Espanola Kings
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City: Flag of Ontario Espanola, Ontario
League: Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Operated: 2007-2009
Home Arena: Espanola Regional Recreation Complex Arena
Colors: Black, Yellow, and White


General Manager: Dave Blyth
Head Coach: Rory Wardell

The Espanola Kings were a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based out of Espanola, Ontario, Canada. They played in the Greater Metro Junior 'A' Hockey League.

The Espanola Kings will be inactive for the 2009-10 season.

History[edit | edit source]

On February 18, 2007, Bob Russell announced the expansion of the Espanola Kings for the 2007-08 season [1]. The announcement corresponded with a pair of games that took place in Espanola between the King Wild and the Richmond Hill Rams franchises. The Kings are owned by the same ownership group as that of the Rams and were named after the 1970s Oak Ridges Kings of the Metro Junior B Hockey League.

The expansion of the Kings makes them the eighth team in the independent GMJHL and one of six 2007 expansion teams.

On September 7, 2007, the Espanola Kings played their first ever game in Elliot Lake against the Elliot Lake Bobcats. The Bobcats defeated the Kings 3-2. On September 14, the Kings played their first ever home game. The game was against the South Muskoka Shield, and resulted in a 6-4 victory—the Kings first ever win.

After the 2009 GMHL Spring General Managers meeting, it was announced that the Kings will sit out the 2009-10 season.

Season-by-Season Standings[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results
2007-08 42 15 26 - 1 151 226 31 9th GMJHL
2008-09 43 8 34 - 1 110 334 17 13th GMJHL

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • 2008 Lost Bye Round
Temiscaming Royals defeated Espanola Kings 4-games-to-none in bye round
  • 2009 Did Not Qualify

External links[edit | edit source]

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