East Hants Penguins

The East Hants Penguins are a Junior ice hockey team from East Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Penguins play in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League and are the 2007 Don Johnson Cup Maritime Junior B Champions.

East Hants Penguins
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CityEast Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada
LeagueNova Scotia Junior Hockey League
DivisionFred Fox
Founded2000
Home arenaEast Hants Sportsplex
ColoursRed, Black, Yellow, and White
       
General managerKyle Isenor (2016–17)
Head coachLaurie Isenor (2016–17)

HistoryEdit

The Penguins were founded in 2000, but East Hants has a history that dates back decades in junior hockey.

In 2007, the Penguins won their first league title and went on to the Don Johnson Cup Maritime Junior B Championships. They defeated the host Cumberland County Blues 7–2, Central West Junior Hockey League's Central Jr. Cataracts 11–2, New Brunswick's Madawaska 506 who played in Quebec all season 12–4, and the Island Junior Hockey League's Kensington Vipers 6–5 in overtime to finish first in the tournament round robin with a 4–0–0 record. In the semi-final, the Penguins again crushed Central 8–3 and in the final they defeated Cumberland County 2–0 to win their first and only Don Johnson Cup.

In 2011–12, the Penguins finished second place in the regular season with a 24–8–2 record. They would go on to win the league playoff championship. At the 2012 Don Johnson Cup in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Penguins would finish the round robin with a record of three wins and one loss. The Penguins started the tournament with a 9–0 drubbing of the St. John's Junior Hockey League's Mount Pearl Jr. Blades. Next, the Penguins beat the New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League's Moncton Vito's 5–2. In the third game, the Penguins would win 3–2 in overtime to remain perfect, beating the Island Junior Hockey League's Kensington Vipers. In the final game of the round robin, the Penguins would face the also undefeated host St. John's Jr. Caps. The Jr. Caps won the game 3–2. In the semi-finals, the Penguins defeated the Kensington Vipers again 2–1. The Moncton Vito's upset the St. John's Jr. Caps in the other semi-final and were set to play the Penguins in the final. The final went to overtime and the Vito's prevailed with a 2–1 victory.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2000–01 35 5 26 3 1 119 213 14 9th NSJBHL
2001–02 34 9 23 0 2 115 170 20 9th NSJBHL
2002–03 32 10 16 3 3 125 133 26 6th NSJBHL
2003–04 32 9 19 2 2 96 145 22 6th NSJBHL
2004–05 32 10 22 0 0 105 120 20 8th NSJBHL
2005–06 34 5 27 2 0 122 214 12 10th NSJBHL
2006–07 34 29 3 0 2 225 122 60 1st NSJHL Won League
2007–08 34 23 11 0 0 160 124 46 2nd NSJHL Won Quarterfinals 4–0, Elks
Lost Semifinals 1–4, Royals
2008–09 Leave of Absence
2009–10 34 10 18 3 3 107 169 26 5th of 5 Fred Fox
9th of 10 NSJHL
failed to qualify
2010–11 34 17 14 - 3 133 163 37 3rd of 6 Fred Fox
5th of 11 NSJHL
Lost Div. Semifinal 1–4, Ducks
2011–12 34 24 8 - 2 159 126 50 2nd of 6 Fred Fox
2nd of 11 NSJHL
Won Div. Semifinal ?-?, Royals
Won Div. Finals 4–1, Ducks,
Won League Finals 4–0, Bulldogs

Won League
2012–13 34 11 20 - 3 102 146 25 6th of 6 Fred Fox
9th of 11 NSJHL
failed to qualify
2013–14 34 18 13 - 3 135 135 39 4th of 6 Fred Fox
5th of 11 NSJHL
Won Div. Semifinal 4–2, Leafs
Lost Div. Finals 1–4, Blazers
2014–15 34 21 10 - 3 176 129 45 3rd of 6 Fred Fox
5th of 11 NSJHL
Lost Div. Semifinal 3–4, Leafs
Season GP W OTW
SOW
T/OTL L GF GA P Results Playoffs
2015–16 34 14 4 2 14 - - 52 3rd of 6 Fred Fox
5th of 11 NSJHL
Lost Div. Semifinal 1–4, (Blazers)
2016–17 34 16 4 1 13 163 142 57 4th of 6 Fred Fox
5th of 11 NSJHL
Lost Div. Semifinal 3–4, (Maple Leafs)
2017–18 34 26 - 2 6 203 133 54 1st of 6 Fred Fox
1st of 11 NSJHL
Won Div. Semifinal 4–1, (Maple Leafs)
Won Div. Final, 4–1 (Colts)
Lost League Finals 0–4 (Jr. Miners)
advance to Don Johnson as
Jr. Miners are Host
2018–19 32 23 5 2 2 201 98 50 1st of 6 Fred Fox
2nd of 12 NSJHL
Won Div. Semifinal 4–0, (Colts)
Lost Div. Final, 2–4 (Blazers)
2019–20 32 23 8 0 1 179 123 47 1st of 6 Fred Fox
3rd of 12 NSJHL
Won Div. Semifinal -–-, (Colts)
Playoffs halted due to covid
2020–21 4 2 1 0 1 16 8 5 Season lost to COVID-19 pandemic
2021–22 17 10 0 0 0 79 59 20 4th of 6 Fred Fox
7th of 12 NSJHL
Won Div. Semifinal 3–0, (Elks)
Won Div. Final, 4-1 (Colts)
L League Finals, 2-4 (Bulldogs)

Don Johnson CupEdit

Eastern Canada Jr B Championships

Year Round Robin Record Standing Semifinal Bronze Medal
Game
Gold Medal
Game
2007 W, Cumberland Blues 7–2
W, Central Cataracts 11–2
W, Madawaska (Que) 12–4
W, OT, Kensington Vipers 6–5
4–0–0 1st of 5 W, Central
Cataracts 8–3
n/a W, Cumberland Blues 2–0
Don Johnson Cup
Champions
2012 W, Mount Pearl Blades, 9–0
W, Moncton Vitos, 5–2
OTW, Kensington Vipers 2–3
L, St, Johns Caps 2–3
3–1–0 2nd of 5 W, Kensington
Vipers 1–2
n/a L, Moncton Vitos, 1–2
2018 OTL, Kameron Jr. Miners, 4–5
L, Western Red Wings, 6–8
OTW, Moncton Vitos, 4–3
OTL, Mount Pearl Jr. Blades, 3–4
1–1–2 4th of 5 L, Kameron Jr. Miners, 2–5 n/a n/a

External linksEdit

Preceded by Don Johnson Cup Champions
2007
Succeeded by