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The South Shore Kings are a Tier III Junior A ice hockey team playing in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL). The team plays at the Foxboro Sports Center located in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

South Shore Kings
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CityFoxboro, Massachusetts
LeagueUSPHL
Founded1993
Home arenaFoxboro Sports Center
ColorsGreen, black, white
              
General managerScott Harlow
Head coachJohn Gurskis
Franchise history
1993–1997NECDL Classics
1997–2006Walpole Stars
2006–2007Foxboro Stars
2007–presentSouth Shore Kings

The organization fields Tier III teams in the USPHL Premier and Elite Divisions. The Kings also offer youth hockey select teams at the Bantam, Peewee, and Squirt and other various levels.

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HistoryEdit

The franchise, then known as the NECDL Classics, is a charter member of the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) since 1993. In 1997 the Classics became the Walpole Stars, remaining as such until 2006, when it changed its name to the Foxboro Stars. One year later the team aligned itself with the South Shore Kings organization (which had fielded midget team), becoming known as the South Shore Kings.

The USPHL was formed for the 2013–14 season during a Tier III reorganization that led to the dissolution of the EJHL. Prior to that season, the Kings participated in the former Junior A Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL), the former Junior B Empire Junior Hockey League (EmJHL) and Continental Hockey Association (later named Eastern States Hockey League or ESHL).[1] The former EJHL team now plays in the USPHL Premier Divisions, the former ESHL team plays in the Elite Division, and the former EmJHL team played in the Empire Division from 2012 to 2015.

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
NECDL Classics
1993–97 no data EJHL
Walpole Stars
1997–98 no data EJHL
1998–99 37 28 8 1 57 214 126 1st of 8, EJHL
1999–00 40 31 8 1 63 216 104 1st of 11, EJHL
2000–01 37 31 2 3 1 66 1st of 12, EJHL Won Quarterfinal game, 6–2 vs. Lowell Jr. Lock Monsters
Won Semifinal game, 4–3 vs. Valley Jr. Warriors
Won Championship game, 5-3 vs. Boston Jr. Bruins
League Champions[2]
2001–02 38 21 12 4 1 47 160 150 3rd of 6, South
5th of 12, EJHL
Won Quarterfinal game, 5–2 vs. Boston Jr. Bruins
Lost Semifinal game, 1–4 vs. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs[3]
2002–03 38 28 5 3 2 61 199 126 2nd of 6, South
2nd of 12, EJHL
Won Quarterfinals vs. Lowell Jr. Lock Monsters
Won Semifinal game, 5-2 vs. Boston Jr. Bruins
Lost Championship game, 4-5 vs. New York Apple Core[4]
2003–04 38 18 18 1 1 38 127 118 4th of 6, South
7th of 12, EJHL
Lost Quarterfinals vs. Boston Jr. Bruins[5]
2004–05 52 26 22 3 1 56 170 169 2nd of 7, South
5th of 13, EJHL
Won Quarterfinals, 2–0 vs. Bay State Breakers
Lost Semifinal game, 0–2 vs. Boston Jr. Bruins[6]
2005–06 45 23 18 2 2 50 165 152 2nd of 7, South
6th of 14, EJHL
Won Quarterfinals, 1–1 vs. Green Mountain Glades
Lost Semifinal game, 3–4 OT vs. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs[7]
Foxboro Stars
2006–07 45 16 21 6 2 40 136 162 4th of 7, South
9th of 14, EJHL
Lost Quarterfinals, 0–2 vs. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
South Shore Kings
2007–08 45 24 16 3 2 53 170 155 3rd of 7, South
6th of 14, EJHL
Won Quarterfinals, 1–1 vs. Syracuse Stars
Lost Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Jersey Hitmen
2008–09 45 21 17 5 2 49 159 160 4th of 7, South
7th of 14, EJHL
Lost Quarterfinals, 1–1 vs. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
2009–10 45 33 5 2 2 73 188 115 1st of 7, South
2nd of 14, EJHL
Won Quarterfinals, 2–0 vs. Green Mountain Glades
Won Semifinal game, 3–2 vs. Jersey Hitmen
Lost Championship game, 3–4 vs. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
2010–11 45 25 13 5 2 57 206 156 3rd of 7, South
5th of 14, EJHL
Won First Round, 2–0 vs. Green Mountain Glades
Lost Quarterfinals, 1–2 vs. Bay State Breakers
2011–12 45 37 8 0 74 221 132 1st of 7, South
2nd of 14, EJHL
Won Quarterfinals, 2–1 vs. Green Mountain Glades
Lost Semifinals, 1–2 vs. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
2012–13 45 25 16 4 54 174 143 2nd of 7, South
5th of 14, EJHL
Lost Quarterfinals vs. Valley Jr. Warriors
2013–14 48 31 13 4 66 166 139 3rd of 9,
USPHL Premier
Won Quarterfinals, 2–1 vs. P.A.L. Jr. Islanders
Lost Semifinals, 2–0 vs. Jersey Hitmen
2014–15 50 23 24 3 49 166 163 7th of 11,
USPHL Premier
Won Quarterfinals, 2–1 vs. Boston Junior Bruins
Lost Semifinals, 2–0 vs. Jersey Hitmen
2015–16 44 31 8 5 67 172 109 4th of 12,
USPHL Premier
Won Quarterfinals, 2–0 vs. P.A.L. Jr. Islanders
Lost Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Islanders Hockey Club
2016–17 45 20 22 3 43 144 148 6th of 10,
USPHL Premier
Lost Quarterfinals, 0–2 vs. Boston Junior Bruins
2017–18 50 29 16 5 63 175 165 4th of 11,
NCDC
Lost Quarterfinals, 1–2 vs. Connecticut Junior Rangers
2018–19 50 14 34 2 30 120 221 12th of 12,
NCDC
Did not qualify

USA Hockey Tier III Junior A National ChampionshipsEdit

Round robin play in pool with top 4 teams advancing to semi-final.

Year Round Robin Record Standing Semifinal Championship Game
2010[8] W, Phoenix Polar Bears (WSHL) 7-1
W, Walpole Express (AtJHL) 9-2
W, Twin Cities Northern Lights (MnJHL) 7-1
3-0-0 1st of 4
Div. II
W, Rochester Ice Hawks (MnJHL) 6-1 L, St. Louis Jr. Blues (CSHL) 3-4

AlumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HUSKIES JOIN CHA". New England Junior Huskies. May 4, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.ushr.com/news/20010328
  3. ^ http://www.ushr.com/news/20020328
  4. ^ http://www.ushr.com/news/20030328
  5. ^ http://www.ushr.com/news/20040328
  6. ^ http://www.ushr.com/news/20050314/824?label=EJHL-Playoffs,-Updated-Daily
  7. ^ http://www.ushr.com/news/20060320/1478?label=EJHL+Semifinals+Tonight
  8. ^ "2010 Tier III Junior A Nationals". Pointstreak. Retrieved August 21, 2015.

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