Temiscaming Royals

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Temiscaming Royals
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City Témiscaming, Quebec, Canada
League Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division Eastern
Operated 2007-2011
Home arena Le Centre de Temiscaming
Colours Green, Black, and White
Owner(s) Steve McCharles
General manager Allan Horncastle
Head coach Chris Cloutier
Affiliates Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)

The Temiscaming Royals were a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Témiscaming, Quebec, Canada. They were members of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, but originated in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.


The announcement of the Temiscaming Royals as the first Quebec-based team in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League came on April 4, 2007.

The expansion of the Royals makes them the ninth team in the independent GMHL and one of six 2007 expansion teams. Temiscaming is roughly 65 kilometers from North Bay, Ontario and will make for decent locational rivalries with the Nipissing Alouettes and Espanola Kings.

The Temiscaming Royals played their first game on September 7, 2007 in Verner, Ontario against the Nipissing Alouettes. The Royals defeated the Alouettes 6-4 for their first ever win.

The Royals were undefeated in regulation in their first fourteen games of the season. Their first loss came on November 1, 2007, 7-4, at the hands of the Nipissing Alouettes, largely in part to Alouettes former goaltender Tristan Jones and his 58 save performance. The Royals would later acquire Jones at the deadline to help Piche guide the Royals on their playoff run.

On January 4, 2008, the Royals hosted the Moscow Selects All-star team in an exhibition game. The Selects won the game by a score of 9-3. This was the sixth game of seven that the Moscow team played against different GMHL clubs.

In the 07-08 Greater Metro Junior A playoffs, the Temiscaming Royals selected to play the Espanola Kings in the 1st round. Game 1 took place in Temiscaming with the Royals defeating the Kings with a score of 8-0 to win their first ever playoff game in team history. Marc Desgagnes recorded the first ever Temiscaming Royals playoff goal in the team's history. Guillaume Piche recorded the first ever win and shutout in the club's playoff history.

In June 2008, the GMHL announced that the Royals have left the league with ambitions of joining the NOJHL. Temsicaming is the second Québécois team in NOJHL history, after the Rouyn-Noranda Capitales who were in the league from 1989 to 1996.

On September 7, 2008, the Royals played their first Northern Ontario Jr. game against the North Bay Skyhawks. The Skyhawks won 2-0. The Royals first NOJHL win came on September 19, 2008, as they defeated the Sudbury Jr. Wolves 9-5 at home.

On December 4, 2010, Matt Zawadzki recorded a 48 save shutout against the Abitibi Eskimos. With his shutout he has the Royals first ever shutout in NOJHL history.

On May 7, 2011, the NOJHL's Spring AGM was concluded. The Royals were officially listed as disbanded from the league.[1] Owner Steve McCharles has failed to make a deal with a group from Temiscaming for a sale. That group turned around and negotiated with the Town of Temiscaming and created a new team in the GMHL called the Temiscaming Titans and took the Royals' allotted ice time. McCharles then failed to make a deal with an ownership group from Kirkland Lake, Ontario and left the team to fold.

Season-by-Season Standings[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2007-08 42 31 9 - 2 258 135 64 2nd GMHL Lost Semi-final
2008-09 50 17 29 - 4 173 238 38 7th NOJHL Lost Quarter-final
2009-10 50 14 32 - 4 178 252 32 7th NOJHL Lost Quarter-final
2010-11 50 18 29 - 3 205 247 39 7th NOJHL Lost Quarter-final
4 Seasons 192 80 99 0 13 814 872 -- 0.456 --


  • 2008 Lost Semi-final
Temiscaming Royals defeated Espanola Kings 4-games-to-none in bye round
Temiscaming Royals defeated King Wild 4-games-to-2 in quarter-final
Innisfil Lakers defeated Temiscaming Royals 4-games-to-2 in semi-final
  • 2009 Lost Quarter-final
North Bay Skyhawks defeated Temiscaming Royals 4-games-to-none in quarter-final
  • 2010 Lost Quarter-final
Abitibi Eskimos defeated Temiscaming Royals 4-games-to-one in quarter-final
  • 2011 Lost Quarter-final
Sudbury Jr. Wolves defeated Temiscaming Royals 4-games-to-none in quarter-final

Head coaches[edit]

Nat From To Regular Season Playoffs
Steve McCharles Canada 2007 2011 176 77 86 13 25 11 14
Chris Cloutier Canada 2011 2011 16 3 13 0 4 0 4

Team Captains[edit]

All Time Royals[edit]

Guillaume Piche Kevin Wierda Brian Lawson Sebastien Porier
Lance McMahon Rob Ridell Ryan Larocque Mike Mesaros
Jean-Sebastien Gagne-Bisson Felix Gilbert Michael Sauvageau Guillaume Brisebois
Marcus Brien Axel Bousquet Andrew Bobas Pier-Paul Landry
Darcy Vaillancourt Marc Desgagnes Cedric Boutin Alain Pouliot
Chris Shawanda Darren Shecapio Kory Cashaback Brad Clark
Benoit Fiset Alexandre Brazeau Corey Raymond Sylvain Babin
Clayton Happyjack Oliver Deschenes Matt Rogers Tyler Dever
Sebany Guimond Chris Hebert Cory Marquardt Rylan Henley
Jessy Lecours Niko Tonello Caleb Buehrer Tristan Awashish
Brandon Blanche Stephan Gunner Francis Bernard Michael Gauthier
Jim Murray Jeff Lobman Tyler Stevenson Rylan Gull-Chum
Robbie Bird Mike Heino Shayne Derochers Maxime Gauthier
Shane Golden Andre Leclair Robin Mendelshon Kelvin Blackned
Justin Murray Tim Revell Tristan Jones Chris Fraser
Joshua Blacksmith Adam Avison Alexander Cooper Justin Kohler
Pierrick Picard-Fiset Ben Bruha Mike Robertson Rick Batenburg
Nick Turro Eric Rochefort Stephen McGeary Jason Sills
Josh Ogden Ryan Davis Braedun Ruud Zac Wourms
Gilbert Neeposh Anthony Gagnon Zac Himmel Ben Collins
Erwin Bosum Mikell Bilodeau Matt Zawadzki Jesse Berthiaume
T.J. Tootoo Zachary Moses Thomas Brown Tanner Miness
Eddie Slade Cole Workman Jean-Michel Naud Rusty Jonah
Griffen Hodges Brandon Windsor Jonathan Hannums Christopher Saganash
Bruce-Lee George Brendan Phelps Casey Restoule Randall Blackned
Dave Pelchat Adam Newkirk Samuel Sandford-Roy Jeremie Brisebois
Sam Matthews Todd Knaus Lonnie Murphy Andrew Glasser


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