Sherwood-Parkdale Metros

The Sherwood-Parkdale Metros were a Canadian Junior ice hockey team from Sherwood, Prince Edward Island. They were one-time Centennial Cup National finalists.

Sherwood-Parkdale Metros
CitySherwood, Prince Edward Island
LeagueIsland Junior Hockey League
Operatedcirca 1970–1991
Home arenaSherwood Arena
Franchise history
circa 1970–1974Sherwood-Parkdale Lions
1974–1989Sherwood-Parkdale Metros
1989–1991Sherwood-Parkdale Kings

HistoryEdit

The Sherwood-Parkdale Metros were founded in the early to mid-1970s as members of Prince Edward Island's Island Junior Hockey League. They were a Tier II Junior "A" club and were eligible for the Centennial Cup.

In 1979, the Metros were the top of the Island Junior Hockey League. They ended up winning the Eastern Canada Junior A championship and entered into the 1979 Centennial Cup in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The Metros were up against the Central Champion Guelph Platers of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League and the Western Champion Prince Albert Raiders of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. In their first game they lost to Prince Albert 7–2, but beat Guelph 6–5 in the second game. They lost their third game to Prince Albert 8–6. The fourth game was do-or-die, the winner went to the final while the loser went home. The Metros were victorious as they beat Guelph 5–4 to move on to a one-game final for the national championship against the Raiders. The Metros took the Raiders to overtime in the final, but fell 5–4. [1]

In 1980, again the Metros won the IJHL. They won the Eastern Canadian championship and moved on to the 1980 Centennial Cup in North York, Ontario. They started out the round robin with a 7–6 double overtime win over the North York Rangers on the OPJHL. Then they played Brent Sutter and the Red Deer Rustlers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, losing 6–0. In the third game they lost to North York 4–3 to set up a fourth game that would either make or break the Metros. They forced overtime against the Rustlers, but lost 7–6 in the second period of extra time—ending their tournament. [2]

In 1989, the team changed its name to the Sherwood-Parkdale Kings. In 1991, the Summerside Western Capitals and Charlottetown Abbies vacated the Island Junior Hockey League to join the Metro Valley Junior Hockey League in Nova Scotia, thus creating the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. The Kings folded.

Season-by-Season recordEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1971–72 27 3 24 0 - 74 193 6 6th IJBHL
1972–73 39 15 19 5 - 154 159 35 3rd IJBHL
1973–74 29 18 8 3 - 157 100 39 2nd IJHL
1974–75 40 19 18 3 - 185 196 41 4th IJHL
1975–76 39 24 12 3 - 220 163 51 2nd IJHL
1976–77 40 33 5 2 - 267 137 68 1st IJHL
1977–78 40 22 13 5 - -- -- 49 3rd IJHL
1978–79 39 26 7 6 - 276 136 58 2nd IJHL Won League
1979–80 40 31 5 4 - 390 154 66 1st IJHL Won League
1980–81 34 19 11 4 - 215 196 42 1st IJHL
1981–82 42 18 17 7 - 263 285 43 3rd IJHL
1982–83 42 19 16 7 - 273 235 45 2nd IJHL
1983–84 40 9 26 5 - 189 262 23 3rd IJHL
1984–85 38 18 14 6 - 177 164 42 1st IJHL
1985–86 36 20 11 5 - 225 172 45 1st IJHL Lost Final
1986–87 42 20 18 4 - 205 189 44 2nd IJHL
1987–88 42 16 16 10 - 254 240 42 2nd IJHL
1988–89 44 17 20 7 - 205 231 46 3rd IJHL
1989–90 40 24 12 3 1 188 153 52 3rd IJHL
1990–91 42 33 5 3 1 209 157 70 1st IJHL

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