Pinky Lewis, Aerovox coach

Aerovox team photo

The Hamilton Aerovox was a Junior "B" team in Hamilton, Ontario. They played in various leagues under the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). The Aerovox won the Sutherland Cup, emblematic of the OHA's Junior B championship, in 1947-48.

During the late 1940s, the Aerovox Hockey Club was Hamilton’s only Junior B team, and during this era were a solid club which vied for the OHA’s top prize.

Sponsored by one of Hamilton’s most noted industrial concerns, Aerovox, which produced electrical components, the team was comprised of up-and-coming former players from the city’s bantam, juvenile, and midget leagues.

The team, which had compiled a 10-1-1 record in 1947, was a finalist for the 1946-47 Sutherland Cup Championship, losing three games to two to the De La Salle Academy. The Aerovox team won the Cup in 1948 over the St. Michael's Buzzers.

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

Ontario Hockey Association Junior "B"[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
Standing Playoffs
1946-47 14 12 1 1 25 97 37 1st Group 6 Won Group Final
1947-48 12 8 3 1 17 46 28 1st Group 7 Won Group Final
1948-49 16 11 4 1 23 83 59 2nd Central Lost Semi Final
1949-50 15 11 3 1 23 96 42 1st West Lost Semi Final

They would play as well in 1951-52

Aerovox players who went on to the NHL[edit | edit source]

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