|Toronto Lakeshore Patriots|
|City:||Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada|
|League:||Ontario Junior Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||MasterCard Centre|
|Colors:||Blue, Gold, and White|
|General Manager:||Bernie Angelow|
|Head Coach:||Mike Tarantino|
|2008-2009:||Upper Canada HC|
|2009-2011:||Upper Canada Patriots|
|2011-Present:||Toronto Lakeshore Patriots|
In 1996, the Quinte Hawks of Deseronto, Ontario were granted expansion into the Metro Junior A Hockey League. David Frost was brought in to coach the team. Frost faced criminal charges in 2008 for his conduct for his time with the team, but was acquitted. Frost brought with him Mike Jefferson and Sheldon Keefe. Although both would play in the National Hockey League, Jefferson (later changed to Danton) would become famous for a mysterious murder-for-hire plot that targeted Frost and landed him in prison.
In 1998, the Metro Junior A Hockey League folded and merged with the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League. The Hawks moved into the OPJHL but were relocated to Bancroft, Ontario. In nine seasons, the Bancroft Hawks would never celebrate a winning season.
Upper Canada (2008-Present)
In the summer of 2008, a group of Toronto-based businessmen bought the rights to the Bancroft franchise and renamed the team the Upper Canada Hockey Club and moved the team to North York. The club has a working relationship with the Upper Canada College but is not directly affiliated. Despite owning the franchise that used to be the Hawks, no member of the UCHC was involved with the manifestations of the franchise in either Deseronto or Bancroft.
The Upper Canada Hockey Club's first game was an 8-5 loss to the Seguin Bruins on September 6, 2008. The team's first win was at home against the Villanova Knights, 5-4 on September 14, 2008. In 2009, the team changed their name to the Patriots and moved to Etobicoke. Two seasons later they became the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots.
|1996-97||50||34||13||3||-||280||143||71||5th Metro A|
|1997-98||49||23||24||2||-||213||222||48||8th Metro A|
|2005-06||49||11||35||1||2||144||282||25||9th OPJHL-E||Lost Conf. QF|
|2007-08||Did Not Participate|
|2010-11||50||28||20||-||2||179||184||58||4th OJHL-S||Lost Round of 16|
- 1997 Lost Semi-final
- Quinte Hawks defeated Wellington Dukes 4-games-to-1
- Third in round robin quarter-final (4-2)
- Aurora Tigers defeated Quinte Hawks 4-games-to-2
- 1998 Lost Quarter-final
- Wexford Raiders defeated Quinte Hawks 3-games-to-none
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