This article is about the senior & intermediate team only. For the junior team of the same name, please see Couchiching Terriers.
|League:||OHA Senior A 1966-1979|
Georgian Bay Int. "A" 1979-1980
Major Int. A 1980-1982
|Home Arena:||Orillia Arena|
|Head Coach:||Ike Hildebrand, Joseph Kane, Doug Kelcher|
The Terriers are not known to be connected with the Couchiching Terriers of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, although the junior club was known as the Orillia Terriers from 1989 to 1997.
The team originated as the Orillia Pepsis in 1966, but changed their name to the Terriers in 1969.
The Terriers won the OHA Senior A playoff title in 1970 and 1973 and also won the Allan Cup as Canadian Senior A champions in the latter year, defeating the visiting St. Boniface Mohawks of Manitoba 4-1 in a best-of-seven final playdown series. They had lost the 1970 national final to the Spokane Jets.
The 1972-73 edition of the club featured a number of veterans like Mike Draper, Gary Milroy and Grant Moore, all of whom had been in place since the first season, 1968-69. Also on the team were: Claire Alexander, who later played for the Toronto Maple Leafs; Jim Keon, brother of then-Leaf captain Dave Keon; Blake Ball, who played Gilmore Tuttle in the 1977 film "Slap Shot"; and goalie Louis Levasseur, who went on to all-star status in the World Hockey Association.
Orillia dropped down to Intermediate A in 1979 and left that league in 1982.
|1966-67||40||12||26||2||157||207||26||8th OHA Sr. A|
|1967-68||40||11||29||0||146||211||22||10th OHA Sr. A|
|1968-69||39||23||15||1||184||144||47||3rd OHA Sr. A|
|1969-70||40||31||7||2||201||109||64||OHA Sr. A||Won League|
|1970-71||39||27||12||0||232||141||54||OHA Sr. A||Lost Final|
|1971-72||40||26||13||1||222||150||53||3rd OHA Sr. A|
|1972-73||44||31||13||0||214||132||62||2nd OHA Sr. A||Won League, Won Allan Cup|
|1973-74||40||29||11||0||203||126||58||2nd OHA Sr. A||Lost Final|
|1974-75||40||18||22||0||189||200||36||4th OHA Sr. A|
|1975-76||44||13||30||1||161||255||27||6th OHA Sr. A|
|1976-77||34||14||19||1||168||164||29||6th OHA Sr. A|
|1977-78||40||16||22||2||184||191||34||6th OHA Sr. A|
|1978-79||40||14||25||1||202||241||29||5th OHA Sr. A|
|1980-81||36||20||16||0||203||186||40||4th OHA Int. A|
|1981-82||36||12||22||2||161||230||26||4th OHA Int. A|
- OHA Senior A Championship: 1970, 1973
- Allan Cup: 1973
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