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Encyclopedia > Hamilton Steelhawks
Hamilton Steelhawks
City Hamilton, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey League
Founded 1984-1985

The Hamilton Steelhawks were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League from 1984 to 1988. The team was based in Hamilton, Ontario. Image File history File links Hamilton_steelhawks. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Area: 1,117. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Area: 1,117. ...


Franchise Identities:

Contents

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History

The Brantford Alexanders were relocated in 1984 becoming the Hamilton Steelhawks. The franchise which started in Hamilton in 1953, twice left Hamilton for lack of an adequate arean returned after the opening of Copps Coliseum. However team did not draw attendance well, played for four seasons then moved to Niagara Falls, Ontario to play as the Thunder. Copps Coliseum Copps Coliseum is a sports and entertainment arena with a capacity of 17500 in Hamilton, Ontario. ... Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region Niagara Falls, Ontario (2001 population 78,815) is a city located on the Niagara River, in the Golden Horseshoe region. ...


The Steelhawks name was chosen to reflect the steel industry in Hamilton. The modernized was hoped to catch on with a young fan base as well. The team enjoyed 3 successfull play off runs, although falling short of a trip to the league finals. The old steel cable of a colliery winding tower Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ...


Notable alumni are NHL stars Shayne Corson, Keith Primeau and NHL tough guy Bob Probert. Wayne Gretzky's younger brother Keith Gretzky also played for the Steelhawks, and was the co-winner 1986-87 William Hanley Trophy as the OHA's Most Sportsmanlike Player. Wayne Gretzky playing for the Edmonton Oilers in 1984 This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Keith Gretzky (born February 16, 1967 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada) is one of the brothers of famous ice hockey player, Wayne Gretzky. ... The William Hanley Trophy is awarded to the OHLs Most Sportsmanlike Player. ...


Coaches

  • 1984-85 - Dave Draper, B. LaForge
  • 1985-86 - Bill LaForge
  • 1986-87 - Bill LaForge
  • 1987-88 - Bill LaForge

NHL Alumni

  • Roger Belanger
  • Shayne Corson
  • Troy Crowder
  • Brad Dalgarno
  • Stan Drulia
  • John English
  • Mike Hudson
  • Jeff Jackson
  • Jason Lafreniere
  • Paul Laus
  • Jamie Leach
  • Shawn McCosh
  • Ken McRae

Shayne Corson at the 1998 Winter Olympics. ... Keith Primeau was born on the 24th of November, 1971, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Bob Probert (born June 5, 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... This is a list of ice hockey players who have only played one game in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1917-18 to 1999-00. ... Michael Anthony Rosati (born January 7, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian-born Italian professional ice hockey player. ... This is a list of ice hockey players who have only played one game in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1917-18 to 1999-00. ... Jason York (Born May 20, 1970, in Nepean, Ontario, Canada), is a professional ice hockey player. ...

Yearly Results

Regular Season

 Season GP W L T Pts Pct GF GA Standing 1984-85 66 29 35 2 60 0.455 313 296 4th Emms 1985-86 66 26 36 4 56 0.424 268 306 7th Emms 1986-87 66 39 24 3 81 0.614 321 258 2nd Emms 1987-88 66 35 28 3 73 0.553 327 291 3rd Emms 

Playoffs

  • 1984-85 Defeated North Bay Centennials 9 points to 7 in first round.
    Defeated London Knights 6 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to S.S. Marie Greyhounds 9 points to 1 in semi-finals.
  • 1985-86 Out of playoffs.
  • 1986-87 Defeated Guelph Platers 4 gams to 1 in first round.
    Lost to Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1987-88 Defeated North Bay Centennials 4 games to 0 in first round.
    Defeated London Knights 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.

Arena

The Hamilton Steelhawks played home games at Copps Coliseum from 1984 to 1988. The annual OHL / QMJHL All-Star game was played here in 1988. The coliseum's upper bowl curtain was closed for home games. Copps Coliseum Copps Coliseum is a sports and entertainment arena with a capacity of 17500 in Hamilton, Ontario. ...

  • Copps Coliseum - The OHL Arena & Travel Guide --->
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Metro Junior A teams:
Brampton 7ups | Knob Hill Farms | Neil McNeil Maroons | Unionville Seaforths | Whitby Dunlops
CHL: | Memorial Cup | OHL | QMJHL | WHL

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The Erie Otters are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League.
They were formerly known as the Niagara Falls Thunder before they moved to Erie in 1996.
Former names also include the Hamilton Steelhawks, Brantford Alexanders, Hamilton Fincups and the St. Catharines Fincups.
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