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Exeter Mohawks
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City: Exeter, Ontario
League: WOAA Senior Hockey League
Division: South
Operated: c. 1980-2009
Home Arena: Exeter Arena
Head Coach: Mark Livermore
General Manager: Todd McCann
Franchise history
19xx-2007: Hensall Sherwoods
2007-2009: Exeter Mohawks

The Exeter Mohawks are a senior hockey team based out of Exeter, Ontario, Canada. The team was previously known as the Hensall Sherwoods, but relocated to Exeter in the summer of 2007. The Mohawks play in the Western Ontario Athletic Association Senior Hockey League.


In the 1980s, the Exeter Mohawks were an Ontario Hockey Association senior hockey club. As members of the Central Senior B Hockey League, the Mohawks were 1988 OHA Senior AA Champions and All-Ontario Senior AA Champions, losing the Col. J. Bourque Trophy Final to the Campbellton Tigers of New Brunswick. The Bourque Trophy was the Eastern Championship of Senior AA hockey and the semi-final of the Hardy Cup.

2006-07 Sherwoods Season

Sherwoods Logo

Hensall slipped a bit from their 18-6-1 record in the 2005-06 season, as they finished with a 13-9-2 record, finishing fourth in the WOAA South Division, and qualifying for the WOAA Sr. "AA" playoffs. In their last game of the season, they were tied with the Milverton Four Wheel Drives in the standings with identical 12-9-2 records, with the winner advancing to the "AA" playoffs, while the loser would play in the "A" playoffs, and the Sherwoods prevailed with a 5-4 victory

They would go on to face the best team in the league in the opening round of the "AA" playoffs, the Lucknow Lancers, and after splitting the first two games of the series, the Lancers would go on and win three in a row to eliminate Hensall and ending their season.

2007-08 Mohawks Season

The Exeter Mohawks opened the season at home against the Lucan-Ilderton Jets, and came out on the wrong side of a 4-1 score. Exeter would record their first win in their second game of the season, defeating the Monkton Wildcats 8-3. The Mohawks would have a very solid season, finishing with a 17-9-0 record, and qualify for the "AA" playoffs, as the team ended up in fourth place in the South Division.

The Mohawks faced the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks in the "AA" quarter-finals, and after losing a very close game in the series opener, the Mohawks won the second game in overtime to even up the series. Exeter fell behind the Winterhawks by losing game three by a 6-2 score, followed by a game four loss by a score of 5-3 to fall behind 3-1 in the series. Saugeen Shores would end the Mohawks season in the fifth game, defeating Exeter 5-4.

2008-09 Mohawks Season

Exeter would struggle throughout the regular season, as the Mohawks finished the season with a 10-9-1 record, earning 21 points and sixth place in the WOAA South Division. This would be the lowest point total for the franchise since the 1998-99 season, when they recorded only 16, when they were known as the Hensall Sherwoods.

The Mohawks opened the post-season against the Tavistock Royals, with the winner advancing to the "AA" playoffs. Exeter lost the series opener by a 3-1 score, however, the Mohawks responded with a 3-2 overtime victory in the second game to even it up. Tavistock came back with a 5-2 win in the third game, before shutting out the Mohawks 7-0 in the fourth game to take a 3-1 series lead. Exeter kept the fifth game close, sending it into overtime, before the Royals scored in the extra period to win the game 6-5, and send Exeter to the "A" playoffs. The Mohawks opponent has not yet been determined.

Season-by-Season Record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T= Tie, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
1998-99 24 7 15 2 0 -- -- 16 10th WOAA Sr
1999-00 24 18 5 1 0 -- -- 37 3rd WOAA Sr
2000-01 24 17 6 0 1 -- -- 35 2nd WOAA South
2001-02 24 17 4 2 1 127 66 37 2nd WOAA South
2002-03 24 16 8 0 0 145 81 32 5th WOAA Sr
2003-04 24 15 7 2 0 124 101 32 6th WOAA Sr
2004-05 25 17 5 2 1 130 77 37 4th WOAA Sr
2005-06 25 18 6 - 1 124 83 37 6th WOAA Sr Lost "AA" QF
2006-07 24 13 9 - 2 127 103 28 4th WOAA South Lost "AA" QF
2007-08 26 17 9 - 0 115 88 34 4th WOAA South Lost "AA" QF
2008-09 20 10 9 - 1 89 88 21 6th WOAA South TBD

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