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Brantford Bandits
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City: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
League: Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division: Mid-Western
Founded: 2013
Home Arena: Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Colors: Black, Red, and White
Owner(s): Darren DeDobbelaer
General Manager: Darren DeDobbelaer
Head Coach: Wes Consorti
Franchise history
2013-2019: Brantford 99ers
2019-present: Brantford Bandits

The Brantford Bandits are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Mid-Western Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.


For years, the Brantford Eagles franchise were not very successful. From 1992 until 2002, the Eagles were only able to surpass ten wins once. Most of that time, the team had been transplanted to Ohsweken, Ontario.[1] In 2002, the team moved back to Brantford and began winning more consistently. By the 2005-06 season, the Eagles made the Mid-Western League final. In 2007, the three Ontario Hockey Association Junior B Leagues merged into the GOJHL. From that point on, the Eagles would win three Mid-Western regular season championships, three Mid-Western Conference playoff championships, and the 2009 Sutherland Cup as Ontario Champions. But the fans did not come. On May 23, 2012, the Eagles were official moved to Caledonia, Ontario and became the Caledonia Corvairs.[2]

In 2012, the GOJHL announced it was recruiting new teams for a new Toronto-based fourth conference for the league. In Spring 2013, the plan would unceremoniously die, but a Brantford group that had decided to apply for entry transferred their request to the Mid-Western Conference.[3] Their request was accepted[4] and the ownership group named themselves the 99'ers in honour of Wayne Gretzky and the Brantford Minor Hockey Association.[5]

On September 6, 2013, the 99ers played their first ever game, on the road, against the Brampton Bombers. Luc Hartholt scored the first goal in franchise history at 2:29 of the first period in a 4-3 win. Andre Keire made 20 saves to pick up the first ever win in net.[6]

The team would announce on their twitter page on May 28, 2019 that they were being renamed the Brantford Bandits.[7]

logo as Brantford 99ers

Season-by-season results

Season GP W L T OL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2013–14 49 7 38 - 4 118 251 18 9th GOJHL-MW DNQ
2014–15 49 9 39 - 1 128 258 19 9th GOJHL-MW DNQ
2015–16 50 13 32 3 2 133 204 31 8th of 9-MW
22nd of 26-GOJHL
Lost Conf. Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Dutchmen)
2016–17 50 11 32 2 5 143 217 29 8th of 9-MW
22nd of 27-GOJHL
Lost Conf. Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Cyclones)
2017–18 50 13 30 2 5 139 216 33 T-6th of 8-MW
T-19 of 26-GOJHL
Lost Conf. Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Stratford)
2018–19 (GOJHL) 48 10 33 1 4 122 240 25 7th MW Lost Conf. Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Warriors)
2019-20 54 29 24 0 1 191 181 59 4th West (OJHL) Lost Conf. Final 0-4 (Oakville)
2020-21 (GOJHL) Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

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