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Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
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
Head Coach: Dave Cameron
General Manager: Dave Cameron
Franchise history
1906–1962: St. Michaels College
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. Michaels College in 1906. The current franchise was revived in 1996, and was relocated to Mississauga in 2007 after spending 10 years in Toronto.

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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 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. The IceDogs, in turn, moved to Jack Gatecliff Arena in St. Catharines, Ontario and are now known as the Niagara IceDogs. The team has struggled at the box office in its inaugural season in Mississauga. The team currently averages 1,953 fans in the 5,400 seat Hershey Centre, placing it 59th out of 60 CHL teams in terms of attendance.

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.

Players

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Honoured players

The St. Michael's Majors have not retired any numbers, but have honoured these people with banners in the rafters.

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

Playoffs

  • 2007–08 – Lost to Niagara Ice Dogs 4 games to 0 in conference quarterfinals.

Uniforms and logos

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.

External links

This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Mississauga St. Michael's Majors. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

This article uses material from the "Mississauga St. Michael's Majors" article on the Ice Hockey wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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