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Encyclopedia > Sarnia Sting
Sarnia Sting
City: Sarnia, Ontario
League: Ontario Hockey League
Conference: Western
Division: West
Founded: 1994-1995
Home Arena: Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre
Colours: Black, White & Gold
Head Coach: Dave MacQueen
General Manager: Alan Millar
Affiliate(s): Sarnia Blast
Franchise history
1969-1992: Cornwall Royals
1992-1994: Newmarket Royals
1994-Present: Sarnia Sting

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History

The franchise was granted in 1969 as one of the inaugural teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. At the time, the team was located in Cornwall, Ontario and were known as the Cornwall Royals. During the team's tenure in the QMJHL the Royals won the Memorial Cup in 1972, 1980, and in 1981. Year 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... Cornwall. ... The Sarnia Sting are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ...


For the 1981 - 1982 season, the team transferred to the Ontario Hockey League. In 1992, the franchise moved again to Newmarket, Ontario to play as the Newmarket Royals. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map showing Newmarkets location in York Region Newmarket is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Sarnia Sting are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ...


In 1994, the team was bought by the Ciccarelli brothers and moved to Sarnia, Ontario. Robert Ciccarelli is team's current president and governor. In 1999-2000 he was voted OHL Executive of the Year. Dino Ciccarelli (born on 8 February 1960 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) was a professional hockey player. ... The OHL Executive of the Year Award is given to the top executive in the Ontario Hockey League. ...


The move of the OHL franchise also forced the Junior "B" Sarnia Bees to change their name to the Steeplejacks. The Sarnia Blast are a Junior B team based out of Sarnia, Ontario. ...


Championships

The Sarnia Sting are in quest of their first J. Ross Robertson Cup and first Memorial Cup. In 1996-1997 was the closest the team came to the OHL Championship, but lost in the quarter-finals to Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 3. The lone title so far, was in 2003-2004 when the team won the OHL West Division, winning the Bumbacco Trophy. The J. Ross Robertson Cup is hockey trophy awarded annually to the winner of Ontario Hockey League Championship Series. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ... The Kitchener Rangers are a junior ice hockey team based in Kitchener, Ontario; in Canada a junior team is one for players aged 15 to 20. ... The Bumbacco Trophy was inaugurated in 1994-1995 when the League realigned into three divisions. ...


Coaches

List of Coaches

Multiple seasons in parentheses.

  • 1994-1995 Don Boyd, R.Brown, M.Hunter
  • 1995-1996 Mark Hunter (5)
  • 1996-1997 Joe Canale
  • 1997-1999 Mark Hunter (5)
  • 1999-2000 Mark Hunter, Rich Brown (3)
  • 2000-2001 Rich Brown, Jeff Perry
  • 2001-2003 Jeff Perry (4)
  • 2003-2004 Jeff Perry, Greg Walters
  • 2004-2006 Shawn Camp (2)
  • 2006-2007 Dave MacQueen

Players

Award winners

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. ...

  • 2004-05 Richard Clune

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. ...

  • 1995-1996 Aaron Brand
  • 1998-1999 Peter Sarno

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. ...

  • 1995-1996 Aaron Brand

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. ...

  • 1999-2000 Andrew Sim
  • 2002-2003 Ryan Munce

Ivan Tennant Memorial Award
Top academic high school player. The Ivan Tennant Memorial Award is awarded annually to the top academic high school player in the Ontario Hockey League. ...

  • 2004-05 Matt Pelech

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. ...

  • 1994 Jeff Brown
  • 2006 Steven Stamkos

Retired numbers

None to date. Numbers are honoured with a banner for Aaron Brand and Peter Sarno have both won OHL scoring titles, and Trevor Letowski and Danny Fritsche were chosen to the World Junior teams.


NHL Alumni

Eric Boulton (b. ... Sean Brown (born on November 5, 1976 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada) is a National Hockey League utility player and enforcer playing for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Larry Courville (born April 2, 1975 in Timmins, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player who spent parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League. ... Michael Mike Danton (born Michael Jefferson on October 21, 1980 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada) was a professional ice hockey player. ... Andy Delmore (born December 26, 1976 in LaSalle, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Tampa Bay Lightning. ... Patrick DesRochers (born October 27, 1979 in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who has played for the Phoenix Coyotes and Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. Patrick has played most of his career in the American Hockey League with the Springfield Falcons,Lowell Lock Monsters and San... Dan Fritsche (born July 13, 1985 in Parma, Ohio) is a professional ice hockey player for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL. He played junior hockey for the Sarnia Sting and the London Knights, and won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Hockey Championship, playing for the... Trevor Gillies (born January 30, 1979 in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays for the Anaheim Ducks organization. ... Jeff Heerema (born January 17, 1980, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger. ... Drew Larman (born May 5, 1985) is an American ice hockey player for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. ... Trevor Letowski (April 5, 1977) in Thunder Bay, Ontario is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays right wing for the National Hockey Leagues Columbus Blue Jackets. ... Sean McMorrow (born on January 19, 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is an American Hockey League winger. ... Kris Newbury (born February 19, 1982 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey centre who is currently in his first season for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. ... Ivan Novoseltsev (born January 23, 1979, in Golitsino, Russia) is a Russian professional ice hockey winger. ... Peter Sarno (b. ... Jonathan Sim (born September 29, 1977 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Joey Tenute (born April 2, 1983 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays for the Washington Capitals organization. ... Mike Van Ryn (born May 14, 1979 in London, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Florida Panthers of the NHL. Van Ryn was drafted in the 1st round, 26th overall by the New-Jersey Devils in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. ...

Yearly Results

Regular Season

Legend:
T = Tie (1994-2005), SL = Shoot Out Loss (2005-06 onward), OTL = Overtime Loss

Season Games Won Lost T/SL OTL Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1994-95 66 24 37 5 - 53 0.402 250 292 3rd Western
1995-96 66 39 23 4 - 82 0.621 330 276 2nd Western
1996-97 66 35 24 7 - 77 0.583 286 251 2nd Western
1997-98 66 32 21 13 - 77 0.583 253 227 3rd Western
1998-99 68 37 25 6 - 80 0.588 279 216 2nd West
1999-00 68 33 27 8 - 74 0.544 211 189 3rd West
2000-01 68 28 31 7 2 65 0.463 235 244 3rd West
2001-02 68 27 29 5 7 66 0.434 236 260 4th West
2002-03 68 41 19 7 1 90 0.654 251 193 2nd West
2003-04 68 37 23 4 4 82 0.574 220 210 1st West
2004-05 68 16 41 6 5 43 0.316 156 228 5th West
2005-06 68 17 46 2 3 39 0.287 197 295 5th West
2006-07 See 2006-07 OHL season for up-to-date standings.

The 1994-95 OHL season was the 15th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 1995-96 OHL season was the 16th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 1996-97 OHL season was the 17th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 1997-98 OHL season was the 18th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 1998-99 OHL season was the 19th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 1999-00 OHL season was the 20th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 OHL season was the 21st season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 OHL season was the 22nd season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 OHL season was the 23rd season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 OHL season was the 24th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 OHL season was the 25th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2005-06 OHL season was the 26th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2006-07 OHL season will be the 27th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2006-07 OHL season will be the 27th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ...

Playoffs

  • 1994-1995 Lost to Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 0 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1995-1996 Defeated S.S. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 0 in division quarter-finals.
    Lost to Peterborough Petes 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1996-1997 Defeated Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
    Lost to Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 3 in quarter-finals.
  • 1997-1998 Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1998-1999 Lost to London Knights 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 1999-2000 Lost to Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2000-2001 Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2001-2002 Lost to Erie Otters 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2002-2003 Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2003-2004 Lost to Erie Otters 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2004-2005 Out of playoffs.
  • 2005-2006 Out of playoffs.

Team uniforms & logos

The original Sarnia Sting logo (inset left) showed a hockey playing bee with its stinger poised. It was used from 1994 to 1999, with the team's colours being black, white and silver. The current logo has been instituted since 1999, with gold replacing silver on the uniforms. The jersey also features beehive patches on each shoulder. Image File history File links Oldstinglogo. ...


The sting have also used a third jersey that has a yellow background and a bee holding a stick about the Sarnia name on the chest (inset right).

The Sting are currently proposing a new version of the third jersey. Fans are being given the option to chose between two possibilities. Third jersey vote Image File history File links Sting3rdlogo. ...

Arenas

The Sarnia Sting played their first three seasons at the Sarnia Arena located in the downtown area. The Sting relocated from Newmarket, Ontario on the promise that a new arena would be built near the outskirts of town at Lambton College. The Sarnia Arena is a 2,100 seat arena in Sarnia, Ontario. ... Map showing Newmarkets location in York Region Newmarket is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

For the 1997-1998 season the Sting moved into their new home at the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre. It is a more modern facility with private boxes and many other amenities. The SSEC, as it is known, hosted the Ontario Hockey League All Star Game in 1999, and the RE/Max Canada-Russia Challenge in 2004. The Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre is a 5,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Sarnia, Ontario Canada. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ...

See also

The following is a list of ice hockey teams in Ontario, past and present. ...

External links

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
Defunct Teams : Brantford Alexanders | Cornwall Royals | Detroit Compuware Ambassadors | Detroit Junior Red Wings | Detroit Whalers | Guelph Platers | Hamilton Dukes | Hamilton Steelhawks | Kingston Canadians | Kingston Raiders | Newmarket Royals | Niagara Falls Thunder | North Bay Centennials | Owen Sound Platers | Toronto Marlboros
CHL | Memorial Cup | WHL | QMJHL | OHL | OHL History | OHL Standings | J. Ross Robertson Cup

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Sarnia Sting - definition of Sarnia Sting in Encyclopedia (107 words)
The Sarnia Sting are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League.
They play out of the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre (capacity: 5,300) in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
They have been the Sarnia Sting since 1994 when they moved from Newmarket and were known as the Newmarket Royals.
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