Windsor Spitfires (1946–53)

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Windsor Spitfires
City Windsor, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey Association
Operated 1946 (1946)–53
Home arena Windsor Arena
Franchise history
1946–53 Windsor Spitfires
1953–60 Hamilton Tiger Cubs
1960–74 Hamilton Red Wings
1974–76 Hamilton Fincups
1976–77 St. Catharines Fincups
1977–78 Hamilton Fincups
1978–84 Brantford Alexanders
1984–88 Hamilton Steelhawks
1988–96 Niagara Falls Thunder
1996–present Erie Otters

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 the these Spitfires. The Spitfires played home games at the Windsor Arena, built in 1924.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.

In 1971, the Windsor Spitfires were reformed in the Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League.[1] In 1975, they were accepted into the OHA.[1]

Championships[edit]

J. Ross Robertson Cup

  • 1948 Finalist vs. Barrie Flyers
  • 1950 Finalist vs. Guelph Biltmores

Players[edit]

Award winners
NHL alumni

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1946–47 36 10 24 2 22 0.306 75 125 7th OHA
1947–48 36 29 6 1 59 0.819 231 124 1st OHA
1948–49 48 34 13 1 69 0.719 272 184 1st OHA
1949–50 48 34 13 1 69 0.719 307 169 2nd OHA
1950–51 54 32 18 4 68 0.630 209 167 4th OHA
1951–52 54 9 42 3 21 0.194 172 355 9th OHA
1952–53 56 16 35 5 37 0.330 127 186 8th OHA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Simcoe Reformer. February 11, 1975, Page 4.

External links[edit]