|Provincial Junior Hockey League|
|Head Coach||Ted Archer|
|General Manager||Dennis Meston|
|Arena||Greenwood Recreation Centre|
|Team Colors||Blue, Red, and White|
The Petrolia Flyers are a Junior "C" team based out of Petrolia, Ontario. They play out of the Provincial Junior Hockey League after playing in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League as the Alvinston Flyers until 2016.
History[edit | edit source]
The Flyers were founded in 1988 as members of the Western Junior D Hockey League. The Flyers only managed two wins during the 1988-89 season and six in the 1989-90 season. In 1992-93, the Flyers finally showed some promise in the (then) OHA Junior Development League with a record of 22-15-1-0. Unfortunately for the Flyers, the OHAJDL had swelled up to 18 teams by then and despite a good record, with so many teams, the Flyers only managed to place sixth. After six seasons with the WJDHL/OHAJDL, the Flyers were promoted to the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League.
From the year the Flyers join, 1994-95, until the 2012-13 season, the Flyers have finished as high as second place in the league standings (2003-04, 25-13-1-1), but have yet to have any real success in the league playoffs. From the 2007 playoffs until the 2013 playoffs, the Flyers have bailed out of the quarter-finals six times and did not qualify in 2009.
In February 2016, Flyers management submitted a proposal to relocate the team to Petrolia starting next season. The proposal was accepted and the team moved to Petrolia. During the summer of 2016 the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League was amalgamated into the Provincial Junior Hockey League.
Season-by-season record[edit | edit source]
|1993-94||40||13||26||1||-||146||207||27||15th OHAJDL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2005-06||40||17||19||3||1||148||157||38||7th GLJHL||Lost Semi-final|
|2006-07||40||13||23||2||2||144||195||30||7th GLJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2007-08||40||16||18||1||5||119||152||38||4th GLJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2009-10||40||12||27||-||1||156||262||25||8th GLJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2010-11||40||16||21||-||3||149||171||35||6th GLJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2011-12||40||19||17||-||4||167||169||42||6th GLJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2012-13||40||20||17||1||2||153||146||43||6th GLJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2013-14||40||22||17||-||1||169||157||45||5th GLJHL||Lost Quarter-final - 3-4 - (Wheatley)|
|2014-15||40||19||17||-||4||142||145||42||5th GLJHL||Lost Quarter-final - 2-4 - (Blenheim)|
|2015-16||40||12||22||1||5||136||196||30||8th GLJHL||Lost Quarters - 0-4 - (Essex)|
|2016-17||40||7||33||0||-||108||212||14||8th Stobbs||Lost Div. Quarters - 0-4 - (Lakeshore)|
|2017-18||40||19||18||0||3||147||140||41||6th Stobbs||Lost Div. Quarters - 0-4 - (Essex)|
|2018-19||40||10||25||0||5||92||168||25||8th Stobbs||Lost Div. Quarters - 0-4 - (Essex)|
|2019-20||40||14||22||1||3||95||146||32||6th Stobbs||Lost Div Quarters - 3-4 (Amherstburg)|
|2020-21||Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic|