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Windsor Spitfires
City: Windsor, Ontario
League: Ontario Hockey Association
Operated: 1946 (1946)–53
Home Arena: Windsor Arena
Franchise history
1946–53: Windsor Spitfires
1953–60: Hamilton Tiger Cubs
1960–74: Hamilton Red Wings
1974–76: Hamilton Fincups
1976–77: St. Catharines Fincups
1977–78: Hamilton Fincups
1978–84: Brantford Alexanders
1984–88: Hamilton Steelhawks
1988–96: Niagara Falls Thunder
1996–present: Erie Otters

The Windsor Spitfires were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association from 1946 to 1953. The team was based in Windsor, Ontario. The current Windsor Spitfires, founded in 1971, are the namesake of the these Spitfires. The Spitfires played home games at the Windsor Arena, built in 1924.

HistoryEdit

The Spitfires were created in 1946 on the foundation of the Windsor Junior Hockey League, the local junior league up until 1946.

In 1953, the Spitfires were sold to Hamilton to create the Hamilton Tiger Cubs. The Spitfires were replaced by a OHA Senior A Hockey League team called the Windsor Bulldogs. The Bulldogs won the OHA Senior A championship in 1962 and 1963 as well as the Allan Cup in 1963. They turned professional for one season after winning the Allan Cup, then folded.

In 1971, the Windsor Spitfires were reformed in the Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League. In 1975, they were accepted into the OHA.

ChampionshipsEdit

J. Ross Robertson Cup

  • 1948 Finalist vs. Barrie Flyers
  • 1950 Finalist vs. Guelph Biltmores

PlayersEdit

Award winners
NHL alumni

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1946–47361024 2 220.306 751257th OHA
1947–483629 6 1 590.8192311241st OHA
1948–49483413 1 690.7192721841st OHA
1949–50483413 1 690.7193071692nd OHA
1950–51543218 4 680.6302091674th OHA
1951–5254 942 3 210.1941723559th OHA
1952–53561635 5 370.3301271868th OHA


Photo GalleryEdit

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