|Parry Sound Islanders|
|City:||Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada|
|League:||Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Bobby Orr Community Centre|
|Colors:||Black, orange, and teal|
|Owner(s):||Andy Palfrey; Mike Kolarik|
|General Manager:||Brandon Contratto|
|Head Coach:||Ken Thomas (2015-16)|
|2014-Present:||Parry Sound Islanders|
History[edit | edit source]
Ville-Marie first attempted to join the Ontario junior hockey ranks in 2007, making offers to both the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League to form an expansion team. The GMHL turned down the offer due to their acceptance of a Temiscaming franchise that would have been compromised with a team in such proximity. The NOJHL looked like they were going to accept the team, but the deal fell through late summer. The NOJHL claimed that the Ville-Marie franchise would probably join them in 2008.
In the summer of 2008, the NOJHL made no mention of their interest in a Ville-Marie franchise, but courted the already established Temiscaming Royals GMHL club. Temiscaming took the bait and the Town of Ville-Marie reapplied for GMHL membership. On June 23, 2008, the GMHL officially announced the expansion of the Ville-Marie Dragons for the 2008-09 season.
Ville-Marie played their first ever game on September 12, 2008 at home against the Nipissing Alouettes. The Alouettes, who were entering their third season in the GMHL, put the boots to the expansion club 17-4. On October 16, 2008, the Dragons won their first game defeating the Oro-Medonte 77's by a score of 4-3 at home.
On January 16, 2009, the Oro-Medonte 77's posted on their website that the upcoming game between the 77's and the Dragons had been cancelled as the Dragons had folded for the season. This marks the first time that a GMHL team has folded mid-season.
On April 8, 2009, it was announced that the team had been moved to Powassan, Ontario.
On September 11, 2009, the Dragons played their first game in Powassan, a 6-3 victory over the Minden Riverkings.
In December 2009, Dragons goalie Martijn Oosterwijk played as the starting goaltender for the Netherlands in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division II Pool B. He finished with a 4-1 record, leading his team to second place in their tournament and within inches of promotion to Division I.
In the Summer of 2014, the Ontario Hockey League's North Bay Battalion elected to place a farm team, the Powassan Voodoos in Powassan. The ownership of the Eagles chose to relocate and moved to Parry Sound.
Season-by-Season Standings[edit | edit source]
|2009-10||42||8||32||-||2||139||271||18||11th GMHL||Lost Qualifier|
|2010-11||42||15||24||-||3||195||274||33||10th GMHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2011-12||Did Not Participate|
|2012-13||42||25||13||2||2||194||171||54||5th GMHL||Lost Division Semi-final|
|2013-14||42||14||27||-||1||155||253||29||15th GMHL||Lost Division Quarter-final|
|Parry Sound Islanders|
|2014-15||42||16||24||-||2||175||258||34||3rd of 10 Nor Div
14th of 22 GMHL
|Lost Div. Semi-final, 0-3 (Huskies)|
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
- 2010 Lost Last Minute Qualifier
- Algoma Avalanche defeated Powassan Dragons 6-2 in the Last Minute Qualifier
- 2011 Lost Quarter-final
- Powassan Dragons defeated Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks 2-games-to-1 in qualifier
- Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Powassan Dragons 3-games-to-none in quarter-final
- 2013 Lost Division Semi-final
- Powassan Eagles defeated Rama Aces 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final
- Temiscaming Titans defeated Powassan Eagles 3-games-to-none in division semi-final
- 2014 Lost Division Quarter-final
- Temiscaming Titans defeated Powassan Eagles 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final
Head coaches[edit | edit source]
Team captains[edit | edit source]
Team records[edit | edit source]
|Franchise record||Name of player||Statistic||Year(s)|
|Most goals in a season||James Steele||24||2012-2013|
|Most assists in a season||Denis Klecka||35||2012-2013|
|Most points in a season||Denis Klecka||50||2012-2013|
|Most points in a season, defenceman||Janek Krikava||24||2012-2013|
|Most penalty minutes in a season||Anthony Trozzo||138||2012-2013|
|Most playoff games played||James Steele||6||2012-2013|
|Most goaltender wins in a season||Petr Heinisch||12||2012-2013|
|Most shutouts in a season||-||-|
|Lowest G.A.A. in a season||Petr Heinisch||3.58||2012-2013|
|Best save percentage in a season||Petr Heinisch||.898||2012-2013|
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