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Grandview Steelers
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City Burnaby, British Columbia
League Pacific Junior Hockey League
Conference Tom Shaw
Founded 1967 (1967)-68
Home arena Burnaby Winter Club
Colors Black, Gold, White
              
General manager Flag of Canada Aldo Bruno
Head coach Flag of Canada Stevan Matic

Website
grandviewsteelers.com
Franchise history
1967-Present Grandview Steelers

The Grandview Steelers are a junior "B" ice hockey team based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Tom Shaw Conference of the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL). The Steelers play their home games at Burnaby Winter Club. Aldo Bruno is the team's Vice-president and general manager. Stevan Matic is the team's head coach.

The Steelers joined the league in 1967 as an original WCJHL team. In its PJHL history, the team has won the Cyclone Taylor Cup twice, in 1994 and 2008. The Steelers have won the PJHL Championship twice, in 1994 and 2008.

HistoryEdit

Grandview Steelers

Steelers Past Logo

The Grandview Junior Hockey Association was formed August 17, 1967 after acceptance into the West Coast Junior Hockey League. The Association was formed “to foster, improve and perpetuate a Junior Hockey Team in east Vancouver for players in that area”.

The original name of the team was Rowan’s Grandview Steelers, named after Ed Rowan, owner of Rowan Steel Ltd., who provided financial assistance to the community sponsored team. From day one, until the 2003-2004 season, the Steelers’ home games were played on the small ice at “Trout Lake Arena” attached to the Grandview Community Centre. The original colours adopted were black and orange. The current colours black and gold were adopted in the 1980-1981 season. They were the colours of that era’s Grandview Minor Hockey Association. Over many years, the largest percentage of Steelers players came from the Grandview Minor Hockey Association.

Over time, the club found if difficult to remain a contender due to its mandate which was to take players primarily from Grandview while other clubs searched far and wide even to the extent of reaching out of province. There was also the difficulty of increasing operational costs within an era of Jr. B clubs trying to operate more on a Jr. A level while the rink the Steelers were mandated to play in did not accommodate enough fans to help pay the bills.

Louis and Yvonne Szendrei took over the running of the club when in 1980-1981; Louis became President/Governor of the Grandview Steelers. Prior to that, Louis was President of the Grandview Minor Hockey Association. Since that time, Louis has noted the foregoing difficulties but despite them, has enjoyed numerous successes that include going all the way. The Steelers were the 1993-1994 Provincial Champions. The Steelers, under coach Aldo Bruno, were the 1999-2000 Provincial Finalists having achieved 2nd place and Aldo was named Coach of the Year that season.

Recognizing that within current times, the Steelers had outgrown Trout Lake, Louis Szendrei moved the team to Britannia Community Centre. The larger ice and much improved fan accommodation improved the spirits of the fans and players. Over time, players would be more eager to come and try out for the Steelers, who it is understood have always had management with a player concern attitude and the best of coaching.

Starting the 2007-2008 season the Steelers changed hands from Louis and Yvonne Szendrei to Mike and Sandy Moscone and Aldo Bruno. Louis and Yvonne have stayed on as Governor and Alternating Governor, respectively. After many glorious years of exciting hockey in Vancouver East at the Trout Lake and Britannia Arenas, not only did the 2007-2008 season bring new owners but it also brought a permanent change of venue to the Burnaby Winter Club.

The 2007-2008 season would see the Steelers struggle at the beginning but become victorious at the end with the winning of the League Championship (PIJHL) over the ever persistent Abbotsford Pilots. The Steelers arrived in Kimberley and walked away with the Provincial Championship (Cyclone Taylor Cup). The next stop in an already incredible year would be Selkirk, Manitoba for the Western Canadian Finals or Keystone Cup. The Steelers came home with the Bronze.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1999-00 42 19 19 4 - 42 187 182 5th, PIJHL Lost in Finals, 0-4 (Pilots)
2000-01 42 10 137 215 7th, PIJHL Lost in Quarterfinals, 1-3 (Flames)
2001-02 42 11 30 1 0 23 139 248 7th, PIJHL Did not qualify
2002-03 42 12 29 1 0 25 138 238 7th, PIJHL Did not qualify
2003-04 42 13 23 3 3 32 124 186 7th, PIJHL
2004-05 48 28 14 4 2 62 204 154 3rd, PIJHL
2005-06 48 28 12 6 2 64 161 136 4th, PIJHL Lost in Semifinals, 1-4 (Ice Hawks)
2006-07 48 28 14 6 0 62 186 144 2nd, PIJHL Lost in Finals, 2-4 (Pilots)
2007-08 48 26 19 - 3 55 192 167 3rd, PIJHL PIJHL Champions, 4-1 (Pilots)
Cyclone Taylor Cup Champions (Dynamiters)
Keystone Cup Consolation Champions
2008-09 48 30 15 - 3 63 220 156 3rd, Shaw Lost in Div. Semifinals, 0-4 (Devils)
2009-10 48 32 12 - 4 68 169 133 3rd, Shaw Lost in Div.Semifinals, 0-4 (Sockeyes)
2010-11 46 27 14 - 5 59 166 134 3rd, Shaw Lost in Div. Semifinals, 1-4 (Ice Hawks)
2011-12 44 18 19 3 4 43 146 155 5th, Shaw Did not qualify
2012-13 44 17 24 1 2 37 144 170 5th, Shaw Did not qualify
2013-14 44 18 20 2 4 42 135 165 4th, Shaw Lost Div.Semifinals, 0-4 (Sockeyes)
2014-15 44 22 17 1 4 39 134 135 3rd, Shaw Won Div.Semifinals, 4-3 (Sockeyes)
Lost Div. Finals, 1-4 (Wolf Pack)
2015-16 44 23 16 2 3 51 147 141 2nd, Shaw Won Div.Semifinals, 4-2 (Sockeyes)
Won Div. Finals, 4-2 (Ice Hawks)
Lost League Finals 1-4 (Outlaws)
2016-17 44 28 9 2 5 63 157 101 2nd, Shaw Won Div.Semifinals, 4-3 (Sockeyes)
Lost Div. Finals, 1-4 (Ice Hawks)

Cyclone Taylor CupEdit

British Columbia Jr B Provincial Championships

Season Round Robin Record Standing SemiFinal Bronze Medal Game Gold Medal Game
2008  ?, Dynamiters ?-?
?, Fernie?-?
?, Victoria ?-?
 ?-?-?  ? of 4 n/a n/a W, Dynamiters 4-3
GOLD MEDAL

Keystone CupEdit

Western Canadian Jr. B Championships(Northern Ontario to British Columbia)
Six teams in round robin play. 1st vs 2nd for gold/silver & 3rd vs. 4th for bronze.

Season Round Robin Record Standing SemiFinal Bronze Medal Game Gold Medal Game
2008 L, Sherwood Park 4-6
W, Selkirk 4-2
W, Thunder Bay 8-1
T, Pilot Butte Storm 3-3
L, Norway House 1-2
2-2-1 4th of 6 n/a W, Selkirk 5-2
Bronze Medal
n/a

Awards and trophiesEdit

Cyclone Taylor Cup

  • 2007-08

PIJHL Championship

  • 1993-94, 2007–08

NHL alumniEdit


External linksEdit



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