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Douro Dukes

Bobcaygeon Bucks
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City Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Founded 2007
Home arena Bobcaygeon-Verulam Community Centre
Colours Red and White
         
General manager Michael Lubbock
Head coach Tom Thornbury
Media The Sports Cave
Franchise history
2007-2008 Douro Dukes
2008-2010 Brock Bucks
2010-Present Bobcaygeon Bucks

The Bobcaygeon Bucks are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. They play in the Greater Metro Junior 'A' Hockey League.

History

The Douro Dukes were one of six expansion teams for the 2007-08 GMHL season.

On September 6, 2007, the Douro Dukes played their first ever game at the Ennismore Arena against the Innisfil Lakers. John Minarik made 27 saves to record the Dukes first ever win and first ever shutout by a score of 2-0. Tony DeCarlo scored both the first and second goal in franchise history in the third period of this very close contest.

After a strong start to the season, the Dukes lost many of their key players to defections to other club; including Guy Wallace, Brad Meyers, Mike Banelopoulos, Andrew Bobas, John Minark and Mike Madgett. The Dukes won two of their first four games, beating Innisfil and the Nipissing Alouettes, but the bottom dropped out and the Dukes went on a horrid 38-game losing streak. Despite this, the Dukes ended up facing the King Wild in the first round of the playoffs. They kept the first game close, and games two, three, and four close until the third period, but the last year's finalists swept the series 4-games-to-none.

In April 2008, it was announced that the Dukes had moved to become the Warsaw Redmen, but a month later it was disclosed that the team would be moving to Beaverton, Ontario and would be called the Brock Bucks.

On September 14, 2008, the Brock Bucks played their first ever game since relocation. The game was against the Minden Riverkings in Minden Hills. The Bucks won 7-5 which snapped the longest running multi-season losing streak in the GMHL at 38 losses. This win is the franchise's first win since September 22, 2007 in their first game as the Brock Bucks.

In the summer of 2010, it was announced that the team was moving to Bobcaygeon and becoming the Bobcaygeon Bucks.[1]

Season-by-Season Standings

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2007-08 42 2 40 - 0 108 392 4 13th GMHL Lost Bye Round
2008-09 43 15 26 - 2 191 242 32 11th GMHL Lost Division Quarter-final
2009-10 42 20 18 - 4 178 207 44 6th GMHL Lost Quarter-final
2010-11 42 23 18 - 1 212 181 47 6th GMHL Lost Qualifier
2011-12 42 8 34 - 0 131 256 16 13th GMHL Lost Bye Round
2012-13 42 16 25 1 0 158 214 33 11th GMHL Lost Division Semi-final

Playoffs

  • 2008 Lost bye round
King Wild defeated Douro Dukes 4-games-to-none in bye round
  • 2009 Lost division quarter-final
South Muskoka Shield defeated Brock Bucks 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final
  • 2010 Lost quarter-final
Bradford Rattlers defeated Brock Bucks 3-games-to-none in quarter-final
  • 2011 Lost qualifier
Deseronto Storm defeated Bobcaygeon Bucks 2-games-to-none in qualifier
  • 2012 Lost bye round
Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Bobcaygeon Bucks 2-games-to-1 in bye round
  • 2013 Lost division semi-final
Bobcaygeon Bucks defeated Toronto Attack 3-games-to-2 in division quarter-final
Bradford Rattlers defeated Bobcaygeon Bucks 3-games-to-none in division semi-final

Notable alumni

  • Nikolai Skladnichenko

References

External links

  • Bucks Webpage
  • GMHL Official Webpage
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