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The Arthur Eagles were a junior C and D team in Arthur, Ontario. They played in the Ontario Hockey Association in the 1970's and 80's. The team was base out of the Arthur & Area Community Centre. They were founded in August of 1973 and folded after the 1984-85 season.

In 1975 they were OHA group champions, and were eventually eliminated by Stayner in playoffs. All time leading scorer will have been Wayne Rooney who will have recorded perhaps 400 regular season and playoff points over a five year career, with perhaps 200 goals. Cal MacDonald, Peter O'Donnell, Wayne Rooney and Robin Millican captured league scoring titles while playing for the club. The 1970's teams best rivalries were with Fergus and Wingham. In the 1980's the club had a strong rivalry with Grand Valley. Some other memorable players included: Dave Densmore, Bert Coffey, John Bell, Fred Locking, Robin Millican, Matt Coffey, Jim Kramp, Dave Culp, Scott McCulloch, John McCabe ...

Earlier versions of Arthur Junior hockey teams were: 1957 Arthur Warriors Jr. C/D (WOAA/OHA), the late 1940's Arthur Packers Jr. C (OHA) from 1945-48+; and the early 1900's Arthur Excelsiors (NHL) from 1902-04+.

(Jeff McKee - Arthur & Area Historical Society)