Walkerton Capitals

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Walkerton Capitals
Walkerton Capitals.jpg
City Walkerton, Ontario
League WOAA Senior Hockey League
Division North
Operated 2008 (2008)-2012 (2012)
Home arena Walkerton Community Centre
Colours Black, Red, White
General manager Trevor Ball
Head coach Grant Lamont

The Walkerton Capitals were a senior hockey team based out of Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. The Capitals played in the Western Ontario Athletic Association Senior Hockey League for four seasons.

2008-09[edit]

Walkerton began their inaugural season in the league on the road with a 6-3 loss to the Shelburne Muskies. The Capitals lost their next two games to fall to 0-3-0 before earning their first victory, a 4-2 win over the Nottawasaga River Rats. Walkerton would finish the season with a 4-14-2 record, earning 10 points, and ninth place in the WOAA North Division, failing to qualify for the "AA" playoffs.

The Capitals opened the "B" playoffs against the Shallow Lake Crushers, and it was the Crushers who struck first, winning the series opener 6-3. Walkerton continued to dig themselves in a hole, losing the second game 7-5, however, the Capitals played a strong game in the third game, defeating Shallow Lake 6-5 to earn their first ever playoff victory, and cut the Crushers series lead to 2-1. Shallow Lake took the fourth game, doubling Walkerton 4-2, pushing the Capitals on the brink of elimination. Walkerton fought off the Crushers in the fifth game, hanging on for a 3-2 win, however, Shallow Lake ended the series in the sixth game, defeating Walkerton 5-3, and ending the Capitals inaugural season.

2009-10[edit]

Walkerton had another long regular season, as they finished the season with a 4-15-1 record, earning nine points and their second straight ninth-place finish in the WOAA North Division, failing to qualify for the "AA" playoffs.

The Capitals faced the Goderich Pirates and Drayton Icemen in a "B" round robin series, with each team playing each other twice. Walkerton opened the round robin against the Pirates, and lost a close contest by a 5-3 score. The Capitals then lost the next game against the Icemen 7-5 to fall to 0-2. Walkerton came out on the wrong end of a 9-5 score against Goderich in their third game, followed by a 3-2 loss to Drayton in the final game to finish the round robin with a 0-4 record, and was eliminated from the post-season.

2010-11[edit]

Walkerton made some positive steps in the 2010-11 season, as they doubled their win total from the previous season, as the team went 8-17-1 to earn a club record 17 points. It wasn't enough for the team to clinch a spot in the "AA" playoffs, as they finished in ninth place in the North Division, and will participate in the "B" round-robin playoff.

2011-12[edit]

The Capitals regressed, with a dismal 2-20-2 record to finish 9th and last in the North Division. They were to face the Thedford Dirty Dogs in the "B" final, however the two sides agreed to forgo the series.

2012-13[edit]

The Capitals took a leave of absence with the intention of taking one year off, but they will not ice a team in 2013/14, either.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T= Tie, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L OTL GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
2008-09 20 4 14 2 54 125 10 9th WOAA North Lost "B" SF
2009-10 20 4 15 1 73 134 9 9th WOAA North Lost "B" Round Robin
2010-11 26 8 17 1 94 127 17 9th WOAA North Sr. B Champions
2011-12 24 2 20 2 67 156 6 9th WOAA North DNQ

More information will be added as more becomes available

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