|Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League|
|Head Coach||Darrin Shannon|
|General Manager||Rick Bartlett|
|Arena||New Tecumseth Recreation Complex|
|Team Colors||[Green, Yellow, Black, and White|
|League Champions||2008, 2009, 2010|
|Clarence Schmalz Cups||2008, 2010|
The Alliston Hornets were founded in 1971 as a member of the South-Central Junior D Hockey League. In 1973, that league was promoted and renamed the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League and then the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League in 1976.
Despite training multiple National Hockey League alumni, the Hornets were in tough in the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League with teams like the Bradford Bulls and the Orangeville Crushers. It is not known if the Hornets had celebrated any playoff success in the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League, but it is known that they never once competed for the Clarence Schmalz Cup, the All-Ontario championship.
In 1994, the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League merged with the Georgian Bay Junior C Hockey League to create the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League. From 1994 until 2007, the Hornets have failed to win a league title. Other than a blip in the radar in 2001-02 that resulted in a 2nd place league finish but no playoff glory, since 1994 the Hornets were not up to par with their competition. In 2004, something changed. Since 2004, the have Hornets have been putting up excellent winning seasons with a first place finish and two third place finishes.
The 2005-06 season saw the Hornets finish off in third place. In the league quarter-final they drew the sixth seeded Stayner Siskins. In what many though would be a cakewalk, the Siskins had another shocking conclusion in mind. The Hornets went up on the Siskins 3-games-to-none with little problem. Game 4 saw the Siskins avoid the sweep with a win. The Siskins had gained enough momentum to take game 5 as well. Eventually, in the end, the Siskins won four straight games to make the ultimate comeback and take the series 4-games-to-3 over the Alliston Hornets.
The 2006-07 season saw the Hornets leading the standing for the first half of the season and then fall away to both the Fergus Devils and Penetang Kings. Finishing with the third seed, the Hornets battled the Schomberg Cougars and made quick work of them with a 4-games-to-none sweep of the series. In the semi-final, the Hornets drew the Goliath Clarence Schmalz Cup defending Champion Penetang Kings. The second seeded Kings won the series 4-games-to-2 in a drawn out seesaw battle. The Kings went on to win their second straight league and provincial title.
2007-08 proved to be the year when the Hornets finally broke out of the Georgian Bay League and made it to the All Ontario Junior C Finals. In the final series the Hornets battled perennial contenders, the Essex 73's of the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League, who were making their fourth straight appearance in the CSC finals and had won two All Ontario titles since 2002. The series proved to be a classic and in the 7th deciding game the Hornets won in overtime and became All Ontario Champions.
|2005-06||42||26||12||4||0||215||141||56||3rd GMOHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2007-08||42||36||3||3||0||255||98||75||1st GMOHL||Won League, Won CSC|
|2008-09||42||40||2||-||0||310||71||80||1st GMOHL||Won League, Lost CSC Final|
|2009-10||42||38||2||-||2||239||98||78||1st GMOHL||Won League, Won CSC|
(*) Standings Incomplete.
Clarence Schmalz Cup AppearancesEdit
- 2008: Alliston Hornets defeated Essex 73's 4-games-to-3
- 2009: Essex 73's defeated Alliston Hornets 4-games-to-none
- 2010: Alliston Hornets defeated Belle River Canadiens 4-games-to-2
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Alliston Hornets | GBMOJHL Teams | Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior Hockey League | Junior C | Leagues | Ontario Hockey Association
- ↑ GBMOJHL Teams | Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior Hockey League | Junior C | Leagues | Ontario Hockey Association
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Home | Ontario Hockey Association
- ↑ http://www.ohahockey.org/ Provided by GMO League statistician
- ↑ Legends of Hockey - NHL Player Search - Player - Perry Anderson
- ↑ Legends of Hockey - NHL Player Search - Player - Manny Legace
- ↑ Legends of Hockey - NHL Player Search - Player - John Madden
- ↑ Legends of Hockey - NHL Player Search - Player - Darrin Shannon
- ↑ Legends of Hockey - NHL Player Search - Player - Darryl Shannon
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