During the 2004–05 London Knights season, the Knights broke a Canadian Hockey League record, going 31 games in a row without a loss. During this streak, the Knights accumulated 29 wins and two ties. . The previous record was 29 games, held by the 1978–79 Brandon Wheat Kings. During their streak, the Wheat Kings had 25 wins and 4 ties.
The Knights streak ended at 31 games after a 5-2 loss to the Sudbury Wolves on December 17. The Knights finished the season with 120 points (59 wins, 7 losses, 2 ties), breaking their own OHL record set the previous season.
In the playoffs, the Knights started by sweeping two best-of-seven series against the Guelph Storm and Windsor Spitfires. In the Western Conference final, the Knights defeated the Kitchener Rangers 4-1 to win the Wayne Gretzky Trophy. In the OHL finals against the Ottawa 67's, the Knights won the series 4-1 to win their first J. Ross Robertson Cup. With the victory, the Knights ended the longest championship drought in the CHL.
That same year, the London Knights and the John Labatt Centre were awarded the right to host 2005 Memorial Cup Tournament. In the tournament, they defeated the Rimouski Océanic 4-3 on May 21, the Kelowna Rockets 4-2 on May 23, and the Ottawa 67's 5-2 on May 26. This earned the Knights a bye into the championship game. On May 29, the Knights defeated Rimouski 4-0 to win their first Memorial Cup.
Awards and honorsEdit
- J. Ross Robertson Cup, OHL Champions
- Hamilton Spectator Trophy, Most Points in Regular Season
- Wayne Gretzky Trophy, Western Conference Champions
- Holody Trophy, Midwest Division Champions
Canadian Hockey League awardsEdit
Ontario Hockey League awardsEdit
|Least goals against||125|
|Best GAA (goalie)||Gerald Coleman||1.70||2004–05|
Team players drafted into the NHLEdit
|3||81||Danny Syvret (Defence)||Canada|| Edmonton Oilers|
(from Philadelphia Flyers)
|5||152||Josh Beaulieu (Centre)||Canada||Philadelphia Flyers|
|6||182||Adam Dennis||Canada||Buffalo Sabres|
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