North York Rangers (1967–1984)

The North York Rangers were a junior ice hockey team. They originated in 1967, when the Woodbridge Rangers of the Metro Junior B League moved to North York. The team operated out of the Metro League until the Ontario Junior Hockey League was founded in 1972, at which point the Rangers and four other Metro teams moved to the new league. The Rangers made it to the Royal Bank Cup in 1980 and 1983. In 1984, the team was renamed the North York Red Wings and folded after one season.

North York Red Wings
CityNorth York, Ontario, Canada (1967–1985)
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada (1966–1967)
LeagueOntario Junior Hockey League
Operated1966–1985
ColorsBlue, Red, and White
     
Franchise history
1966–1967Woodbridge Rangers
1967–1984North York Rangers
1984–1985North York Red Wings

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season GP W L T GF GA P Results Playoffs
Woodbridge Rangers
1966–67 36 3 33 0 88 316 6 7th Metro B
North York Rangers
1967–68 36 14 16 6 154 163 34 7th Metro B
1968–69 36 10 26 0 130 153 20 8th Metro B
1969–70 36 24 7 5 202 124 53 3rd Metro B
1970–71 44 28 10 6 233 163 62 3rd Metro B
1971–72 44 18 21 5 159 158 41 7th Metro B
1972–73 44 11 23 10 163 185 32 10th OPJHL
1973–74 44 26 11 7 231 151 59 1st OPJHL
1974–75 44 24 15 5 216 215 53 2nd OPJHL
1975–76 44 31 8 5 220 142 67 1st OPJHL
1976–77 44 34 6 4 281 163 72 1st OPJHL Won League
1977–78 50 17 26 7 232 257 41 7th OPJHL
1978–79 50 27 17 6 288 237 60 5th OPJHL
1979–80 44 26 14 4 239 183 56 4th OPJHL Won League
1980–81 44 24 17 3 259 218 51 3rd OPJHL
1981–82 50 16 26 8 215 244 40 8th OJHL
1982–83 48 31 13 4 292 183 66 1st OJHL Won League, Won DHC, Won MCC
1983–84 42 22 17 3 252 207 47 3rd OJHL
North York Red Wings
1984–85 48 10 37 1 185 332 21 7th OJHL

PlayoffsEdit

  • 1973 DNQ
  • 1974 Lost Semi-final
North York Rangers defeated Dixie Beehives 4-games-to-3
Aurora Tigers defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-none
  • 1975 Lost Semi-final
North York Rangers defeated Whitby Knob Hill Farms 4-games-to-1
Wexford Raiders defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-3
  • 1976 Lost Final
North York Rangers defeated Ajax Knob Hill Farms 4-games-to-1 with 1 tie
North York Rangers defeated Toronto Nationals 4-games-to-1
North Bay Trappers defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-3
North York Rangers defeated Richmond Hill Rams 4-games-to-1
North York Rangers defeated Royal York Royals 4-games-to-2
North York Rangers defeated North Bay Trappers 4-games-to-1 OPJHL CHAMPIONS
North York Rangers defeated Guelph Platers (SOJHL) 4-games-to-3 BUCKLAND CUP CHAMPIONS
North York Rangers defeated Thunder Bay Eagles (TBJHL) 4-games-to-1
Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-2
  • 1978 Lost Quarter-final
North Bay Trappers defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-1
  • 1979 Lost Semi-final
North York Rangers defeated Royal York Royals 4-games-to-3
Guelph Platers defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-none
North York Rangers defeated Guelph Platers 4-games-to-3
North York Rangers defeated Dixie Beehives 4-games-to-2
North York Rangers defeated Royal York Royals 4-games-to-1 OPJHL CHAMPIONS
North York Rangers defeated Onaping Falls Huskies (NOJHL) 3-games-to-none BUCKLAND CUP CHAMPIONS
North York Rangers defeated Thunder Bay North Stars (TBJHL) 4-games-to-none
North York Rangers defeated Joliette Cyclones (QJAHL) 4-games-to-2 DUDLEY HEWITT CUP CHAMPIONS
Second in 1980 Centennial Cup round robin (2-2)
Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) defeated North York Rangers 3-2 in final
  • 1981 Lost Semi-final
North York Rangers defeated Dixie Beehives 4-games-to-1
Guelph Platers defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-3
  • 1982 Lost Quarter-final
Guelph Platers defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-none
North York Rangers defeated Cambridge Winterhawks 4-games-to-none
North York Rangers defeated Hamilton Mountain A's 4-games-to-3
North York Rangers defeated Orillia Travelways 4-games-to-none OJHL CHAMPIONS
North York Rangers defeated Elliot Lake Vikings (NOJHL) 3-games-to-2 BUCKLAND CUP CHAMPIONS
North York Rangers defeated Thunder Bay Kings (TBJHL) 4-games-to-none DUDLEY HEWITT CUP CHAMPIONS
North York Rangers defeated Halifax Lions (MVJHL) 4-games-to-1 EASTERN CANADA CHAMPIONS
North York Rangers defeated Abbotsford Flyers (BCJHL) 4-games-to-none CENTENNIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
  • 1984 Lost Semi-final
North York Rangers defeated Richmond Hill Dynes 4-games-to-2
Orillia Travelways defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-none
  • 1985 Lost Quarter-final
Aurora Tigers defeated North York Red Wings 4-games-to-none

NHL alumniEdit

List of North York Rangers alumni to play in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1]

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Prince Albert Raiders
Centennial Cup Champions
1983
Succeeded by
Weyburn Red Wings