|Owen Sound Attack|
|City:||Owen Sound, Ontario|
|League:||Ontario Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||J.D. McArthur Arena, Bayshore Community Centre|
|Colours:||Red, gold, black, and white |
|Head Coach:||Ryan McGill|
|General Manager:||Dale DeGray|
|Affiliate(s):||Owen Sound Greys|
|1989–2000:||Owen Sound Platers|
|2000–present:||Owen Sound Attack|
History[edit | edit source]
The Owen Sound Attack were born in the late summer of the year 2000 as a community-based OHL franchise. When the Holody family decided to sell the Owen Sound Platers buyers were sought from any city.
Several local Owen Sound businesspeople realized that an out-of-town buyer would mean losing the team to relocation. The most mentioned former OHL city was Cornwall, Ontario. This local business group banded together to purchase the team. After a bidding war and a summer-long legal battle with another suitor, the team remained in Owen Sound.
The ownership group elected for a name change and came up with the more modern sounding "Owen Sound Attack". The 2004–05 season was the best regular season in the OHL history of Owen Sound. General Manager Mike Futa was recognized by the OHL for his work in building the team with the OHL Executive of the Year award. The club also played host to the OHL All-Star Classic in 2005.In 2010-11, the Attack wore the jerseys of the 1951 Allan Cup Champion Owen Sound Mercurys as a throwback third jersey.
On April 27, 2011, the Owen Sound Attack earned their first OHL Conference Championship and their first berth in the Memorial Cup tournament since relocating from Guelph with a 10-4 win over the defending champion Windsor Spitfires and a result of the Memorial Cup host team, Mississauga St. Michael's Majors winning their conference series, 4-1 over the Niagara IceDogs.
On May 15, 2011, the Attack won their first J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL Champions, also since relocating from Guelph with a 3-2 overtime win over the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors in the seventh game of the OHL finals.
As of the end of the 2013/2014 season, the Attack were one of five OHL teams to win 30 or more games in the past four seasons, joining London, Guelph, Saginaw and Oshawa.
The Owen Sound Attack is the pride of Owen Sound, often selling out their 3000 seat arena. The Attack set a new franchise attendance mark in 2011/2012 of 97,619 fans and set a new record the following year, eclipsing the 100,000 mark in 2012/2013 and again in 2013/2014. 
Coaches[edit | edit source]
List of Owen Sound Attack coaches with multiple seasons in parentheses.
Players[edit | edit source]
Andrew Brunette won the 1992–93 Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the top scorer in the OHL with 62 Goals, 100 Assists and 162 Points. He also tied for the Canadian Hockey League's scoring lead. Brunette was selected by the Washington Capitals 174th overall in the 7th round of 1993 NHL Entry Draft.
Jamie Storr was the 1993–94 OHL Goaltender of the Year. Storr was the starting goalie for back-to-back World Junior Hockey Championship Gold medals in 1993 and 1994. In the 1994 NHL Entry Draft he became what was then the highest-drafted goaltender overall in NHL history, by the Los Angeles Kings, 7th overall.
Dan Snyder, a former captain of the Owen Sound Platers, had his number 14 retired by the Owen Sound Attack in 2003. He is remembered in Owen Sound for his leadership on and off the ice. Snyder was twice voted his team's Humanitarian of the Year. Snyder died from injuries suffered in a vehicular accident in 2003 after just beginning his NHL career with the Atlanta Thrashers, and the Ontario Hockey League renamed its Humanitarian of the Year award posthumously in his honour.
NHL alumni[edit | edit source]
- Owen Sound Platers
- Owen Sound Attack
Team records[edit | edit source]
Records listed include those achieved during the years of the Owen Sound Platers, 1989-2000
|Team records for a single season|
|Most goals for||330||1992–93|
|Least goals for||200||2001–02|
|Least goals against||187||2004–05|
|Most goals against||373||1990–91|
|Individual player records for a single season|
|Most goals||Andrew Brunette||62||1992–93|
|Most assists||Andrew Brunette||100||1992–93|
|Most points||Andrew Brunette||162||1992–93|
|Most points, rookie||Marian Kacir||56||1992–93|
|Most points, defenseman||Scott Walker||91||1992–93|
|Best + / -||Nathan Charliti||+41||2012-13|
|Most penalty minutes||Theo Peckham||236||2005–06|
|Best GAA (goalie)||Jordan Binnington||2.17||2012-13|
|Most wins (goalie)||Jordan Binnington||32||2012-13|
|Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played|
Yearly results[edit | edit source]
Regular season[edit | edit source]
- 1989–2000 as Owen Sound Platers
- 2000–present as Owen Sound Attack
Legend: OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
- 1989–90 Defeated Sudbury Wolves 4 games to 3 in first round.
Lost to Niagara Falls Thunder 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.
- 1990–91 Out of playoffs.
- 1991–92 Lost to London Knights 4 games to 1 in first round.
- 1992–93 Defeated Niagara Falls Thunder 4 games to 0 in first round.
Lost to S.S. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
- 1993–94 Defeated Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
Lost to Detroit Jr. Red Wings 4 games to 0 in division semi-finals.
- 1994–95 Defeated Niagara Falls Thunder 4 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
- 1995–96 Lost to Niagara Falls Thunder 4 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
- 1996–97 Lost to Barrie Colts 4 games to 0 in division quarter-finals.
- 1997–98 Defeated Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.
- 1998–99 Defeated S.S.Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
Defeated Guelph Storm 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
Lost to London Knights 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
- 1999–00 Out of playoffs.
- 2000–01 Lost to Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2001–02 Out of playoffs.
- 2002–03 Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2003–04 Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2004–05 Defeated Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
Lost to Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
- 2005–06 Defeated Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
Lost to London Knights 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
- 2006–07 Lost to London Knights 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2007–08 Out of playoffs.
- 2008–09 Lost to Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2009-10 Out of playoffs.
- 2010–11 Defeated London Knights 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
Defeated Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
Defeated Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
Defeated Mississauga Majors 4 games to 3 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
Finished Memorial Cup round-robin in third place.
Lost to Kootenay Ice 7-3 in tie-breaking game.
- 2011–12 Lost to Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2012–13 Defeated Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
- 2013–14 Lost to Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2014–15 Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2015–16 Lost to London Knights 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
- 2016-17 Defeated Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
Defeated Saulte Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
Lost to Erie Otters 4 games to 2 in conference final.
- 2017-18 Defeated London Knights 4 games to none in conference quarter-finals
Lost to Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 3 in conference semi-finals
- 2018-19 Lost to Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals
- 2019-20 Playoffs cancelled
Uniforms and logos[edit | edit source]
- Uniform colours: Black, white, gold, and red
- Logo design: An angry bear with broken hockey stick
- Mascot: Cubby
Arena[edit | edit source]
The Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre received extensive renovations beginning in 2001. Private boxes and a restaurant were added, as well as upgrading the facility in general. The arena hosted the 2005 OHL All-Star Classic.
- Capacity = 4,300 (incl. standing)
- Ice Size = 200' x 85'
The Bayshore Community Centre is also home to the Owen Sound Greys of the Midwestern Junior B Hockey League, the Owen Sound Rams of the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League, and the Owen Sound Woodsmen of the OLA Senior B Lacrosse League.
- Bayshore Community Centre The OHL Arena & Travel Guide
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-  Unofficial Website
- www.attackhockey.com Official web site
- Ontario Hockey League Official web site
- Canadian Hockey League Official web site
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