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Toronto Blue Ice Jets
Toronto Blue Ice Jets
City Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Founded 2006
Home arena Thornhill Community Centre
General manager Chris Beckford – Tseu (2014–15)
Head coach Chris Beckford – Tseu (2014–15)
Franchise history
2006–2013 Toronto Canada Moose
2013–2016 Toronto Blue Ice Jets

The Toronto Blue Ice Jets were a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based out of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. The team played in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League (GMHL).

HistoryEdit

The Jets were Thornhill's only Junior hockey team after the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League's Toronto Thunderbirds have relocated to King City to become the Villanova Knights.

Toronto Canada Moose

Logo of Moose 2006–2013.

They were founded as the Toronto Canada Moose in the inaugural year of the GMHL in the 2006–07 season as one of seven original league members. The first game took place on September 9, 2006, against the King Wild in Thornhill, Ontario resulting in a 5-1 loss. On September 11, 2006, the team earned their first win defeating the Deseronto Thunder by a score of 5-2. The Moose finished their inaugural season with a 19-20-0-3 record. They placed fifth in the league after a season long race for fourth with the Deseronto Thunder and Nipissing Alouettes. Their first playoff appearance put them up against the King Wild in the league quarterfinals. Unfortunately, the Moose would be eliminated in five games in a best-of-seven series (3-8, 8-3, 3-5, 1-9, 2-6).

The Moose started their second season off very slowly. After breaking a long losing streak, the Moose managed to earn fourteen more wins but still only finished in eleventh place in the now thirteen team league. In the first round, the Moose were picked by the top seeded Bradford Rattlers. The Moose managed to keep it close over the first three games but the Rattlers still swept the series in four games.

On January 3, 2008, the Moose played against Kazakhstan's Torpedo UST-Kamenogorsk Under-18 squad in an exhibition game. Despite rallying to tie the game 4-4 at the end of the second, the Moose fell to the Torpedo 8-5.

In spring 2013, the Moose were renamed the Blue Ice Jets. On September 6, 2013, the Blue Ice Jets played their first game since changing ownership against South Muskoka Shield and lost 5-4. The first win under the Blue Ice Jets name took place on September 7, 2013 against the Bobcaygeon Bucks in Thornhill, Ontario. The Blue Ice Jets beat the Bucks 17-2.

For the 2016–17 season, the Blue Ice Jets were scheduled to play their first home game on September 6, 2016. However, it appeared the team never took the ice and within a week the Blue Ice Jets had been removed from the GMHL.[1] On September 13, the GMHL president stated that the Blue Ice Jets had taken the season off and possibly plans to relocate for the next season.

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts Regular Season Finish Playoffs
Toronto Canada Moose
2006–07 42 19 20 3 189 204 41 5th GMJHL Lost quarter-finals
2007–08 42 14 27 1 154 254 29 11th GMJHL Lost bye Round
2008–09 43 18 21 4 205 204 40 9th GMJHL Lost division quarter-finals
2009–10 42 15 23 4 172 212 34 9th GMJHL Lost qualifier series
2010–11 42 17 23 2 195 206 36 8th GMJHL Lost semi-finals
2011–12 42 17 23 2 153 211 36 10th GMJHL Lost bye round
2012–13 42 12 28 0 2 153 261 26 13th GMHL Lost division quarter-finals
Toronto Blue Ice Jets
2013–14 42 32 9 1 304 150 65 5th GMHL Lost division semi-finals
2014–15 42 33 9 0 257 107 66 2nd South-Central Div
6th GMHL
Lost conference semi-finals
2015–16 42 18 22 1 1 151 196 38 8th South Div
21st GMHL
Lost qualifier game

PlayoffsEdit

  • 2007 Lost quarter-final
King Wild defeated Toronto Canada Moose 4-games-to-1 in quarter-final
  • 2008 Lost bye round
Bradford Rattlers defeated Toronto Canada Moose 4-games-to-none in bye round
  • 2009 Lost division quarter-final
Bradford Rattlers defeated Toronto Canada Moose 3-games-to-2 in division quarter-final
  • 2010 Lost qualifier series
Toronto Canada Moose defeated Oro-Medonte 77's 6-4 in last minute qualifier
Algoma Avalanche defeated Toronto Canada Moose 2-games-to-1 in qualifier series
  • 2011 Lost semi-final
Toronto Canada Moose defeated Vaughan Wild 9-1 in last minute qualifier
Toronto Canada Moose defeated Shelburne Red Wings 2-games-to-none in qualifier
Toronto Canada Moose defeated Jamestown Jets 3-games-to-1 in quarter-final
Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Toronto Canada Moose 4-games-to-none in semi-final
  • 2012 Lost bye round
Deseronto Storm defeated Toronto Canada Moose 2-games-to-none in bye round
  • 2013 Lost division quarter-final
Bradford Bulls defeated Toronto Canada Moose 3-games-to-1 in division quarter-final
  • 2014 Lost division semi-final
Toronto Blue Ice Jets defeated Halton Ravens 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final
Bradford Rattlers defeated Toronto Blue Ice Jets 3-games-to-1 in division semi-final
  • 2015 Lost conference quarter-final
Toronto Blue Ice Jets defeated Rattlers 3-games-to-2 in division semi-final
Toronto Attack defeated Toronto Blue Ice Jets 3-games-to-0 in conference semi-final
  • 2016 Lost qualifier game
North York Renegades defeated Toronto Blue Ice Jets 5–1 in qualifier game

ReferencesEdit

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