Brampton Admirals

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The Brampton Admirals are a Junior 'A' ice hockey team based in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

Brampton Admirals
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CityBrampton, Ontario, Canada
LeagueOntario Junior Hockey League
Founded1980
Home arenaHeritage Memorial Arena
ColoursRed, black, yellow and white
       
Owner(s)David M. Arsenault
General managerDana Baker
Head coachJustin Teakle (2017–18)
AffiliatesBrampton Battalion (OHL)
Owen Sound Greys (GOJHL)
Fergus Devils (GMOJHL)
Franchise history
1980–1991Henry Carr Crusaders
1991–1993Weston Dukes
1993–1997Thornhill Islanders
1997–2004Thornhill Rattlers
2004–2005Thornhill Thunderbirds
2005–2006Toronto Thunderbirds
2007–2011Villanova Knights
2011–2018Orangeville Flyers
2018–presentBrampton Admirals

HistoryEdit

Henry CarrEdit

The Admirals lineage traces back to the Henry Carr Crusaders. Like the Toronto St. Michael's Majors and St. Michael's Buzzers, the Crusaders were a secondary school based junior hockey team. The team's affiliation was with the Father Henry Carr Secondary School of the Toronto Catholic District School Board. In 1980, they took their high school team and joined the Metro Junior "B" Hockey League, where they played until 1991, even after the league left the Ontario Hockey Association in 1989. The team was famous for its first undefeated Metro season in 1983 (34–0–2), when they won the All-Ontario Jr. B Championship, the Sutherland Cup. After five rounds of playoffs competing for the Sutherland Cup, the Crusaders accumulated 54 wins, 2 losses, 2 ties, and 2 losses in overtime in 60 regulation games.

In 1991, when the Metro league declared itself Junior "A" and they transferred the franchise to the Weston Dukes. Henry Carr used to field a team at the high school hockey level as well.

ThornhillEdit

In 1993, the Weston Dukes organization folded and their franchise was moved to Thornhill and became the Thornhill Islanders. In 1997, they were renamed the Thornhill Rattlers until 2004, when they assumed the Thunderbirds name.

After playing in multiple league over many years, even competing for the 2001 Royal Bank Cup. In summer 2006, the players of the team started to get let go or traded for cash to any interested team. The team was for sale for the better part of six months, but with no serious offers.[citation needed]

Villanova KnightsEdit

In 2007, local businessman David Arsenault (governor and owner) along with St. Thomas of Villanova College revived the team bringing it back into the OPJHL under the Villanova College name.

The Villanova Knights were announced officially on May 15, 2007.[1] The team played their home games at York University's Canlan Ice Gardens.

Orangeville Jr. FlyersEdit

The original Orangeville Flyers were disbanded by the league in spring 2011. On April 14, 2011, ten days after the Flyers folded, the OJHL and the Villanova Knights announced that they were moving to Orangeville under the name Orangeville Flyers.[2]

Brampton AdmiralsEdit

On June 18, 2018, team president David Arsenault, citing poor local support in Orangeville and an improved development model by having both his junior "A" and Junior "B" teams playing in the same arena, relocated and rebranded the Orangeville Flyers as the Brampton Admirals.[3]

Season-by-season standingsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts Results Playoffs
Henry Carr Crusaders
1980-81 42 18 19 5 - 211 208 41 8th Metro B
1981-82 36 24 8 4 - 209 136 52 1st Metro B
1982-83 36 34 0 2 - 264 113 70 1st Metro B Won League, Won SC
1983-84 42 26 10 6 - 280 207 58 1st Metro B Won League
1984-85 36 25 7 4 - 184 126 54 1st Metro B
1985-86 37 22 10 5 - 229 164 49 4th Metro B Lost Semi-final
1986-87 37 28 4 5 - 256 162 61 1st Metro B Won League
1987-88 37 23 9 5 - 214 161 51 3rd Metro B Lost Semi-final
1988-89 39 16 18 5 - 184 180 37 7th Metro B
1989-90 44 27 9 8 - 237 137 62 2nd Metro B
1990-91 44 20 16 8 - 232 193 48 6th Metro B
Weston Dukes
1991-92 44 15 26 3 - 207 230 33 9th Metro A
1992-93 48 15 27 6 - 203 253 36 11th Metro A
Thornhill Islanders
1993-94 50 30 18 2 - 253 206 62 4th Metro A Lost Semi-final
1994-95 50 35 14 1 - 244 151 71 2nd Metro A
Thornhill Rattlers
1995-96 52 34 15 3 - 251 172 71 3rd Metro A Lost Final
1996-97 50 29 17 4 - 279 195 62 6th Metro A
1997-98 50 29 18 3 - 216 172 61 5th Metro A
1998-99 51 23 24 3 1 230 213 50 7th OPJHL-C
1999-00 49 33 9 4 3 264 170 73 2nd OPJHL-S
2000-01 49 36 8 3 2 231 148 77 1st OPJHL-S Won League, Won DHC
2001-02 49 20 21 6 2 165 183 48 4th OPJHL-S
2002-03 49 11 34 3 1 129 240 26 9th OPJHL-S
2003-04 49 18 26 4 1 184 219 41 6th OPJHL-S
Thornhill Thunderbirds
2004-05 49 16 30 1 2 143 207 35 7th OPJHL-S
2005-06 49 23 23 3 0 203 203 49 7th OPJHL-S Lost Conf. QF
2006-07 Did Not Participate
Villanova Knights
2007-08 49 6 42 - 1 124 311 13 9th OPJHL-N
2008-09 49 6 39 - 4 119 259 16 10th OJHL-P
2009-10 56 33 19 - 4 233 211 70 6th OJAHL Lost Quarter-final
2010-11 50 30 17 - 3 219 175 63 2nd OJHL-S Lost Quarter-final
Orangeville Flyers
2011-12 49 19 29 - 1 155 206 39 6th OJHL-N Lost Division QF
2012-13 55 18 34 - 3 184 262 39 5th OJHL-W DNQ
2013-14 53 4 46 - 3 122 272 11 6th OJHL-W DNQ
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 54 23 24 2 5 182 185 53 4th of 5 West Div
8th of 11 SW Conf
17th of 22 OJHL
Lost Conf. Quarters 1-4 (Raiders)
2016-17 54 17 33 1 3 181 235 38 4th of 5 West Div
9th of 11 SW Conf
17th of 22 OJHL
Did Not Qualify
2017-18 54 22 25 1 6 165 184 51 3rd of 5 West Div
8th of 11 SW Conf
16th of 22 OJHL
Lost Conf. Quarters 0-4 (Patriots)
Brampton Admirals

PlayoffsEdit

MetJHL Years

  • 1990 Lost Semi-final
Henry Carr Crusaders defeated Mimico Monarchs 4-games-to-none
Thornhill Thunderbirds defeated Henry Carr Crusaders 4-games-to-2
  • 1991 Lost Semi-final
Henry Carr Crusaders defeated St. Michael's Buzzers 4-games-to-none
Bramalea Blues defeated Henry Carr Crusaders 4-games-to-2
  • 1992 Lost Preliminary
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Weston Dodgers 3-games-to-none
  • 1993 DNQ
  • 1994 Lost Semi-final
Thornhill Islanders defeated Wellington Dukes 4-games-to-1
Wexford Raiders defeated Thornhill Islanders 4-games-to-none
  • 1995 Lost Semi-final
Thornhill Islanders defeated Kingston Voyageurs 4-games-to-none
Wexford Raiders defeated Thornhill Islanders 4-games-to-3
  • 1996 Lost Final
Thornhill Islanders defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-1
Thornhill Islanders defeated Wexford Raiders 4-games-to-2
Caledon Canadians defeated Thornhill Islanders 4-games-to-3
  • 1997 Lost Round Robin Quarter-final
Thornhill Islanders defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
Fifth in round robin quarter-final (2-4)
  • 1998 Lost Quarter-final
Thornhill Rattlers defeated Huntsville Wildcats 3-games-to-1
Syracuse Jr. Crunch defeated Thornhill Rattlers 3-games-to-1

OJHL Years

  • 1999 Lost Division Quarter-final
Couchiching Terriers defeated Thornhill Rattlers 3-games-to-2
  • 2000 Lost Conference Final
Thornhill Rattlers defeated Oshawa Legionaires 4-games-to-1
Thornhill Rattlers defeated Wexford Raiders 4-games-to-1
Thornhill Rattlers defeated Vaughan Vipers 4-games-to-none
Lindsay Muskies defeated Thornhill Rattlers 4-games-to-1
Thornhill Rattlers defeated Huntsville Wildcats 4-games-to-none
Thornhill Rattlers defeated St. Michael's Buzzers 4-games-to-none
Thornhill Rattlers defeated Wexford Raiders 4-games-to-2
Thornhill Rattlers defeated Trenton Sting 4-games-to-1
Thornhill Rattlers defeated Couchiching Terriers 4-games-to-1 OPJHL CHAMPIONS
Thornhill Rattlers defeated Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 4-games-to-3 RUDDOCK TROPHY, DUDLEY HEWITT CUP CHAMPIONS
Fifth and eliminated in 2001 Royal Bank Cup round robin (0-4)
  • 2002 Lost Division Quarter-final
Pickering Panthers defeated Thornhill Rattlers 4-games-to-3
  • 2003 Lost Division Quarter-final
Markham Waxers defeated Thornhill Rattlers 4-games-to-none
  • 2004 Lost Division Quarter-final
Stouffville Spirit defeated Thornhill Rattlers 4-games-to-2
  • 2005 Lost Division Quarter-final
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Thornhill Thunderbirds 4-games-to-none
  • 2006 Lost Division Quarter-final
Markham Waxers defeated Toronto Thunderbirds 4-games-to-1
  • 2007 Did Not Participate
  • 2008 DNQ
  • 2009 DNQ
  • 2010 Lost OJAHL Quarter-final
Georgetown Raiders defeated Villanova Knights 4-games-to-2
  • 2011 Lost Quarter-final
Villanova Knights defeated Peterborough Stars 4-games-to-1
Wellington Dukes defeated Villanova Knights 4-games-to-1
  • 2012 Lost Division Quarter-final
Aurora Tigers defeated Orangeville Flyers 3-games-to-1

Sutherland Cup appearancesEdit

1983: Henry Carr Crusaders defeated Stratford Cullitons 4-games-to-none

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OJHL Villanova Knights | Home Page" (PDF). Villanovahockey.com. Retrieved 2011-04-15.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Junior Flyers resurrected by Knights". Orangeville Article. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  3. ^ "OJHL'S ORANGEVILLE FLYERS FRANCHISE TO RELOCATE TO BRAMPTON". OJHL. June 18, 2018.

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