Mount Pearl Jr. Blades

The Mount Pearl Jr. Blades are a Canadian Junior ice hockey club from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador. They are members of the St. John's Junior Hockey League, are a former Junior A team, and won the Don Johnson Cup Maritime Junior B championship in 1986.

Mount Pearl Jr. Blades
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CityMount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
LeagueSt. John's Junior Hockey League
DivisionCity Division
Founded1980
Home arenaThe Glacier
ColorsBlue, Orange and White
     
General managerWally O’Neill
Head coachAdam Collins
Franchise history
1980–2013Mount Pearl Jr. Blades
2013–2015Mount Pearl Wild
2015-PresentMount Pearl Jr. Blades

HistoryEdit

Prior to 1980, junior hockey in St. John's was for the most part a Juvenile-level recreation league. Every year, an all-star team was drafted from the city and named the St. John's Jr. Capitals, after their senior team the St. John's Capitals, to compete against teams from across the province for the Veitch Memorial Trophy at either the Junior A or B level.

In 1980, the St. John's Junior Hockey League was organized and a legitimate Junior B league was formed. The winner of this league, not an all-star team, would represent the city in provincial and inter-provincial events. One of the founding members of this league was the Mount Pearl Jr. Blades. The Blades take their name from the Mount Pearl Blades Senior Hockey Team.

In 1986, the Blades would win their league, the Provincial Veitch Memorial Trophy, and go on to win the Don Johnson Cup as Maritime Junior B Champions in Kensington, Prince Edward Island.

In 1989, the entire league would retract by half and the league, including the Blades, made the jump to Junior A. After two years of the league being overwhelmed at the national level by the champions of other leagues, the league and its teams returned to Junior B.

The 1995-96 season saw the team set a team record for fewest wins in a season, with two. In 1996–97, the team withdrew from the league to due lack of competitiveness and repeated game forfeitures. The team returned to the league in 1998–99 and has been successful and competitive ever since.

The Blades would be league champions in 1986, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2018, and 2022 Their only Veitch Memorial Trophy as Newfoundland Champions and Don Johnson Cup as Atlantic Champions would come in 1986.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1980–81 32 13 14 5 156 160 31 4th SJJHL
1981–82 32 15 15 2 174 157 32 3rd SJJHL Lost Semi-final
1982–83 33 9 19 5 161 248 23 3rd SJJHL Lost Final
1983–84 40 17 18 5 255 269 39 4th SJJHL Lost Semi-final
1984–85 36 23 9 4 215 174 50 2nd SJJHL
1985–86 28 26 0 2 292 104 54 1st SJJHL Won League, Won VMT, Won DJC
1986–87 30 15 11 4 170 148 34 4th SJJHL Lost Semi-final
1987–88 31 6 21 4 148 249 16 4th SJJHL DNQ
1988–89 42 20 20 2 239 238 42 4th SJJHL
1989–90 36 9 23 4 166 212 22 3rd SJJHL
1990–91 34 21 13 0 203 174 42 2nd SJJHL
1991–92 27 5 21 1 95 176 11 4th SJJHL
1992–93 38 11 28 0 161 257 22 4th SJJHL
1993–94 24 12 11 1 171 164 25 3rd SJJHL
1994–95 34 16 17 1 203 155 33 4th SJJHL
1995–96 32 2 29 1 93 235 5 5th SJJHL
1996–97 24 6 17 1 107 153 13 5th SJJHL Withdrew Mid-season
1997–98 Did Not Participate
1998–99 33 11 21 1 148 206 23 7th SJJHL
1999–00 37 20 14 3 197 184 43 3rd SJJHL
2000–01 31 19 6 3 3 181 125 44 2nd SJJHL
2001–02 33 15 14 4 163 141 34 6th SJJHL
2002–03 29 22 5 0 1 163 104 45 1st SJJHL Won League
2003–04 29 13 13 0 3 130 138 29 3rd SJJHL
2004–05 28 19 7 1 1 173 140 40 1st SJJHL
2005–06 29 16 11 2 0 168 130 34 3rd SJJHL
2006–07 29 22 7 0 0 192 106 44 1st SJJHL Won League
2007–08 28 17 8 3 0 140 95 37 1st SJJHL
2008–09 28 18 7 3 0 122 92 39 1st SJJHL Won League
2009–10 28 21 6 1 0 166 107 43 3rd SJJHL
2010–11 28 19 8 1 124 110 39 2nd SJJHL
2011–12 28 22 4 2 177 105 46 2nd SJJHL
2012–13 28 12 14 2 138 144 26 4th SJJHL Lost Final
Mount Pearl Wild
2013–14 28 12 13 3 96 105 27 6th SJJHL Lost Quarters, 0–4 (Breakers)
2014–15 28 5 21 2 74 158 12 8th SJJHL Lost Quarters, 0–3 (Capitals)
2015–16 28 18 9 1 127 85 37 3rd SJJHL Won Quarters, 3–0 (Jr. Celtics)
Lost Semifinals, 1–4 (Capitals)
2016–17 27 16 8 3 118 98 36 3rd of 8 SJJHL Lost Quarters, 1–3 (Flyers)
2017–18 26 24 1 1 154 66 50 1st of 8 SJJHL Won Quarters, 3–0 (Eagles)
Won Semifinals, 4–0 (Stars)
Won League 4–1 (Renegades)
SJJHL Champions
Advance to Don Johnson Cup
2018–19 28 23 1 1 1 169 86 48 1st of 8 SJJHL Won Quarters, 3–0 (Jr. Caps)
Won Semifinals, 4–0 (Flyers)
Lost League Finals 3–4 (Renegades)
2018–19 28 23 1 1 1 169 86 48 1st of 8 SJJHL Won Quarters, 3–0 (Jr. Caps)
Won Semifinals, 4–0 (Flyers)
Lost League Finals 3–4 (Renegades)
2021–22 22 15 4 3 107 66 33 2nd of 8 SJJHL Won Semifinals, 3-1 (Renegades)
Won Finals 4-3 (Stars)
SJJHL Champions

Don Johnson CupEdit

Eastern Canada Jr B Championships

Year Round Robin Record Standing SemiFinal Bronze Medal Game Gold Medal Game
1986 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Don Johnson Cup Champions
2003
HOST
L, Sackville Blazers 1–5
?, Sherwood 0–0
?, St. John Jr Celtics
?, Oromocto
?–?–? 2 of 5 W, Sherwood n/a L, Sackville Blazers 4–6
Silver Medalists
2018 OTW, Moncton Vito's 5–4
SOW, Western Red Wings 6–5
L, Kameron Jr. Miners 0–3
OTW, East Hants Penguins 5–4
3–0–1 3rd of 5 W, Western Red Wings 5–0 n/a Lost Kameron Jr. Miners 1–4
2022 W, Sherwood Metros 2-0
L, Antigonish Bulldogs 0-4
L, Moncton Vito's 4-5
L, Kent Coyotes 1-8
1–3–0 3rd of 5 L, Kent Coyotes 1-2 n/a n/a

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Preceded by Don Johnson Cup Champions
1986
Succeeded by