World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Kitchener Canucks

Article Id: WHEBN0004260278
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kitchener Canucks  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of OHA Junior A standings, Kent Douglas, Kitchener Greenshirts, Peterborough Petes, Kitchener Dutchmen
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Kitchener Canucks

Kitchener Canucks
City Kitchener, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey Association
Operated 1954 (1954)-1956
Home arena Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
Franchise history
1951-54 Kitchener Greenshirts
1954-56 Kitchener Canucks
1956-Present Peterborough Petes

The Kitchener Canucks were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association from 1954 to 1956. The team was based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and played home games at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.


The Kitchener Greenshirts changed names becoming the Kitchener Canucks for the 1954-55 season. The Canucks finished last place in the OHA their first year in operation.

Stan Baliuk helped the team finish second place in the league in 1955-56, winning the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the top scorer that year, with 31 goals, 73 assists, totalling 104 points.

Canuck's defenceman Kent Douglas would go onto win the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in the 1962-63 NHL season, when he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Willie O'Ree would become the first black player in the NHL, playing as a winger for the Boston Bruins.

Despite moving up in the standings their second year, they did not make enough money to recover from the financial woes of a very poor first season. In 1956 the team moved to Peterborough, Ontario becoming the Peterborough TPT Petes.

NHL alumni

Yearly Results

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
1954-55 49 8 39 2 18 0.184 140 248 8th OHA
1955-56 48 26 21 1 53 0.552 222 198 2nd OHA

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.