Grimsby Peach Kings
The Grimsby Peach Kings are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team from Grimsby and play in the Provincial Junior Hockey League. One of the oldest hockey clubs in Ontario, the Peach Kings joined the Ontario Hockey Association in 1922, however the "Peach Kings" moniker had been used for local sports teams for several decades prior; the name refers to Grimsby's unique ability to cultivate peaches, a fruit that cannot be farmed without proper conditions. Grimsby's location between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment plus soil types allow for this. In the early 1920s Col. Roberts had built a large cold storage facility for fruit in the summer that had ample capacity to make ice in the winter. In turn, work began on an arena in the summer of 1921; when the arena opened in January 1922, it was one of only 8 arenas in the world and the Montreal Canadiens soon took advantage of it for their training camp. Shortly after, the professional Saskatoon Sheiks held training camps in Grimsby, the town became an overnight hockey hotspot.
For the 1924-25 season, sponsors got involved and began scouring Ontario for the best hockey players to play for the Peach Kings. When this squad took to the ice in the fall of 1924, they skated on the same ice as Hall of Famers Howie Morenz, Georges Vézina, Aurel Joliat skated on for training camp with the Canadiens. With Pud Reid as their captain, they took the league title that year playing against Brantford, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Dunnville. In the OHA Intermediate A playoffs, the Peach Kings eliminated Paris and New Hamburg on their way to the finals, they beat Kingston in a two-game series to take the OHA championship. In accordance with the custom of the time, the Intermediate champions would play the previous year's Allan Cup champions, the top senior amateur team in Canada. What was supposed to be a decisive victory for the famous Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds over Grimsby turned out different. With only 1000 fans watching at Toronto's Mutual St. Arena what was expected to a blowout, the Grimsby upstarts led 3-0 after two periods.
The Greyhounds scored twice in the 3rd. This marked the only time in history the Allan Cup titleholders lost to the Intermediates. From this heralded team, Gerry Carson went on the play for the Montreal Canadiens, Shorty Horne played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pop McVicar, Artie Clark, Pud Reid all played for the Chicago Cardinals of the American Association. In 1939-40, the Peach Kings won the OHA Jr. C Final. Featuring Ralph Reid, son of Pud Reid, captain of the 1925 team, Mush Miller and Red Mason, the Peach Kings defeated Bolton to face Markham in the provincial final. Games were held in the famed Maple Leaf Gardens, they won the Clarence Schmalz Cup. Returning to Intermediate hockey after World War II, the Peach Kings had more good years, they won their local Fruitbelt League in 1946 and 1947, but lost to Owen Sound in the OHA playoffs in 1946. In 1947, they made it to the OHA finals to play the Markham Millionaires in a best of 5 series. With the Peach Kings leading the series 2-1, the series shifted to Grimsby ice.
Fans lined up all afternoon to get into the tiny arena, over 2000 packed the rink to watch a 3-3 tie after 60 minutes. The 10-minute overtime period was not sudden death like it is today, Markham scored early, but with less than 2 minutes remaining, Grimsby rookie Barry Blanchard wound up behind his own net, carried the puck down the ice, dropped it to Norman Warner who evened the score. With 39 seconds remaining, William Hutchison put the puck past the Markham goalie to win the Provincial Championship. Ralph Reid was the captain of the 1947 champions and he is the son of Pud Reid, the captain of the 1925 Intermediate champions; the Peach Kings struggled through the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, but always retained a team wearing the Peach Kings sweater. Fortunes reversed however when the team was purchased in the mid-1990s and re-emerged as a Jr C team. By 2001, the team was strong claiming 1st place in the league for the 2002-03 season. In the playoffs, they dismissed Dunnville, Dundas and the defending Ontario champion Essex 73's on the way to the OHA Finals.
Led by captain Dean Davidson and stars Matt Hodges, Kyle Hodges, Biff Fuller, Don Forbes, Ryan Toth, Josh Horley, the Peach Kings beat Georgina in four games to claim the Provincial "C" Championship for the first time since 1940. The following year with many of the same players, as well as new ones such as Jay Anderson, Derek Nichols and Steve Foster playing a larger role, the Peach Kings repeated by winning again, this time over Wingham in the Finals; these were the first back-to-back championships in team history. The following year, 2004–05, the Peach Kings made a run for the finals again led by Hodges, Toth, Nichols and Foster with newcomers like star goalie Steve Mason, Dan Ellis, Joel Bristo, Joel Agnew, returnee Scott Clark, the Peach Kings played to the finals again looking to win for a third straight time. Taking a 3-2 series lead over the Essex 73's into the Grimsby Arena, it looked like Grimsby would win again having not lost at home all season. Essex, making their first of five straight Clarence Schmalz Cup Finals appearances, fought back and won Game 6 and Game 7 in Essex and reclaimed the provincial title which Grimsby had held for the previous two years.
At the 2008 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, former Peach King goaltender Steve Mason led the Canadian National Team to a fourth straight gold medal. He went 5-0 with a.951 save percentage at the tournament a
Provincial Junior Hockey League
The Provincial Junior Hockey League is a Canadian junior ice hockey league spanning parts of Southern Ontario. The PJHL is the third tier of the Ontario Hockey Association and is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada; the league was formed in 2016 with the merging of eight Junior C leagues. PJHL teams compete for the Clarence Schmalz Cup. In the works since 2014, it was announced in the spring of 2016 that the eight Junior C leagues of the Ontario Hockey Association would merge for the 2016-17 season to create the Provincial Junior Hockey League; the union was in an effort to streamline rules across the classification and to promote growth and development. The leagues that make up the PJHL are the former Central, Empire B, Georgian Mid-Ontario, Great Lakes, Niagara & District and Western. Leagues that are now the eight divisions split into four conferences; the first game in PJHL history was played on September 9, 2016 as the Walkerton Hawks hosted the Hanover Barons in Pollock Division action.
Walkerton won the game 6-2. Bolded is overall PJHL season champion based on win percentage. Listed are Division playoff champions. Bolded are Conference playoff champions. Bolded is winner of Clarence Schmalz Cup as OHA champion. Individual Season Goals: JD Falconer - 56 Assists: Ryan Casselman - 69 Points: Ryan Casselman - 117 Penalty Minutes: Mitchell Robinson - 211 Wins in Net: Riley Maskell - 27 & Brett Brochu - 27 Minutes in Net: Mathew Boere - 2187:56 Goals Against Average: Anthony Nardi - 1.40 Saves: Mathew Boere - 1396 Save Percentage: Brock MacDonald - 0.956 Shutouts: Brock MacDonald & Riley Maskell - 7 Single Game Most Goals in Game: Drake Board - 8 Most Assists in Game: Jordan Taylor - 8 & Ryan Young - 8 Most Points in Game: Matt Walilko - 10 & Drake Board - 10 Team Best Record: 2016-17 Dorchester Dolphins Worst Record: 2016-17 Campbellford Rebels Highest Goals For: 2016-17 Ayr Centennials & 2017-18 Napanee Raiders Lowest Goals For: 2016-17 Campbellford Rebels Highest Goals Against: 2017-18 Campbellford Rebels Lowest Goals Against: 2017-18 Napanee Raiders Longest Game: 115:01 -- Paris Mounties 3 - Wellesley Applejacks 2 3OT Largest Margin of Victory: Port Hope Panthers 18 - Campbellford Rebels 1 Amherstview Jets 18 - Campbellford Rebels 1 New Hamburg Firebirds 17 - Delhi Travellers 0 Highest Scoring Shutout: New Hamburg Firebirds 17 - Delhi Travellers 0 Most Goals in Game: Port Hope Panthers 18 Amherstview Jets 18 PJHL website OHA website
The community of Ayr, Canada is located within the Township of North Dumfries in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Southwestern Ontario. Ayr is located west of Cambridge; the village to be called Ayr, on the Nith River, was a group of settlements, Mudge's Mills in the centre, Jedburgh to the east and Nithvale to the west, that combined into one as they expanded. The name Ayr was first used in 1840; the territory in this area to be the township of North Dumfries, consisting of 94,305 acres, had been sold to Philip Stedman in 1798 from Joseph Brant of the Six Nations. Ownership transferred to Thomas Clarke and in 1816 to William Dickson a wealthy immigrant from Scotland. Absalom Shade was the only individual land owner in the area of the junction of Smith's Creek and Cedar Creek in 1822 and the first actual settler was Abel Mudge as a squatter, he built a sawmill and a grist mill. The Nith River and Cedar Creek were useful for powering mills. Most subsequent settlers at Mudge's Mills were Scottish, artisans or tradesmen.
Jedburgh was founded by John Hall from Scotland in 1832. He built a distillery. Nithvale, was founded during the early 1830s when a flour mill and two sawmills were opened but little information remains from that era. Hall opened a flour mill and a distillery nearby in 1832; the settlement at Mudge's Mill was laid out by James Jackson, the first settler, with J. R. Andrews, Robert Wyllie in 1839. A post office opened in 1836, called Ayr after a town in Scotland; the other two settlements received their mail at the single post office. The Smith's Canadian Gazetteer of 1846 describes Ayr, population 230, as containing two churches, a post office receiving mail once a week and businesses such as a grist mill, fulling mill and carding machine, a tannery, two stores, a blacksmith, two shoemakers, two tailors, one cooper and two carpenters; the largest business in Ayr for many decades was a foundry. In 1849, the John Watson Manufacturing Company was making threshing, mowing and other farm implements.
By the population was 700 and a newspaper and library were operating. The town-hall was built in 1850. 1850 A large furniture factory opened at about the same time. There were five flour mills in the three communities that formed Ayr, a large sawmill and a woolen mill by then. Watson's company was successful, shipping agricultural implements across the country by 1864. By 1850, a good road to Galt had been built and a railway had reached Galt, some distance from Ayr. During that time, goods for export were taken by ox carts to the train station at Ontario; the town hall was built in 1850 and a fire department was started the same year. By 1854, the village had a small library, two school houses, a fire company, a newspaper and a single church. In addition to the major farm implements manufacturer, other businesses that were operating in 1864 included grist and saw mills, five flour mills, a woollen mill, stores and a furniture factory; the population was 1000, there were five churches, a fire company, a weekly newspaper and a large school with students from primary to senior level.
The village got a rail line from the Credit Valley Railway in 1879. Jedburg and Nithvale were absorbed into Ayr in 1884 when the village was incorporated, with foundry owner John Watson as the first Reeve. By 1888, the streets were lit with coal oil lamps and concrete sidewalks were installed in 1901. A large library was built in 1909 with funds provided by a Carnegie grant. Ayr was declining by around 1910 and some of the population moved to nearby Berlin and Preston. Starting in the 1950s and still continuing, new homes were built for commuters helping to increase the population. In January 1973, Ayr was incorporated into the Township of North Dumfries and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo; the community of Ayr is served by three publicly funded elementary schools. Built in 1890, Ayr public school was the area's first school for nearly a century; the school's current population of 200 ranges from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6, feeding into Cedar Creek Public School. St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School was opened in 1998 to serve the students from kindergarten to Grade 8 The most recent school of the three, Cedar Creek public school first opened it's doors in 1999.
As Ayr does not have a high school, most of the community's students attend school in Cambridge. Graduates of Cedar Creek Public School will go on to attend Southwood Secondary School; the newest major addition to the village of Ayr is the North Dumfries Community Complex. Sketches of Our Town, a half-hour Canadian documentary series from the mid 80s and early 90s, featured Ayr in one of their episodes; the 2003 movie Cold Creek Manor, starring Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff and Juliette Lewis, was filmed in Ayr. Blood & Guts, a 1978 Paul Lynch film, had scenes shot inside of an Ayr pub. Lynch used the town for The Hard Part Begins five years prior. Portions of the film How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days were filmed in downtown Ayr; the Stephen King miniseries 11/22/63, starring James Franco, was filmed in and around Ayr and the Township of North Dumfries Numerous scenes for Murdoch Mysteries Season 9 Episode 6 were shot in Ayr Ayr's lawn bowling club, an active member of District 7 of the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association.
Ayr is home to the Ayr Centennials, a juni
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams consisting of six players each: one goaltender, five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. Ice hockey is most popular in Canada and eastern Europe, the Nordic countries and the United States. Ice hockey is the official national winter sport of Canada. In addition, ice hockey is the most popular winter sport in Belarus, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovakia and Switzerland. North America's National Hockey League is the highest level for men's ice hockey and the strongest professional ice hockey league in the world; the Kontinental Hockey League is much of Eastern Europe. The International Ice Hockey Federation is the formal governing body for international ice hockey, with the IIHF managing international tournaments and maintaining the IIHF World Ranking.
Worldwide, there are ice hockey federations in 76 countries. In Canada, the United States, Nordic countries, some other European countries the sport is known as hockey. Ice hockey is believed to have evolved from simple stick and ball games played in the 18th and 19th century United Kingdom and elsewhere; these games were brought to North America and several similar winter games using informal rules as they were developed, such as "shinny" and "ice polo". The contemporary sport of ice hockey was developed in Canada, most notably in Montreal, where the first indoor hockey game was played on March 3, 1875; some characteristics of that game, such as the length of the ice rink and the use of a puck, have been retained to this day. Amateur ice hockey leagues began in the 1880s, professional ice hockey originated around 1900; the Stanley Cup, emblematic of ice hockey club supremacy, was first awarded in 1893 to recognize the Canadian amateur champion and became the championship trophy of the NHL. In the early 1900s, the Canadian rules were adopted by the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace, the precursor of the IIHF and the sport was played for the first time at the Olympics during the 1920 Summer Olympics.
In international competitions, the national teams of six countries predominate: Canada, Czech Republic, Russia and the United States. Of the 69 medals awarded all-time in men's competition at the Olympics, only seven medals were not awarded to one of those countries. In the annual Ice Hockey World Championships, 177 of 201 medals have been awarded to the six nations. Teams outside the "Big Six" have won only five medals in either competition since 1953; the World Cup of Hockey is organized by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, unlike the annual World Championships and quadrennial Olympic tournament, both run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. World Cup games are played under NHL rules and not those of the IIHF, the tournament occurs prior to the NHL pre-season, allowing for all NHL players to be available, unlike the World Championships, which overlaps with the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs. Furthermore, all 12 Women's Olympic and 36 IIHF World Women's Championships medals were awarded to one of these six countries.
The Canadian national team or the United States national team have between them won every gold medal of either series. In England, field hockey has been called "hockey" and what was referenced by first appearances in print; the first known mention spelled as "hockey" occurred in the 1773 book Juvenile Sports and Pastimes, to Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Author: Including a New Mode of Infant Education, by Richard Johnson, whose chapter XI was titled "New Improvements on the Game of Hockey". The 1573 Statute of Galway banned a sport called "'hokie'—the hurling of a little ball with sticks or staves". A form of this word was thus being used in the 16th century, though much removed from its current usage; the belief that hockey was mentioned in a 1363 proclamation by King Edward III of England is based on modern translations of the proclamation, in Latin and explicitly forbade the games "Pilam Manualem, Pedivam, & Bacularem: & ad Canibucam & Gallorum Pugnam". The English historian and biographer John Strype did not use the word "hockey" when he translated the proclamation in 1720, instead translating "Canibucam" as "Cambuck".
According to the Austin Hockey Association, the word "puck" derives from the Scottish Gaelic puc or the Irish poc. "... The blow given by a hurler to the ball with his camán or hurley is always called a puck." Stick-and-ball games date back to pre-Christian times. In Europe, these games included the Irish game of hurling, the related Scottish game of shinty and versions of field hockey. IJscolf, a game resembling colf on an ice-covered surface, was popular in the Low Countries between the Middle Ages and the Dutch Golden Age, it was played with a wooden curved bat, a wooden or leather ball and two poles, with t
Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League
The Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League is a former Canadian Junior ice hockey league sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association based out of Southwestern Ontario. Prior to the 2012-13 season, the SOJHL was promoted to the Junior C level. In the summer of 2016, the SOJHL was merged into the Provincial Junior Hockey League. Founded in the 1960s as the Shamrock Junior D Hockey League. In 1969, the League would change its name to the Western Junior D Hockey League and its champion would go on to win eleven of the next nineteen provincial championships. In the Summer of 1985, the North Junior D Hockey League would fold, leaving the Western League and the Southern Counties Junior D Hockey League. In 1988, the SCJDHL would fold and its remaining teams joined the Western League. Bloated to nineteen teams, the league would continue on as the only Junior D league in Ontario. In 1991, the league became the OHA Junior Development League. In 2006, in an attempt to gain promotion to Junior C, the league dropped any reference of Junior D or Development and renamed itself the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League.
During the summer of 2006, the Yeck Conference applied to break off from the league and start their own Junior C league, but were turned down by the OHA. A talented and entertaining league, the SOJHL has a long-standing tradition of the OHA in the Southwestern Ontario region; the SOJHL downsized extensively for the 2008-09 season, losing Mitchell, West Lorne, Central Elgin. The league reformatted into three divisions; the SOJHL saw the Central Elgin franchise return, this time as the Port Stanley Sailors, for the 2009-2010 season. As of 2012, the SOJHL is in talks with the OHA as to the future of the league; the 2012-13 season will be played at the Junior C level and the league will be folded and divided up into other leagues in the summer of 2013. In the Spring of 2013, Junior C hockey in Ontario had its first major realignment since the creation of the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League in 1994; the 27 teams between the Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League and the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League were reshuffled.
The SOJHL went from 15 to 9 teams, gaining the Aylmer Spitfires, but losing their reigning champion Ayr Centennials, the Burford Bulldogs, Delhi Travellers, Hagersville Hawks, Norfolk Rebels, Tavistock Braves, Wellesley Applejacks. That summer the Niagara League would divide in half, forming the Midwestern Junior C Hockey League with its former Western Division. Winner moves on to the Clarence Schmalz Cup. From 1989 on, the winner of the league was provincial champions and was awarded the OHA Cup. Bolded are league champions, italicized are runners-up in years with three divisions; this chart starts at the unification of the Junior D leagues, through the SOJHL's ascension to Junior C, to present day. Alvinston Flyers Ayr Centennials Bothwell Barons Burford Bulldogs Delhi Travellers Hagersville Hawks Hanover Hurricanes Hensall-Zurich Combines Lambeth Flyers Langton Thunderbirds Mitchell Hawks Ohsweken Golden Eagles Paris Mounties Port Dover Sailors St. George Dukes Seaforth Centenaires Strathroy Falcons Tavistock Braves Thedford Browns Wellesley Applejacks West Lorne Lakers Zurich Dominions OHA Webpage
The Wingham Ironmen are a Junior ice hockey team based in Wingham, Canada. They began play in the Northern Junior D Hockey League and moved up to the Western Junior C Hockey League where they played until the 2016-17 season when the league became part of the Provincial Junior Hockey League as the Pollock Division. Founded in 1973, the Ironmen started out in Northern Junior D Hockey League where they played for six seasons. After some success at the Junior D level, the Ironmen joined the Central Junior C Hockey League in 1979. In 1980, the league changed its name to the Grey-Bruce Junior C Hockey League to reflect the centralization of the league in Grey-Bruce counties region; the Ironmen won the league playoffs that year and advanced to the Clarence Schmalz Cup playoffs for the first time. The Ironmen lost to the eventual finalist Essex 73's 4 games-to-1. After two poor seasons, the Ironmen stormed back to the top of the standings winning the league and advancing to the Schmalz Cup playoffs yet again in 1984.
However, the Great Lakes Junior Hockey League's Dresden Kings overwhelmed the Ironmen in four straight games to advance to the semi-finals. In 1988, the Ironmen had a strong season by finishing second in the regular season standings and advancing to the playoff finals, the Ironmen did not participate in league play the following 1989-90 season. In 2003-04, the Ironmen won the Western league title and went on to compete in the All-Ontario Clarence Schmalz Cup playoffs. In the quarter-final round, the Ironmen defeated the Stayner Siskens of the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League in a hard fought seven game series. Waiting for them in the semi-finals were the Dresden Kings but the Ironmen were ready. Wingham made quick work of Dresden emerging with a 4-games-to-1 series win. In the finals, their competition was the Niagara Junior C Hockey League's Grimsby Peach Kings who swept the Ironmen to win the provincial title; the 2004-05 season saw the Ironmen take first place in the league. In the league semi-final, the played against the fourth seeded Goderich Sailors and defeated them 4-games-to-none.
In the league final, the Ironmen drew the Kincardine Bulldogs. In a hard fought battle, the Ironmen found themselves down 3-games-to-2 to the Bulldogs. In Game 6, the Ironmen came to play and defeating the Bulldogs 5-1; the decisive Game 7 ended with a 4-2 victory for Wingham. As Western league champions, the Ironmen found themselves competing for the Schmalz Cup again. In the provincial quarter-final, the Ironmen drew the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League's Erin Shamrocks; the Ironmen defeated them 4-games-to-2. In the semi-finals, the Ironmen drew the challenging Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League's Essex 73's; the 73's were too much for the Ironmen to handle and they swept Wingham 4-games-to-none. In 2005-06, the Ironmen finished in first place again, they received a bye to the league semi-final. In the semi-final, the Ironmen were up against the Walkerton Hawks. In the league final, the Ironmen mixed it up with the Kincardine Bulldogs but were eliminated 4-games-to-1; the 2006-07 regular season ended with the Ironmen in second place.
They again had a bye to the league semi-final. In the semi-final, the Ironmen ran into the Walkerton Hawks squad who defeated the Ironmen, 4-games-to-none; the 1999-00 Season was altered drastically due to the folding of the Lakeshore Pirates. As a disproportionate number of games had been played by each team against Lakeshore, all history of these games were erased. 1979-1981 & 1982-1996 1981-1982 1996-2004 2004–Present 2004: Grimsby Peach Kings defeated Wingham Ironmen 4-games-to-none Ironmen Webpage
Port Hope Panthers
The Port Hope Panthers are a junior hockey team based in Port Hope, Canada. They play in the Provincial Junior Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association. In 1995, the Trenton Sting made the jump from the Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League to the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League. In their wake, they formed a feeder team, to be known as the Brighton Buzz; the Junior C league changed its name to the Empire B Junior C Hockey League just prior to the 1995-96 season to avoid confusion with the Ottawa District Hockey Association's Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League. After two seasons, in 1997 the Brighton Buzz became the Colborne Blackhawks; the Blackhawks folded mid-season in 1999. The Sting's feeder team had been an utter disaster as it had only won 16 games in 140 contests over four seasons. In 2004, Junior hockey came back to the Town of Colborne; the Empire B league formed the Colborne Cobras. Their first season was all about survival; the 2005-06 season saw the Cobras show some staying power with thirteen wins, despite a fifth-place finish.
They made the playoffs, in the league quarter-final the Cobras drew the Picton Pirates. The Cobras defeated the Pirates 3-games-to-2 to win the team's first playoff series. In the league semi-final, the Cobras were swamped by the eventual champion Napanee Raiders 4-games-to-none; the 2006-07 season was a breakout season for the Colborne Cobras. With thirty-two wins in thirty-nine games, the Cobras finished in first place overall in the regular season. In the league semi-final, the Cobras drew the fourth seeded Campbellford Rebels; the Cobras dispatched the Rebels with a 4-games-to-none sweep. In the team's first league final, the Cobras found themselves up against the Amherstview Jets. After a long and hard-fought battle, the Jets had enough fuel left to win game 7 and the series 4-games-to-3. On May 28, 2009, it was announced the Colborne Cobras would move to Port Hope to fill the void left by the OJHL's Port Hope Predators moving to Trenton and became the Port Hope Panthers; the Panthers were the league champions for the 2014/15 season and came up short against the Essex 73's during the Clarence Schmalz finals.
In 2015/16 they repeated as the league champion and repeated their run to the CSC finals only to have Ayr Centennials claim the title. This made the Panthers the final Empire B Junior C champions. On 2016/17 the league became members of the Provincial Junior Hockey League. In the first season of the PJHL the Panthers were the Tod Division Champions and made a playoff run the league finals; the finals was a rematch with Ayr Centennials. 2015: Essex 73's defeated Port Hope Panthers 4-games-to-3 2016: Ayr Centennials defeated Port Hope Panthers 4-games-to-none 2017: Ayr Centennials defeated Port Hope Panthers 4-games-to-2 Justin Williams Panthers' Webpage