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Bradford Bulls
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City: Bradford, Ontario, Canada
League: Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Division: South
Founded: 2012
Home Arena: Bob Fallis Sports Centre
Owner(s): Bob Russell
General Manager: Michael Telford (2014-15)
Head Coach: Michael Telford (2014-15)

The Bradford Bulls are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Bradford, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.


The Bulls were announced on February 23, 2012 by the GMHL.[1] They are the namesake of the old Bradford Bulls Junior C team that which became the Bradford Rattlers. The Ratters and Bulls will play out of different arenas in Bradford, but will finally give the Rattlers a true geographical rival.

The Bradford Bulls first regular season game was on September 16, 2012 in Bradford, Ontario, Canada. The game was on the road against the cross town rivals the Bradford Rattlers. The game resulted in a 6-2 loss for the Bulls but the Bulls had its first goal in GMHL franchise history. The first goal was scored by #2 Clint Zumer and assisted by hometown boy #22 Justin Tucker.

On September 26, 2012, the Bulls would pick up their first ever franchise victory. The Bulls defeated the Lefroy Wave, at home, 9-7. Donald Oldreive made 41 saves to pick up the victory.[2]

On March 26, 2013, the Bradford Bulls won the GMHL playoffs in a 4-games-to-1 series victory against their hometown rival and defending champion Bradford Rattlers. The Bulls finished the regular season first place in the South Division, fourth overall and three points out of second. The faced the Knights of Meaford in the first round and swept them 3-games-to-none. In the second round, they swept territorial rival Alliston Coyotes 3-games-to-none. Instead of a division final, the league elected to do a divisional crossover and the Bulls had to face the second seed from the North, the Temiscaming Royals. The Bulls took the series in a four game sweep and were set to face the Rattlers in a "Sidewalk Series" as they knocked off the first seeded Seguin Huskies. Although the Rattlers gave the Bulls their only loss of the playoffs, it was not nearly enough as the Bulls took their first league title in two years of existence.

Season-by-Season Standings[]

Season GP W L OL GF GA Pts Regular Season Finish Playoffs
2012–13 42 20 20 2 182 195 42 8th GMHL Lost Division Semifinals
2013–14 42 32 6 4 226 109 68 4th GMHL Won League
2014–15 42 12 29 1 144 221 25 5th South-Central Div. Lost Conference Elimination
2015–16 42 25 13 4 226 168 54 4th Central Div. Lost Division Quarterfinals
2016–17 42 19 20 3 181 172 41 7th North Div. Lost Division Quarterfinals
2017–18 42 28 14 0 235 165 56 5th South Div. Lost in Division Semifinals
2018–19 42 18 20 4 194 181 40 7th North Div. Lost in Division Quarterfinals
2019–20 42 29 12 1 180 140 59 3rd North Div. Lost in Division Quarterfinals
2020-21 2 1 0 1 8 8 3 N/A League unable to complete season

League award winners[]

  • Marshall Uretsky Award
An annual award "to the player who is adjudged the most valuable player (MVP) in the regular season"
  • Flag of Finland Tomi Taavitsainen 2014
  • Tyler Fines Award
An annual award "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the GMHL"
  • Flag of the United States Zan Hobbs 2015
  • Flag of Russia Sergey Bolshakov 2014
  • Flag of Canada Devon Gillham 2013
  • Louis Ricci Award
An annual award "to the forward who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest ability at the position"
  • Flag of Finland Tomi Taavitsainen 2014
  • Al Donnan Award
An annual award "to the goaltender adjudged to be the best at his position"
  • Flag of Russia Sergey Bolshakov 2014

Notable alumni[]

  • Sergey Bolshakov

Team Captains[]

  • Flag of Canada Dalton Mills 2012-2014
  • Flag of Israel Yuval Rosenthal 2014-Present


External links[]

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