The Brampton Warriors are a pair of defunct junior ice hockey teams from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. They were a part of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, Central Junior B Hockey League, Metro Junior B Hockey League, and Metro Junior A League. These two teams are the forerunners of the OPJHL's Brampton Capitals.
|League||Various Junior Leagues|
|Home arena||Brampton Memorial Arena|
|Colours||Maroon, Yellow, and White|
|1971–1975||Brampton Vic Woods|
|1975–1980||Brampton Logan Chevys|
|1980–1982||Brampton Warriors Jr. A|
|Previous franchise history|
|1980–1982||Brampton Warriors Jr. B|
The Warriors began as Brampton Regents during the 1940s playing at the Junior B level. In 1957, the team became sponsored by a local distributor of the 7 Up soft drink. The Brampton 7Ups played in the now defunct Metro Junior A League for two seasons, 1961–62 and 1962-63. Bob Savage was their coach for both seasons. The team returned to the Metro Junior B Hockey League in 1963.
Brampton joined the Central Junior B Hockey League in 1971 during a massive Ontario Hockey Association reshuffling of the Junior "B" ranks. Prior to this they were members of the Metro Junior B Hockey League. They are the only known member of the Metro league to be affected by the reshuffle as it was mostly done between members of the Central league and the Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League.
The Brampton Warriors Jr. A team were an OPJHL team for two seasons in the 1980s. Their first season was not spectacular, but their second season was off the charts. Their 40-6-4 record would normally be unstoppable, however the Warriors finished second place in 1981-82 behind a 40-4-6 Guelph Platers team that would make the jump to the Ontario Hockey League the next season. As the Warriors folded for good at the end of the season, the Platers came within arm's reach of winning the National Title.
Three alumni of the Brampton 7Ups went on to play in the National Hockey League, all of them (Ken Broderick, Andy Brown, Lyle Carter) were goaltenders playing a combined total of 106 NHL games. Although Andy Brown played in just 62 games in the NHL over the course of three seasons, he will forever be a part of NHL hockey history. Brown carries the distinction of being the last goaltender in the league to play without a protective mask, now a mandatory rule.
- List of NHL alumni
|1950-51||20||8||10||2||84||82||18||3rd Metro B|
|1951-52||20||9||9||2||96||84||20||3rd Metro B|
|1952-53||30||19||11||0||135||117||38||2nd Metro B|
|1953-54||32||21||11||0||147||100||42||3rd Metro B|
|1954-55||20||9||8||3||84||63||21||4th Metro B|
|1955-56||28||17||9||2||136||80||36||2nd Metro B||Won League|
|1956-57||24||16||6||2||116||86||34||1st Metro B|
|1957-58||24||6||16||2||--||--||14||6th Metro B|
|1958-59||28||19||9||0||151||116||38||1st Metro B|
|1959-60||28||12||9||7||131||107||31||3rd Metro B|
|1960-61||28||12||14||2||130||157||26||5th Metro B|
|1961-62||36||11||21||4||143||189||26||4th Metro A|
|1962-63||40||12||24||4||157||208||28||6th Metro A|
|1963-64||34||14||17||3||139||149||31||8th Metro B|
|1964-65||36||17||13||6||164||150||40||3rd Metro B|
|1965-66||35||12||16||7||125||159||31||6th Metro B|
|1966-67||Did Not Participate|
|1967-68||36||8||26||2||153||235||18||9th Metro B|
|1968-69||36||6||23||7||113||182||19||9th Metro B|
|1969-70||36||9||21||6||170||237||24||8th Metro B|
|1970-71||43||5||33||5||156||278||15||11th Metro B|
|1974-75||1974-75 CJBHL standing unavailable|
|1975-76||36||13||19||4||173||184||30||5th CJBHL||Lost Final|
- 1981 Lost Quarter-final
- Guelph Platers defeated Brampton Warriors 4-games-to-none
- 1982 Lost Quarter-final
- Dixie Beehives defeated Brampton Warriors 4-games-to-1
Junior B WarriorsEdit
With the renaming and promotion for the Jr. A Warriors, a farm team was created at the Junior B level to feed them. After two years this team collapsed.
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