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OHA Senior "A" 1951–1954
|Home arena||Sarnia Arena|
|Head coach||Norman Tustin|
The Sarnia are a defunct Canadian semi-professional and amateur senior ice hockey team. The team played in the City of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and participated in the International Hockey League and the OHA Senior A Hockey League afterwards.
The Sarnia Sailors began as an expansion team in 1949 with the Chatham Maroons in the International Hockey League. That year, the two upstarts dominated the league's playoffs and ended up in a one-on-one showdown for the Turner Cup. The Maroons came out on top, winning the series 4-games-to-3.
From that point on, the Sailors demise began. They played one more season in the IHL before dropping to the amateur ranks in the OHA Senior A Hockey League. Meeting a similar talent lever in the OHA, the Sailors struggled for three season before folding mid-season in 1953–54. The Sailors never stepped back on the ice.
The team name was shared by the local Junior "B" hockey team. In 1954, after the Sr. Sailors folded, the team changed their names to the Sarnia Legionnaires. The Legionnaires ironically folded mid-season as well in 1969–70.
|1949–50||40||26||11||3||219||136||55||1st IHL||Lost Final|
|1951–52||50||18||29||3||183||235||39||6th OHA Sr. A|
|1952–53||48||20||27||1||177||215||41||6th OHA Sr. A|
|1953–54||22||4||15||3||69||107||11||8th OHA Sr. A|
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