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Almaguin Spartans
Almaguin Spartans logo
City: South River, Ontario, Canada
League: Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Founded: 2011
Home Arena: South River-Machar Arena
Colors: Green, Black, and White
              
General Manager: David Forde
Head Coach: Myles Pepin (2015-16)
Franchise history
2011-2014: Mattawa Voyageurs
2014-Present: Almaguin Spartans

The Almaguin Spartans are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in South River, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League. They were originally the Mattawa Voyageurs of Mattawa, Ontario.

HistoryEdit

The Voyageurs were announced in the spring of 2011.[1]

On September 16, 2011, the Voyageurs played their first ever game, at home, against the Bobcaygeon Bucks. The Voyageurs would end up losing the game in a shootout 5-4, but picked up a point for their regulation tie. On the 18th, at home again, the Voyageurs picked up their first ever win 5-4 in overtime over the Algoma Avalanche.

In July 2014, the team was approved for relocation to South River, Ontario where they became the Almaguin Spartans.[2]

In March 2015 Myles Pepin was promoted from assistant coach and was named the team's new head coach.

The team would win their first nine games of the 2018 playoffs and then defeated the St. George Ravens in six games to claim the Russell Cup championship.

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts Regular Season Finish Playoffs
Mattawa Voyageurs
2011–12 42 19 21 2 170 206 40 9th GMHL Lost Bye Round
2012–13 42 10 30 1 1 169 289 22 14th GMHL Lost Division Quarter-finals
2013–14 42 16 24 2 185 279 34 14th GMHL Lost Division Quarter-finals
Almaguin Spartans
2014–15 42 16 24 2 196 211 26 4th North Div.
13th GMHL
Lost Elimination Qualifier
2015–16 42 34 7 0 1 267 107 69 3rd North Div.
5th GMHL
Lost Championship play-in game
2016–17 42 23 15 0 3 164 154 49 6th of 10, North Div.
11th of 21, GMHL
Lost Division Quarter-finals
2017–18 42 31 11 0 0 217 145 62 1st of 9, North Div.
4th of 21, GMHL
Russell Cup Champions

PlayoffsEdit

  • 2012
Orangeville Americans defeated Mattawa Voyageurs 2-games-to-none in bye round
  • 2013
Temiscaming Titans defeated Mattawa Voyageurs 3-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
  • 2014
South Muskoka Shield defeated Mattawa Voyageurs 3-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
  • 2015
Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks defeated Almaguin Spartans 5–4 (OT) in the North Division Elimination Qualifier Game
  • 2016
Almaguin Spartans defeated Bracebridge Blues 3-games-to-1 in division quarter-finals
Almaguin Spartans defeated Temiscaming Titans 3-games-to-1 in division semi-finals
Almaguin Spartans defeated South Muskoka Shield 4-games-to-2 in division finals
Almaguin Spartans 1–3 in Russell Cup Round Robin (Lost 1–4 vs. Steam, Lost 1–5 vs. Kings, Lost 1–7 vs. Kings, Won 4–3 vs. Steam)
Tottenham Steam defeated Almaguin Spartans 7–2 in the Russell Cup Championship play-in game.
  • 2017
South Muskoka Shield defeated Almaguin Spartans 3-games-to-2 in division quarter-finals
  • 2018
Almaguin Spartans defeated South Muskoka Shield 2-games-to-none in division quarter-finals
Almaguin Spartans defeated Temiscaming Titans 3-games-to-none in division semi-finals
Almaguin Spartans defeated Bradford Rattlers 4-games-to-none in division finals
Almaguin Spartans defeated St. George Ravens 4-games-to-2 in Russell Cup finals

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://m.northbaynipissing.com/news-story/4726955-spartans-move-to-south-river/
  2. http://www.northbaynipissing.com/news-story/4431729-junior-a-hockey-franchise-on-its-way-to-sundridge/
Mattawa Voyageurs

Voyageurs logo (2011-14)

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