- Lambeth Lancers
team = Lambeth Lancers
logosize = 145px
city = Lambeth, Ontario
Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League
founded = 1987
arena = Lambeth Arena
Blue, Red, and White
coach = Paul Marsh
GM = John Wigle
|The Lambeth Lancers are a Junior
ice hockeyteam based in Lambeth, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey Leagueof the Ontario Hockey Association.
The Lambeth Lancers were founded in 1987 as members of the Western Ontario Junior D Hockey League. The Lancers were created in the tradition of the
Lambeth Flyerswho were members of the same league from 1968 until 1975.
In the 1988 playoffs, the Lancers won the Western league title in their first season. They challenged the
Exeter Hawksof the Southern Counties Junior D Hockey League in the final and defeated them 4-games-to-2 to win their first ever OHA Cup.
The next season, the Western and Southern Counties leagues merged to create a "super league". The Lancers won the league's championship by defeating the
Lucan Irish4-games-to-none to win their second straight OHA Cup.
In 1991, the Western Junior D league became the OHA Junior Development League.
In 2000, the Lambeth Lancers ceased operations due to financial problems. The team was put on the shelf and their rights were put on sale. After a year of waiting, the team was bought and resurrected by the
Western Ontario Hockey League's London Nationals who were looking for a farm team.
The 2005-06 season saw the Lancers finish in ninth place overall. The entered the conference quarter-final against the
North Middlesex Starsand were defeated 4-games-to-1.
The 2006-07 season ended with the Lancers finishing in fifth place overall in the league. The OHAJDL disbanded at the end of the 2005-06 season and was replaced by the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League. In the first round of the playoffs, the Lancers drew the
Mount Brydges Bulldogs. The Lancers defeated the Bulldogs 4-games-to-1 to advance to the conference semi-final. The second round of the playoffs pitted the Lancers against the red hot Mitchell Hawks. The Hawks swept the Lancers 4-games-to-none and eventually went on to win the OHA Cup as SOJHL champions.
*1988 Won League, Won OHA championship:Lambeth Lancers defeated
Exeter Hawks"4-games-to-2" in OHA championship
*1989 Won League:Lambeth Lancers defeated
Lucan Irish"4-games-to-none" in final
*2006 Lost conference quarter-final:
North Middlesex Starsdefeated Lambeth Lancers "4-games-to-1" in conf. quarter-final
*2007 Lost conference semi-final:Lambeth Lancers defeated
Mount Brydges Bulldogs"4-games-to-1" in conf. quarter-final: Mitchell Hawksdefeated Lambeth Lancers "4-games-to-none" in conf. semi-final
* [http://www.lambethlancers.com/ Lancer's Homepage]
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