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Cambridge Winter Hawks
Cambridge Winter Hawks
City: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
League: Junior Canadian Hockey League
Founded: 1982
Home Arena: Galt Arena Gardens
Colors: Black, Red, and White
              
Owner(s): Joe Machado
General Manager: vacant as of June 5, 2017
Head Coach: vacant as of June 5, 2017
Media: Cambridge Times

The Cambridge Winter Hawks are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. They previously played in the Mid-Western division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. The team left the GOJHL, the OHA, the OHF, and (by default) Hockey Canada in the spring of 2017 in what was claimed to be in protest of the refusal of the OHA to allow the GOJHL Junior A status. Team co-owner Joe Machado created the Junior Canadian Hockey League with the hope of competing at the Junior A level.

HistoryEdit

Created in 1982, the team was made to replace the last Cambridge team that was bought out by the Guelph Platers and moved out of town. Their first season was in the OHA Junior "A" League. The Winter Hawks have been a charter member of the Midwestern "B" since 1983, and are currently the 2006 Sutherland Cup Champions, defeating the Niagara Falls Canucks; they also repeated as 2007 Sutherland Cup champions.

The Winter Hawks have applied but were denied to move up to the Junior A Ontario Junior Hockey League for the 2013-14 season.[1]

In 2017 the Cambridge Winter Hawks announced they were parting ways with OHA (but not Hockey Canada) and emphasized that they would no longer be of the GOJHL. Options being explored included finding a Junior A league, creating their own Jr. A league, but are not considering joining an outlaw league (i.e. GMHL).[2]

Based on a June 2, 2017 issued joint release made by the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada the organization may be working on a league tentatively named the Junior Canadian Hockey League.[3] And based on this statement the new league will not be sanctioned by Hockey Canada or the OHF as the OHA has the regional jurisdiction over Junior Hockey Teams in all regions of Ontario, except in the NOHA, Hockey Eastern Ontario and Hockey Northwestern Ontario.  On June 5th, the general manager, director of hockey operations, head coach, assistant coach and associate coach resigned.  Former head coach Dan Fitzgerald stated he found out about the team's intentions from a text message received from the media that follows the GOJHL.[4]

Season-by-season recordEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1982-83 48 22 22 4 - 261 261 48 5th OJHL
1983-84 42 24 18 0 - 210 202 48 3rd MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1984-85 42 26 16 0 - 245 224 52 3rd MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1985-86 40 11 29 0 - 188 279 22 5th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1986-87 42 8 34 0 - 155 341 16 6th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1987-88 48 2 46 0 - 117 352 4 9th MWJBHL DNQ
1988-89 48 18 29 1 - 196 258 37 7th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1989-90 48 13 33 2 - 232 340 28 7th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1990-91 48 33 15 0 - 248 204 66 2nd MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1991-92 48 15 29 4 - 179 265 34 6th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1992-93 48 7 40 1 - 179 363 15 9th MWJBHL DNQ
1993-94 48 32 13 3 - 256 177 67 2nd MWJBHL Lost Final
1994-95 48 28 16 4 - 224 175 60 3rd MWJBHL Lost Semi-final
1995-96 48 28 15 5 - 261 197 61 3rd MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1996-97 48 29 15 4 - 248 169 62 4th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1997-98 48 17 27 4 - 170 201 38 7th MWJBHL Lost Quarter-final
1998-99 48 32 14 2 - 229 153 66 2nd MWJBHL Lost Final
1999-00 48 33 10 5 - 248 113 71 2nd MWJBHL Won League, Won Sutherland Cup
2000-01 48 25 17 6 - 210 185 56 5th MWJBHL Lost Final
2001-02 48 32 11 5 - 255 159 69 3rd MWJBHL
2002-03 48 29 15 4 2 232 159 64 3rd MWJBHL
2003-04 48 27 17 4 0 216 164 58 4th MWJBHL
2004-05 48 28 11 4 5 213 141 65 3rd MWJBHL
2005-06 48 38 9 1 - 259 145 77 1st MWJBHL Won League, Won Sutherland Cup
2006-07 48 36 8 3 1 255 139 76 1st MWJBHL Won League, Won Sutherland Cup
2007-08 48 25 14 7 2 174 144 59 3rd GOJHL-MW
2008-09 52 24 22 - 6 207 202 54 6th GOJHL-MWLost Quarter-final
2009-10 51 25 21 - 5 202 215 55 4th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. QF
2010-11 51 20 28 - 3 196 229 43 7th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. QF
2011-12 51 30 19 - 2 206 163 62 4th GOJHL-MW
2012-13 51 33 14 - 4 195 133 70 2nd GOJHL-MW Lost Final
2013-14 49 26 18 - 5 166 148 57 5th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. QF
2014-15 49 24 20 - 5 148 147 53 6th GOJHL-MW Lost Conf. Quarter-final, 1-4 (Cullitons)
2015-16 50 10 35 1 4 129 203 25 9th of 9-MW
23rd of 26-GOJHL
DNQ
2016-17 50 29 19 0 2 173 149 60 5th of 9-MW
13th of 27-GOJHL
Lost Conf. Quarters, 2-4 (Siskins)


PlayoffsEdit

OJHL Years

  • 1983 Lost Quarter-final
North York Rangers defeated Cambridge Winterhawks 4-games-to-none

Sutherland Cup championshipsEdit

2000: Cambridge Winter Hawks defeated St. Catharines Falcons 4-games-to-none
2006: Cambridge Winter Hawks defeated Niagara Falls Canucks 4-games-to-1
2007: Cambridge Winter Hawks defeated Strathroy Rockets 4-games-to-none
2013: London Nationals defeated Cambridge Winter Hawks 4-games-to-3

Notable alumniEdit

References Edit

External linksEdit

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