|Port Colborne Pirates|
|Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League|
|City||Port Colborne, Ontario|
|Franchise history|| 1970-1973: Port Colborne Sailors|
1973-1974: Port Colborne Swords
1974-1975: Port Colborne Kinsmen
1979-1983: Port Colborne Sailors
1983-1985: Port Colborne Team
1985-1991: Port Colborne Schooners
1991-1995: Port Colborne Kinsmen
1995-2008: Port Colborne Sailors
2008-Pres: Port Colborne Pirates
|Head coach||Osborne, Keith|
|General manager||Tim Toffolo|
|Team colors||Black, Red, and White|
The Port Colborne Pirates, formerly the Port Colborne Sailors, are a Canadian Junior B ice hockey team based in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Golden Horseshoe division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The Port Colborne Recreationalists were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association that played at the Junior B level through most of the 1940s. The Recreationists captured the 1943 Junior B championship, Sutherland Cup and were promoted to the Junior A level the following year where they competed for one full season. The Junior A team folded early in their second season and the Recreationists returned to Junior B hockey the following year.
The monikor "Sailors" dates back to the 1940's as well. The Port Colborne Sailors were one of the most successful franchises in the OHA Major Intermediate A Hockey League winning championships in 1949, 1950, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1975 and 1976.
Since 1970 the Sailors have spent most of their time in the Niagara Junior C Hockey League with the exception of 1975 through 1979 when the town and the Sailors returned to Intermediate hockey. When the Intermediate Sailors folded in 1979, the junior team was brought back. The team changed its name several times (Sailors, Swords, Kinsmen, Schooners) before returning to the familiar "Sailors" monikor that the team played as between 1995 and 2008. In 2009 the team rebranded itself one more time as the Port Colborne Pirates.
|1986-87||42||23||16||3||-||258||203||49||4th GHJHL||Lost Final|
|1987-88||42||32||6||4||-||326||179||68||2nd GHJHL||Lost Final|
|1996-97||42||32||7||3||0||254||134||67||1st GHJHL||Lost Final|
|2000-01||48||22||18||5||3||185||149||52||4th GHJHL||Lost Final|
|2005-06||49||16||30||2||1||160||235||35||6th GHJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2006-07||49||30||16||1||2||238||210||63||3rd GHJHL||Lost Semi-final|
|2008-09||52||16||27||-||9||170||250||41||23rd GOJHL||Lost Quarter-Final|
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