Nottawasaga River Rats
City: Borden, Ontario
League: WOAA Senior Hockey League
Division: North
Home Arena: Andy Anderson Arena
Colors: Red, Black, Grey
Franchise history
19xx-2008: Georgian Bay River Rats
2008-Pres: Nottawasaga River Rats

The Nottawasaga River Rats are a senior hockey team based out of the Canadian Forces Base in Borden, Ontario. They play in the Western Ontario Athletic Association Senior Hockey League.

Championships[edit | edit source]

Nottawasaga has won one WOAA Championship, when they were known as Georgian Bay, when they were Senior "A" champions in 2004.

2006-07 River Rats Season[edit | edit source]

This season would prove to be disastrous for the River Rats, as they finished the regular season with a 0-24-0 record, last place in the eighteen team WOAA. Georgian Bay did have a victory in mid-December, a 4-3 win over the Durham Thundercats, however they were stripped of the win due to playing with illegal players.

The River Rats struggles continued into their best of three qualifying series with the Drayton Icemen, as they were swept in two games by the Icemen, ending the River Rats season.

2007-08 River Rats Season[edit | edit source]

Georgian Bay River Rats Logo

After dropping their first game of the season, the River Rats would earn their first victory in nearly two years when Georgian Bay would defeat the expansion team Shallow Lake Crushers 7-5, ending their long losing streak. Wins would be few and far between for the River Rats all season long, as they finished with a 4-22-0 record, however, the Georgian Bay would finish in seventh place, and earn a spot in the "A" playoffs.

The River Rats opponent in the quarter-finals was the Milverton Four Wheel Drives, and Georgian Bay quickly found themselves down two games to none after Milverton won both the games on their home ice by scores of 13-2 and 9-3. The series moved to Georgian Bay for the next two games, but it was Milverton continue to win by blowout scores, winning both games three and four by a 10-4 score, eliminating the River Rats from the playoffs.

In June 2008, the Georgian Bay River Rats announced that they were moving from Thornbury, Ontario to CFB Borden and were renamed the Nottawasaga River Rats.

2008-09 River Rats Season[edit | edit source]

In the River Rats first season in Nottawasaga, the club would continue to struggle, earning only one victory, defeating the Shallow Lake Crushers 6-5 in their fourteenth game of the year. Nottawasaga finished the year with a 1-19-0 record, earning two points, and eleventh place in the WOAA North Division, failing to qualify for the post-season.

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

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
2000-01 25 7 17 0 1 -- -- 15 11th WOAA Sr
2001-02 24 7 16 0 1 93 142 15 6th WOAA North
2002-03 24 7 15 2 0 102 166 16 12th WOAA Sr
2003-04 24 9 12 0 2 80 109 20 11th WOAA Sr "A" Champions
2004-05 25 6 17 1 1 76 133 14 14th WOAA Sr
2005-06 25 7 16 - 2 96 146 16 13th WOAA Sr Lost "A" QF
2006-07 24 0 24 - 0 49 180 0 9th WOAA North Lost Preliminary
2007-08 26 4 22 - 0 84 223 8 7th WOAA North Lost "A" QF
2008-09 20 1 19 - 0 54 169 2 11th WOAA North DNQ

More information will be added as more becomes available

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