|Hamilton Red Wings|
|Central Division Hockey|
|Franchise history||1973-1975: Hamilton Finochio Cupido Red Wings|
1975-1976: Hamilton Fincups
1977-2002: Hamilton Kiltys
2003-Pres: Hamilton Red Wings
|Head Coach||Robert Turnbull|
|General Manager||Robert Turnbull|
|Arena||Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena|
|Team Colors||Red and White|
|Royal Bank Cups||none|
|Dudley Hewitt Cups||none|
The Hamilton Red Wings are a Tier II Junior "A" ice hockey team from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League. Prior to joining the OPJHL, the Wings played in Central Division Hockey.
History[edit | edit source]
The Red Wings were founded in 1973 as the second Hamilton-based team in the Niagara District Junior B Hockey League.
After one season, the league divided into two leagues and the Red Wings went the way of the Golden Horseshoe Junior Hockey League. In 1975-76, the other Hamilton team joined the Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League and became the Hamilton Mountain A's. The draw of a local Junior A club weakened the team and they took a one year leave a season later.
In 1977, under new ownership the team came back as the Kiltys. Although a very competitive team, it took the Kiltys until 1992-93 to win a Golden Horseshoe championship. With that win, the Kiltys were promoted to the newly formed Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League with a variety of other Junior B squads.
Outside of some brief troubles in the late 1990s, the Hamilton franchise has been very successful in regular season play in the OPJHL. The team was renamed the Hamilton Red Wings in 2002. They have yet to win a league championship.
Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]
|1976-77||Did Not Participate|
|1992-93||42||32||8||1||1||294||159||66||1st GHJHL||Won League|
|2005-06||49||33||14||1||1||204||124||68||6th OPJHL||Lost Conf. Final|
|2006-07||49||37||8||2||2||270||129||78||6th OPJHL||Lost Semi-final|
Sutherland Cup Appearances[edit | edit source]
- 1974: Hamilton Red Wings defeated Bramalea Blues by forfeit