by the larger and healthier Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.

In November 2005, coach Bret Meyers was suspended for one season and the team was fined $4000 after the Ontario Hockey Association investigated the Predators over allegations of hazing and irresponsible public behaviour by the players of the team.[1] In January 2006, the Predators were fined $1000 and their director of operations Tim Clayden was suspended for one month for signing a player to a Junior C card without his knowledge.[2] In June 2007, the Ontario Hockey Association found Clayden guity of tampering with players from the Cobourg Cougars' roster. He was suspended for one year and the team was fined $5000.[3] In September 2007, Port Hope coach Brian Drumm was suspended for 20 games for striking a Lindsay Muskies player in the face during a game. The team was also fined $3500.[4]

The 2006-07 season, much like the last two seasons, has shown the Predators as an upper echelon team in the 35-team Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League. Threatening their third straight winning season, the Predators have the potential to be Dark Horse Champions when they playoffs commence.

Trenton era (2009–present)[edit]

In early 2009, the Trenton Hercs announced that they were folding mid-season and leaving the Ontario Junior Hockey League.[5] In March, rumblings of team moving into the Trenton market came afloat. It turned out to be the Port Hope Predators.[6][7] According to OJHL commissioner Bob Hooper: “The league never really wanted a team in Port Hope in the first place.” [8] In the 2008-09 season, Port Hope was second in league attendance, while Trenton was ninth.[9]

On April 2, 2009, the move and name change were announced. The Port Hope Predators are now the Trenton Golden Hawks.

The Trenton Golden Hawks won their first Frank L Buckland Cup Trophy as OJHL playoff champions in 2016, by defeating the Georgetown Raiders in 7 games. From there, the Golden Hawks traveled north to Kirkland Lake to compete in the Dudley-Hewitt Up, where they went 3-0 in round-robin play and defeated the defending NOJHL champions and Dudley-Hewitt Cup champions Soo Thunderbirds in the final. Trenton traveled to Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan for the Royal Bank Cup. Trenton finished first with a 3-0-0-1 record, but were stunned in the semi-final by the hosts Lloydminster Bobcats, who won 6-2.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1996-97 50 13 35 2 - 162 269 28 13th Metro A
1997-98 50 19 28 3 - 190 226 41 10th Metro A
1998-99 51 16 27 6 2 193 266 40 11th OPJHL-E
1999-00 49 11 37 0 1 158 303 23 9th OPJHL-E
2000-01 49 4 44 1 0 99 338 9 10th OPJHL-E
2001-02 49 8 40 1 0 119 268 17 10th OPJHL-E
2002-03 49 10 36 1 2 119 251 23 9th OPJHL-E
2003-04 49 18 26 2 3 188 197 41 9th OPJHL-E
2004-05 49 38 5 3 3 226 113 82 1st OPJHL-E Lost Semi-final
2005-06 49 39 6 4 0 300 111 82 2nd OPJHL-E Lost Conf. Final
2006-07 49 31 11 5 2 209 138 69 3rd OPJHL-E Lost Conf. SF
2007-08 49 30 13 - 6 198 156 66 3rd OPJHL-E
2008-09 49 20 26 - 3 189 221 43 6th OJHL-R
2009-10 56 35 18 - 3 241 190 73 4th OJAHL Lost Semi-final
2010-11 50 19 27 - 4 162 222 42 7th OJHL-E DNQ
2011-12 49 36 7 - 6 215 128 78 1st OJHL-E Lost Division SF
2012-13 55 40 10 - 5 228 134 85 1st OJHL-E Lost Conf. QF
2013-14 53 34 17 - 2 217 152 70 5th OJHL-E Lost Conf. SF
2014-15 54 41 10 - 1 268 131 85 1st OJHL-E Lost Conf. Final
2015-16 54 44 6 1 3 193 102 92 1st of 5 East Div
1st of 11 NE Conf
1st of 22 OJHL
Won Conf. Quarters 4-0 (Hurricanes)
Won Conf. Semifinals 4-1 (Dukes)
Won Conf. Finals, 4-0 (Voyageurs)
Won OHJL Championship 4-1 (Raiders)
OJHL CHAMPIONS

Playoffs[edit]

Dudley Hewitt Cup[edit]

Central Canada Championships
NOJHL - OJHL - SIJHL - 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
2016 W, Soo Thunderbirds 4-2
W, Kirkland Lake Gold Miners 5-1
W, Fort Frances Lakers 3-0
3-0-0 1st of 4 n/a W, Soo Thunderbirds 4-0
DHC Champions
to Royal Bank Cup

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
W-OTW-OTL-L
Standing Semifinal Gold Medal Game
2016 W, Brooks Bandits 3-2
W, Carleton Place Canadians 3-1
SOL, West Kelowna Warriors 3-4
W, Lloydminster Bandits 4-1
3-0-1-0 1st of 5 L, Lloydminster Bandits 2-6 n/a

References[edit]

Predators logo 2001-2009

External links[edit]