|League:||Central Canada Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Kanata Recreational Complex|
|Colors:||Blue and Tan|
|1987-2002:||Kanata Valley Lasers|
Team History[edit | edit source]
The Kanata Valley Lasers began play in the Central Junior Hockey League in 1987-88 when an expansion franchise was granted to Kanata, Ontario, which is a suburb of Ottawa. During their first 15 years as the Valley Lasers, the team never missed the playoffs, had the same head coach, Archie Mulligan, won 2 Art Bogart Cup championships in 1992 and 1997 won the Fred Page Cup in 1997.
In May 2002, the Kanata Sports Club sold the Kanata Valley Lasers to Dynasty Flooring Inc. The new ownership refurbished the team, renamed them the Kanata Stallions, and moved from the Jack Charron Arena to the Kanata Recreation Centre. To date, the Stallions have yet to finish in the top 5 and make the CJHL finals. In fact, in the 2004 playoffs, the Stallions upset the Cumberland Grads in seven games to advance to the semi-finals, but lost to the Nepean Raiders in six games. It was the only time to date that the Stallions made it past the first round of the playoffs. The Stallions missed the playoffs multiple times in recent years.
Kanata named former NHL player Chris Valentine as head coach for 2008-09, but was fired in October after a slow start. He was replaced with Vince Millette. The Stallions broke a CJHL record recently with a 26-game losing streak, breaking the 25 game losing streak held by the 1994-1995 Cumberland Grads.
In April 2010, it was announced that the Kanata Stallions would host the 2012 Fred Page Cup at the Kanata Recreation Centre. In the summer of 2011, head coach Adam Dewan was relieved of his duties. Randy Pierce took over the coaching helm, but was fired in February, leaving Corey Foster to replace him to finish the 2011-12 season. In March 2012, the Stallions missed the playoffs when they failed to win their last key games. Despite this, the Stallions' season was not done- being hosts, the team was given a shot at the Fred Page Cup. Battling against all odds, the Stallions were able to make the semi-finals in the tournament, only to fall to the Bogart Cup Champions and eventual tournament runner-up, the Nepean Raiders.
In Fall 2013, the Kanata Stallions announced they would be rebranded under a new ownership group. On January 5, 2014 the team tweeted that they will officially be rebranded as the Kanata Lasers, changing their Twitter handle and image. The club also announced new uniforms were in the works as part of the rebranding. At the end of the 2013-14 season, it was announced that Adam Dewan would return as head coach in the 2014-15 season.
To date, the Stallions have 7 alumni playing for the Carleton Ravens of the CIS, as well as numerous players throughout the NCAA Division I and III ranks.
Season-by-season record[edit | edit source]
|1991-92||57||43||7||0||7||363||219||93||2nd CJHL||Won League|
|1996-97||54||42||9||3||0||261||170||87||1st Robinson||Won League, Won FPC|
|2005-06||57||26||24||3||4||236||233||59||5th in Yzerman||DNQ|
|2006-07||55||22||22||9||2||161||158||55||5th in Yzerman||Lost Quarter-final|
|2010-11||62||28||28||-||6||202||227||62||7th CCHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2014-15||62||10||46||2||4||121||253||26||6th of 6 Yzerman
12th of 12 CCHL
|2015-16||62||7||54||0||1||115||322||15||5th of 6 Yzerman
11th of 12 CCHL
|2016-17||62||22||34||3||3||185||249||50||5th of 6 Yzerman
T-10th of 12 CCHL
|2017-18||62||31||22||8||1||185||190||71||3rd of 6 Yzerman
6th of 12 CCHL
|Lost Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Braves}|
|2018-19||62||41||16||3||2||202||149||87||2nd Robinson||L, QF 1-4 (Senators)|
|2019-20||62||26||28||-||8||210||229||60||5th Robinson||Playoffs cancelled before team starts quarterfinal series|
Fred Page Cup[edit | edit source]
|Year||Round Robin||Record||Standing||SemiFinal||Gold Medal Game|
|1997||W, Summerside Western Capitals 6-1
?, Brockville Braves ?-?
?, Longueuil Collège Français ?-?
|?-?-?||1st of 4||n/a||W, Longueuil Collège Français 6-4|
Fred Page Cup Champions
Royal Bank Cup[edit | edit source]
CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dudley Hewitt Champions - Central, Fred Page Champions - Eastern, Western Canada Cup Champions - Western, Western Canada Cup - Runners Up and Host
Round robin play with top 4 in semi-final and winners to finals.
|Year||Round Robin||Record||Standing||Semifinal||Gold Medal Game|
|1997||L, Weyburn Red Wings 3-7
W, Summerside Western Capitals 7-5
W, Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats 5-4
W, South Surrey Eagles 7-6
|3-1||2nd of 5||L, South Surrey Eagles 2-4||n/a|
Championships[edit | edit source]
- CJHL Bogart Cup Championships: 1992, 1997
- Eastern Canadian Fred Page Cup Championships: 1997
- CJAHL Royal Bank Cup Championships: None
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References[edit | edit source]
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