Port Elgin, Ontario
|League||WOAA Senior Hockey League|
Major Intermediate A Hockey League
Northern Senior A Hockey League
|Home arena||Port Elgin Arena|
|1967-1985||Port Elgin Sunocos|
The Lakeshore Winterhawks were a senior hockey team based out of Southampton, Ontario, Canada. They played in the Western Ontario Athletic Association Senior Hockey League and the Northern Senior A Hockey League. From 1967 until the mid-1980s, the team was known as the Port Elgin Sunocos from Port Elgin, Ontario and spent some of their time in the Major Intermediate A Hockey League and in for contention for the Hardy Cup.
History[edit | edit source]
The Port Elgin Sunocos began play in the Central Intermediate B Hockey League in 1967. In the early 70s, the Sunocos were moved down to the more local Central Intermediate C Hockey League. After dominating the local league for a few seasons, the Sunocos were moved up to the Georgian Bay Intermediate A Hockey League and into contention for the Hardy Cup. The Hardy Cup was the Canadian grand championship of Intermediate hockey. The Sunocos would win the 1979 GBIAHL championship, but lose the OHA title to the Georgetown Raiders. In 1983, the Sunocos dropped from Intermediate A when their league was disbanded and into the Northern Intermediate B Hockey League with the Durham Huskies and Shelburne Muskies. In 1985, the Sunocos went on hiatus.
In 1989, the team was reformed in Southampton as the Lakeshore Winterhawks. The Winterhawks returned to the Sunoco's old league, known a season later as the Northern Senior A Hockey League. The Winterhawks left the Ontario Hockey Association in 1993 when the NSAHL folded from beneath their feet. In 1993-94, the Winterhawks found themselves in the WOAA Senior Hockey League where they stayed until 1996 when they permanently called it quits.
In 2007, after eleven years without senior hockey, the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks were formed in Port Elgin. The name pays homage to the original team.
Season-by-season record[edit | edit source]
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T= Tie, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|1978-79||35||24||10||1||-||216||140||49||2nd GBIAHL||Won League, Lost OHA Final|
|1984-85||24||13||9||2||-||116||91||28||3rd NIBHL||Lost Semi-final|
|Team is on hiatus from 1985 until 1989|
|1990-91||24||15||8||1||-||152||94||31||1st NSAHL||Lost Semi-final|
|1991-92||25||11||10||4||-||--||--||25||3rd NSAHL||Lost Semi-final|
|1993-94||20||10||7||3||-||--||--||23||5th WOAA Sr. A||Lost "A" Final|
|1994-95||22||17||4||1||-||--||--||35||3rd WOAA Sr. A|
|1995-96||22||8||14||0||0||--||--||16||6th WOAA Sr. AA||Lost Final|
See also[edit | edit source]
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|WOAA Senior Hockey League teams|
|North Division||Durham Thundercats • Elora Rocks • Lucknow Lancers • Mapleton-Minto 81's • Ripley Wolves • Saugeen Shores Winterhawks • Shallow Lake Crushers • Shelburne Muskies • Walkerton Capitals|
|South Division||Clinton Radars • Goderich Pirates • Komoka Classics • Milverton Four Wheel Drives • Monkton Wildcats • Petrolia Squires • Tavistock Royals • Thedford Dirty Dogs • Tillsonburg Thunder|
|Defunct teams||Arthur Tigers • Drayton Icemen • Exeter Mohawks • Listowel Jets • Mildmay Monarchs • Nottawasaga River Rats • Wingham Bulls|
|Related articles: Western Ontario Athletic Association • Central Ontario Hockey League|
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