Chatham Maroons (IHL)

The Chatham Maroons are a defunct Canadian semi-professional and amateur senior ice hockey team. The team played in the City of Chatham, Ontario, Canada and participated in the International Hockey League on two occasions and the OHA Senior A Hockey League in between.

Chatham Maroons
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CityChatham, Ontario
LeagueIHL 1949–1952
OHA Senior "A" 1952–1963
IHL 1963–1964
Operated1949 (1949)–1964
Home arenaChatham Memorial Arena
ColoursMaroon, Brown, and White
Head coachJack Stewart, John Horeck, Ted Power, Gus Mortson

HistoryEdit

In 1950, the Chatham Maroons won the International Hockey League's Turner Cup as playoff champions by defeating the Sarnia Sailors 4-games-to-3. This was the Maroons' only professional championship.[citation needed]

The Maroons later played in the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) as a member of the OHA Senior A League. The team won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as league champions in 1956 and 1960, and were finalists in 1962 and 1963.[1]

The Chatham Maroons were the winners of the 1960 Allan Cup, emblematic of the top senior hockey team in all of Canada. The same year the club played couple of friendlies in Moscow with the collective team of the Soviet clubs where they won the first meeting 5:3 and lost the second one 2:11.[2] The Maroons defeated the Trail Smoke Eaters 4-games-to-none with one tie to clinch the championship. The winner of the award earned the right, as the country's top amateur team, to compete for Canada at the Ice Hockey World Championships a season after winning. The Maroons opted out and were replaced by Trail, who won the gold medal.[citation needed]

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Season GP W L T GF GA P Results Playoffs
1949–50 40 19 18 3 152 148 41 3rd IHL Won league
1950–51 52 25 23 4 211 215 59 3rd IHL
1951–52 48 22 23 3 206 218 47 4th IHL
1952–53 48 21 26 1 191 196 43 5th OHA Sr. A
1953–54 56 22 31 3 160 204 47 6th OHA Sr. A
1954–55 50 17 30 3 185 238 37 5th OHA Sr. A
1955–56 48 21 24 3 192 225 45 4th OHA Sr. A Won league
1956–57 52 28 22 2 218 183 58 4th OHA Sr. A
1957–58 60 21 34 5 192 221 47 10th OHA Sr. A
1958–59 54 37 15 2 234 183 76 1st OHA Sr. A
1959–60 54 23 27 4 229 249 54 3rd OHA Sr. A Won league, won Allan Cup
1960–61 40 20 16 4 174 148 44 3rd OHA Sr. A
1961–62 34 15 17 2 170 143 32 5th OHA Sr. A Lost final
1962–63 40 24 13 3 229 139 51 2nd OHA Sr. A Lost final
1963–64 70 21 44 5 211 278 47 7th IHL

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Senior Series". Ontario Hockey Association. 2019. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  2. ^ (in Russian) Video footage of the match between USSR - Canada in the Palace of Sports in Moscow Archived 2010-10-26 at the Wayback Machine