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Strait Pirates
Strait Pirates logo.jpg
City: Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
League: Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League
Founded: 1964
Home Arena: Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre
Colors: Black, White, Maroon
Owner(s): community owned
General Manager: Dave Marston
Head Coach: Dave Marston
Franchise history
1964-1998: Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates
1998-Present: Strait Pirates

The Strait Pirates are a Canadian Junior B hockey team from Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. The Pirates play the at Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre and are a member of the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.

The Pirates are one of the longest countiously running Junior B franchise in Canada.[1]


In 1964 a group headed by Tiger Mackie got together to form a junior hockey club in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, in an attempt to create a tenant for the new Port Hawkesbury Arena, which began construction in 1963. The team was dubbed the Strait Pirates, and were excepted into the Cape Breton Junior Hockey League (CBJHL) the following year.

For the 1966-67 season the Pirates actively recruited players from across Atlantic Canada and Quebec. The increased strength of the team led to them being kicked out of the CBJHL due to other teams being unable to compete.[2]

In 1992 the Northcumberland Junior B Hockey League folded and the Pirates joined the Mainland Junior B Hockey League, who subsequently changed their name to the Nova Scotia Junior B Hockey League (NSJHL).[3]

In 1998 the Pirates officially shortened their name from the Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates to just simply the Strait Pirates.

In the spring of 2017, the team became community owned with fans being able to buy shares of the team for $100 for adults and $50 for students.  This includes voting rights at the team's annual general meeting.

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Yearly results[]

Season GP W L T/OL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2015-16 34 17 15 2 - - 49 3rd of 5 Sid Rowe
6th of 11 NSJHL
Lost Div Semifinal, 2-4 (Scotians)
2016-17 34 14 19 1 109 166 36 4th of 5 Sid Rowe
9th of 11 NSJHL
Lost Div Semifinal, 0-4 (Miners)
2017-18 34 14 16 4 145 143 32 4th of 5 Sid Rowe
10th of 11 NSJHL
Lost Div Semifinal, 0-4 (Miners)
2018-19 32 29 2 1 183 68 59 1st of 6 Sid Rowe
1st of 12 NSJHL
Won Div Semifinal, 4-3 (Bulldogs)
Won Div Final, 4-0 (Miners)
Lost League final 2-4 (Blazers)
2019-20 32 19 9 4 154 111 42 3rd of 6 Sid Rowe
5th of 12 NSJHL
Lost Div Semifinal 2-4 (Miners)
2020-21 11 5 5 1 57 65 11 N/A Lost Div. Semifinal 0-4 (Miners)


  1. Team History. Retrieved on 2015-09-30.
  2. Team History. Retrieved on 2015-09-30.
  3. League History. Retrieved on 2015-09-30.