|Provincial Junior Hockey League|
|Head Coach||Mike Sedore|
|General Manager||Glenn Ulrich|
|Arena||Georgina Ice Palace|
|Team Colors||Blue, White and Black|
|League Champions||2003 and 2008|
The Georgina Ice are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Georgina, Ontario, Canada. They have played in the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League of the Ontario Hockey Association since 1994 until the formation of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.
History[edit | edit source]
The Ice were founded in 1994. They have always played in the Central "C" league. The Ice play most of their home games at the Georgina Ice Palace in Keswick. Each year they play a handful of games in Sutton at the Sutton Arena.
Over the life of the franchise many players have gone on to play higher ranks of hockey. The inaugural team saw players such as Jason Robinson, Jimmy Wilson and Todd Hamblin go on to play for the Stouffville Spirit of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.
In the second year the franchise was affiliated with Stouffville Spirit over the course of their 13 year existence the Ice have also been affiliated with the 2002–03 Dudley Hewitt Cup and Royal Bank Cup winning Aurora Tigers. The Ice reformed their affiliation with the Newmarket Hurricanes in 2006.
In 2002–03 The Ice made the ultimate journey advancing to the Clarence Schmalz Cup. The Ice lost the series in 4 games to the Grimsby Peach Kings. Grimsby was making their first of two consecutive runs at the Ontario Championship.
2006 saw Ice alumnus David McIntyre drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 5th round of the NHL Entry Draft. Kyle Orr, also an Ice alumnus signed a pro contract with the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League. Justin Soryal who played for the Ice in 2003–04 now plays for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League.
In 2004, The Ice retired Jersey number 94 in honor of all time Ice leading scorer Trevor Sedore who finished his junior career after 240 games with 179 goals and 172 assists for 351 points. Sedore was named league MVP 3 times in 7 seasons.
Also in 2004 the Georgina Ice honored longtime head coach Steve Sedore for his 25 years of coaching. He has been a constant fixture with the Ice over their 13 years. He was the head coach in the first season and has held various positions since. Steve is the longest serving and winningest coach in Ice History and has held coaching positions with the Stouffville Spirit, Couchiching Terriers and the Newmarket Hurricanes. He has also been involved in minor hockey with Georgina and York Simcoe.
Aside from Steve the Ice have been led by Mike Sedore, Paul Sinclair and Peter Hughes. Mike returned to the Ice in 2006 after Pete stepped down to assume the assistant coaching role. Mike last served as head coach in 1995–96 taking over for Steve when he took on the head coaching duties with the Spirit.
Heading into the 2006–07 Season the Ice have compiled a regular season record of 236-204-30-18. Since entering the league in 1994 they have played regular season games against the Port Perry Mojacks, Uxbridge Bruins, Lakefield Chiefs and Little Britain Merchants all of which remain in the league today. The Bowmanville Eagles left the COJCHL in 1995 and the Bobcaygeon Bullets left shortly after. For a period of time The Central League also played crossover games with the Empire B Junior C League.
In 2008 The Ice took home the coveted Cougar beating the number 1 ranked Lakefield Chiefs 4 games to none to capture their second COJCHL title.
Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]
|1994–95||36||19||13||2||2||167||154||42||3rd COJCHL||Lost Semi-Final|
|1995–96||42||16||23||2||1||174||199||42||4th COJCHL||Lost Semi-Final|
|2002–03||38||22||10||6||0||162||137||50||1st COJCHL||Won League|
|2005–06||42||10||29||1||2||133||230||23||5th COJCHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2006-07||40||10||25||4||1||158||213||25||5th COJCHL||Lost Quarter-Final|
|2007-08||40||24||13||3||0||168||127||51||2nd COJCHL||Won League|
|2009-10||40||19||16||-||5||170||175||43||4th COJCHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2010-11||40||19||17||-||4||163||156||42||3rd COJCHL||Lost Semi-final|
|2011-12||40||14||24||-||2||141||183||30||6th COJCHL||Lost Semi-final|
|2015-16||42||0||40||1||1||71||288||2||7th of 7 COJCHL||DNQ|
|2016-17||42||3||39||0||-||115||280||6||7th of 7
|2017-18||42||11||28||1||2||125||245||23||6th of 7
|Lost Div Quarterfinals 0-4 (Mojacks)|
|2018-19||41||9||30||2||0||109||274||20||7th of 7
|2019-20||42||2||38||1||1||103||286||6||7th of 7
|2020-21||Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic|
Clarence Schmalz Cup Appearances[edit | edit source]
- 2003: Grimsby Peach Kings defeated Georgina Ice 4-games-to-0
Home Arena[edit | edit source]
The Georgina Ice Palace in Keswick has been the main home of the Georgina Ice since 1996–97 season. Prior to that the Ice played the bulk of their games at the Sutton Arena where they continue to play a handful of games each season.
The Ice Palace is located at 90 Wexford Drive just west of Woodbine Avenue in Keswick. It has a twin ice pad and also has a library, multi-use facility and a skatepark.
Notable alumni[edit | edit source]
- Trevor Sedore - Leading Scorer
- David McIntyre - Dallas Star Draft Pick - Colgate
- Justin Soryal - New York Rangers
- Brad Fogal - Adrian College
- Kyle Orr - Peiting EC
- Kody Collins - Collingwood Blues
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