Parry Sound Islanders
|Parry Sound Islanders|
|2016–17 GMHL season|
|City||Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada|
|League||Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League|
|Home arena||Bobby Orr Community Centre|
|Colours||Black, orange, and teal
|Owner(s)||Andy Palfrey; Mike Kolarik|
|General manager||Ken Thomas (2016–17)|
|Head coach||Doug Raymond (2016–17)|
|2014–present||Parry Sound Islanders|
In 2007, Ville-Marie first attempted to form a team in on of the established Ontario junior hockey leages, making offers to both the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. The GMHL turned down the offer due to their acceptance of a Temiscaming franchise that would have been compromised due to proximity. The NOJHL looked like they were going to accept the organization but the deal fell through in late summer. The NOJHL claimed that the Ville-Marie franchise would probably join in 2008.
In summer 2008, the NOJHL made no mention of interest in a Ville-Marie franchise but courted the already established Temiscaming Royals of the GMHL. Temiscaming accepted the offer to join the NOJHL and Ville-Marie reapplied for GMHL membership. On June 23, 2008, the GMHL officially announced the expansion of the Ville-Marie Dragons for the 2008–09 season.
Ville-Marie played their first ever game on September 12, 2008, at home against the Nipissing Alouettes. The Alouettes, who were entering their third season in the GMHL, dominated the expansion club 17–4. On October 16, 2008, the Dragons won their first game, defeating the Oro-Medonte 77's by a score of 4–3 at home.
On January 16, 2009, the Oro-Medonte 77's posted on their website that the upcoming game between the 77's and the Dragons had been cancelled as the Dragons had folded for the season. This marks the first time that a GMHL team has folded mid-season.
On April 8, 2009, it was announced that the team had been moved to Powassan, Ontario, and became the Powassan Dragons. On September 11, 2009, the Dragons played their first game in Powassan, a 6–3 victory over the Minden Riverkings. In December 2009, Dragons goalie Martijn Oosterwijk played as the starting goaltender for the Netherlands in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division II. He finished with a 4–1 record, leading his team to second place in their tournament and just missing promotion to Division I.
In May 2011, the team was sold and renamed the Powassan Eagles prior to the 2011–12 season. The new Czech-based ownership was planning on bringing up to 25 players from Europe to make up the team. However, the organization ran into work visa issues with several players and were unable to filed a complete team at the start of the season. The organization went on hiatus for the 2011–12 season. The team returned to the GMHL in 2012.
In 2014, the Ontario Hockey League's North Bay Battalion elected to place a farm team in Powassan, called the Powassan Voodoos, as part of the NOJHL. The ownership of the Eagles chose to relocate and became the Parry Sound Islanders.
|Season||GP||W||L||T||OTL||GF||GA||Pts||Regular Season Finish||Playoffs|
|2009–10||42||8||32||—||2||139||271||18||11th GMHL||Lost Qualifier|
|2010–11||42||15||24||—||3||195||274||33||10th GMHL||Lost Quarter-finals|
|2011–12||Did not participate|
|2012–13||42||25||13||2||2||194||171||54||5th GMHL||Lost Division Semi-finals|
|2013–14||42||14||27||—||1||155||253||29||15th GMHL||Lost Division Quarter-finals|
|Parry Sound Islanders|
|2014–15||42||16||24||—||2||175||258||34||3rd of 10, North Div.
14th of 22, GMHL
|Lost Div. Semi-finals|
|2015–16||42||32||9||0||1||288||147||65||4th of 10, North Div.
8th of 30, GMHL
|Lost Div. Semi-finals|
|2016–17||42||34||7||0||1||273||114||69||2nd of 10, North Div.
3rd of 21, GMHL
|Lost League Finals|
- Algoma Avalanche defeated Powassan Dragons 6–2 in the Last Minute Qualifier
- Powassan Dragons defeated Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks 2-games-to-1 in qualifier round
- Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Powassan Dragons 3-games-to-none in quarter-finals
- Powassan Eagles defeated Rama Aces 3-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
- Temiscaming Titans defeated Powassan Eagles 3-games-to-none in division semi-finals
- Temiscaming Titans defeated Powassan Eagles 3-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
- Seguin Huskies defeated Parry Sound Islanders 3-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
- Parry Sound Islanders defeated Seguin Huskies 3-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
- South Muskoka Shield defeated Powassan Eagles 3-games-to-2 in division semi-finals
- Parry Sound Islanders defeated Bradford Bulls 3-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
- Parry Sound Islanders defeated South Muskoka Shield 3-games-to-1 in division semi-finals
- Parry Sound Islanders defeated New Tecumseth Civics 4-games-to-3 in division finals
- Niagara Whalers defeated Parry Sound Islanders 4-games-to-0 in league finals
- "Game cancelled". Oro-Medonte 77's. January 16, 2009. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011.
- "Sturgeon back in GMHL". Nugget.ca. April 29, 2010.
- "Powassan Dragons sold to Czech's". Bay Today. May 2, 2011.
- "Hockey team stalls out". Cottage Country Now. August 25, 2011.
- "Islanders face Huskies in exhibition play this weekend". ParrySound.com. August 29, 2014.