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|South Shore Lumberjacks|
|City:||Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|League:||Maritime Junior A Hockey League|
|Founded:||2004 (Halifax Wolverines)|
|Home Arena:||Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre|
|Colors:|| Polar Night Blue, White, Aviator Blue, Silver, Goal Red
|General Manager:||Brad Muise|
|Head Coach:||Laurie Barron|
|2014-present:||South Shore Lumberjacks|
The South Shore Lumberjacks are a Junior A Ice Hockey team based out of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. They play their home games at the 1300 seat Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The team is a member of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League and plays in the Bent Division.
This franchise was born as the Halifax Wolverines in 2004, on the same day the former Halifax Team Pepsi relocated to New Glasgow to become the Weeks Crushers. Interestingly enough, Bridgewater was also considered as a destination for Team Pepsi.
Team Pepsi had struggled in Halifax's crowded hockey market and it was no different for the Wolverines.
In 2008, the Wolverines decided to test the waters outside the city. They played a pair of regular season games in Bridgewater and attracted a combined 1,500 spectators to Bridgewater Memorial Arena. They also played two games in Kentville but ultimately Bridgewater was chosen as the team's new home. Shortly after the end of the season, the relocation to the south shore's largest town was announced.
On June 7, 2008 the club's new name, major sponsor, logo, and colors were announced. The Lumberjacks name was chosen through a name the team contest. The moniker pays tribute to Lunenburg County's forestry, logging and Christmas tree industry.
The team colors are Navy Blue, Red and White.
The Lumberjacks' inaugural season saw growing pains on and off the ice. Attendance wasn't as strong as the team had hoped it would be. Halfway through the campaign, ownership switched to local ties. The new bosses immediately dropped ticket prices, which resulted in larger crowds coming through the gates during the second half.
On the ice, the team finished fifth out of six teams in the Bent Division. Bridgewater earned the right to play the Weeks Crushers in a best-of-3 mini series. The Crushers swept the brief encounter 2-0.
The Lumberjacks second season was a success. They won their best of 3 mini-series 2 games to none. They gave Truro a good run in the next round but ended up losing in 6 games.
|2006-07||58||34||19||0||5||247||210||73||6th MJAHL||Lost Division Final|
|2008-09||53||18||26||-||9||164||202||45||9th MJAHL||Lost Division Mini Series|
|2009-10||50||21||23||-||6||179||213||48||7th MJAHL||Lost Division Semi-final|
|2010-11||52||24||26||-||2||219||237||50||8th MHL||Lost Division Semi-final|
|2012-13||52||10||39||-||0||144||255||23||9th MHL||Lost Division Mini Series|
|2015-16||48||24||21||-||3||138||142||51||10th MHL, 4th South||Lost South final|
These are franchise records held by previous team rosters. Figures are updated after each completed MHL regular season.
|Team Records for a single season|
|Most Goals For||247||2006-07|
|Least Goals For||123||2013-14|
|Least Goals Against||202||2008-09|
|Most Goals Against||269||2013-14|
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