Wallaceburg Lakers

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Wallaceburg Lakers
Wallaceburg Lakers
Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League
City Wallaceburg, Ontario
Founded 1972
Head Coach Mark Swayze (2015-16)</mall>
General Manager Mark Swayze (2015-16)</mall>
Arena Wallaceburg Memorial Arena
Team Colors Green, Yellow, and Black
              
League Champions 1999
Clarence Schmalz Cups None.

The Wallaceburg Lakers are a Canadian Junior ice hockey club based in Wallaceburg, Ontario. They play in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association and Hockey Canada and are eligible for the Clarence Schmalz Cup.

History[edit]

Lakers' goalie during 2013-14 season.
Lakers' skater during 2014-15 season.

The Wallaceburg Lakers have made the All-Ontario Final once since 1972, in 1999 they lost the Clarence Schmalz Cup to the Glanbrook Rangers. From the 1997-98 season to the 2000-2001 season the Lakers made it to the Great Lakes Junior C Finals. Winning the League Championship in 1998-99 season. The Lakers Revamped themselves in the 2006-2007 season, with Head Coach Mark Davis returning to the club, as they knocked off the 4th seeded Dresden Jr. Kings in a 6 game series for their first series win in 5 years, They would lose in the League Semi Finals to the League Champion Essex 73's in a hard fought 5 game series. In 2007-2008 The Lakers won the north division title and breezed past the Blenheim Blades in the first round 4-0. Round 2 brought on the Mooretown Flags which also brought a 4 game sweep. The Lakers would then face their rivals from Essex the 3 time defending League champions. The Lakers battled their hearts out right to the end but were no match for the 73's as Essex swept the finals in 4 games and claimed their 4th straight League Title.

On December 28, 2008, tragedy struck the Wallaceburg Lakers organization as they lost a valuable member of their team. 19-year-old Tristan Carswell (Forward, #16) died suddenly in his sleep. In the first game the Wallaceburg Lakers played following the death of Carswell, the Lakers coach asked in a pre-game speech for Tristan to send down a message to let them know he's still with them. The Lakers proceeded to score a goal 16 seconds into the game, and then again with 16 seconds remaining in the game. His jersey was retired at a ceremony February 4, 2009 in a game against Dresden.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1972-73 42 20 19 3 - 197 179 43 4th GLJHL
1973-74 43 16 22 5 - 233 258 37 7th GLJHL
1974-75 42 26 13 3 - 249 167 55 3rd GLJHL
1975-76 42 19 19 4 - 215 211 42 4th GLJHL
1976-77 42 13 25 4 - 203 249 30 6th GLJHL
1977-78 42 20 19 3 - 259 266 43 4th GLJHL
1978-79 40 24 14 2 - 275 232 50 3rd GLJHL
1979-80 42 17 20 5 - 257 219 39 4th GLJHL
1980-81 40 17 19 4 - 183 244 38 5th GLJHL
1981-82 38 12 26 0 - 195 240 24 7th GLJHL
1982-83 39 27 7 5 - 234 157 59 2nd GLJHL
1983-84 40 6 31 3 - 144 288 15 7th GLJHL
1984-85 40 13 22 5 - 187 197 31 8th GLJHL
1985-86 40 11 23 6 - 183 224 28 8th GLJHL
1986-87 39 8 28 2 1 153 235 19 8th GLJHL
1987-88 38 23 13 1 1 215 180 48 4th GLJHL
1988-89 40 10 26 3 1 148 246 24 9th GLJHL
1989-90 40 15 19 3 3 182 165 36 9th GLJHL
1990-91 Did Not Participate
1991-92 41 1 37 2 1 97 367 5 11th GLJHL
1992-93 40 0 40 0 0 104 341 0 11th GLJHL
1993-94 38 8 26 2 2 128 238 20 10th GLJHL
1994-95 42 3 34 3 2 111 286 11 11th GLJHL
1995-96 39 12 25 1 1 121 197 26 10th GLJHL
1996-97 39 19 12 6 2 167 161 46 4th GLJHL
1997-98 46 21 17 7 1 173 140 50 5th GLJHL Lost Final
1998-99 40 32 7 0 1 209 109 65 2nd GLJHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
1999-00 39 29 7 3 0 191 110 61 2nd GLJHL Lost Final
2000-01 40 24 14 1 1 152 138 50 3rd GLJHL Lost Final
2001-02 40 15 18 6 1 131 143 37 7th GLJHL
2002-03 40 5 27 4 4 125 208 18 9th GLJHL DNQ
2003-04 40 8 29 1 2 107 192 19 9th GLJHL DNQ
2004-05 40 4 34 1 1 69 215 10 9th GLJHL DNQ
2005-06 40 3 35 1 1 83 287 8 9th GLJHL DNQ
2006-07 40 19 17 2 2 168 142 42 5th GLJHL Lost Semi-final
2007-08 39 24 11 2 2 187 127 52 3rd GLJHL Lost Final
2008-09 40 18 19 - 3 166 179 39 6th GLJHL Lost Semi-final
2009-10 40 27 10 - 3 191 128 57 3rd GLJHL Lost-final
2010-11 40 30 8 - 2 168 113 62 1st GLJHL Lost Semi-final
2011-12 40 9 29 - 2 129 216 20 9th GLJHL DNQ
2012-13 40 11 27 - 2 125 210 24 9th GLJHL DNQ
2013-14 40 5 34 - 1 94 234 11 9th GLJHL DNQ
2014-15 40 6 31 - 3 87 190 15 9th GLJHL DNQ

2015–16 coaching staff[edit]

Lakers' skater during 2013-14 season.
Lakers' goalie during 2014-15 season.
  • President - Jim McCrea
  • General Manager - Mark Swayze
  • Assistant General Manager-Trevor Williams
  • Head Coach - Mark Swazye
  • Assistant Coach - Tuckwell
  • Assistant Coach - Mike Olivera
  • Equipment Manager - Pat Henderson
  • Equipment Manager - Norm Odell
  • Head Scout - Isaac Blackbird
  • Head Scout - Geoff Riley
  • Head Scout - Shane Pollock
  • Head Scout - Rick Brown
  • Head Scout- Marty Kenney

Clarence Schmalz Cup appearances[edit]

1999: Glanbrook Rangers defeated Wallaceburg Lakers 4-games-to-none

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