|League:||Ontario Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Brantford Civic Centre|
|Colours:||Red and white|
|1953–60:||Hamilton Tiger Cubs|
|1960–74:||Hamilton Red Wings|
|1976–77:||St. Catharines Fincups|
|1988–96:||Niagara Falls Thunder|
History[edit | edit source]
The Hamilton Fincups were relocated in 1978 becoming the Brantford Alexanders. The OMJHL junior team took the name of the OHA senior team which had played for two years prior, which in themselves were named for Brantford's most famous former resident, telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell. After two years in the OMJHL, the league changed names to the OHL and the Alexanders played four more seasons in Brantford, before moving back to Hamilton as the Steelhawks.
The Alexanders made the playoffs for five straight years after missing out its first year in Brantford. The team narrowly missed out on winning its division in 1980–81 by a single point.
Brantford developed close rivalries with the London Knights and the Niagara Falls Flyers. Their playoff nemeses were Windsor and Sault Ste. Marie. Two years in a row they were eliminated by the Spitfires, followed by three years in a row at the hands of the Greyhounds.
Coaches[edit | edit source]
NHL alumni[edit | edit source]
Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]
Regular season[edit | edit source]
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
- 1978–1979 Out of playoffs.
- 1979–1980 Defeated Toronto Marlboros 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
Lost to Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 3 in semi-finals.
- 1980–1981 Lost to Windsor Spitfires 8 points to 4 in division semi-finals
- 1981–1982 Defeated London Knights 6 points to 2 in first round.
Lost to S.S. Marie Greyhounds 8 points to 6 in quarter-finals.
- 1982–1983 Defeated London Knights 6 points to 0 in first round.
Lost to S.S. Marie Greyhounds 8 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
- 1983–1984 Earned first round bye.
Lost to S.S. Marie Greyhounds 8 points to 4 in quarter-finals.
Arena[edit | edit source]
The Brantford Alexanders played home games at the Brantford Civic Centre from 1978 to 1984. The OHL All-Star game was hosted here in 1982.
- Brantford Civic Centre - The OHL Arena & Travel Guide
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