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Encyclopedia > Belleville Bulls
Belleville Bulls
City: Belleville, Ontario
League: Ontario Hockey League
Conference: Eastern
Division: East
Founded: February 2, 1981
Home Arena: Belleville Yardmen Arena
Colours: Black, Red, Gold & White
Head Coach: George Burnett
General Manager: George Burnett
 Belleville Bulls in action at home versus Oshawa Generals.
Belleville Bulls in action at home versus Oshawa Generals.

The Belleville Bulls are a junior ice hockey team, found in 1981 based in Belleville, ON, Canada. The teams plays in the Eastern Division of the Eastern Conference of the Ontario Hockey League.
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Team History

The Belleville Bulls started in 1979 as a Junior Tier II team in the OHA. In their second season in 1980-1981, the Bulls won the Tier II title, defeating the Guelph Platers in the league finals. The Bulls then competed in the national championhip for the Manitoba Centennial Trophy hosted in Halifax, Nova Scotia losing in the finals to the Prince Albert Raiders. The Owen Sound Attack is a junior ice hockey team based in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. ... The Royal Bank Cup is an annual ice hockey tournament held to determine the Canadian Junior A champion. ... The Prince Albert Raiders play out of East Division in the Eastern Conference of the Western Hockey League and have been in the league since the 1982-83 season. ...


On February 2nd, 1981 the OHL granted an expansion franchise to the city of Belleville and the ownership group of Dr. Robert L. Vaughan & Bob Dolan. Dr. Robert L. Vaughan remained an owner/co-owner of the team for over 20 years until he sold the team in 2004 to Gord Simmonds. Dr. Vaughan was awarded the Bill Long award in 1993 for distinguished service to the OHL.


In 1983 Belleville hosted the OHL All-Star Game, known then as the OHL Chrysler Cup.


The Bulls reached the OHL finals in 1986 versus familiar foe from their Tier II days, the Guelph Platers. The Platers won the series in 6 games. In 1995 and 1996 the Bulls lost in the semi-finals the Guelph Storm. The Owen Sound Attack is a junior ice hockey team based in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. ... The Guelph Storm is an OHL team based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. ...


The 1999 season would be one for the memories when the Belleville Bulls would win it all. The Bulls defeated the London Knights 9-2 in game seven of the OHL championship series at the Yardmen Arena to win their first J. Ross Robertson Cup. The J. Ross Robertson Cup is hockey trophy awarded annually to the winner of Ontario Hockey League Championship Series. ...


The Bulls competed in the 1999 Memorial Cup, hosted in Ottawa versus the Calgary Hitmen, Acadie-Bathurst Titan & Ottawa 67's. Belleville finished 3rd, losing to Ottawa 4-2 in the semi-final. The 1999 Memorial Cup occurred May 15-23 at the Ottawa Civic Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. ... Playoff game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes The Calgary Hitmen are a junior ice hockey team in the Eastern Conference (Central Division) of the Western Hockey League in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Acadie-Bathurst Titan are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Ottawa 67’s are a junior ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Canada. ...


In the 2005-2006 season the Belleville Bulls celebrated their 25th anniversary in the OHL. The team also hosted the annual OHL All-Star game for the second time, on February 1st, 2006.


OHL Team Honours

 Belleville Bulls1999 OHL Champions
Belleville Bulls
1999 OHL Champions

Leyden Trophy East Division Regular Season Champions Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (900x476, 296 KB) Summary press release photo Licensing Copyright owned by the Ontario Hockey League. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (900x476, 296 KB) Summary press release photo Licensing Copyright owned by the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Leyden Trophy was first presented in 1975-76 to the winners of the Ontario Hockey Leagues Leyden Division. ...

  • 2000-2001
  • 2001-2002

Bobby Orr Trophy Eastern Conference Champions The Bobby Orr Trophy is the championship trophy of the Eastern Conference of the Ontario Hockey League, named in honour of Bobby Orr. ...

  • 1998-1999

J. Ross Robertson Cup Championships: 1999 The J. Ross Robertson Cup is hockey trophy awarded annually to the winner of Ontario Hockey League Championship Series. ...

  • 1985-1986 - Lost to Guelph Platers in OHL Final
  • 1998-1999 - OHL Champions vs. London Knights

Memorial Cup Appearances: 1 The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ...

  • 1999 OHL representative in Ottawa, ON

Coaches

Larry Mavety has coached the Belleville Bulls for 14 seasons. He is second only to Brian Kilrea for amount of time coached with an OHL team. Brian Blair Kilrea (born October 21, 1934 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a legendary ice hockey head coach, general manger and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...


Lou Crawford was groomed by Mavety to replace him behind the Bulls bench. Lou Crawford is the brother of NHL Coach Marc Crawford. Their father, Floyd Crawford, was team captain of the 1959 World Champion Belleville McFarlands. Marc Crawford (b. ...


Former coaches Lou Crawford and Shawn Mackenzie both had brief NHL careers. George Burnett briefly coached with the Edmonton Oilers. James Boyd is the only former Bulls player to later coach the Belleville team.


List of Coaches
(Multiple years in parentheses)

  • 1981-1988 Larry Mavety (14)
  • 1988-1990 Danny Flynn (2)
  • 1990 Playoffs Shawn Mackenzie
  • 1990-1997 Larry Mavety (14)
  • 1997-2000 Lou Crawford (3)
  • 2000-2003 Jim Hulton (3)
  • 2003-2004 James Boyd
  • 2004-2006 George Burnett (2)

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Players

Award winners

CHL Humanitarian of the Year Award The CHL Humanitarian Player of the Year Award is given out annually to the Canadian Hockey League player judged to have made the most notable contribution to his community in a humanitarian sense. ...

  • 1995-1996 Craig Mills

Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy
OHL Top Point Scorer. The Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy was donated by the Toronto Marlboro Athletic Club in memory of Edward Powers. ...

  • 1984-1985 Dave MacLean
  • 2000-2001 Kyle Wellwood
  • 2001-2002 Nathan Robinson

Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy
OHL Top Scoring Right Winger. Kyle Wellwood Kyle Wellwood (b. ... The Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy is named in honor of Jim Mahon (February 1952, in Maidstone, Ontario – 1971). ...

  • 1984-1985 Dave MacLean
  • 1991-1992 Darren McCarty
  • 2000-2001 Branko Radivojevič
  • 2001-2002 Mike Renzi

OHL Goaltender of the Year
Voted best goaltender in the OHL. Darren McCarty is a Canadian-born ice hockey player for the NHLs Calgary Flames. ... Branko Radivojevič (born 24 November 1980 in Piešťany, Slovakia) is a Slovakian (Serb by Origin) ice hockey forward. ... The OHL Goaltender of the Year Award is given to the best goaltender in the Ontario Hockey League, as voted on by OHL coaches and general managers. ...

  • 1989-1990 Jeff Fife

F.W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy
Best rookie goals against average. The F.W. Dinty Moore Trophy is awarded annually to the first year goaltender with the best goals against average in the Ontario Hockey League during the regular season. ...

  • 1982-1983 Dan Burrows
  • 1985-1986 Paul Henriques

Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy
Humanitarian of the year. The Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to the player of the Ontario Hockey League that is the most humanitarian. ...

  • 1995-1996 Craig Mills
  • 2001-2002 David Silverstone
  • 2002-2003 Michael Mole

William Hanley Trophy
Most sportsmanlike player. The William Hanley Trophy is awarded to the OHLs Most Sportsmanlike Player. ...

  • 1985-1986 Jason Lafreniere
  • 2002-2003 Kyle Wellwood

Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy
Overage player of the year. The Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to the best overage player in the Ontario Hockey League. ...

  • 1984-1985 Dunc MacIntyre
  • 1998-1999 Ryan Ready
  • 2000-2001 Randy Rowe

Bobby Smith Trophy
Scholastic player of the year. The Bobby Smith Trophy is awarded annually to the OHL Scholastic Player of the Year who best combines high standards of play and academic excellence. ...

  • 1984-1985 Craig Billington

Jack Ferguson Award
First overall draft pick. The Jack Ferguson Award is awarded each year to the top draft pick in the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection Draft. ...

  • 1981 Dan Quinn
  • 2004 John Hughes

Retired numbers

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NHL Alumni

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Yearly Results

Regular Season

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, Pct = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against


Playoffs

  • 1981-1982 Out of playoffs.
  • 1982-1983 Lost to Oshawa Generals 7 points to 1 in first round.
  • 1983-1984 Lost to Oshawa Generals 6 points to 0 in first round.
  • 1984-1985 Defeated Oshawa Generals 8 points to 2 in first round.
    Defeated Cornwall Royals 6 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Peterborough Petes 9 points to 1 in semi-finals.
  • 1985-1986 Defeated Cornwall Royals 9 points to 3 in first round.
    Tied for first in round robin with Peterborough Petes versus Kingston Canadians.
    Defeated Peterborough Petes 9 points to 7 in semi-finals.
    Lost to Guelph Platers 8 poins to 4 in finals.
  • 1986-1987 Lost to Kingston Canadians 4 games to 2 in first round.
  • 1987-1988 Lost to Cornwall Royals 4 games to 2 in first round.
  • 1988-1989 Lost to Peterborough Petes 4 games to 1 in first round.
  • 1989-1990 Defeated Kingston Frontenacs 4 games to 3 in first round.
    Lost to Peterborough Petes 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1990-1991 Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in first round.
  • 1991-1992 Lost to North Bay Centennials 4 games to 1 in first round.
  • 1992-1993 Lost to Oshawa Generals 4 games to 3 in first round.
  • 1993-1994 Defeated Kingston Frontenacs 4 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
    Lost to North Bay Centennials 4 games to 2 in division semi-finals.
  • 1994-1995 Defeated North Bay Centennials 4 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
    Defeated Kingston Frontenacs 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.
  • 1995-1996 Defeated Oshawa Generals 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
  • 1996-1997 Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1997-1998 Defeated Peterborough Petes 4 games to 0 in division quarter-finals.
    Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1998-1999 Defeated Sudbury Wolves 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals.
    Defeated Oshawa Generals 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
    Defeated London Knights 4 games to 3 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS.
    Finished 3rd in Memorial Cup series.
  • 1999-2000 Defeated Peterborough Petes 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
    Lost to Barrie Colts 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
  • 2000-2001 Defeated Kingston Frontenacs 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
  • 2001-2002 Defeated Oshawa Generals 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to Barrie Colts 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
  • 2002-2003 Lost to St. Michael's Majors 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2003-2004 Out of playoffs.
  • 2004-2005 Lost to Peterborough Petes 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2005-2006 Lost to Brampton Battalion 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.

Team Uniforms & Logos

1999 to present:
  • Uniform Colours: Black, Red, Gold, White
  • Logo Design: An angry bull with a hockey stick
1982 to 1998:
  • Uniform Colours: Black, Red, Gold, White
  • Logo Design: A standing red and orange bull

Bulls Uniforms Image File history File links Belleville_bulls_old_logo. ...


Arena

The team has played all homes games at the Belleville Yardmen Arena (capacity 3,257) for the existence of the franchise. The Bulls also share the facility with the Belleville McFarlands, an OHA Senior team. The Belleville Yardman Arena is a 3,750-seat multi-purpose arena in Belleville, Ontario Canada. ...

Capacity = 3,257
Ice Size = 199.5' x 99.5'

External link

Season GP W L T OTL PTS PCT GF GA Standing
1981-82 68 24 42 2 - 50 0.368 280 326 7th Leyden
1982-83 70 34 36 0 - 68 0.486 342 332 6th Leyden
1983-84 70 33 37 0 - 66 0.471 319 304 5th Leyden
1984-85 66 42 24 0 - 84 0.636 390 278 2nd Leyden
1985-86 66 37 27 2 - 76 0.576 305 268 2nd Leyden
1986-87 66 26 39 1 - 53 0.402 292 347 5th Leyden
1987-88 66 32 30 4 - 68 0.515 297 275 4th Leyden
1988-89 66 27 35 4 - 58 0.439 292 322 6th Leyden
1989-90 66 36 26 4 - 76 0.576 301 247 5th Leyden
1990-91 66 38 21 7 - 83 0.629 324 280 3rd Leyden
1991-92 66 27 27 12 - 66 0.500 314 293 6th Leyden
1992-93 66 21 34 11 - 53 0.402 280 315 6th Leyden
1993-94 66 32 28 6 - 70 0.530 303 264 4th Leyden
1994-95 66 32 31 3 - 67 0.508 295 287 4th East
1995-96 66 35 26 5 - 75 0.568 300 250 3rd East
1996-97 66 22 37 7 - 51 0.386 235 278 5th East
1997-98 66 41 22 3 - 85 0.644 315 239 2nd East
1998-99 68 39 22 7 - 85 0.625 334 246 2nd East
1999-00 68 44 22 2 - 90 0.662 319 227 2nd East
2000-01 68 37 23 5 3 82 0.581 275 224 1st East
2001-02 68 39 23 4 2 84 0.603 279 218 1st East
2002-03 68 33 27 6 2 74 0.529 195 200 3rd East
2003-04 68 15 44 8 1 39 0.279 172 279 5th East
2004-05 68 29 29 6 4 68 0.471 176 208 3rd East
2005-6 68 32 28 5 3 72 0.529 202 225 3rd East
Ontario Hockey League
Current Teams : Barrie Colts | Belleville Bulls | Brampton Battalion | Erie Otters | Guelph Storm | Kingston Frontenacs | Kitchener Rangers | London Knights | Mississauga IceDogs | Oshawa Generals | Ottawa 67's | Owen Sound Attack | Peterborough Petes | Plymouth Whalers | Saginaw Spirit | Sarnia Sting | Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds | Sudbury Wolves | Toronto St. Michael's Majors | Windsor Spitfires
CHL: | Memorial Cup | OHL | QMJHL | WHL

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The OHL Arena & Travel Guide - Yardmen Arena, Belleville Bulls (2296 words)
Belleville's arena, the Yardmen Arena, is located on the east side of the city near the residential area.
The new owners of the Bulls have pledged to keep the Bulls in Belleville for the immediate future, however it is not clear whether the team can stay in Belleville when the Yardmen is the smallest OHL building (excluding St. Mike's).
Belleville is known as Belle-Vegas to the locals and is probably viewed as a sort of a dead town.
Belleville Bulls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1068 words)
The Belleville Bulls are a junior ice hockey team, found in 1981 based in Belleville, ON, Canada.
In their second season in 1980-1981, the Bulls won the Tier II title, defeating the Guelph Platers in the league finals.
The Bulls then competed in the national championhip for the Manitoba Centennial Trophy hosted in Halifax, Nova Scotia losing in the finals to the Prince Albert Raiders.
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