|League:||Provincial Junior Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||North Huron Wescast Community Complex|
|Colors:||Blue, Yellow, and White|
|Head Coach:||Cory Hamilton|
|General Manager:||Robert Harrison|
The Wingham Ironmen are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Wingham, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Provincial Junior Hockey League after having played in the Western Junior C Hockey League.
History[edit | edit source]
In 1980, the league changed its name to the Grey-Bruce Junior C Hockey League to reflect the centralization of the league in Grey-Bruce counties region. In 1988, the league allowed the Mount Forest Patriots to join the league. A year later the league was renamed the Western Ontario Junior C Hockey League.
In 2003-04, the Ironmen won the Western league title and went on to compete in the All-Ontario Clarence Schmalz Cup Final. Their competition was the Niagara Junior C Hockey League's Grimsby Peach Kings who swept the Ironmen to win the provincial title.
The 2004-05 season saw the Ironmen take first place in the league. In the league semi-final, the played against the fourth seeded Goderich Sailors and defeated them 4-games-to-none. In the league final, the Ironmen drew their most common foe, the Kincardine Bulldogs. In a hard fought battle, the Ironmen found themselves down 3-games-to-2 to the Bulldogs. In Game 6, the Ironmen came to play and defeating the Bulldogs 5-1. The decisive Game 7 ended with a 4-2 victory for Wingham. As Western league champions, the Ironmen found themselves competing for the Schmalz Cup again. In the provincial quarter-final, the Ironmen drew the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League's Erin Shamrocks. The Ironmen defeated them 4-games-to-2. In the semi-finals, the Ironmen drew the challenging Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League's Essex 73's. The 73's were too much for the Ironmen to handle and they swept Wingham 4-games-to-none.
In 2005-06, the Ironmen finished in first place again. They received a bye to the league semi-final. In the semi-final, the Ironmen were up against the Walkerton Hawks, whom they swept 4-games-to-none. In the league final, the Ironmen mixed it up with the Kincardine Bulldogs but were eliminated 4-games-to-1.
The 2006-07 regular season ended with the Ironmen in second place. They again had a bye to the league semi-final. In the semi-final, the Ironmen ran into a surging, red-hot Walkerton Hawks squad who defeated the Ironmen. The third seeded Hawks beat the Ironmen 4-games-to-none.
Season-by-Season Standings[edit | edit source]
|1979-80||29||17||10||2||-||172||117||36||4th CJCHL West|
|1989-90||Did Not Participate|
|2003-04||34||25||5||4||0||177||99||54||1st WJCHL||Won League, Lost CSC Final|
|2004-05||40||30||4||4||2||193||101||66||1st WJCHL||Won League, Lost CSC Semi-final|
|2005-06||40||32||5||2||1||237||97||67||1st WJCHL||Lost Final|
|2006-07||40||29||8||0||3||204||135||61||2nd WJCHL||Lost Semi-final|
|2009-10||36||16||14||-||6||105||126||38||5th WJCHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2010-11||36||26||9||-||1||196||148||53||2nd WJCHL||Lost Semi-final|
|2012-13||36||22||14||-||0||194||142||44||4th WJCHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2013-14||35||26||6||-||3||184||125||55||1st WJCHL||Won League|
Lost CSC Semi-final
|2014-15||36||29||7||0||-||171||94||58||1st WJCHL||Quarters-final - bye -|
Won, Semi - 4-2 (Bulldogs)
Lost, League Final - 3-4(W Hawks)
|2015-16||36||16||19||1||-||130||128||33||5th of 7 WJCHL||Lost Quarters-final - 2-4 -(M Hawks)|
|2016-17||36||11||22||3||-||87||140||25||6th of 7
|Lost Div Quarters - 0-4 -(Patriots)|
|2017-18||40||22||14||1||3||158||150||48||5th of 7
|Won Div Quarters, 4-0 (M Hawks)|
Lost Div Semifinal, 0-4 (Patriots)
|2018-19||42||31||8||2||1||202||119||65||2nd of 7
|Won Div Quarters, 4-0 (Flyers)|
Won Div Semifinal, 4-1 (Bulldogs)
Lost Div Final, 2-4 (Patriots)
|2019-20||42||28||9||0||3||171||107||61||2nd of 7
Pollock Div. PJHL
|Division Final cancelled with series tied 1 game each|
|2020-21||Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic|
(*) The 1999-00 Season was altered drastically due to the folding of the Lakeshore Pirates. As a disproportionate amount of games had been played by each team against Lakeshore, all history of these games were erased.
Clarence Schmalz Cup Appearances[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Wingham Ironmen
- Western C Teams | Western Junior C Hockey League | Junior C | Leagues | Ontario Hockey Association
- Wingham Ironmen | Western C Teams | Western Junior C Hockey League | Junior C | Leagues | Ontario Hockey Association
- Owen Sound Sun Times Sports section, February 1976
- Ontario Hockey Association 2006-2007 Constitution, Regulations and Rules of Competition by The Ontario Hockey Association (2006)
- Home | Ontario Hockey Association
- Owen Sound Sun Times Sports Section, November 1999.
- Owen Sound Sun Times Sports Section final standings
- London Free Press Sports Section final standings
- Mount Forest Confederate Sports Section final standings
- Owen Sound Sun Times Sports Section for Goal totals
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