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Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks

Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks
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City Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada
League Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Founded 2010
Home arena Sturgeon Falls Arena
Colours Black, Yellow, and White
              
General manager Denis Champagne
Head coach Dean Harvey

The Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.

History

The Lumberjacks were announced in the summer of 2010. [1] The Lumberjacks replaced the folded Nipissing Alouettes, who left the GMHL in 2009.

On September 10, 2010, the Lumberjacks played their first ever regular season game against the Elliot Lake Bobcats in Elliot Lake. The Bobcats won the game 7-2. On September 12, 2010, the Lumberjacks played on the road against the Powassan Dragons. This time, the Lumberjacks collected their franchise's first victory with a 5-2 win.

In just their second season, the Lumberjacks finished second place in the GMHL with a record of 35 wins and 7 losses. In the league quarter-final, the Jacks faced the 2010 league champion Deseronto Storm and survived a hard fought series 3-games-to-2. In the semi-final, Sturgeon Falls defeated the league's only two-time champion, the Bradford Rattlers, in a four game sweep. In the final, the Lumberjacks drew the first seeded Temiscaming Titans. Despite being an expansion team, the Titans were created in the ashes of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League's Temiscaming Royals, and were a seasoned and tough team. The Titans finished the season ahead of the Jacks with a record of 38 wins and 4 losses and were undefeated through two rounds of playoffs (7-0). The Lumberjacks quickly went up two games on the Titans, but were defeated in game three. The Jacks took game four, but the Titans refused to lose the championship on home ice in game five. Game six was in Sturgeon Falls and the Jacks would not waste it, cruising to a 6-1 victory and their first Russell Cup as GMHL Champions.

On September 29, 2012, the Lumberjacks became the first GMHL club to ice a female hockey player. Goaltender Alyssa Moyer made her GMHL debut in a 7-5 loss to the Shelburne Red Wings, making 21 saves.[2]

Season-by-Season Standings

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
2010-11 42 10 28 - 4 146 273 24 12th GMHL Lost Qualifier
2011-12 42 35 7 - 0 312 170 70 2nd GMHL Won League
2012-13 42 15 27 0 0 195 234 30 12th GMHL Lost Division Quarter-final

Playoffs

  • 2011 Lost qualifier
Powassan Dragons defeated Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks 2-games-to-1 in qualifier
  • 2012 Won League
Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks defeated Deseronto Storm 3-games-to-2 in quarter-final
Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks defeated Bradford Rattlers 4-games-to-none in semi-final
Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks defeated Temiscaming Titans 4-games-to-2 in final
  • 2013 Lost division quarter-final
South Muskoka Shield defeated Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final

References

External links

  • Lumberjacks Webpage
  • GMHL Webpage


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