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Powassan Dragons
Ville Marie Dragons
City: Flag of Ontario Powassan, Ontario
League: Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Founded: 2008
Home Arena: Powassan Sportsplex
Colors: Orange, Black, and White


              

General Manager: Doug Champagne
Head Coach: Lui Ricci
Franchise history
2008-2009: Ville-Marie Dragons
2009-Present: Powassan Dragons

The Powassan Dragons are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based out of Powassan, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Greater Metro Junior 'A' Hockey League.

HistoryEdit

Ville-Marie first attempted to join the Ontario junior hockey ranks in 2007, making offers to both the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League to form an expansion team. The GMHL turned down the offer due to their acceptance of a Temiscaming franchise that would have been compromised with a team in such proximity. The NOJHL looked like they were going to accept the team, but the deal fell through late summer. The NOJHL claimed that the Ville-Marie franchise would probably join them in 2008.

In the summer of 2008, the NOJHL made no mention of their interest in a Ville-Marie franchise, but courted the already established Temiscaming Royals GMHL club. Temiscaming took the bait and the Town of Ville-Marie reapplied for GMHL membership. On June 23, 2008, the GMHL officially announced the expansion of the Ville-Marie Dragons for the 2008-09 season.

Ville-Marie played their first ever game on September 12, 2008 at home against the Nipissing Alouettes. The Alouettes, who were entering their third season in the GMHL, put the boots to the expansion club 17-4. On October 16, 2008, the Dragons won their first game defeating the Oro-Medonte 77's by a score of 4-3 at home.

On January 16, 2009, the Oro-Medonte 77's posted on their website that the upcoming game between the 77's and the Dragons had been cancelled as the Dragons had folded for the season.[1] This marks the first time that a GMHL team has folded mid-season.

On April 8, 2009, it was announced that the team had been moved to Powassan, Ontario.

On September 11, 2009, the Dragons played their first game in Powassan, a 6-3 victory over the Minden Riverkings.

In December 2009, Dragons goalie Martijn Oosterwijk played as the starting goaltender for the Netherlands in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division II Pool B. He finished with a 4-1 record, leading his team to second place in their tournament and within inches of promotion to Division I.

Season-by-Season StandingsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results
2008-09 26 2 24 - 0 71 286 4 15th GMHL (Folded)
2009-10 42 8 32 - 2 139 271 18 11th GMHL

PlayoffsEdit

2010 Lost Last Minute Qualifier

Algoma Avalanche defeated Powassan Dragons 6-2 in the Last Minute Qualifier

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.oromedonte77s.com/news_story.php?search=47

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