Mississauga St. Michael's Majors


Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
Mississauga St. Michael's Majors Logo.svg
City Mississauga, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Central
Founded 2007 (2007)–08
Home arena Hershey Centre
Colours Light blue, navy blue and white
              
General manager Canada James Boyd
Head coach Canada James Boyd
Affiliate(s) Mississauga Chargers

Website
www.stmichaelsmajors.com
Franchise history
1906–62 Toronto St. Michael's Majors
1996–2007 Toronto St. Michael's Majors
2007–present Mississauga St. Michael's Majors

The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The team was originally known as the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, whose hockey program was founded and operated by St. Michael's College School in 1906. The current franchise was revived in 1996, and was relocated to Mississauga in 2007 after spending 10 years in Toronto.[1]

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History

St. Michael's revived its hockey program for the 1997–98 season in the Ontario Hockey League. The recent version of the Majors played for 10 seasons, until being relocated as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors.

Originally owned by St. Michael's College School, the team is now owned by Eugene Melnyk, who is the current owner of the Ottawa Senators and former CEO of Biovail Corporation. Melnyk pursued several deals to get a new arena for his team, but none came to fruition. One of Melnyk's foiled plans included purchasing Maple Leaf Gardens.

On July 12, 2006, Eugene Melnyk bought the Mississauga IceDogs. After the 2006–07 season, Melnyk sold the IceDogs to Bill Burke, and moved the Majors to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. [1] [2] The IceDogs, in turn, moved to Jack Gatecliff Arena in St. Catharines, Ontario and are now known as the Niagara IceDogs.[3]

Although the team struggled at the box office early, they have steadily increased their attendance in three seasons at the Hershey Centre. This promises to continue improving with the news that this season, the Majors will host the 2011 Memorial Cup.

Coaches

Dave Cameron returned to the Majors organization after a stint in the AHL. Cameron previously coached with the club in Toronto from 2000 to 2004. Cameron would later leave to take on an assistant coach position with the Ottawa Senators due to his success in the OHL.

James Boyd, the associate GM/coach was promoted to be Cameron's replacement.

Players

Retired Jerseys

The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors have retired two numbers

Current roster

As March 12, 2011

Goaltenders
Number Player Glove Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
31 Canada Mickael Audette L 2010 OHL Draft Undrafted Granby, Quebec
34 Canada J.P. Anderson R 2008 OHL Draft Undrafted* Toronto, Ontario
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
2 Canada Dylan DeMelo R 2009 OHL Draft SJS 2011 London, Ontario
5 Canada Stuart Percy L 2009 OHL Draft TOR 2011 Oakville, Ontario
6 Canada Micheal D'Orazio R Trade LDN in Dec. 2010 Undrafted Richmond Hill, Ontario
7 Canada Alex Cord R 2008 OHL Draft Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
10 Canada Brett Flemming R 2007 OHL Draft WAS 2009 Burlington, Ontario
15 Canada David Corrente L Trade OSH in Jan. 2009 Undrafted Mississauga, Ontario
22 Canada Marc Cantin R Trade WSR in Aug. 2010 Undrafted Omemee, Ontario
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Position Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
4 Canada Justin Shugg R RW Trade WSR in Aug. 2010 CAR 2010 Niagara Falls, Ontario
8 Canada Derek Schoenmakers R RW 2008 OHL Draft Undrafted Kitchener, Ontario
11 Canada Casey Cizikas L C 2007 OHL Draft NYI 2009 Mississauga, Ontario
12 Canada Jamie Wise L LW Trade PBO in Nov. 2010 Undrafted Stouffville, Ontario
13 Russia Maxim Kitsyn R LW 2010 CHL Import Draft LAK 2010 Novokuznetsk, Russia
14 Canada Corey Bureau R RW 2007 OHL Draft Undrafted Kingston, Ontario
16 Canada Joseph Cramarossa L C 2008 OHL Draft Anaheim 2011 Markham, Ontario
17 Canada Justin Rasmussen R C 2009 OHL Draft Eligible in 2011 Georgetown, Ontario
19 Canada Jordan Mayer R C Trade SOO in Jan. 2008 Undrafted Kingston, Ontario
23 Canada Devante Smith-Pelly R LW 2008 OHL Draft ANA 2010 Scarborough, Ontario
24 Canada Gregg Sutch R RW Trade SAR in Jun. 2009 BUF 2010 Newmarket, Ontario
25 Canada Riley Brace L LW 2008 OHL Draft Undrafted Woodlawn, Ontario
26 Canada Rob Flick L C 2007 OHL Draft CHI 2010 London, Ontario
27 Finland Mika Partanen L LW 2010 CHL Import Draft Eligible in 2011 Helsinki, Finland
28 Canada Chris Desousa L LW Trade LDN in Dec. 2010 Undrafted Mississauga, Ontario


(*Signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Jose Sharks in September 2010.)

Season-by-season results

Regular season

Legend: OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

Season Games Won Lost OL SL Points Pct % Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
2007–08 68 31 32 2 3 67 0.493 203 243 3rd Central
2008–09 68 39 26 1 2 81 0.596 229 208 2nd Central
2009–10 68 42 20 4 2 90 0.662 222 175 2nd Central
2010–11 68 53 13 0 2 108 0.794 287 170 1st Central

Playoffs

  • 2007–08 – Lost to Niagara Ice Dogs 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2008–09 – Defeated Barrie Colts 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to Brampton Battalion 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
  • 2009-10 - Defeated Peterborough Petes 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 3 in conference semi-finals.
    Lost to Barrie Colts 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
  • 2010-11 - Defeated Belleville Bulls 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Sudbury Wolves 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
    Defeated Niagara IceDogs 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
    Lost to Owen Sound Attack 4 games to 3 in OHL finals.

Uniforms and logos

St. Michael's CS logo.gif

The primary logo for the Majors displays "St. Michael's" written in script, with a Majors underscore written in light blue. The Majors colours are light blue, navy blue & white. The Majors hockey uniforms feature a different logo, a large letter "M" on the front, with the school crest (inset right) on the upper left chest, and the St. Michael's cloverleaf patch on the shoulders.

Home uniforms have a white background, navy blue shoulders and arms, with light blue trim. Road uniforms have a light blue background, with navy blue shoulders, and white trim. The Majors have also used a third jersey with a stylized "M" on the front, and without the navy blue shoulders.

To celebrate the Majors 10th season back in the league, the team launched a new 3rd jersey with the shoulder cloverleaf logo on the front. The jersey is also baby blue in colour. After the move, the Majors' logo was changed slightly to a more modernized look, and new jerseys were unveiled.

Arena

The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors play home games at the Hershey Centre in northeast Mississauga, near the junction of Highway 401 & Highway 403. The Hershey Centre hosted the OHL All-Star Game in 2000. The arena also hosted the 2011 Memorial Cup from May 19-29.

See also

References

External links


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