Windsor Spitfires (1946–53)
|League||Ontario Hockey Association|
|Home arena||Windsor Arena|
|1953–60||Hamilton Tiger Cubs|
|1960–74||Hamilton Red Wings|
|1976–77||St. Catharines Fincups|
|1988–96||Niagara Falls Thunder|
The Windsor Spitfires were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association from 1946 to 1953. The team was based in Windsor, Ontario. The current Windsor Spitfires, founded in 1971, are the namesake of these Spitfires. The Spitfires played home games at the Windsor Arena, built in 1924.
The Spitfires were created in 1946 on the foundation of the Windsor Junior Hockey League, the local junior league up until 1946.
In 1953, the Spitfires were sold to Hamilton to create the Hamilton Tiger Cubs. The Spitfires were replaced by an OHA Senior A Hockey League team called the Windsor Bulldogs. The Bulldogs won the OHA Senior A championship in 1962 and 1963 as well as the Allan Cup in 1963. They turned professional for one season after winning the Allan Cup, then folded.
- 1948 Finalist vs. Barrie Flyers
- 1950 Finalist vs. Guelph Biltmores
- Award winners
- 1948–49 – Bert Giesebrecht Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy OHA Scoring Champion
- 1949–50 – Earl Reibel Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy OHA Scoring Champion
- 1950–51 – Glenn Hall Red Tilson Trophy OHA Most Outstanding Player
- NHL alumni
- Simcoe Reformer. February 11, 1975, Page 4.