Belleville Bobcats

The Belleville Bobcats were a Junior "B" ice hockey team. The Bobcats played in the Metro Junior B Hockey League.

Belleville Bobcats
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CityBelleville, Ontario
LeagueMetro Junior B Hockey League
Operated1972 (1972)-1989
Home arenaTrenton Community Gardens
ColoursRed, Black, and White
Franchise history
1946-1950Belleville Rockets
1950-1951Belleville Snowmen
1951-19xxBelleville Blackhawks
19xx-1963Belleville McFarlands
1963-1970Belleville Mohawks
1972-1981Belleville Bobcats
1981-1987Trenton Bobcats
1987-1989Belleville Bobcats
1989-presentWellington Dukes (merged)

HistoryEdit

The Belleville Bobcats were first formed in 1972 as a member of the Metro Junior "B" league. In 1980 the team won the Metro Championship. With the founding of the OHL's Belleville Bulls, the Bobcats moved west to Trenton, and became the Trenton Bobcats. However, after uneven performance while in Trenton, the team returned to Belleville in 1987. After two seasons, the Bobcats moved to Wellington in 1989 and merged into the Wellington Dukes. The Bobcats were Metro "B" Champions and Sutherland Cup All-Ontario Junior "B" Champions in 1980. This team was owned and operated by Vern Nutley.

Season-by-Season resultsEdit

Season GP W L T GF GA P Results Playoffs
1960-61 20 12 4 4 -- -- 28 3rd EJBHL
1961-62 22 17 5 0 165 80 34 1st EJBHL
1962-63 19 7 11 1 58 93 15 6th EJBHL
1963-64 8
16
0
7
7
8
1
1
18
84
54
70
1
15
3rd EJBHL
4th EJCHL
1964-65 7
15
3
8
4
6
0
1
--
70
--
64
6
17
3rd EJBHL
4th EJCHL
1965-66 28 12 16 0 113 145 28 5th EJBHL
1966-67 Statistics Not Available
1967-68 32 3 27 2 107 249 8 5th EJBHL
1968-69 30 4 24 2 -- -- 10 6th EJBHL
1969-70 30 11 16 3 90 169 25 4th EJBHL
1970-71 30 11 14 5 113 140 27 4th EJBHL
1971-72 Statistics Not Available
1972-73 33 14 14 5 168 161 33 5th Metro B
1973-74 44 28 12 4 269 186 60 3rd Metro B
1974-75 38 17 18 3 192 222 37 9th Metro B
1975-76 34 22 9 3 207 157 47 2nd Metro B
1976-77 34 14 14 6 169 177 34 9th Metro B
1977-78 36 17 14 5 197 181 39 6th Metro B
1978-79 44 25 15 4 278 246 54 5th Metro B
1979-80 42 26 7 9 222 160 59 2nd Metro B Won League, Won SC
1980-81 41 20 15 6 180 157 46 5th Metro B
1981-82 36 19 9 8 178 150 46 4th Metro B
1982-83 35 22 9 4 161 126 48 2nd Metro B
1983-84 42 20 19 3 200 207 43 6th Metro B
1984-85 36 14 20 2 176 193 30 9th Metro B DNQ
1985-86 37 6 27 4 153 263 16 12th Metro B DNQ
1986-87 38 1 33 4 115 264 6 12th Metro B DNQ
1987-88 37 20 15 2 187 144 42 6th Metro B Lost Quarter-final
1988-89 40 13 19 8 169 197 34 8th Metro B
1989-90 Merged with Wellington Dukes

Sutherland Cup AppearancesEdit

1980: Belleville Bobcats defeated Windsor Bulldogs 4-games-to-none

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