The Clarenville Caribous are the name for the senior men's teams that have played out of Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. The first incarnation played from 1973-74 and from 1976 until 1982. The second incarnation was established in 2006.
The first version of the team played in the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League starting with the 1973-74 season. Not much of the team's records are known for much of their existence.
Season by season record
|1973-74||22||5||15||2||12||70||137||5th||Did not qualify|
|City:||Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador|
|League:||Central/West Senior Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Clarenville Events Centre|
|Colors:||Black, Red, and White|
|Head Coach:||Ivan Hapgood|
|General Manager:||Derek MacPhee|
The Clarenville Caribous are a senior ice hockey team based in Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Central/West Senior Hockey League. The Caribous are two-time winning Herder Memorial Trophy Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey Champions and 2011 Allan Cup National Senior "AAA" Hockey Champions.
The Caribous broke into the WCSHL in 2006-2007, ending the season in last place with 18 points. However, in the very next season in 2007-2008 they shot past the other three teams, ending the season in first place with 30 points. They also went on to beat the Corner Brook Royals in the first round of the playoffs, only to be defeated by the Deer Lake Red Wings in the next. A very big improvement for one year.
The following season proved to be an even bigger improvement for the team. In the club's third year in the League, the 2008-2009 season, the team went to the playoffs to win against the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts, and got revenge on the Deer Lake Red Wings, defeating them in the next round. The Caribous went on to play the Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars in the final, and won the series 4-1. Clarenville won the Herder Memorial Trophy for the first time in club history.
In the Summer of 2009, the Caribous applied for Sr. AAA status to compete in future Allan Cup National Championship events. After winning the 2010 WCSHL Championship, the Caribous took home their second straight Herder Memorial Trophy be beating CBN for the second year in a row, 4-1. The Caribous were winless (0-3) at the 2010 Allan Cup in Fort St. John, British Columbia.
In 2010-11, the Caribous went 14-10-0-0 for second place in the WCSHL. They were eliminated in the league semi-final by Deer Lake to end their hopes for a third straight league title and Herder Trophy. Again registered with Hockey Canada as Senior AAA, the Caribous traveled west to Kenora, Ontario to compete at the 2011 Allan Cup. The Caribous went undefeated (4-0), beating Alberta's Bentley Generals 5-3 in the final to win their first and Newfoundland and Labrador's second ever Allan Cup.
The Caribous players took a vote in January of 2018 and agreed to play the balance of the 2017-18 season without pay in an effort to help stabilize the team. The team management then took the further step to join the East Coast Senior Hockey League for the 2018-19 season, as the ECSHL does not pay its' players.
Season by season results
|Led league in points
|Herder Trophy champions
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, DNQ = Did not qualify
|2007-08||WCSHL||30||1st||Lost in WCSHL finals to Deer Lake Red Wings|
|2008-09||WCSHL||24||14||9||1||134||109||29||2nd||Won Herder vs. Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars, 4-1|
|2009-10||WCSHL||24||16||6||2||104||81||34||1st||Won Herder vs. Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars, 4-1|
|2010-11||WCSHL||24||14||10||0||106||99||28||2nd||Lost Semi-final, Won Allan Cup|
|2011-12||NSHL||24||15||5||2||36||1st||Won Herder vs. Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts, 4-1|
|2012-13||NSHL||24||15||7||2||119||100||32||2nd||Lost in Herder final|
|2013-14||NSHL||24||13||6||-||5||116||81||31||2nd||11||6||5||45||36||Lost Final to Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts|
|2014-15||CWSHL||24||13||10||-||1||110||94||27||3rd||4||0||4||9||22||Lost Semifinal to Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts;|
Lost 2015 Allan Cup Semifinals (as Host)
|2015-16||CWSHL||22||10||11||-||1||90||96||21||3rd||7||3||4||22||22||Lost in league semi-finals to Corner Brook Royals, 3-4|
|2016-17||CWSHL||20||12||8||-||3||65||57||24||2nd||14||8||6||Won League Championship;|
Lost Herder Final 3 games to 2 to Harbour Grace Cee Bee Stars
|2017-18||CWSHL||16||9||7||-||0||96||64||18||2nd||10||8||2||45||32||Won League Championship;|
|2018-19||NSHL||20||13||5||-||2||93||80||28||1st||Lost Eastern Final|
|2019-20||ECSHL||15||10||5||-||0||78||53||20||3rd||Playoffs suspended with team trailing semifinal series 1-0|
|2020-21||No league play due to COVID-19 pandemic|
Allan Cup results
|2010||Fort St. John, BC||3||0||3||0||0||8||20||3rd Pool Two||Lost Quarter-final|
|2011||Kenora, Ontario||4||4||0||0||0||15||7||1st Pool One||Won Allan Cup|
|2013||Red Deer, Alberta||4||3||1||0||0||18||10||1st Pool One||Lost in Final|
|2014||Dundas, Ontario||4||3||1||0||0||18||8||1st Pool One||Lost in Final|
|2015||Clarenville, NL||4||2||2||0||0||10||9||2nd Division two||Lost in semi-final (South East Prairie Thunder)|
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