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Encyclopedia > Grimsby Peach Kings

The Grimsby Peach Kings are a Junior "C" team based out of Grimsby, Ontario. They play out of the Niagara Junior C Hockey League. Before joining the Niagara "C", the Kings played in the Golden Horseshoe Junior B Hockey League. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Location of Grimsby in the Niagara Region Grimsby (2001 population 21,297) is a town on Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Niagara Junior C The Niagara Junior C Hockey League is a Junior C ice hockey league in Ontario, Canada, sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association. ... Golden Horseshoe Junior B The Golden Horseshoe Junior B Hockey League is a Junior B ice hockey league in Ontario, Canada, sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association. ...

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One of the oldest hockey clubs in Ontario, the Peach Kings officially joined the Ontario Hockey Association in 1922, however the "Peach Kings" moniker had been used for local sports teams for several decades prior. The name refers to Grimsby's unique ability to cultivate peaches, a fruit that cannot be farmed without proper conditions. Grimsby's location between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment plus soil types allow for this. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... A typical OHL hockey game. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Rattlesnake Point near Milton, Ontario. ...


In the early 1920's Col. Roberts had built a large cold storage facility for fruit in the summer that had ample capacity to make ice in the winter. In turn, work began on an arena in the summer of 1921. When the arena opened in January 1922, it was one of only 8 arenas in the world and the Montreal Canadiens soon took advantage of it for their training camp. Shortly after, the professional Saskatoon Shieks (who were later sold to New York to become the Rangers) also held training camps in Grimsby, and the town became an overnight hockey hotspot. The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... NY redirects here. ...


For the 1924-25 season, sponsors got involved and began scouring Ontario for the best hockey players to play for the Peach Kings. When this squad took to the ice in the fall of 1924, they skated on the same ice as Hall of Famers Howie Morenz, Georges Vezina, and Aurel Joliat skated on for training camp with the Canadiens. With Pud Reid as their captain, they took the league title that year playing against Brantford, Niagara Falls, Welland, Port Colborne, and Dunnville. In the OHA Intermediate A playoffs, the Peach Kings eliminated Paris, Toronto, and New Hamburg on their way to the finals. They beat Kingston in a two-game series to take the OHA championship. Howard William Howie Morenz also nicknamed the Mitchell Meteor (June 21, 1902-March 8, 1937 in Mitchell, Ontario, Canada) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Georges Vézina Georges Vézina (pronounced: vA-zEE-nuh), a. ... Aurel Emile Little Giant Joliat (Ottawa, August 29, 1901 – June 2, 1986 in Ottawa) was a Canadian professional hockey left winger who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens. ... Brantford (2001 population 86,417)[1] is a city located on the Grand River in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... For other uses, see Niagara Falls (disambiguation). ... Welland may refer to: The city of Welland, Ontario, Canada The Welland Canal The Welland River in Ontario, Canada The electoral district of Welland (Ontario) The River Welland in the east of England The settlement of Welland, Worcestershire in England A suburb of Adelaide in South Australia called Welland The... Categories: Stub | Cities in Ontario | Coastal towns of Canada ... Dunnville is a community in southern Ontario of approximately 13,000, about 45 minutes from Fort Erie and Buffalo, New York. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... A small hamlet along the Hudson River is home of a popular marina and a busy Metro-North Railroad Hudson Line station. ... // There are a large number of places named Kingston: Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica, the capital United Kingdom Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England Kingston, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, England Kingston, Devon, Devon, England Kingston, Dorset, Dorset, England Kingston, East Lothian, East Lothian, Scotland Kingston, Hampshire...


In accordance with the custom of the time, the Intermediate champions would play the previous year's Allan Cup champions, the top senior amateur team in Canada. What was supposed to be a decisive victory for the famous Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds over Grimsby turned out different. With only 1000 fans watching at Toronto's Mutual St. Arena (the precursor to Maple Leaf Gardens) what was expected to a blowout, the Grimsby upstarts led 3-0 after two periods. The Greyhounds scored twice in the 3rd, but it was not enough as Grimsby held on. This marked the only time in history the Allan Cup titleholders lost to the Intermediates. The Allan Cup is the trophy awarded to the national senior (21 and over) amateur men’s hockey champions of Canada. ... The Sault Ste. ... Maple Leaf Gardens, 2006 Exterior signage as of 2006, with letters missing Maple Leaf Gardens was an indoor arena in Toronto, on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and Church Street. ...



From this heralded team, Gerry Carson went on the play for the Montreal Canadiens, Shorty Horne played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Pop McVicar, Artie Clark, and Pud Reid all played for the Chicago Cardinals of the American Association. The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ...


In 1939-40, the Peach Kings won the OHA Jr. C Final. Featuring Mush Miller and Red Mason, the Peach Kings defeated Bolton to face Markham in the provincial final. Games were held in Grimsby and the famed Maple Leaf Gardens. They brought home a second provincial championship and won the Clarence Schmalz Cup (however it was yet to be named that). Bolton is a large town in the north-west of England. ... Markham is the name of some places in the world: Markham, Ontario, Canada Markham, Illinois, United States of America There were also people of some note named Markham: Edwin Markham, poet Pigmeat Markham (real name Dewey Markham), African-American entertainer William Markham, clergyman This is a disambiguation page — a... The Clarence Schmalz Cup is the Ontario Hockey Associations Junior C ice hockey championship and championship trophy. ...


Returning to Intermediate hockey after WWII, the Peach Kings had more good years. They won their local Fruitbelt League in 1946 and 1947, but lost to Owen Sound in the OHA playoffs in 1946. In 1947, they made it to the OHA finals to play the Markham Millionaires in a best of 5 series. With the Peach Kings leading the series 2-1, the series shifted to Grimsby ice. Fans lined up all afternoon to get into the tiny arena, and eventually over 2000 packed the rink to watch a 3-3 tie after 60 minutes. The 10-minute overtime period was not sudden death like it is today, and Markham scored early. But with less than 2 minutes remaining, Grimsby rookie Barry Blanchard wound up behind his own net, carried the puck down the ice, and dropped it to Norman Warner who evened the score. Then with 39 seconds remaining, William Hutchison put the puck past the Markham goalie to win the Provincial Championship.


The Peach Kings struggled through the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's, but almost always retained a team wearing the Peach Kings sweater. Fortunes reversed however when the team was purchased in the mid-1990's and re-emerged as a Jr C team. By 2001, the team was strong claiming 1st place in the league for the 2002-03 season. In the playoffs, they dismissed Dunnville, Dundas, Norwich and the defending champions, Essex 73's on the way to the OHA Finals. Led by captain Dean Davidson and stars Matt Hodges, Kyle Hodges, Biff Fuller, Ryan Toth, and Josh Horley, the Peach Kings beat Georgina in four games to claim the Provincial "C" Championship for the first time since 1940. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Norwich (IPA: //) is a city in East Anglia, in Eastern England. ... The Essex 73s are a Junior C ice hockey team based out of Essex, Ontario, Canada. ... Georgina is quite a common name, but not just common, ohh no! Georgina is what i like to call a Fat name it means the person that owns the name Georgina is FAT! Incredibly and utterly FAT! OBESE EVEN! But although it may be hard to believe, under all that...


The following year with many of the same players, as well as new ones such as Jay Anderson, Derek Nichols and Steve Foster playing a larger role, the Peach Kings repeated by winning again, this time over Wingham in the Finals. These were the first back-to-back championships in team history. The following year, 2004-05, the Peach Kings made a run for the finals again led by Hodges, Fuller, Toth, Nichols, Anderson, and Foster with newcomers like star goalie Steve Mason, Dan Ellis, Joel Bristo, and Joel Agnew, and returnee Scott Clark, the Peach Kings played to the finals again looking to win for a third straight time. Taking a 3-2 series lead over the Essex 73's into the Grimsby arena, it looked like Grimsby would win again having not lost at home all season. However, Essex fought back, took Game 6 and won the Championship in Game 7, breaking Grimsby's hearts. There are several places in the world named Wingham: Wingham, Kent in England Wingham, New South Wales in Australia Categories: Disambiguation ...


Grimsby has claimed league titles every year since but has not matched the playoff success of the years prior. The team has 3 Clarence Schmalz Cups. The Clarence Schmalz Cup is the Ontario Hockey Associations Junior C ice hockey championship and championship trophy. ...


Season-by-Season Results

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1975-76 40 10 25 5 - 201 257 25 6th GHJHL
1976-77 32 8 18 6 - 173 220 22 4th GHJHL
1977-78 40 23 12 5 - 273 209 51 3rd GHJHL
1978-79 42 21 18 3 - 254 220 45 4th GHJHL
1979-80 44 17 22 5 - 267 274 39 6th GHJHL
1980-81 42 14 25 3 - 218 263 31 6th GHJHL
1981-82 35 10 21 4 - - - 24 6th GHJHL Lost Final
1982-83 42 11 30 1 - 223 295 23 8th GHJHL
1983-84 42 12 23 7 - 193 261 31 5th GHJHL
1984-85 42 17 19 6 - 252 280 40 5th GHJHL
1985-86 40 12 26 2 - 160 232 26 10th GHJHL
1986-87 42 14 25 3 - 206 238 31 7th GHJHL
1987-88 42 12 24 6 - 209 272 30 6th GHJHL
1988-89 42 10 28 4 - 154 234 24 7th GHJHL
1989-90 48 5 42 0 1 183 363 11 9th GHJHL
2002-03 36 30 2 3 1 176 95 64 1st NJCHL Won League, Won CSC
2003-04 36 28 5 2 1 216 77 59 1st NJCHL Won League, Won CSC
2004-05 36 28 5 3 0 202 83 59 1st NJCHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
2005-06 36 33 3 0 0 194 82 66 1st NJCHL Lost Final
2006-07 36 28 7 0 1 207 103 57 1st NJCHL Won League, Lost CSC Semi-final

The Clarence Schmalz Cup is the Ontario Hockey Associations Junior C ice hockey championship and championship trophy. ... The Clarence Schmalz Cup is the Ontario Hockey Associations Junior C ice hockey championship and championship trophy. ... The Clarence Schmalz Cup is the Ontario Hockey Associations Junior C ice hockey championship and championship trophy. ... The Clarence Schmalz Cup is the Ontario Hockey Associations Junior C ice hockey championship and championship trophy. ...

Clarence Schmalz Cup Appearances

1940: Grimsby Peach Kings defeated Markham Millionaires
2003: Grimsby Peach Kings defeated Georgina Ice 4-games-to-none
2004: Grimsby Peach Kings defeated Wingham Ironmen 4-games-to-none
2005: Essex 73's defeated Grimsby Peach Kings 4-games-to-3

The Clarence Schmalz Cup is the Ontario Hockey Associations Junior C ice hockey championship and championship trophy. ... The Georgina Ice are a Junior C team based out of Georgina, Ontario. ... The Wingham Ironmen are a Junior C team based out of Wingham, Ontario. ... The Essex 73s are a Junior C ice hockey team based out of Essex, Ontario, Canada. ...

External links

  • Peach Kings Homepage
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Former Interleague Teams: Pittsburgh Renegades | Rochester Jr. Americans | Springfield Jr. Indians


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