The Glace Bay Miners were a team in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. They were a senior, intermediate, and junior team at various times.


Senior Team[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The Miners played in the Cape Breton Senior Hockey League from 1937-38 through 1949-50 with the exception of 1943-46 when they were replaced by military teams during World War II.

They won that league's title in 1937-38, 1941-42, and 1946-47. In 1941-42 they went on to win their only Maritimes Senior Championship.

In 1950-51 the league's classification was changed to Major. It then folded after one season. The Miners then joined the Maritime Major Hockey League until it, too, folded in 1954.

The Cape Breton Senior Hockey League was restarted in 1956-57 and the Miners were in that league until it folded in 1964. The Miners won the league title in 1958-59, 1960-61, and 1962-63.


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

Cape Breton Senior Hockey League (1937-42)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1937-38 21 8 8 5 21 74 74 3rd Won Final, Lost Maritimes Final
1938-39 22 11 11 0 22 - - 2nd Lost Final
1939-40 40 15 23 2 32 143 159 2nd Lost Final
1940-41 44 24 18 2 50 168 148 2nd Lost Final
1941-42 40 32 6 2 66 236 116 1st Won Final & Maritimes, Lost East

Cape Breton Senior Hockey League (1946-50)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1946-47 - - - - - - - 1st Won Final, Lost Maritimes Final
1947-48 - - - - - - - 2nd Lost Semi Final
1948-49 55 28 22 5 61 231 199 2nd Lost Final
1949-50 76 30 37 9 69 250 292 3rd Lost Final

Cape Breton Major Hockey League (1950-51)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1950-51 89 28 38 23 79 257 291 2nd Lost Final

Maritime Major Hockey League (1951-54)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1951-52 90 36 44 10 82 - - 4th Lost Semi Final
1952-53 84 40 40 4 84 279 281 3rd Lost Semi Final
1953-54 75 34 39 2 70 286 304 3rd Lost Semi Final

Cape Breton Senior Hockey League (1956-64)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1956-57 - - - - - - 2nd Lost Semi Final
1957-58 - - - - - - - 2nd Lost Final
1958-59 35 22 13 0 44 220 171 1st Won Final, Lost Maritimes Semi Final
1959-60 32 19 13 0 38 196 168 1st Lost Final
1960-61 28 13 13 2 28 139 132 2nd Won Final, Lost Maritimes Semi Final
1961-62 28 13 15 0 26 133 142 3rd Lost Final
1962-63 37 20 16 1 41 148 150 1st Won Final. Lost Maritimes Final
1963-64 - - - - 20 - - 3rd Lost Final

Intermediate Team[edit | edit source]

The Miners won the Maritimes Intermediate Championship in 1942-43 and advanced to the 1942-43 Eastern Canada Intermediate Playoffs. They lost the quarter final.


Junior Team[edit | edit source]

The Miners played in the Cape Breton Junior League from 1944 through 1967. They won the league title in 1944-45, 1945-46, 1948-49, 1949-50, 1955-56, 1961-62, 1962-63, and 1965-66.

In 1955-56 they won their only Maritimes Junior Championship. The Miners had finished third in the 1955-56 CBJHL with 3 wins and a tie in 20 games. But they caught fire in the playoffs. In three series they won 14 games and lost 9 - quite a change from their season record.

The Miners continued in the Cape Breton Junior League's successor, the Eastern Junior Hockey League.

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