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The following is a list of ice hockey teams in Ontario, past and present. It includes the league(s) they play for, and championships won.

Major ProfessionalEdit

National Hockey LeagueEdit

Current TeamsEdit

Team City Established Stanley Cups[1] Notes
Ottawa Senators Ottawa 1992 0 The original Ottawa Senators who won 11 Stanley Cups were moved to St Louis in the 1920s. The present Ottawa Senators (EST 1992) have not won a cup since their inaugural season.
Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto 1917 13 Also known as the Torontos 1917-18, Arenas (1918–19) and the St. Patrick's (1919–27)[2]

Former TeamsEdit

Team City Existed Stanley Cups Notes
Hamilton Tigers Hamilton 1920-25 0 Founded in 1888 as the Quebec Bulldogs[3]
Ottawa Senators Ottawa 1917-34 12 Founded in 1883 as the amateur Ottawa Hockey Club; became the St. Louis Eagles in 1935[4] Franchise cancelled by league.

National Hockey AssociationEdit

Team City Existed League titles Stanley Cups Notes
Cobalt Silver Kings Cobalt 1909-10 0 0 Became the Quebec Bulldogs in 1910
Haileybury Hockey Club Haileybury 1909-10 0 0 Players joined the Montreal Canadiens in 1910
Ottawa Senators Ottawa 1909-17 2 5 Founded 1883; A founding team of National Hockey League in 1917.
Renfrew Creamery Kings Renfrew 1909-11 0 0 Franchise sold to Toronto interests in 1911.
Toronto 228th Battalion Toronto 1916-17 0 0 Disbanded mid-season due to World War I.
Toronto Blueshirts Toronto 1912-17 2 1 NHA suspended team after 228th Battalion embarked for Europe.
Toronto Shamrocks Toronto 1912-15 0 0 Also known as the Tecumsehs and Ontarios. Team sold to Blueshirts' owners in 1915 and players joined Blueshirts.

World Hockey AssociationEdit

Team City Existed Avco Cups Notes
Ottawa Nationals Ottawa 1972-73 0 Became the Toronto Toros in 1973
Ottawa Civics Ottawa 1976 0 Began the 1975-76 season as the Denver Spurs, moved midseason and folded after two weeks
Toronto Toros Toronto 1973-76 0 Founded as the Ottawa Nationals in 1972; Became the Birmingham Bulls in 1976

Minor ProfessionalEdit

American Hockey LeagueEdit

Current teamsEdit

Team City Established Calder Cups Notes
Hamilton Bulldogs Hamilton 1996 1 First affiliated with the Edmonton Oilers (1996–2002) and subsequently the Montreal Canadians from 2002–present - both Edmonton and Montreal shared affiliation during 2002-03 season
Toronto Marlies Toronto 2005 0 Founded in 1982 as the St. Catharines Saints

Former teamsEdit

Team City Existed Calder Cups Notes
Cornwall Aces Cornwall 1993-96 0 Merged with Hershey Bears in 1996
Hamilton Canucks Hamilton 1992-94 0
Newmarket Saints Newmarket 1986-91 0 Became the St. John's Maple Leafs in 1991
St. Catharines Saints St. Catharines 1982-86 0 Became the Newmarket Saints in 1986
Toronto Roadrunners Toronto 2003-04 0 Became the Edmonton Road Runners in 2004

International Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Existed Turner Cups Notes
Chatham Maroons Chatham 1949-52 1
Chatham Maroons Chatham 1963-64 0
Windsor Gotfredsons Windsor 1945-50 0 Also known as the Staffords and Windsor Ryancretes
Windsor Spitfires Windsor 1945-49 2 Also known as the Windsor Hettche Spitfires; Became the Detroit Hettche in 1949

United Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Existed Colonial Cups Notes
Brantford Smoke Brantford 1991-98 1 Became the Asheville Smoke in 1998
Chatham Wheels Chatham 1992-94 0 Became the Saginaw Wheels in 1994
London Wildcats London 1994-95 0 Became the Dayton Ice Bandits in 1996
St. Thomas Wildcats St. Thomas 1991-94 0 Became the London Wildcats in 1994
Thunder Bay Thunder Cats Thunder Bay 1991-99 3 Also known as the Senators and Thunder Hawks; Became the Rockford IceHogs in 1999

Early LeaguesEdit

Team Existed Notes
International Professional Hockey League 1904-07 Canadian Sault Hockey Club lone Canadian member
Ontario Professional Hockey League 1908–1911 Formed in 1907. Also known as 'Trolley League.'
Canadian Professional Hockey League 1926-30
Ontario Professional Hockey League (1930-31) 1930-31
Canadian-American Hockey League 1926-36 Merged with the International Hockey League; Predecessor of the American Hockey League
International Hockey League 1929-36 Merged with the Canadian-American Hockey League; Predecessor of the American Hockey League
Eastern Professional Hockey League 1959-63

JuniorEdit

Ontario Hockey LeagueEdit

Current teamsEdit

Team City Established J. Ross Robertson Cups Memorial Cups Notes
Barrie Colts Barrie 199410
Belleville Bulls Belleville1981 10
Brampton Battalion Brampton 1996 0 0
Guelph Storm Guelph 1991 2 0 Founded in 1904 as the Toronto Marlboros
Kingston Frontenacs Kingston 1973 0 0 Also known as the Canadians and Raiders
Kitchener Rangers Kitchener 1963 4 2 Founded in 1947 as the Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters
London Knights London 1965 1 1 Also known as the Nationals
Mississauga St. Michael's Majors Mississauga 2007 6 4 Founded in 1906 as the Toronto St. Michael's Majors. Team suspended operations from 1961-96.
Niagara IceDogs St. Catharines 2007 0 0 Founded in 1998 as the Mississauga IceDogs
Oshawa Generals Oshawa 1908 12 4 Also known as the Shamrocks and Majors. Team suspended operations from 1953-62 after arena burned down.
Ottawa 67's Ottawa 1967 3 2
Owen Sound Attack Owen Sound 1989 0 0 Founded in 1968 as the Guelph CMC's
Peterborough Petes Peterborough 1956 9 1 Founded in 1951 as the Kitchener Greenshirts
Sarnia Sting Sarnia 1994 0 0 Founded in 1969 as the Cornwall Royals
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Ste. Marie 1972 3 1
Sudbury Wolves Sudbury 1972 0 0 Founded in 1945 as the Barrie Flyers
Windsor Spitfires Windsor 1975 2 2

Former teamsEdit

Team City Existence J. Ross Robertson Cups Memorial Cups Notes
Brantford AlexandersBrantford 1978–1984 0 0 Previously known as Hamilton Fincups. Subsequently known as the Hamilton Steelhawks.
Brantford LionsBrantford 1933–1946 0 0
Barrie FlyersBarrie 1945–1960 4 2 Subsequently known as the Niagara Falls Flyers.
North Bay CentennialsNorth Bay 1982–2002 10 Previously known as Niagara Falls Flyers. Subsequently known as the Saginaw Spirit.

United States Hockey LeagueEdit

Former teams

Team City Existed Anderson Cups Notes
Thunder Bay Flyers Thunder Bay 1980–2000 4 Known as Thunder Bay Kings until 1984

Junior A Hockey LeaguesEdit

Central Junior A Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Established League titles Fred Page Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Brockville Braves Brockville 1963 2 1 0
Cornwall Colts Cornwall 1992 4 1 0
Cumberland Grads Navan 1974 0 0 0
Hawkesbury Hawks Hawkesbury 1974 7 1 0
Kanata Stallions Kanata 1989 2 1 0
Kemptville 73's Kemptville 1969 0 0 0 Joined in 2007 from EOJBHL
Nepean Raiders Nepean 1970s 2 1 0
Orleans Blues Gloucester  ??? 2 0 0
Ottawa Jr. Senators Ottawa 1961 8 1 0
Pembroke Lumber Kings Pembroke 1961 11 1 0
Smiths Falls Bears Smiths Falls 1961 4 0 0

Greater Metro Junior A Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Established League titles NJHA titles Notes
Bradford Rattlers Bradford 1971 2 1 Former member of the GMOHL
Deseronto Storm Deseronto 2006 0 0 Formerly the "Thunder"
Douro Dukes Douro 2007 0 0
Elliot Lake Bobcats Elliot Lake 2007 0 0
Espanola Kings Espanola 2007 0 0
Innisfil Lakers Innisfil 2007 0 0
King Wild King City 2006 0 0
Nipissing Alouettes Sturgeon Falls 2006 0 0
Richmond Hill Rams Richmond Hill 2006 0 0 Resurrected from Metro Junior A Hockey League
South Muskoka Shield Gravenhurst 2006 0 0
Tamworth Cyclones Tamworth 2007 0 0
Toronto Canada Moose Thornhill 2006 0 0

Northern Ontario Junior Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Established League titles Dudley Hewitt Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Abitibi Eskimos Iroquois Falls 1999 0 0 0 Founded as Iroquois Falls Jr. Eskis
Blind River Beavers Blind River 2000 0 0 0 Relocated from Garson, Ontario & founded as Nickel Centre Barons
Manitoulin Islanders Little Current 2003 0 0 0
North Bay Skyhawks North Bay 2002 3 0 0 Relocated from Sturgeon Falls, Ontario & founded as Powassan Passports, Powassan Hawks & Sturgeon Falls Lynx
Soo Thunderbirds Sault Ste. Marie 1999 0 0 0 Formerly as Sault Ste. Marie Junior Greyhounds
Sudbury Junior Wolves Sudbury 2000 7 1 0 Formerly as Sudbury Northern Wolves

Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Established League titles Dudley Hewitt Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Ajax Attack Ajax 1986 0 0 0
Aurora Tigers Aurora 1987 2 2 2 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Bowmanville Eagles Bowmanville 1978 0 0 0
Brampton Capitals Brampton 1987 3 1 0
Burlington Cougars Burlington 1952 0 0 0
Cobourg Cougars Cobourg 1964 0 0 0
Collingwood Blues Collingwood 1969 0 0 0
Couchiching Terriers Rama 1960s 4 3 1
Durham Fury Oshawa 1972 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Georgetown Raiders Georgetown 1966 0 1 0
Hamilton Red Wings Hamilton 1973 0 0 0
Huntsville-Muskoka Otters Huntsville 1990 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Kingston Voyageurs Kingston 1974 0 0 0
Lindsay Muskies Lindsay 1980 0 0 0
Markham Waxers Markham 1930s 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Milton Icehawks Milton 1966 2 1 0
Mississauga Chargers Mississauga 1992 0 0 0
Newmarket Hurricanes Newmarket 1987 1 1 0
North York Rangers North York 1992 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Oakville Blades Oakville 1966 1 1 0
Orangeville Crushers Orangeville 1975 0 0 0
Peterborough Stars Peterborough 1965 0 0 0
Pickering Panthers Pickering 1972 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Port Hope Predators Port Hope 1996 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Trenton Hercs Trenton 1981 0 0 0 Formerly Trenton Sting, Quinte West Pack
St. Michael's Buzzers Toronto 1933 2 0 0
Seguin Bruins Parry Sound 2005 0 0 0
Stouffville Spirit Stouffville 1995 0 0 0
Streetsville Derbys Streetsville 1968 0 0 0
Toronto Dixie Beehives Weston 2005 0 0 0 Formerly Oswego Admirals
Toronto Jr. Canadiens Downsview 1972 0 0 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise
Vaughan Vipers Vaughan 1991 0 0 0
Villanova Knights North York 1980 1 1 0
Wellington Dukes Wellington 1983 1 1 0 Former Metro Junior A Hockey League franchise

Many teams' establishment dates precede the founding of the OPJHL in 1993. This heading lists only OPJHL championships won.

Superior International Junior Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Established League titles Dudley Hewitt Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Dryden Ice Dogs Dryden 2001 2 0 0
Fort Frances Jr. Sabres Fort Frances 2007 0 0 0
Fort William North Stars Thunder Bay 2001 3 1 0
Marathon Renegades Marathon 2006 0 0 0 Former member of the North of Superior Junior B Hockey League
Schreiber Diesels Schreiber 2005 1 0 0
Thunder Bay Bearcats Thunder Bay 2001 0 0 0
Thunder Bay Bulldogs Thunder Bay 2001 0 0 0

Junior B Hockey LeaguesEdit

League Region Established Notes
Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League Ottawa region 1967 Ottawa District Hockey Association League
Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Southern Ontario 2007 Merger of GHL, MWJHL, and WOHL
Thunder Bay Junior B Hockey League Thunder Bay region 1993 Competes for the Keystone Cup, 1 championship

Junior C and Development Hockey LeaguesEdit

League Region Established Clarence Schmalz Cups Notes
Central Junior C Hockey League Greater Toronto Area  ????
Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League Ottawa Region  ????
Empire B Junior C Hockey League Eastern Ontario Region  ????
Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League Georgian Bay Region  ????
Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League Far-South Region of Ontario  ????
Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League Golden Horseshoe Region  ????
Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League Southwestern Ontario Region  ???? -- Compete for OHA Cup
Western Junior C Hockey League Grey, Bruce, and Wellington Counties  ????

Midget AAA, AAEdit

Semi-professional, senior and amateurEdit

Canadian Women's Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Established ESSO National Championships Notes
Brampton Canadettes Thunder Brampton 2007 0
Burlington Barracudas Burlington 2007 0
Mississauga Chiefs Mississauga 2007 0
Ottawa Senators Ottawa 2007 0
Vaughan Flames Vaughan 2007 0

National Women's Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Existed League titles Notes
Brampton Thunder Brampton 1999-07 1
Etobicoke Dolphins Etobicoke 2007 0 Formerly the Durham Lightning 2000-06
Oakville Ice Oakville 2003-07 0
Ottawa Raiders Ottawa 1999-07 0
Toronto Aeros Toronto 1999-07 4

SeniorEdit

Team City Existed League titles Allan Cups Notes
Ottawa Senators Ottawa 1934–1955 1949 Took over Senators name when NHL team left for St. Louis.

AmateurEdit

Team City Existed League titles Stanley Cups Notes
Kenora Thistles Kenora  ????  ?? 1 Smallest town to ever win the Stanley Cup
Ottawa Senators (original) Ottawa 1883–1908  ?? 10 Played in AHA, Ontario Hockey Association, CAHA, ECAHL and ECAHA; Won OHA championship 1891-1893. Became the Senators in 1902. Also known as the Capitals and Silver Seven, the team became fully professional in 1908.

UniversityEdit

Team City Established Conference titles (men's and women's) University Cups Women's Titles[5] Notes
Brock Badgers St. Catharines  ???? 0 0 0
Carleton Ravens Ottawa  ???? 0 0 0
Guelph Gryphons Guelph  ???? 9 1 0
Lakehead Thunderwolves Thunder Bay 2001 1 0 N/A Plays only CIS men's hockey, not women's hockey
Nipissing Lakers North Bay 2009 0 0 0 Plays only CIS men's hockey, not women's hockey
Ottawa Gee-Gees Ottawa  ???? 0 0 0
Queen's Golden Gaels Kingston  ???? 9 0 0
RMC Paladins Kingston  ???? 0 0 N/A Plays only CIS men's hockey, not women's hockey
Ryerson Rams Toronto  ???? 0 0 N/A Plays only CIS men's hockey, not women's hockey
U of T Varsity Blues Toronto 1891 58 10 1
UOIT Ridgebacks Oshawa 2007 0 0 0
Waterloo Warriors Waterloo  ???? 2 0 0
UWO Mustangs London  ???? 2 1 0
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks Waterloo  ???? 10 0 2
Windsor Lancers Windsor  ???? 1 0 0
York Lions Toronto  ???? 8 3 0

Olympic ChampionsEdit

Both teams represented Canada.

World ChampionsEdit

Both teams represented Canada.

League, regional and national championshipsEdit

Championship Times won Description
Stanley Cup 35 Total championships
Stanley Cup 17 National Hockey League champion
NHA Championship 4 National Hockey Association champion
Calder Cup 1 American Hockey League champion
Memorial Cup 47 Canadian Major-Junior national champion
Allan Cup 46 Canadian senior national champion
Royal Bank Cup 8 Canadian Junior "A" national champion
Colonial Cup 4 United Hockey League champion
Keystone Cup 1 Western Canada Junior "B" champion
NWHL Championship Cup 4 National Women's Hockey League championship
University Cup 15 CIS national men's university champion
CIS Women's Championship 2 CIS national women's university champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stanley Cup Champions and Finalists. nhl.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
  2. 1920s in Maple Leafs History
  3. Hamilton's Hockey Tigers, Sam Wesley w/ David Wesley (James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2005)
  4. Kelly, Malcolm G.; Mark Askin [2001-10-09] (2002). "2", The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hockey, Second, New York, NY: Alpha Books, 13. ISBN 0028642570. 
  5. 2007-08 CIS Women's Hockey Media Guide And Almanac (pdf). cisport.ca. Retrieved on 2008-03-10.

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