Cape Cod Islanders

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The Cape Cod Islanders were a Tier III junior ice hockey team from Massachusetts. They were most recently a member of the North American 3 Hockey League and played at the Falmouth Ice Arena in Falmouth, Massachusetts. In 2019, they announced they were relocating to Canton, Massachusetts, as the Canton Cubs, but were removed from the league schedule at the beginning of the season.

Cape Cod Islanders
LeagueNorth American 3 Hockey League
Founded2008
ColorsBlack, gold, and white
     
Owner(s)CC Hockey Group LLC
(Scott Hogan, Dan Hodge, Alex Druila)[1]
Franchise history
2008–2011Cape Cod Cubs
2011–2019Cape Cod Islanders
AnnouncedCanton Cubs

HistoryEdit

 
Cubs logo 2008-11

The team traces its roots back to the minor professional team, Cape Cod Cubs, that played in the region during the 1970s.[2] The current team was founded as the Cape Cod Cubs in 2008 and joined the International Junior Hockey League for the 2009–2010 season.[3] The Cubs won back to back IJHL Super Elite League titles in their first two seasons in the league.[4] In 2011 the Cubs became the Cape Cod Islanders.[4]

For the 2012–13 season the Cape Cod Islanders were a founding member of the Northern States Hockey League (NSHL). The Northern States Hockey League became the second hockey league sanctioned under the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The league left the AAU in 2014 and became the North American 3 Eastern Hockey League (NA3EHL), managed by the Tier II North American Hockey League, while seeking USA Hockey sanctioning, which they were given in 2015. Prior to the 2016–17 season, the Islanders became part of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) when it absorbed the NA3EHL.

In 2019, the Islanders relocated to Canton, Massachusetts, as the Canton Cubs[5] and hired Geoff Walker as the head coach and general manager.[6] However, Walker then took the job with the Western States Hockey League's Bellingham Blazers[7] and the Cubs named Johnny McInnis as the head coach.[8] The team was removed from the NA3HL before playing in Canton.[9]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
International Junior Hockey League
2009–10 45 37 4 4 78 250 126 1st Super Elite[10] Super Elite Champions[11]
2010–11 No statistics available 1st Super Elite[12] Super Elite Champions[4]
2011–12 No statistics available
Northern States Hockey League
2012–13 42 13 26 0 3 29 103 171 5th of 7, NSHL Won Quarterfinal game vs. Junior Mariners
Lost Semifinal game vs. Syracuse Stampede[13]
2013–14 40 15 21 0 4 34 116 138 7th of 9, NSHL Lost Round 1 series, 0–2 vs. Syracuse Stampede[14]
North American 3 Eastern Hockey League
2014–15 41 19 16 6 44 135 117 3rd of 5, Eastern
6th of 10, NA3EHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2–0 vs. New England Stars
Lost Div. Finals, 0–2 New Hampshire Fighting Spirit
2015–16 44 34 8 2 70 215 113 1st of 7, Eastern
2nd of 13, NA3EHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2–0 vs. Skylands Kings
Won Div. Finals, 2–0 vs. L/A Fighting Spirit
Lost League Championships, 0–2 vs. Jersey Shore Wildcats
North American 3 Hockey League
2016–17 47 27 17 3 57 184 169 3rd of 7, Coastal
18th of 48, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1–2 vs. New England Stars
2017–18 46 12 32 2 26 124 207 5th of 6, Coastal
34th of 42, NA3HL
Did not qualify
2018–19 47 8 37 2 18 155 334 6th of 6, Coastal
31st of 36, NA3HL
Did not qualify

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cape Cod Islanders - About". CapeCodIslanders.com. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-06-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.barnstablepatriot.com/home2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18161&Itemid=68
  4. ^ a b c "The Cape Cod Islanders....Same team, NEW Name!!!". Cape Cod Islanders. July 28, 2011. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  5. ^ "NA3HL announces new markets for the 2019-20 season". NA3HL. April 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Canton names Geoff Walker as Head Coach and GM". NA3HL. April 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "Geoff Walker dubbed Head Coach!". Bellingham Blazers. April 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Canton Cubs name McInnis as new Head Coach/GM". NA3HL. May 30, 2019.
  9. ^ "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". OurSports Central. September 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "USA Junior Hockey Magazine March2010 Page 25".
  11. ^ "International Junior Hockey League 2009-2010". Elite Prospects. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Syracuse Stampede win 2012-2013 NSHL Cup". NSHL. March 28, 2013.
  14. ^ "Top Seeds Advance to NSHL Semi-Finals". NSHL. March 10, 2014.

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