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Abitibi Eskimos
Abitibi-eskimos
City: Iroquois Falls, Ontario
League: Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division: Eastern
Founded: 1999 (1999)
Home Arena: Jus Jordan Arena
Head Coach: Paul Gagne
General Manager: Paul Gagne
Franchise history
1991-1999: Timmins Golden Bears
1999-2002: Iroquois Falls Jr. Eskis
2002-2015: Abitibi Eskimos
2015-Present: Timmins Rock

The Abitibi Eskimos were a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Canada. They were a part of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

HistoryEdit

The Timmins Golden Bears became members of the NOJHA in 1991. The Golden Bears won their league championship in 1995. In 1999, the Timmins Golden Bears relocated to Iroquois Falls, Ontario and became the Iroquois Falls Jr. Eskies. After 3 seasons, the Jr. Eskies re-branded as the Abitibi Eskimos. Attendance improved and the Eskimos played good-quality hockey. The Eskimos hosted the 2007 Dudley Hewitt Cup, but lost the semi-finals to the Schreiber Diesels. Three years later in 2009-10, the Eskimos clinched first overall and won the NOJHL championship over the Soo Thunderbirds, who were hosting the Dudley-Hewitt Cup. The Eskimos were gunning to make the Royal Bank Cup, but finished 4th. The Eskimos never made the.NOJHL finals again.

Timmins Golden Bears

Golden Bears Logo

In March 2015, the Abitibi Eskimos announced they were relocating back to Timmins after 16 years in Iroquois Falls. When the Eskimos announced they were moving, the Mattawa Blackhawks left the small town without junior hockey for next season as they filled the void and became the Iroquois Falls Eskimos.



Season-by-season resultsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
Timmins Golden Bears
1991-92 48 33 13 2 - 361 173 68 2nd NOJHL
1992-93 48 42 4 2 - 407 176 86 1st NOJHL Lost Final
1993-94 40 19 19 2 - 190 192 40 4th NOJHL
1994-95 48 39 9 0 - 303 165 78 1st NOJHL Won League
1995-96 44 29 14 1 - 206 173 59 3rd NOJHL
1996-97 40 13 25 2 - 131 222 28 4th NOJHL
1997-98 40 13 20 7 - 136 210 33 4th NOJHL
1998-99 40 12 24 4 - 128 189 28 5th NOJHL
Iroquois Falls Jr. Eskis
1999-00 40 20 19 1 - 171 180 41 4th NOJHL
2000-01 40 15 24 0 1 171 224 31 5th NOJHL
2001-02 42 14 24 0 4 165 246 32 5th NOJHL
Abitibi Eskimos
2002-03 48 23 22 3 - 210 207 49 5th NOJHL
2003-04 48 26 18 3 1 191 156 56 4th NOJHL
2004-05 48 30 13 4 1 201 148 65 2nd NOJHL Lost Semi-final
2005-06 48 20 24 3 1 174 190 44 5th NOJHL Lost Quarter-final
2006-07 48 26 16 0 6 177 174 58 3rd NOJHL Lost Quarter-final
2007-08 50 31 14 - 5 224 157 94 2nd NOJHL Lost Final
2008-09 50 29 17 - 4 198 166 62 3rd NOJHL Lost Semi-Final
2009-10 50 40 7 - 3 263 141 83 1st NOJHL Won League
2010-11 50 26 23 - 1 216 217 53 5th NOJHL Lost Semi-final
2011-12 50 28 18 - 4 241 222 60 4th NOJHL Lost Quarter-final
2012-13 48 14 31 0 3 165 258 31 7th NOJHL Lost Quarter-final
2013-14 56 30 22 0 4 212 212 64 4th NOJHL Lost Semi-final
2014-15 52 28 20 0 4 243 233 60 4th of 5 East
6 of 9 NOJHL
Lost Div. Semi-final, 2-4 (Crunch)
Timmins Rock
2015-16 54 29 24 1 0 257 219 59 4th of 6 East
6 of 12 NOJHL
Lost Div. Semi-final

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